Ventana Wilderness Alliance
Welcome to the Ventana Wilderness Alliance website. We're a grass-roots organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and restore the wilderness qualities and biodiversity of the public lands within California's northern Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur coast.

For nearly a decade the Ventana Wilderness Alliance has led the grassroots effort to protect the wilderness qualities of the Ventana Region, along the Big Sur Coast. VWA volunteers also contribute thousands of hours each year maintaining the public trails in the Ventana back country. I support their conservation work and endorse the Ventana Trails Forever campaign.

 — Robert Redford, Actor, Director, Conservationist

Find out more about the Ventana Trails Forever Campaign


We think you'll find this site to be the most complete source of information about this remarkable area available, and urge you to spend some time browsing through the links to the left. You'll find up-to-date trail condition reports, fascinating historical and botanical articles, photography and poetry in the Double Cone Register, an interactive forum where you can ask (and answer) questions of other Ventana and Big Sur aficionados, and much, much more.