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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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Great campsite for young campers

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Los Olivos, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2403
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur

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