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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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The price to get into the park is worth the 7$ a car. Perfect place to walk, picnic and check out some local flavor surfing...beauty of big sur is right there

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The price to get into the park is worth the 7$ a car. Perfect place to walk, picnic and check out some local flavor surfing...beauty of big sur is right there

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Loved the trails esp up to the falls. Lots of side trails and an interpretive trail near the base. For mid week there were quite a few hikers, cant imagine a weekend. Flora and Fauna abound. Plan on 2 to 3 hrs and bring some food and drink. Prices at the Lodge store are reasonable

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Its a little hidden paradise. I am glad we ended going after a stranger recommended the place. Very beautiful place, and I would recommend to go at sunset time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Be sure you are looking at the right place! There are more than a couple of parks with both Pfeiffer and Big Sur in the name. Anyway, we took the Pfeiffer Falls trail. It is listed as 1.4 miles round trip and EASY. I would dispute both. My fitbit shows that it was closer to 1.4 one-way. PLUS there was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Leafy and pleasant for an easy leg-stretch break along the Big Sur coast road. Free roadside parking was available; otherwise $10 to drive into the park. Cafe expensive and offhand staff so we didn't bother with their offerings and drove a bit further along instead. There were plenty of longer walks, but an hour or so to reach the falls... More 

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Big Sur. So beautiful but so many people and so crowded during peak summer season. We chose to go a little later last year. We went the first week of October. It was perfect! The weather was great. Not too hot so hiking was great and the kids were able to go longer. Big Sur is so beautiful. Let's continue... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This park may be a good place to camp or stay, but there are so many better places to stop. We were site seeing our way down the Big Sur coast. Our experience was this: We saw the big sign for the park, entered, paid $10, hoping the park staff would tell us what the park had to offer. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

my parents used to bring us to Pfeiffer Big Sur for vacations for years as we were growing up. i have been coming to this park for over 20 years and it keeps getting better and better. i love the redwoods you camp in to the river and wildlife always around camp. this place always brings a smile to my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

great camping,like accessible beach. Beautiful views. Families will love it. Kids will have great fun and be occupied.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Loved the beach and scenery of this remote location of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. You would never know there was an entrance. The distance from the check point down to the beach however is a long 2 mile walk! We drove down, even though we were told there were not parking spaces. There were, indeed parking spaces. The hole... More 

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