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Limekiln State Park

Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Big Sur
Type: State Parks
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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
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
38 helpful votes 38 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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Brisbane, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A few easy hikes with pretty scenary, go and see the Lime Kilns and the waterfall. Limited parking spots so make sure that you get in early.

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Was there over the Easter weekend this place is absolutely breathtaking great trails, awesome views friendly park rangers enjoyed the trails with the family

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