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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
Phone Number: 8316672315
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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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Best view at Big Sur

Short and easy trail to the view point of McWay Falls. No need to pay the $10 entrance if you park by the highway (if you're lucky). Only downside-lots of people coming in n out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Nyon, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It's the typical Big Sur view but in my eyes you can see an find much more impressive places along the coast. It is a must do and is very easily acccecible. We spent 10 min there and it was enough

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Union City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Short and easy trail to the view point of McWay Falls. No need to pay the $10 entrance if you park by the highway (if you're lucky). Only downside-lots of people coming in n out. Breathtaking view regardless! Worth the drive.

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Montebello, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Another of the beautiful places to stop along Route 1 in Big Sur. Well worth the visit and taking some time to hike around.

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful view in big sur. Enjoy the hikes, views, and soak in the power of nature. The feeling you will get is uplifting,

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Folsom, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park on a weekend in July and it was very crowded. The parking lot was full so we parked on the side of the road. I have seen many pictures of McWay Falls and I knew I wanted to visit but I didn't know what else the park had to offer. McWay Falls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The hike to the waterfall was well worth the effort as I was on crutches. My kids are 17, 15 and 12 and they all really enjoyed it - so breathtaking!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the waterfalls when there was still fog, waterfall is kinda small but the short hike nice, being alreqdy to yosemity, this was a bit below expectations

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on our way up the coast for a "hike". The hike we took was not very challenging. The view was nice, but the crowds were a little unfortunate. I think the drought may have affected the waterfall - it was more of a trickle than a waterfall. It was a good stop along the way, but not a... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you are taking the Highway 1 drive, this is a must stop. It took me two trips to find the place, as most of the time, people will say "This view is in Big Sur." WRONG! This is exactly 7 miles south from Big Sur on HW 1. When you are driving from Monterey Peninsula, go past Bixby bridge... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

McWay Falls is a beautiful tuck-away site. The entire site is a such wonder: a secluded beach (not reachable from the land), a waterfall from the cliff, green aqua lagoon, and fresh salted air. Because the beach isn't reachable, this site is well preserved and pristine. There is a paid parking but many tourists just parked on the roadside. It's... More 

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Address: State Route 1, Milepost 37 south (52.7 north), Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 8316672315
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur

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