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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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This park gives you lots of avenues for escape but if you bring a dog there are very limited trails... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Griswalds5440
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Hollywood, California
Just beautiful

Enjoyed a couple of hours stroll through the state park. Lovely peaceful area with plenty of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ashnjo
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Birmingham
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47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Underwhelming hike. Disappointing view from top. The best part of the hike were the redwoods at the start of the trail.

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park gives you lots of avenues for escape but if you bring a dog there are very limited trails you can take them. If you want a site here you also need to book months in advance or be very lucky. Some sites are...More

1  Thank Griswalds5440
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a couple of hours stroll through the state park. Lovely peaceful area with plenty of parking and seating areas.

Thank ashnjo
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Awesome hike. Beautiful trails well kept up. Moderate hike. The only thing I didn't like is that as you hear the traffic from hey 1 as you hike.

Thank BlackRoseCher
Reviewed May 29, 2018

I stayed with other 12 families for weekend camp. 1. a lot of faucet at the camp site. This save you trip for cooking, washing, and cleaning 2. the creek: big rocks, particles, sand beach...etc. can enjoy different "faces" of the creek. The water is...More

2  Thank yi0001
Reviewed May 8, 2018

The name of this part implies it's the biggest destination in the area, but... I don't get it. I stopped at the Big Sur info station as well as the entry booth at this state park to ask where I should do here. That's where...More

2  Thank julie248
Reviewed March 26, 2018

I am reviewing the campground portion of this park. I was a female traveling alone, so I wanted to hike without getting too isolated. This place is perfect for that, as there are plenty of people around to make you feel safe, but not so...More

Thank underrugswept
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Big Sur, nothing can capture it's presence other than your own eyes while driving down Hwy1. The expansive coastline with crashing waves, bridges, valleys, forests and mountains. Wildlife, unbelievable. Most trails were easily marked. Plenty of pull off areas for scenic views when on the...More

4  Thank Danielle10505
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff, well kept grounds, amazing and breath taking walks, great set up for campers, safe, quiet, could not have asked for a better experience and only $40 per night

Thank Doctordan1
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Paid the 10 dollars to park at the official trailhead and was provided with a map which was too broad scale to be any use for hiking. Checked out the notice boards at the various information points in the car park and at the wardens...More

1  Thank cerisjones
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nancyzalzalah
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Response from julie248 | Reviewed this property |
It's the same.
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sweetjanetmama
March 8, 2018|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
No. It is closed at Gorda until the end of the summer. You can only get to Big Sur from the north through Monterey.
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