From the coast Hwy.1 a few miles south of Lucia, across the street
from Kirk Creek Campground, take the narrow winding paved road,
Nacimiento Ferguson Rd. up te mountain 7 mi. to the main dirt
road crossing.(before the ranger station) Turn right on Coast
Ridge Trail #20S05 & continue 5 mi. to right turn
up hill & onto ridge area. Camp spots are dirt road dead ends
with small clearings. Be extremely careful with any flame, stoves,
& cigarettes. Fire
permits may be required; check with the local ranger ahead
of time. Pay attention to rules & fire dangers. Fire restrictions
are posted at the beginning of the dirt road entrance.
Close by campgrounds are - Ponderosa
BIG SUR HOT SPRINGS / HIKING HOT SPRINGS: Turn left off Nacimiento Road, on to Cone Peak Rd / southbound, it continues into Ventana Wilderness trailhead parking area with a few primitive campsites (for backpackers arriving late). Sykes Hot Springs may be reached from way back here. We now have new, waterproof Ventana Wilderness Maps.