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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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Address: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2315
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Activities: Hiking, Camping, Walking

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Camp here if you can

This is a wonderful campsite, but make sure that you stay for at least 5 days. There is plenty to do. Forget about your phone and internet connection and get away from everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Maybe it is just the drought, but in comparing Pfieffer Big Sur state Park to Big Basin Redwoods Stae Park, we much preferred Big Basin. At Pfieffer, we found dusty dirt and rocky soil with little natural round cover like Pine Needles etc. Many campsites would have several large tents, sun covers, motor homes, scads and scads of bikes and... More 

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful campsite, but make sure that you stay for at least 5 days. There is plenty to do. Forget about your phone and internet connection and get away from everything. Enjoy majestic restaurants and hikes. Some of the most beautiful views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing scenery and waterfalls. A definite must when travelling up the Pacific Coast Highway. Lots of photos opportunities. Shouldn't be missed.

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The hike is beautiful, one route to a nice view and the other to a waterfall. The waterfall is not spectacular, but worth the work. Most of the work hiking up comes rather early, then it's not that bad.

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We thought this hike was closer to the coastline and would offer spectacular views. In actuality, 99% of the hike is through forested areas and behind a crest. At the top, you get a nice view of the valley, and a somewhat distant view of the ocean. For me, it was too much effort for too little pay off. Also,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

One of our group had told us we were visiting this National park to see a waterfall and that to get to it there would be a 10 or 15 minute hike. Although that was a little over optimistic there was a pleasant climb through some lovely scenery to get to where the waterfall was. Unfortunately because of the drought... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful scenery and a remarkable forest. Nice walking trails and views of the valley below. Waterfall was almost non existent due to the awful draught but redwood and park is still fantastic.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful beach. One of my favorites. When I lived in CA, we would go there once a year. It's close to Carmel but Pfeiffer reminded me of a fairytale beach.

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Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Super nice little lodge with very kind staff and what looked like an amazing restaurant. We just had an ice cream and sat on their deck. They all were so kind. The hike to the Valley view is a short uphill hike. Quite a good incline but not a very long hike to the top. 30 minutes. Then head to... More 

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great park, unfortunately the ranger never gave us a map, so we had to wing it a bit. Still, beautiful park, massive redwoods. Would want to come back with more time to explore.

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Address: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2315
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur

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