Big Sur Guided Hike
Our Private Hike Tour Guarantee
Our Big Sur guided day hike is guaranteed to be a private exclusive affair. Once we meet you at the start of the tour, we are yours for the rest of the trip. Our guides will cater to your personal preferences and can change the tour (within reason) to fit your needs. No one else will be on the tour. Our minimum booking size is two people for Big Sur hike eco tours and our prices vary according to your group size. Treat yourself to our personalized service!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Heavy rains this winter have caused heavy damage and road closures on Highway One in the Big Sur area. This is a fluid situation, but will affect our tours for the rest of 2017. Please see Big Sur Highway 2017 page for more details. We will be able to run tours once some of the closures are lifted, but even after that happens, there may be impacts.
HIKING: Big Sur Ecotour (Family Friendly)
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Get ready for a classic Big Sur adventure - exploring misty redwood filled canyons, waterfalls, rocky beaches and several intriguing historic sites, all in the span of one day! On this private guided hiking eco tour of the Big Sur coast, your guide will drive you between trailheads and take you on the hikes, leaving you free to admire the stunning views of the coast and watch for a glimpse of the majestic and rare California condor or even whales. At Julia Pfeiffer-Burns State Park you will take several short hikes; visiting a secluded rocky cove, several historic structures and a waterfall plunging to the sands below. Farther south along the Big Sur coast at Limekiln State Park, delightful trails meander among redwoods to historic lime kilns. An optional side trip along a trail with stream crossings takes you to a spectacular 100’ foot waterfall. Amongst these wonders your knowledgeable and enthusiastic naturalist guide will relate stories behind the scenes and lay out a gourmet picnic lunch in the shade by a cascading creek. This is a great Big Sur guided trip for families as well as adult groups and truly highlights the incredible diversity of the Big Sur coast.
|Distance||4-5 miles split between several hikes. Total hike time is 3-4 hours|
|Terrain||Mostly gentle terrain with one steep 1/4 mile descent and climb|
|Total Tour Time||6-9 hours, including drive time (depends on where we meet you) and lunch|
We offer complimentary pick up in Morro Bay, Los Osos, Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon, Ragged Point, Treebones Resort, and Lucia Lodge. People staying in other places in San Luis Obispo (SLO) County usually meet us in Morro Bay for the drive up to the hiking areas. People staying in the town of Big Sur or the Monterey/Carmel area usually meet us at the first hiking location - Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
Price Per Person, by group size (youth discounts)
|2 people||3 people||4 people||5-9 people||10 or more|
“Richard and I just made it back home and we talked about how great the tour was all the way home! John is an extremely intelligent and informative guide and we both learned a lot during our tour. We would not have been so adventurous on our own and John provided a lot of insight into the biological make-up of the Big Sur coastline. And we absolutely LOVED our picnic lunch! We will not hesitate to recommend Central Coast Outdoors to anyone heading up your way, and we will definitely book another tour for ourselves on our next trip! Thanks for a wonderful and memorable adventure!”
Kelley and Richard Saunders
Mission Viejo, CA
What does the price of the Big Sur Guided Ecotour include?
Our Big Sur hiking eco tours are fully guided private, exclusive tours that include everything to make your time with us as pleasant and care free as possible. Included in the price of the hike tour are:
- Vehicle transport during the tour.
- Naturalist guide/driver.
- Snacks and water.
- Gourmet picnic lunch.
- Complimentary pick-up at locations along the coast between our office in Los Osos and the first hiking location on the Big Sur coast. Please contact us for logistics of when and where to meet us if you are not staying on the coast in northern SLO County or southern Monterey County.