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Limekiln State Park

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2403
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Excellent short hike through a dense forest area to a historic landmark of local history.

limited parking, but a wonderful way to take a short easy hike and get out into the woods. You could even walk down to the ocean from there. Camping is also allowed and we saw a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Salinas, California
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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

limited parking, but a wonderful way to take a short easy hike and get out into the woods. You could even walk down to the ocean from there. Camping is also allowed and we saw a number of happy looking campers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Limekiln is my favorite place in the incredibly beautiful Big Sur Coast. This was the first time I camped and it was wonderful! I was in a rented camper van with my dog, and had a campsite right out on the beach. The campsites are split between the redwood forest and the beach area, and both are gorgeous. I got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Limeklin always makes you feel like you have been transported to a different place. The hikes take you along green fern covered hills and deep redwood groves in Hare Canyon. The falls are one of my favorites and seeing the Kilns is always a cool site. Last time we were there we went up the new Pitkins Curve trail and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Don't miss the turn off for this gem. There is camping and easy hikes. A creek and a water fall. You can camp in then forest, right next to the creek. Short, easy hikes to the waterfall or the Limekilns. The forest floor is covered in ferns. You can camp or pick-nick or just take a walk. Crossing the creek... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

There is a small campground here. The trails that follow three different creeks are moderate. I enjoyed the amount of water in this park considering how the drought has shrunk this resource in California. One trail leads to remains of large kilns that once made bricks and bags of lime to use in cement that were shipped to build San... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visiting the lime kilns is truly one of the best adventures in Big Sur. Take time to get a book on the history of Big Sur and learn about the lime kilns before making the trek - will have much more meaning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

You will either get a spot that's ocean front or creek side, either way you have the sounds and/or views of nature's majesty. It was the best camp spot i have ever been to, although a little chilly at night but so are most of the great outdoors. 1/4 easy hike takes you to nice falls to enjoy for couple... More 

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nolensville tn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Camping among redwoods was great. we had a creek side spot. It was site 21 Walk to beach took only a few minutes. Beach wasn't, very good but scenery was great. we didn't,t do hikes but used camping spot as a home base and traveled to Montery.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Limekiln has a gorgeous setting. Redwood trees abound. There are two easy trails for families. our 9 and 7 year old kids easily did the limekiln trail. They also managed the waterfall trail. The waterfall trail had three stream crossings which was a bit tricky as the water was flowing at a fairly high volume but the kids loved it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I came here with 3 others to hike and see the waterfall! It was raining on the way from our resort, but thankfully the rain stopped by the time we arrived that morning at the state park. Parking was $10, and the attendant thoughtfully warned us about the waterfall hike being slightly "treacherous." It ended up being a great adventure... More 

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