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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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Wonderful Campground - A River Runs thru it under Redwoods

Does it get better than this? Since the fires over 8 years ago, and floods and landslides a few years after that, the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park facility seems to have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Groveland, California
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Groveland, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Does it get better than this? Since the fires over 8 years ago, and floods and landslides a few years after that, the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park facility seems to have been reborn. It almost felt too fancy and nice, but the stately coastal redwoods are still there, and the river still flows down the middle of the park.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I walked through woods. crossing paths with Monarch butterflies that swoop like birds and into a clearing where young people were camping. Past that, I followed a large stream running through the trees until I reached an inlet with a big sandbar. Beyond that, champion, serious surfers were tubing through giant waves. Behind an outlying cliff, I saw a large... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A lovely park full of beautiful waterfalls, stunning cliffs and oodles of seals. Stunning views of the ocean and great bush walks. Make sure you check out Pfeiffer Beach and its lovely purple sand.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was there 10 years ago and not sure what I was expecting but all I saw was a big forest with huge trees but nothing that really sttod out. Had young kids with me so maybe preocupied

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Pasadena, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This park is a must see when traveling Route Highway 1 from San Luis Obispo to Monterey. Pieffer beach is must see along with all the valleys and other hikes there are at the park. Just in the main entrance up a little hike is a breath taking view of the valley and a little ways down is a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This park is a must while driving through Big Sur. There are several hikes you can take that take you to the top of mountains overlooking the valleys and through the red woods. It's just incredible. Each turn brings you to a new part of the park that takes your breath away. You can also take a path to Pfeiffer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stumbled upon this park while driving through Big Sur and it was so beautiful. Words and pictures do not do Big Sur justice. We hiked up a waterfall which brought us to a small pool where people were hanging out, sunbathing, eating lunch and drinking beers. There is another waterfall above the small pool where you can hike and... More 

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Penn Yan, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a fairly easy 5 mile hike. There is a bit of elevation - The views at the top are lovely. You'll walk thru a forest with some Redwoods then at a certain point you realize you are above the redwoods looking over the valley! Keep an eye on the kids there are some cliffs

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I found a very few places such as Andrew Molara beach that non residents of the Big Sur area can actually get to. A fabulous place limited in use to its extremely wealthy residents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

You've got to see this. Some of the most amazing coastline probably in the world! Take a ride down the Pacific Coast Highway and be sure to stop and visit Big Sur. The Pacific coast highway provides plenty of places to stop and view the coast. This is one of the very best places to stop and take in the... More 

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