Access Permit Applications are processed via the MPRPD website Monday thru Friday, 1:00am - 5:00pm, excluding holidays. Please do not submit same day requests.
The District will issue up to 8 permits per day (1 per vehicle or walk-in/bike-in) for the East entrance, adjacent to the Big Sur Land Trust's South Bank Trail (off Rancho San Carlos Rd.). Permit requests are processed on a "first come, first served" basis and should be submitted at least 2 weekdays in advance of the planned hike.
PLEASE NOTE: AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT WILL FLASH AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE INDICATING THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED. PLEASE DO NOT SEND DUPLICATE REQUESTS - CALL (831) 372-3196 x101 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.