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Big Sur: California's wildest coastline

July 1, 2013, 10:50 a.m.
Mountains of Big Sur reflected in a lake

Photo: Jeremy Raff-Reynolds/Flickr

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Marvelous mountains and lakes

The ocean isn't the only water worth visiting in Big Sur. There are 237 miles of trails in the Ventana Wilderness of the Santa Lucia Mountains, along which hikers will find creeks and small lakes like this. There are even hot springs that are open to the public.