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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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Beautiful Hike In Limekiln

What an amazing trail and area to explore. Easy to miss so make sure to follow the signs off the PCH.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing trail and area to explore. Easy to miss so make sure to follow the signs off the PCH.

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Groveland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

When I visited, only 2 of the trails were open for use. The historic Lime Kilns and the Waterfalls trail both branch off of the same route which begins in the campground. The walk was lovely, redwood groves, streams, and scenic beauty. There are many water crossings on unstable logs, be prepared for that. The walks are short, and not... More 

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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Camped here with my young kids. We had one of the redwoods spots which is considered small but was big enough to fit our 6 person tent with room to spare. The camp spot is located above a beautiful creek that the kids loved exploring. Unfortunately, the trails that lead to the waterfall was being renovated so we didn't do... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you're looking for an easy hike to explore the area, this state park is worth a visit. Moreover, there is a path out to the beach where you can walk on the sand, get your feet wet and listen to the waves crashing against the rocks. The hiking paths are well maintained and there are several options at this... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Definitely visit here for hiking or camping. The hiking trails were easy although the bridge was broken and there were a few river crossings over small pieces of wood. The lime kilns were lovely in their ruin splendor. Camping is great for small RVs or tents. Camp sites 1 and 2 are especially secluded. I prefer the beach sites, even... More 

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a beautiful park. You can set up camp in the redwoods right near a creek, then walk a short way to the beach. Good restrooms, etc. Great hiking up the canyon, following the creek.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Beautiful scenery....there were a few spots that were a little scary for me (crossing across the water on trees and planks) but overall a relatively easy and lovely hike

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Magical, breathtaking, impressive, and awe inspiring! Kid-friendly, easy hikes through magnificent redwoods. Limekiln ruins were covered in graffiti, but beautiful none the less. Take the hike to the waterfall as well. Great place to post up for a snack or lunch! The water is freezing, but I highly recommend taking advantage of a waterfall photo/video op. There's a flat rock... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Big Sur will knock your socks off....best hiking ever! It's peaceful, beautiful and inspiring. There is a fair amount of elevation and narrow paths, I found poles helped.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We lucked into the coveted #5 campsite completely by accident! No reservations when traveling down the coast and night falling fast. No room at any campground for miles when we saw a sign.... "One camping spot available." Locked up the wheels, slid into the turn, and prayed the trailer wouldn't flip over the tow vehicle as we descended to this... More 

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