Things to Do

Ragged Point is full of moments that will take your breath away. Known as the gateway to Big Sur, Ragged Point is world famous for its lush forest and spectacular vistas towering 400 feet above Pacific blue waters. Walk through a daring hiking trail that winds down to a scenic waterfall gushing from rocks to sea. Challenge yourself with the Ragged Point Cliffside Trail, a strenuous downhill 0.6-mile trail that leads to a black sand beach with views of the region’s renowned 300-foot Black Swift Falls. A quick drive from Hearst Castle, Ragged Point offers all of Highway 1’s most desirable attractions. Pack a picnic peppered with dolphin and whale sightings. As the day comes to a close, take in coastal landscapes like never before, with unsurpassed sunsets that inspire celebration and reverie.