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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Address: State Route 1, Milepost 37 south (52.7 north), Big Sur, CA 93920
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is...
A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.
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Magnificent Redwoods

It was a pleasure and a privilege to walk through the magnificent redwoods at this state park. Truly a delight.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It was a pleasure and a privilege to walk through the magnificent redwoods at this state park. Truly a delight.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Perfect culmination on sightseeing drive along coast Monterey -Big Sur. Eat at Rocky point restaurant. Good seafood

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is well worth the distance to get to. It is such a beautiful place. The history is really neat was well. We parked on the side of the road and walked in. No need to pay the park fee if you do not mind walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Went here with my family and its pretty awesome! The views of coastline and waterfall look just like a postcard. Make sure you get there early because it does get crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Worth the hike. Beautiful views of the rugged coast line. It was a little foggy the day we were there, but it just added to the experience.

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I loved the sheer beauty of nature.there was nothing to dislike.I liked everything.mcway falls and Anderson canyon are gorgeous.the ewoldsen trail is epic.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Later in the day, getting into the car park can be tricky. The walk under the road and to the waterfall is not very long. The view along the coast is really good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

When you arrive at the park you will need to pay $10 to park but this parking pass is good for the whole day and allows you to use it to park at any other state park along the highway. Many people avoid this fee by parking along the edge of the highway but it can be very crowded and... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great state park although there is a fee you can use your pass at other state parks that day. Worth the $. The walk to the the falls is not far and definitely worth checking out. The views are awesome!!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice long, 4.3 mile hike up through towering redwoods and some open spaces. This moderate to strenuous hike allows excellent views of the Pacific. The day we visited there was a group of California Condors watching a seal carcass down on the beach a short walk from the parking lot before we hiked. Hundreds of photos were shot that day... More 

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