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Offline Babbitt

Pacific Coast Big Sur status
« on: March 16, 2024, 10:46:47 am »
Has anyone been through the section of HWY 1 that is closed due to the land slide at Big Sur recently?

I will be passing through in Mid April. I don't mind walking after the crews leave at 6. Is this possible?

What are the reroute options if it is impassable?

Thx

Offline aggie

Re: Pacific Coast Big Sur status
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2024, 11:25:24 am »
The road is still closed to vehicles from John Little State Natural Reserve to Kirk Creek campground.  No telling when it will reopen.  Don't know if you can ride it when construction crews are off.  There is a previous post on the detour. 

Offline Babbitt

Re: Pacific Coast Big Sur status
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2024, 02:32:00 pm »
Thanks, the only alternative routes I can in the forum are North Coast Ridge Road a gravel road with 2000 ft of climbing that looks like it is closed to cars and bicycles. Or I could take the big detour parallel to 101. With that option, I miss at least a third of the coast from San Francisco to Santa Barbara.

This might not be the year for this trip.

Offline amywally

Re: Pacific Coast Big Sur status
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2024, 12:27:13 pm »
Below is the detour we have used to get around landslides on Highway 1 in Big Sur in previous years:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35120765

The 147.9 mile detour begins in Marina, and rejoins the Pacific Coast route just south of Cambria. The detour does not use US 101 at any point.
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Offline Babbitt

Re: Pacific Coast Big Sur status
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2024, 01:12:11 pm »
Thank you, that is quite the detour.

Offline aggie

Re: Pacific Coast Big Sur status
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2024, 01:01:46 pm »
The recent rains have washed out another section of the coast road.  The south bound lane washed out near the Rocky Creek Bridge.  The state parks near Big Sur have been closed indefinitely.  The road is closed just south of Notleys Landing Viewpoint.  Along with the earlier washout there is no timeline for reopening the road. 

Offline Babbitt

Re: Pacific Coast Big Sur status
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2024, 01:50:00 pm »
Thank you for the update.

I have changed by trip plan to the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Hopefully they can clear this up and I can make the trip in a couple of years.