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Address: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, CA
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Great little hike and very scenic. Strat out at a babbling brook, walk a dirt pass take walk on a wooden bridge to see the fall and the Pacific Ocean.. I had a back pack with some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Charlie V
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little hike and very scenic. Strat out at a babbling brook, walk a dirt pass take walk on a wooden bridge to see the fall and the Pacific Ocean.. I had a back pack with some water, but also had wine and 2 glasses with me .which amused many along the way and were jealous. There are harder trails... More 

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Too bad that the state park was closed because of the Soberanes Fire, but the view of the falls from the road is beautirul

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the coastline you will find this astonishing place. You can par on the side of the road and walk around one side of the cliff. The contrast between the deep blue of the ocean and the rocks and vegetation is beyond description. The access to the beach or the falls is forbidden... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

McWay falls was one of the few places accessible due to fires during our stay in big sur. Its absolutely stunning! The hike from the carpark is easy and the area is surrounded by eucalyptus trees which reminded me of home. We paid for the parking as we felt its important to support the national parks. Good thing we did... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to stop by the highway to catch a glimpse of this waterfall because the trail was closed due to the recent wildfire. I wish we could have gotten closer, but we still had a great view and the local park staff did a good job directing traffic. A must-see for anyone driving down the Pacific Coast Highway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a stop by the side of the highway. The walkway to a viewing point was closed due to the wildfires. The State Park Service employee stationed at the stop was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. When you look at the pictures you will take, you will say that this isn't real. They are so beautiful.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is often crowded and it's not easy to find a parking spot on the road, but the beauty of the falls is worth the effort! Just an easy little hike until you see the falls and you'll find postcard perfect scenery. So beautiful ! The cliffs, coves, trees, waves, and sands all make for a perfect and breathtaking... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful little waterfall right next to the road. Park was closed due to the Big Sur fires, but glad it was visible from the road.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot believe I had not heard of this place before. So stunning. Truly one of the most gorgeous sites I have seen in the US. accessible entries and a long walkway will take you out to a lookout point to take the best photos of your life. So worth it. The main park nearby was closed due to wildfires,... More 

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Monterey, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the park on the West side of the Highway and access to viewing trail on the west side of the highway are currently closed and under guard by park rangers and local law enforcement agencies. Hopefully, things will get back to normal soon, but for now it might be best to bypass this part of the coast as almost... More 

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