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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: Camping, Hiking, Walking

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We stopped off to go and see Pfeiffer falls which was a good 1.5hr walk there and back. It's a proper walk e.g it's undulating and there is an incline. The path actually has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We stopped off to go and see Pfeiffer falls which was a good 1.5hr walk there and back. It's a proper walk e.g it's undulating and there is an incline. The path actually has changed recently to allow for re-growth so I believe follows the coastal view for a bit and then trails off. However if you like walking there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beautiful 4.5 mile hike with 1600 feet gain in elevation. Trail had a good variety of nature with redwoods, bumbling sounds of the brook and an amazing view of the Pacific. Was a little tough on the knees coming down but very worth it. We parked on the street (avoiding Park fees) after visiting McWay Waterfall (a short must-see!) and... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a great place to get away from the busy city life and get connected with nature. The hike to the waterfall is easy and you are awarded with beautiful flowers, view of waterfall, and oceans. (Note: We were here in March 2013 but the app doesn't allow me to select the correct timeframe for this visit.)

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Orange, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Starting from the Big Sur Lodge, this high-moderate, out-and-back hike was a climb through the woods, cresting along a ridge, then descending down to the falls. The falls were not impressive. (Limekiln Falls are much nicer.) Many mosquitos along the way, and with the sunny weather, it was a hot climb up to the crest. This trail might be a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Blown away by how beautiful it is. Also by the wind!! Seriously, absolutely stunning place and amazing drive

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tampa, fl
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There are a few redwoods and a couple short trails but nothing you can't see somewhere else along the coast. I found the entrance fee to be excessive considering what little there is to do here. Skip it altogether and head to Pfeifer Burns instead. Don't waste your time looking so hard for scenery when everywhere else it's right in... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Really enjoyed the up and down hike to the waterfall but it is not easy. Coming from a visit to Yosemite just few weeks ago, the waterfall was a bit disappointing. After the hike, a visit to the coffee shop and the ice cream were a real treat.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

There is so much to see for the small entrance fee to this state park. Make it one of your day trips if your not needing the campgrounds. There is the Big Sur River, the majestic redwoods, the hiking both easy and hard. I am not in best of shape but did the valley view and waterfall trails, just took... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The cove features a waterfall, a tree-covered peninsula, and beautiful water. Parking is easy and it's a short, but steep, walk to the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A drive to Big Sur from San Jose on picturesque 101 was very enjoyable, with many stop overs at road side Pacific Ocean facing points with breathtaking views. I soon realized why a drive along this road is considered as one of the best drives anywhere in the world. Pfeiffer Park was beautiful. The tall red wood tress were majestic.... More 

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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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