Hike Request

We’re excited that you’ll be visiting Big Sur Land Trust’s conserved properties! Thanks to our generous donors, funders, and partners these magnificent properties are open year-round with managed access – weather and maintenance projects permitting. Visitors may hike — by reservation only — until 5pm at Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, Mitteldorf Preserve and Patriarch Ridge in Carmel Valley, and Marks Ranch in Salinas. After we receive your request and signed waiver(s), we will send you maps, gate codes, etc. for your hike. Questions? Please send your question to info@bigsurlandtrust.org or call (831) 625-5523 and select option 2.

Love the land? There are many ways you can become a supporter of Big Sur Land Trust. Please join us today – and help keep these lands thriving for all to enjoy.

When visiting Big Sur Land Trust properties, please follow current Monterey County’s health guidelines. Stay safe!


Due to the Colorado Fire in Big Sur, Glen Deven Ranch is closed for hiking until further notice.

Thank you to the many folks who have expressed concern, we want you to know that Glen Deven Ranch remains safe. Jim Cox is safe as well. We are diligently tracking the Colorado Fire and the progress of containment efforts. As always, the ranch stands ready to serve the community and emergency crews if needed. Like everyone, we are very concerned for all those affected in Palo Colorado Canyon and the surrounding areas. Time and again, the local community rallies to support each other. Thank you to all those hosting evacuees and lending a helping hand. We remain grateful to all the firefighters, first responders, and support crews who are fighting to contain the fire. Be safe everyone!