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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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Should Visit if in Big Sur

The hiking isn't hard and the river is really pretty. Not the most fabulous park in the world, but the redwoods are something you'll want to see. There is a very old redwood about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The hiking isn't hard and the river is really pretty. Not the most fabulous park in the world, but the redwoods are something you'll want to see. There is a very old redwood about 1,400 years old. It's behind a very small wood fence by Parking Lot 4. Be careful of the poison oak. There is a lot of it... More 

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Manteca, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It is a nice park. Decent hikes with some good views but nothing really spectacular. I may be spoiled having been to Yosemite, etc. But why not visit while in Big Sur.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I absolutely love Big Sur but had never tried camping in the area. We figured Pfeiffer SP would be a perfect location for the hiking we wanted to do. And while the campground is in a gorgeous spot along a little river our overall experience was average at best. Part of this is that it is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was an absolutely fabulous drive and trip! From Oklahoma, we intentionally drove westward then a little north in order to get to San Francisco. This allowed us to drive southward so that our highway lane was closest to the ocean. We plan to drive it again and to drive more of the Cabrillo Hwy/Hwy 1 again soon. We want... More 

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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

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

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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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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