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Sykes Hot Springs in Big Sur, California

Sykes Hot Springs is one of just a few natural hot springs on the California Coast and it’s not easy to get to. This remote soaking spot is a tough ten mile hike from the trailhead at Big Sur Station in Big Sur. Even though it takes time and effort to reach, this can be a popular spot and the soaking pool isn’t big. Because if the remote location some consider Sykes Hot Spring clothing-optional.

Get maps and information at the ranger station office and then hike up the Pine Ridge Trail. Note that the trail has been re-routed at washouts so use a current map.

This area has had a tough time recently with forest fires and storm-caused trail damage due to the loss of vegetation. Be sure to check the Los Padres National Forest website to make sure the trail is open before driving to the trailhead. You can see the original trail and the hot springs locataion in this topo map of Sykes Hot Springs.

47555 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

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