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Garrapata Bluff Trail

An easy hike with incredible ocean views.

Hiking Easy

855 m
18 m
18 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
12 m
High Point
28 m
Garrapata Bluff Trail Map

The Garrapata Bluff Trail is an easy jaunt along the top of a sea cliff, providing incredible views of the rugged coastline and the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. The trail is located directly off of the famous Highway 1 in the Big Sur region of California, which is famous for having some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. If you're looking for an easy walk to experience Big Sur's rugged beauty, the Garrapata Bluff Trail is just the ticket!


Thanks to the short distance and a mostly flat trail, this is an easy, family-friendly hike that everyone can enjoy.

Sources: https://state-parks.org/garrapata-state-park-bluff-trail/ https://roadtrippingcalifornia.com/garrapata-state-park-bluff-trail/ https://www.parks.ca.gov/?pageid=579



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Family friendly