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

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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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

From the south this is the first park where you can experience the coastal redwoods. There are at least 3 hiking trails available. They are relatively short, an easy walk in the woods. Camping area is amongst the redwoods which is cool. Bathrooms are OK. Showers are pay. No handsoap available.

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were lucky enough to grab the "penthouse suite" overlooking the campgrounds and the ocean. The best camping grounds I've ever stayed at, make sure you make your reservation in advanced.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Many trails. A wonderful outdoor experience. Not too extreme hiking...just right for moderate hiking. Lovely nature all around!

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Mongolia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went hiking here and was pleasantly surprised. Quiet place with nice trails. The waterfall at the end is pretty cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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