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Beautiful place

We have driven through this panoramic route many times before and seen many of the of the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bakersfield, California
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Short walk for a magnificent view

A few steps to the walkway from the parking lot or a ramp at the end of the parking lot then a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, CA 93920
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All reviews short walk easy walk state park parking lot beautiful view waterfall house julia pfeiffer burns small waterfall definitely worth the stop along highway park your car quick stop great stop the cliff the pacific coast highway take pictures the big sur area
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was quite a drive to get here. We parked inside the park and had to pay $10 for parking. It’s self-serve so make sure you have the exact change. There’s a trail to get to the overlook and it’s about a 1/4 mile walk....More

Thank ElleCee52
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have driven through this panoramic route many times before and seen many of the of the beautiful vistas along the way but unless you plan to stop here you might miss it as I have in the past. It’s a beautiful view with easy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A few steps to the walkway from the parking lot or a ramp at the end of the parking lot then a short walk under highway 1 to view the falls. This is a large park but we just stopped to see the falls. It...More

2  Thank SixtiesHavingFun
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrive here late in the afternoon maybe after 4 pm was not crowded at all and got some great photos. Very short walk to see the falls. Spent likely 40 mins here.

Thank Troy808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just beautiful despite the crowds. I came on a Sunday and getting a parking place was challenging. I drove a bit further north and turned left into a near empty vista point and had an excellent view.

Thank PFootlocke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views of the McWay Falls was nice. Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, you have to find a spot just on the side of the highway and walk down a small path to get to the viewpoint. We got there on a Monday mid-day...More

Thank jacksonlo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to the mudslides, most of the trail is blocked off and you can only see the falls for 20 feet or so and you are visiting them with 50 other strangers, but they are beautiful and one of the iconic things to see along...More

Thank 645lisa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly beautiful, too bad you can't access the beach, but it's still a wonderful site to visit. Easy access trail to view the falls or just a short walk north along the highway to a couple more view points

Thank landusd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtaking scenery and a very easy walk to this gorgeous falls. Definitely something to see when in the coastal area.

Thank Sandy9091929498
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Mcway Falls is stunningly beautiful but you cannot access the falls. Which I feel might be good because there might just be too many people. You can take pictures but you can't hang around alot as it's on the turn. Definitely park further ahead...More

1  Thank haushala
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August 30, 2018|
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Response from caseywouldgo | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any lane closures from Pfeiffer to McWay, but you can always check the local traffic or CA state park websites before you go.
Cynthia J
May 27, 2018|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
I was there in Feb and the trail was open. I am sort of local as I live north of the park. I have not heard any news about Mcfalls on local news. No news is good news. The only issue is getting there. Approaching from the... More
Cory M
March 19, 2018|
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Response from Jim R | Reviewed this property |
Trail is half closed July 2018. Better views from the road.