Three map makers – Wilderness Press, USDA & National Geographic – all make topographic hiking maps for the Ventana Wilderness Map, located on the super scenic Big Sur coast in California.
Silver Peak Wilderness
The original topo hiking map is the one from the National Forest Service.
Ventana Wilderness Map USDA
Ventana Trail Map / Coastal Trails / Big Sur Trail Map
Silver Peak Wilderness located inside the northern section of Los Padres National Forest (Monterey County California)
If you plan on backpacking the Big Sur Coast, this is the California topo map you will need. This map covers both the southern section – Silver Peak Wilderness & the northern most Ventana hiking areas. This map covers everything south and east of Andrew Molera State Park over to Sierra de Salinas near Hwy 101, and southward to Ragged Point & Windy Point in the southern Big Sur coastline. Camp in coastal redwood groves, hike the trails with outstanding views over the Pacific Ocean, and play in the numerous fern lined creeks. Map printed with vegetable oil based ink, on waterproof polypropylene plastic. USDA printing 2007; Scale 1: 63 – ISBN# 9781593514655
big sur back roads
ocean glare afternoons
Having trouble finding trail maps of the Santa Cruz Mountains?
National Geographic covers this coastal, redwood forest region with two colorful topo maps.
The coastal mountain area is heavy on residential and much of it private land. Several State Parks and a few county parks are central hubs for outdoor recreation, all year round. Hike or backpacking; camping options available in most parks. Mountain bikes are allowed only in some areas, so do your research online before you make the drive.
PARKS IN THE REGION –
Ano Nuevo State Park
Big Basin State Park
Butano State Park
Castle Rock State Park
Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Henry Cowell State Park
Portola State Park
Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
Sam McDonald County Park
Sanborn County Park
The Bay Area is one of most populated areas of the Golden State, although it does offer some of the best “city hiking” anywhere around. Located next to the coast, this area has beaches, cliffs, waterfalls, redwood groves and numerous local mountains.
Several brands of hiking maps exist for the San Francisco Bay Area. National Geographic, Tom Harrison, Wilderness Press.
Wilderness Press Maps:
Pt Reyes National Seashore Map
Central San Francisco Peninsula Trails
San Francisco Peninsula Parklands
see also –
SF Area Maps
Pine Mountain Trail Map
Tom Harrison Maps
Pine Mountain Trail Map by Tom Harrison; Marin County Pine Mountain; Loma Alta, Gary Giacomini, Roy’s Redwoods, French Ranch, White Hill, Cascade Canyon, Marin Municipal Water District. Marin County Hikes, Marin Hiking Trails, Topo, Topographic Maps California, SoCal Hiking Trails, SF Hikes Bay Area Trails. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 24K; ISBN# 9781877689826
Marin County Hikes: Pine Mountain
see all Marin Hiking Maps