A must-see for anybody in the Big Sur region. A short hike to an astounding view of a waterfall splashing down on a pristine beach. The view is as good as anything I've seen.
This was my third visit to McWay Falls....it never disappoints. I have a beautiful photograph on my Living room wall taken with a 35 mm camera (many yrs ago). When I arrive and find that the paths are intact, I'm always relieved, as they hug a "cliff".... Not for those with a fear of heights!
One of the most famous photo stops along Hwy 1 near Big Sur. McWay Falls is a short hike under Hwy 1 from an ample parking lot. When you emerge from the tunnel under the highway, the falls are on the left, to the South. Make sure you hike the trail all the way to the North (not far) to... More
This isn't something you see everyday! The falls are beautiful and a very short walk from the parking lot so everyone can enjoy it! Great for pictures and a good place to stop and rest if your on a roadtrip!
Day entry fee is $10 on the honor system -(everyone should pay to help support the State Parks) there was a lot of people parking on the highway to get out of paying the fee. Too many people and cars to enjoy your surroundings. The park did not have a Ranger onsite nor brochures available. There is a hiking map... More
That is one drive not to miss if you are in California. The beauty is breath-taking. We drove up from Los Angeles to San Francisco and stayed one night is the quiet (compared to the bustling SF and LA) town of Monterey. While driving along the Pacific Coast, we were greeted by the very scenic McWay Falls. It just a... More
Really easy to get to and it is SO worth it. In fact, I don't think anyone should go to Big Sur and NOT see McWay falls. It's a small waterfall that meets the Ocean - the whole scene is stunning and makes for gorgeous photos. For me this is the memory of Big Sur that is branded in my... More
McWay Waterfalls A must see 0.6 mile easy walk in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park by Big Sur. Do not confuse this with Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park which is about 12 miles north. It's a beautiful 80 foot waterfall that falls onto the beach. Great views overlooking the cove. Follow the trail under the highway towards the ocean and... More
Parking was full at Julia Pfeiffer Burns Park so we parked on the street. Either way, there is easy access to the path that leads to the incredible view of the small falls and beautiful overlook of the beach (inaccessible). At the end of the short path, you'll find the remains of the house and you can read about the... More
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