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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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Wow, Wish we had more time.

We didn't have enough time to explore! But the number 1 thing I would suggest is that you review the website and read about the trails as there was a very limited map and NO maps... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We didn't have enough time to explore! But the number 1 thing I would suggest is that you review the website and read about the trails as there was a very limited map and NO maps to take with you. I am used to maps of the whole park. This was not the case. Also make sure you pay your... More 

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jcm47
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We loved the hiking here, loved the Ewoldsen loop. It was pretty challenging but the views from the top were spectacular. I wish the trails were marked a little better and that they had some more helpful info like mile markers etc. The scenery is amazing though.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is an incredible state park. It is a short hike from where you enter, pay, and park down a short paved trail to the beach where you can view McWay Falls spilling into the ocean. The ocean is pretty beautiful as well. This is a favorite spot for me.

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Stunning! A must see. We could not leave. Just standing there was magical. You round the corner to see this stunning vista and it takes your breath away.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

There is nothing like Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It will be a once in a lifetime experience. Beyond incredible. Best to go on a clear day to get the full view and experience. This is a bit difficult in June due to Cali's "June Gloom" effect. But, it's still beautiful even on a gloomy day. If you're not going in... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Be safe and pay to enter the State Park to enjoy this awesome view of McWay Falls spilling into the Pacific. Park and walk the paved path through the tunnel under CA 1 for the most special view. Some people opted to park along the highway and risk their lives trying to see this.

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Franklin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you want a spectacular view of a the Pacific, A cove and waterfall with a short trail walk this is it!

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Julia Pfieffer Burns State Park, especially the view from the Waterfall House Terrace should not be missed. The house no longer exists but the view of the coast is spectacular. You get stunning view of McWay Cove as you take the trail out to the Terrace. The trail starts form the stairway across from the bathroom rooms m and goes... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The waterfall was nice, the short trail that we walked was well marked and easy. A must see for the big beautiful redwoods!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My friend and I went here in the evening as the sun was setting. It was absolutely stunning. It wasn't too crowded and was very calm and peaceful. So beautiful.

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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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