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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 place for a hike but the Bridge is out

I did a lot of research looking for a hike along the Big Sur coast that would be ok for me and a walker yet still fun for my grandkids and kids. I was very disappointed when we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Garden Grove, California, United States
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Garden Grove, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I did a lot of research looking for a hike along the Big Sur coast that would be ok for me and a walker yet still fun for my grandkids and kids. I was very disappointed when we were told that the bridge had been closed for some time and would remain closed for several more months to come. As... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our friend, Steve Copeland, told us about this wonderful park and beach in Lucia - worth the 40 minute drive down the incredible US-1 - 90 minutes of beautiful beach time followed by a wonderful, adventurous hike to beautiful waterfall amid the redwoods.

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Ojai, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Well-maintained trails, somewhat challenging creek crossings and refreshing waterfall views. The history of the lime kilns operations was educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

On a trip to California last year, we visited Limekiln State Park. Of all the places we visited, this was by far my favorite. This park had it all. We hiked through redwoods, creeks, stunning scenery, and such variety. One trail leads to the kilns where limestone was processed years ago. Another trail leads to a waterfall where you can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Tent camping and small campers only, with a choice of beach or redwoods sites. Right on the coast, nestled back into the woods. Small sites, fairly close together, separated by tree trunks, each with pretty views of the river, forest or coast. Each comes with picnic table and fire pit. Clean, small bathrooms, two shower stalls, not heated and slightly... More 

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

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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