Access Permit Applications are processed via the MPRPD website Monday thru Friday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm, excluding holidays. Please do not submit same day requests.
The District will issue up to 8 permits per day (1 per vehicle) when parking at the East entrance parking lot, 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. No access permit is needed when walking or biking to the South Bank Trail.
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.