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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2403

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Terrific stop on the drive! Forrest and beach at the same place.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visiting the lime kilns is truly one of the best adventures in Big Sur. Take time to get a book on the history of Big Sur and learn about the lime kilns before making the trek - will have much more meaning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

You will either get a spot that's ocean front or creek side, either way you have the sounds and/or views of nature's majesty. It was the best camp spot i have ever been to, although a little chilly at night but so are most of the great outdoors. 1/4 easy hike takes you to nice falls to enjoy for couple... More 

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nolensville tn
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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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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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52 helpful votes 52 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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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
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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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