More from Carmel by the Sea and part one of our glorious Big Sur hike! We hiked all the way to the top on the front with spectacular views of the ocean, and hiked down the back through the Redwood Forest. So many tasty eye treats, and an overload of instagram posts from all of us involved. Big Sur holds a special place in our hearts from our last trip in 2011, but how could it not? Mountain, ocean, forest and road all in one.