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Limekiln State Park

Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2403
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Ranked #8 of 25 things to do in Big Sur
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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nolensville tn
2 reviews
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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have yet to camp overnight but love the small rocky almost private beach / cove under the bridge. The trails, stream, forests, campgrounds all very inviting. Limekiln Park is a jewel, it could be hard to find in the dark but once located you will ok finding it again. The road down from Hwy1 is a little steep so... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We did not camp here although it looked inviting enough, and the shower/wc facilities were clean and close. We did follow all the trails and they are a very easy level as well as scenic - both waterfall and kilns are a great stop during a drive. We also sat on the rocks on the beach staring at waves for... More 

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Cambria, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Quiet, cool, beautiful, and not too crowded. We were there on Thursday, so not crowded. Would return anytime.

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San Diego CA
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This campground is a bit hard to come by as the access road is hidden right at the edge of a bridge and then steeply goes down under the bridge. Once you find it, you know you came to the best spot in America...It is the best of both worlds! This campground has a choice between a redwood enchanted forest... More 

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Templeton, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stopped at Limekiln on the way to the north end of Big Sur and it was a nice break to do a quick hike to the falls and one to the kilns. Overall, about 45 minutes to do both and then back on the road.

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Los Angeles, California
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37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place is amazing! There are 3 trails, 2 are about a mile each way (waterfall & lime kilns) and the 3rd is about a 1/2 mile. All are fairly easy with some moderate sections but nothing strenuous at all. We started at the lime kiln which were fantastic. Not what you would expect so far out in the woods... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is one of my favorite state parks in the Big Sur area. It is a state park with nice camping and beach activities. It is also a place with a "casual" style - enjoyable and relaxing. On a sunny day we can park our car and be beach side within a few minutes. Its also less popular than Jules... More 

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