Hiking

Whether you’re a hard-core hiker looking for a day of rugged adventure, or just a nature lover out for a stroll,
options abound here in the heart of Big Sur.


  • Daily Ventana Property Walk - The best way to start any day at Ventana! Every morning at 10am, a trained guide leads an easy one-hour walk around the property, providing historical context, interesting tidbits about the area, and information on the native flora and fauna. Along the way you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the ocean, pass under towering redwoods, and take in the scents and sounds of a classic Big Sur morning. You might even see a California condor or a migrating whale in the distance. Meet at the Social House lobby at 10:00am. Comfortable hiking or running shoes with good treads recommended.
  • Coast Ridge Road - This intermediate self-guided hike departs from the path leading to the Library and ascends up the historic dirt road along the ridge line above the resort, providing epic views of Ventana, Post Ranch and the Big Sur Lighthouse. Hiking boots with good treads recommended.
  • Big Sur Hikes with Stephen Copeland - Reserve a hike with the region’s premier local guide, Stephen Copeland, by contacting Ventana’s reception desk. Stephen, who has led hikes around Big Sur for more than three decades, is a natural storyteller with an encyclopedic knowledge of the area. Trails vary depending on weather conditions and participants’ skill levels. Hikes include lunch. For current rates and more information, please inquire at the Ventana reception desk.
  • Hiking on Your Own - From secluded beaches to majestic mountains to verdant forests, Big Sur offers a wide variety of hiking experiences.

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