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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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Simply amazing hike to the fall in the Redwood forrest

Amazing place which you wont find unless someone told you where to look. Right after Lucia on Highway 1, Great place to spend a couple of hours hiking through the forrest to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Helsingoer, Denmark
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing place which you wont find unless someone told you where to look. Right after Lucia on Highway 1, Great place to spend a couple of hours hiking through the forrest to the fall.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful camping spots in the U.S. Don't miss it. But you can hear the road a bit. Still, this is the place I'd choose to camp. Beach camping. Quite gorgeous.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This park has three very easy trails. All of them will take you about 45 minutes or less. It's a great place to stop when driving from Big Sur down to San Luis Obispo or Cambria. The trails will make you duck under some tree trunks or climb over them, but that's lots of fun. Go to the waterfall. It's... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I can't say enough about the experience of Limekiln. From the moment we got there, we were treated like we were the most important people checking-in. We got there early, so the campsite host suggested we go into Lucia and have lunch. We did, and we were pleasantly surprised! They have 2 sites: Ocean and Redwoods. Either site will suit... More 

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Los Olivos, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have heard so much about this spot over the years from various people, I finally visited. It is lovely, a tight, dark canyon full of redwoods, a babbling brook leading to the sea, historic 1890 ruins of the lime kiln cookery. Fine for a night, great for a hike. but people this is not the ultimate California seaside spot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Best of all worlds...redwoods, beach, mountain. Accessible trails for young legs and feet. Fun stream crossings and plenty opportunities to splash around safely.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We did 3 hikes in Limekiln State Park & each one was so incredible! It was like we were all playing in this magical enchanted forest the entire time. Loved everything about it! Hikes are easy, no flies & mosquitos like the Ewoldsen hike we did the day before in the Julia Pheiffer State Park. That was the worst thing... More 

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Orange, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You get the best of both worlds at the Limekiln State Park campground. To the west you have a beautiful cove, where Limekiln Creek flows right into the ocean, under the 200 foot tall overpass of the Highway 1 bridge. To the east you have three short and easy hikes into the redwood forest. One hike along a creek, another... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Small campground near the beach...cool bridge over beach view. If you pay $10 for day use parking you can take a couple if 1/2 mile hikes...one to the limekilns (nothing too spectacular), and one to a waterfall, but it was hardly flowing this time of year. Like I mentioned above though, the drive down was spectacular!

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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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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2403
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur

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