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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2315
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Walking
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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The lodge and trails are newly renovated. Take a short hike to the falls or follow the nature trail. Disappointed that the longer hiking trail was closed so call ahead for information.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The entire Big Sur area offers many diverse outdoor experiences. The beach at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is gorgeous.....huge rock formations, crashing surf, a large, sandy beach for people and dogs alike. The road to the beach is difficult to find, one lane, and a driving challenge but, if you take care, it's worth the trip down the hill.... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The climb up the mountain was tougher than we expected but we pushed through it. It was funny to watch others size you up on your way up and we were doing the same on the way down. haha. The view is beautiful. The waterfall was small. I think the beach was a better use of time. We saw some... More

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Chicago, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Can go for a quick visit or spend some time there. Great place to hike, beautiful scenery. The California coast is one of my favorite US destinations! Nature at it's finest!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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166 reviews 166 reviews
49 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This beautiful 4.5 mile hike is like a Whitman Candy Sampler, it has a little bit of everything Big Sur has to offer on the east side of Highway 1. When you enter the park you are greeted by a ranger and pay a $10.00 per car fee for the day. It appears a lot of people park outside the... More

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Loved hiking here. The Waterfall hike was pleasant and the waterfall was small and beautiful nestled among redwoods. The Valley View was really exquisite as well. Both hikes had some heart pumping inclines, but the paths were not rough enough to warrant any kind of extreme gear needs. Great place.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Words cannor express how beautiful and scenic this place is. It is a must place to visit. Every turn provides a new and breathtaking view of God's wilderness. Nature at it's very best.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Ewoldsen trail is definitely a worth while trek. At first, I was skeptical that there would be a water fall since California has had little to no rain this year. When I arrived at the trail head, I was amazed. There was water in the stream and there was a water fall.(McWay Falls), I was not however, able to... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We did the trip from San Luis Obispo up to the park. Really nice redwoods near the park entrance. A nice stream. Hiked up to the waterfall, nice hike the falls are ok but it's been dry. Like someone else mentioned, once you pay there you can use the pass in the several other state parks nearby.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed at the lodge here and hiked to the waterfall. It is a beautiful hike through the redwoods. We also saw deer and wild turkeys and were able to get some good photos of them! We will definitely be back in the future!

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