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Iconic….all that it is cracked up to be!

After doing the whole PCH from San Fran to San Diego, this part by far the MOST scenic. The web... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Green Valley, Arizona
A great drive

A great and somewhat challenging drive in parts takes you along this beautiful stretch of highway... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Penarth, United Kingdom
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“great drive” (5 reviews)
“bixby bridge” (25 reviews)
“el sur” (3 reviews)
Big Sur, CA
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

After doing the whole PCH from San Fran to San Diego, this part by far the MOST scenic. The web blogs and tour books cannot say enough about how AWESOME some of the sights you will see on one of the most scenic drives in...More

3  Thank CCMH
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A great and somewhat challenging drive in parts takes you along this beautiful stretch of highway. There are a number of veiwing points but aim to stop at Bixby bridge which is great. The weather can affect the view. Our trip along the highway was...More

Thank arh2900
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great detour from Bixby bridge. AWD recommended but not required when it's dry. Great nature and scenic views.

Thank pegsulli105
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco and took the Pacific Coast Highway. The drive through Big Sur was spectacular. We stopped as often as we could to take photos (which never do it justice). We also were able to feed a family of...More

1  Thank CocoBella1320
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

There are a couple of reviews that are NOT of this road. This is the old, dirt-only road. It was a tough, long ride for me, but I'm the nervous one. Personally, I hated it and have never wanted off a road so badly in...More

9  Thank lillik932
Reviewed 24 March 2016

this was a great trip. we started on the North end of the trail. There was a sign that said Impassable when wet and it was absolutely poring with rain. being that i had a 4x4 i wasnt worried, so off we went. you climb...More

1  Thank brandon d
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Turn off to the left going south just before Bigbie bridge. The entrance to this dirt road is poorly marked (on purpose?). A long 11.5 mile drive on rough terrain through the heart of the El Sur ranch. Not for the faint hearted. The road...More

4  Thank ZombietheGreek
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This scenic gem starts just before the north side of Bixby bridge and quickly goes up hill from there! You start with great views of Bixby bridge from the back (the first 1/4 mile of this road is great for pics of the bridge with...More

2  Thank SkolVikings
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

First let me acknowledge that it's an El Niño year, only 24 hours after serious rain, and I drove it in a Prius. Even under these conditions it's possible to make the drive but I wouldn't advise it … any one of 50 things could...More

8  Thank TravisGood
Reviewed 20 December 2015

This is part of the historic dirt road that led south down the coast before Bixby Bridge and other bridges were built in the 1930's. Over the course of 11.4 miles, there are areas with steep switchbacks, dark redwood groves, pastures, ocean vistas, great views...More

6  Thank Adam M
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Sandy L
29 August 2015|
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Response from Realtor44 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure you may Mt. bike. I did not nor did I see anyone else that day.
Amnesty W
27 May 2015|
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Response from Dooz85 | Reviewed this property |
If come from the north entrance right before you come to the private property boundary there are a couple sites on the right that I have checked out before and see people staying at.