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Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness [Los Padres National Forest]


National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps

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National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness combines unmatched detail with helpful information to offer an invaluable tool for making the most of your visit to this remarkable section of California coastline. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map features key points of interest including Los Padres National Forest, Silver Peak Wilderness, Pinnacles National Park, Fort Ord National Monument, Big Sur National Wild and Scenic River, and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

With miles of mapped trails, this map can guide you off the beaten path and back again in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region. The trails are clearly marked according to use and include mileages between intersections. The Big Sur Coast Highway is noted for those wishing to take in the scenery by car. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits and coastal waters. Some of the many recreation features include surfing and scuba diving areas, interpretive trails, fishing areas, trailheads, and campgrounds. A variety of information about California state parks, Monterrey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California Coastal National Monument, and Los Padres National Forest is included as well.

Other features found on this map include: Cape San Martin, Carmel Point, Carmel River, Gabilan Range, Greenfield, Junipero Serra Peak, Lopez Point, Los Padres National Forest, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pinnacles National Park, Point Lobos, Point Pinos, Point Sur, Santa Lucia Range, Seaside, Sierra de Salinas, Silver Peak Wilderness, Soledad, Ventana Wilderness.