Ragged Point Inn and Resort is located 24 miles north of the Bridge Street Inn on Highway 1. An amazing coastline lies below the resort. The steep Ragged Point trail offers breathtaking views of the coastline. Once on the beach look up. You will see Black Swift Falls that cascades from 300 feet.
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One of the best hikes on the Central Coast of California is 25 miles North of the Bridge Street Inn. Park at the south turnout a stone’s throw away from Ragged Point. Walk through the gate on the East side of the highway. The trail is rather strenuous. Up and back is 4 miles with a 1700′ elevation gain. For a majority of the hike the ocean will be in sight. The dramatic ocean views will accommodate the adventurer who wants to go for a quick 30 minute hike or the hiker who will make it to the top but on their own slow pace. Beauty unfolds at every turn.
At the top of the ridge lives a sea of green grass and oak trees. Rest against an oak tree. Take in vista views of the ocean to the west and mountains valley’s to the east. The ridge top is rather flat with a few gentle rolling small hills tops.
For more detailed information including a map check out the Hiking in Big Sur-Ragged Point Fire Road Trail link.
One of the benefits of ending a hike near Ragged Point is you can their enjoy the restaurant and coffee shop. Here is a link to the Ragged Point restaurant menu.
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