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Limekiln State Park

Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2403
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Big Sur
Type: State Parks
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent short hike to a simple, yet pristine Limekiln waterfall. Actually was here 11-25-2012 with a large hiking group and ran into my future wife at the trailhead.

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Huntington Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The hikes are beautiful and best yet... Peaceful! This was one of my favorite stops along PCH. Some of the other parks were so crowded but there was hardly anyone here. The hikes aren't too long so you can be outdoors for an hour or so without being totally exhausted. The lime kilns are amazing and they have a waterfall... More

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Bixby, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

One of my most favorite places. Beautiful creek runs into the ocean. Just take a drive down Hwy 1 and you will see some of the most beautiful places on earth. ( if the sun is out).

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Santa Barbara, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A hiking trail winds up through the redwood forest to the huge old lime kilns. I love this trail. There is also another trail leading to a waterfall. What a beautiful forest of redwood trees this is. You can also walk down to hang out on the beach, and there is camping here, in the redwoods.

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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Although we are blessed that the little people of California passed legislation to open up the entire coastline for public access and this is true only for two other states, Texas and Oregon, there are limited options for camping where one is not next to a large motorhome with its generator running so the inhabitants can use the microwave oven... More

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Chatsworth
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Didn't camp here, but took some great short hikes. One of our favorites - so beautiful! You'll be walking in the woods, next to a creek most of the way on the Limekiln Trail. The Waterfall Trail is an off-shoot from the Limekiln Trail and worth the effort. Parking is an issue, though the ranger/docent found a place for us,... More

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Morgan Hill, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were lucky enough to pick up a couple of nights at this gem of a state park on the Big Sur coastline. The camping was great. There is a creek that runs through the campground and the beach is just a few paces away, so you fall asleep to the peaceful sounds of both waves crashing and the creek... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Way underrated hiking place that has short, easy hikes that are lush with greenery and Redwoods. The Falls Trail ends up at a 100-foot waterfall and creek that is beautiful. I hiked all three hikes there while taking my time and it took me about two hours at the most.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Potential issues: camping is rustic and accommodations for big RVs, not. But the folks I saw in the campground seemed to be having a good time. Parking: get there early, or have a really small car, because day visit parking is at a premium. I felt my parking spot was borderline illegal - nothing else even worth attempting was available... More

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Aptos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I've camped all over the country and this park is one of the worst! There was nothing nice about it at all except if you were standing on the beach looking out at the ocean! I went with someone who had never camped so we left because I didn't want him to have a bad experience!

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