Back Pack One Night BRUSHING Trail Work Pine Ridge Trail

Ventana Wilderness Alliance Meetup
Ventana Wilderness Alliance Meetup
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Big Sur Station

Big Sur Station · Big Sur, CA

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Backpack One Night Pine Ridge Trail


Betsy MacGowan



HIKE 1.5 miles from the trailhead to Terrace Creek Camp. Set up camp, and hike another 2.5 miles to the end of work, on the Pine Ridge Trail. Exact location will depend on how much progress is made in previous trips. NOTE: this trip may change, including location, depending on this progress.

WORK on the Pine Ridge Trail between the Ventana Camp Trail and the State Park boundary. Terrace Creek Camp. This section of the trail burned in the Soberanes Fire in 2016 and the trail has been closed since then. VWA volunteers have cleared the Terrace Creek Trail down to Terrace Creek Camp. Now we are working on the Pine Ridge and Ventana Camp Trails. We are working back towards the State Park boundary. Work is challenging but very rewarding to see the clear sections.

This will be a good introduction to backpacking and trailwork. Plus an opportunity to support the effort to re-open the Pine Ridge Trail.


There is work for all abilities. Beginner to expert. Tools and instruction provided for brushing/tread work. The work location doesn't have a lot of poison oak, but we walk through a section at the start of the hike. So long sleeves and long pants are recommended even for the hike in.

MEET: Big Sur Multi Agency Facility 8 A.M. DON'T BE LATE!

IMPORTANT: Meetup directions may not be the best. In your mapping program, search for:
Big Sur Station, 47555 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

The Big Sur Multi Agency Facility is at Big Sur Station, on the east (inland) side of Highway One, about a half mile south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. For those coming from the north, after you pass Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, you cross the Big Sur River on an inconspicuous bridge. Then as you start the uphill, use the left turn lane to turn in to the Multi Agency Facility. If you go over a larger bridge, and get to the Post Office and the Big Sur Bakery, you have gone too far.

LEADER APPROVAL REQUIRED due to the access issues; contact leader for acceptance on this trip and meeting details.



Betsy MacGowan using the Meetup messaging feature.


Sturdy work clothes with long sleeved shirts and long pants; sturdy footwear. A daypack to carry your water and lunches for each day.

ALL FOOD for 2 days/1 night

WATER The camp is next to Terrace Creek which has plenty of water. You WILL need to take all your water for the time we are working - Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning. Filtering is always a good idea.

POTLUCK appetizer or dinner item. For new people, this means we will have a potluck shared dinner. Feel free to bring your own dinner, but you likely will not need it.

A DAYPACK for your lunch and water for each day.

Tecnu lotion for poison oak protection if you need it. There is SOME poison oak on this trail.

Your favorite work gloves, safety glasses, loppers and/or saw if you have them, otherwise tools and hardhats will be provided.

A tent for protection from rain.

POTLUCK appetizer or dinner item. For new people, this means we will have a potluck shared dinner. Feel free to bring your own dinner, but you likely will not need it.