Big Sur got hit hard with the heavy rains earlier this year, with several massive land slides and the forced demolition of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. This severely isolated the community around Big Sur and so a temporary, emergency foot path was created to allow residents to get supplies. They’ve since opened up a path through to the public. So, until the replacement bridge is completed (end of September), you can park down near the road closure at the Pfieffer Big Sur State Park, hike the steep 1/2 mile trail and get to ride highway 1 with much reduced traffic.
And that’s what I did today with Mark and his family and friends! We hiked over and rode as far as Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and the McWay Falls (about 20 miles round trip).
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