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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2315
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Walking
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Moultrie, GA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

California has some great parks and this was no exception. We were short on time so we just hiked to the waterfall. The rangers at the entrance were very helpful. I wish we would have had more time.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We only came to the park for day use, so I don't know how the camping is, but it's a good place for some casual hiking that won't take up too much of your day. If you do both the waterfall and valley view walk, you'll get a nice 3 mile hike with a few ups and downs but not... More

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a mostly tent camping park - we have a 12 ft pop up which was challenging bc your tow vehicle has to fit there too. If you like rustic camping you will LOVE this campground. Happy, chattery campers, campfires, functional bathrooms with great (buy a token) showers. There is a Lodge but you are far away from it,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a great time meeting friends and checking out Pfeiffer Falls and Valley View. Easy to get access by motorcycle and the price is right. Actually here 11-26-11 and I married the girl on the bike so I am a little biased in my review.

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Midlothian, Texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We wished we'd spent the time it took to hike the Pfeiffer Falls and Valley View trails looking at the redwoods. Nicely marked and maintained trails with a nice waterfall, but the valley was so far away it was a little disappointing--plus the guys drinking beers with the boombox at the terminus definitely detracted from the view. The redwoods we... More

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Well, I was not too impressed with the State Park to be very honest. My husband and myself, we love to hike and see new places. However it wasn't that great of a place to see anything scenic to begin with. It was an ordinary skinny waterfall. May be we should have tried the valley point, while we chose the... More

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Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Pfeiffer Big Sur is a great place to set up camp for a few days or a week in order to wander around this beautiful part of the world or simply swing in a hammock with a book.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Big Sur was AWSOME!!!!!!...except for poison oak EVERYWHERE!!!!!! the bathrooms are really clean, but there was a maggot in one of the bathroom stalls. our tent barely fit our site, 184, but we fit it and we were happy. our tent was 16 by 10, anyway. the people next to us were REALLY NOISY, and it was a little difficult... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I took our first hike at the park and were blown away by the helpful rangers, the beautiful lodge and terrific food, and the choice of hikes with well-marked trails. What a gift, the park system is.

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Fresno, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The park is nice with large campground area situated among redwoods. We had more fun time camping there than hiking to the Pfeiffer Falls. We took the 2 mile round trip hike to Pfeiffer Falls. The trail was great itself with beautiful scenery. The redwood groves were amazing. The weather was nice and we were in great spirit :) However,... More

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