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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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Breathtakingly beautiful

We camped at the park with our rv. Was a great time, beautiful trees and sites. Hope to see it again some day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We camped at the park with our rv. Was a great time, beautiful trees and sites. Hope to see it again some day!

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Clifton Forge, Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hiked down to the waterfall and was very interested to learn the history of the Pfeiffer's and their role in settling the Big Sur Area. The hike was nice but the waterfall was not as spectacular as most that I have seen.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pfeiffer Big Sur state park, should be a visit on every ones list. nature at its finest. some of the most beautiful redwood trees line this forest, along with the fresh smell of woody pine. hiking the trail up to see the falls & the scenic view offers some beautiful views and some physical activity...you cant put a price on... More 

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Bath, Maine
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful state park. Quiet and mysterious, surrounded by huge redwoods. Big beautiful sites, and a great camp store with honest prices.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Sep 2007: Route 1 (HW1) runs along much of the Pacific coast of California. The section from San Simeon to Carmel was built between 1919-1937AD and has some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Splitting from US 101 at San Luis Obispo, it resumes as Cabrillo Highway through Morro Bay. It follows along the coast through San... More 

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Carnelian Bay, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't need to drive too far down the coast if you are approaching from Monterey. This park is pretty large with several hiking trails rated easy to very strenuous. Big Sur Lodge is located nearby. Giant redwoods are impressive.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to be a "tree hugger" to enjoy such a beautiful park. It is the kind of place you want to stay for awhile. The 1200 year old Redwoods are something you have to see to truly to believe. If your a hiker make sure you check out Pfeiffer Falls. Takes about 45 minutes to get to,but worth... More 

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Strichen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a native Californian and even I am always excited to find something new and amazing in my home state. On your way north to Carmel (or further) on Highway 1, just a ways before you find yourself in Carmel by the Sea, you'll see a lot of cars parked on the sides of the road (well, there are many... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving through Big Sur was one of the highlights of our California trip. Word of advice: Pay attention to the distance between gas stations, enough said!!

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I spent a couple of days hiking and camping in Big Sur, which was a challenging but great experience! There are lots of trails you can plan your route on depending on your time frame. If you go in the summer (like we did) make sure to bring plenty of water, or even better water filters or... More 

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