We could not have had a better day to do this awesome hike! It was a typical CA weather…warm, sunny and gorgeous! Started the day with some relaxing yoga and stretch on the beach before the hike. Just listening to the waves while doing yoga was relaxing enough!
This particular loop has always been one of my favorite hikes on the Big Sur coastline because the ocean views, wild flowers, and the terrain is awesome! We began hiking the most difficult part the rocky ridge climb…I call it the “Butt Kicker Climb.” It was worth the workout since we were not only able to see awesome views of the Big Sur coastline as we hiked, but all along the trail the spread of wildflowers was just spectacular!
Halfway point is the bench were we decided to take a short break and take in the views of the coastline. Past the bench, we continued our steep climb. After the steep climb the trail then continued to descend steeply, at times we just got down on our butts and slid down!haha
The steep trail then ended into the redwoods and reached the canyon floor before climbing and running slightly above the creek. The Soberanes Creek was flowing in full gear with all the rain we’ve had. We hung out at the creek for a while before heading down the trail and completing our wonderful hike!
After completing our 5.8mile hike we stopped at Carmel River Beach…I had a lil’ surprise for my hikers….Wine and Cheese..couldn’t have ended the hike better than that! Looking forward to more fun and challenging hikes!