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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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Redwoods.

We stopped along this part of the coast to have lunch and went to the rangers station/lodge on the left side of the road away from the coast. There are some wonderful wlaks up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We stopped along this part of the coast to have lunch and went to the rangers station/lodge on the left side of the road away from the coast. There are some wonderful wlaks up into the hills and around the redwoods. Givne the mad aparking around 'bigSur' villagea are, the hakf mile or so further along the road to this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This place is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been Big redwood trees and the beach waterfalls who could ask for more on a trip to San Fran. Loved this way more will be back to spend more time. You could spend hours on trails. With every difficulty level WOW JUST WOW

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This park and the surrounding ones are really lovely. The views are stunning. Cost is reasonable. You can stay as long or short as you like depending on how much you want to hike or just soak in the view.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

On our bike tour down the Big Sur Coast, we camped in the hiker biker section of the campground. For $5 a person, we had a comfortable, clean spot with bathrooms close by. For $1, you could get a hot shower. The best part was sharing the picnic table with other traveling cyclists from Switzerland, Quebec, Vermont and Great Britain.... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We hiked to Pfeiffer Falls, Valley View AND Buzzards Roost; a bit much for one day for kids, but fun. It was great to experience the hot sun, then light rain, then cool breezes at the top of Buzzards Roost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Drove south to north with my father. Stunning views and thrilling drive. If you are renting a car spend a few more bucks and get a convertible. Totally worth it.

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

There are many choices of hikes here at the park. Pfeiffer Falls is a good hike up the east side. It was worth the work to get there, just watch out for poison oak. The Buzzard Roost Trail is a lot tougher, not for the faint of heart. Easy walk to the very good restaurant from the lodge. Saw wild... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This park is right adjacent to Big Sur Lodge and cost $10 for day admission parking. I was spoiled by going to Yosemite first and doing the hikes in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park second. The valley view and waterfall hikes are quite ordinary and overrated. Both are easy walks and would be good for families. Admittedly, I did not... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very clean trails to hike on and lots of great trees to look at and sit by while you have a picnic with someone special or a good friend. If you make it back to the swimming hole, there is a nice little area you can dip your toes in and a hole to swim in also.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The hiking isn't hard and the river is really pretty. Not the most fabulous park in the world, but the redwoods are something you'll want to see. There is a very old redwood about 1,400 years old. It's behind a very small wood fence by Parking Lot 4. Be careful of the poison oak. There is a lot of it... More 

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