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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Address: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2315
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Walking
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Walking

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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153 reviews 153 reviews
66 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Very convenient location. We hiked the Mount Manuel Trail, with an elevation gain of 3,400' and a total length of 8 miles up the hill and then back down. Fantastic views all the way to the top, including fog shrouded hills and the Pacific Ocean. You may want to wear long sleeves and trousers, as a stretch of the trail... More 

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Olmedo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Wind in your hair,overlooking the amazing cliffs and wild sea waves.It gave me a fantastic feeling. The green grass and blue sea make the combination the best

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Bellflower, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Summary, Best done as, at least, an overnight backpacking trip, the hike to Sykes Hot springs is loaded with scenic vistas, Redwood forests, creeks that ends with a good soaking in natural hot springs. If done when not crowded, this hike is one of the best in California. Grab your pack and go! The Full Story, Having driven all night... More 

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Chiltern, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

After initially messing up and setting up camp at Julia Pfeiffer Big Sur (only to be shown the way by some very friendly Park Rangers), we were shown to a beautiful camping area, through the camps where there were soooo many people camping. We were really close to the Colonial Tree, a massive Redwood. With only one other vehicle in... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Proffer State Park is one of our favorite places and has been for decades. We spent 4 nights there at Thanksgiving and it was fantastic...plenty of fun hikes, great campsites and clean restrooms and showers😃

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Calverton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We hiked the North entrance and the view was not a great pone. Passing the South entrance at dusk and the views looked much better. There was a Ca park entrance fee but the pass we purchased earlier at Point Lobos was still good for the entire day so we did not have to pay again.

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There are several beautiful walks within the park. Pick any one - or more - and you will not be disappointed.

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was an easy hike, but very beautiful! We were the only people on the trail, and we met 6 deer on our way back down from the falls. Very beautiful redwoods. To access this trail, park in the first parking lot past the tollbooth, then walk west, towards the road, and you will see where the trail is clearly... More 

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