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Limekiln State Park

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2403
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Nature at Max!!!

This is great trail, to have the kids know the variety of shades, ecosystem's, plant, etc; in Big Sur, it has a little of everything, rocks,river,water fall's, big trees, and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cinthya D
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Perris, California
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Perris, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is great trail, to have the kids know the variety of shades, ecosystem's, plant, etc; in Big Sur, it has a little of everything, rocks,river,water fall's, big trees, and a lot of poison oak, wear, long pants and long sleeve that will make it more comfortable to walk; is not difficult at all, we did 2 of the 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful! We camped at site 13 which is located right on the creek. We fit a large 10 person tent and a 3 person tent. Nice size parking space within site to accommodate an SUV. Campsites are close to each other yet I never felt crowded. Water faucet for rinsing is located between each campsite. Bathrooms were kept clean and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice easy hike to a breath-taking waterfall. We were actually able to swim in the waterfall! It was chilly but very refreshing and a nice place to stop and have lunch. Afterwards we followed the stream down to the beach. A lovely view of where the mountain meets the ocean. The beach was made up of small rocks, which... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively easy trail to hike. Short hike. Has paths to walk on. Depending on which path you follow. One crosses over a creek in several locations. Destination is beautiful cascading waterfall from top of mountain ! Worth the hike. We ate our lunch at the beach they have before hiking. Scenery gorgeous!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fun easy walk to alleviate the hours of sitting in a car. You can walk to the beach or trek to a small waterfall. Takes about half an hour

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Tyler, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our hike in lime kiln state park. I was apprehensive to start the hike because there was a sign for ticks and we didn't have bug spray so you might want to bring some, but we were careful to stay on the trail to limit our exposure. Went to lime kilns first. There are 3. They are cool... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Easy hike to the falls. We paid the $10 park entry fee and started our hike through the redwoods. Beautiful everywhere you turned. We were 4 adults hiking to the falls easy hike up it was worth the stop.

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clarksville, md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We wanted a place to do a short hike in Big Sur on our trip between Monterey and Santa Barbara. This was perfect! Not super easy, but not too hard either. We first took the path that led to the 4 kilns - very cool! Then we backtracked and took the path to the waterfall. OMG - so incredibly beautiful!!!... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This park is easy to get to, right off of Highway 1, and has beautiful trails shaded by redwoods, a creek, a slightly hidden waterfall, the limekilns and a beach! We went in May and besides the tents we saw for those camping, we practically had the place to ourselves. A great place for peace and solitude! Parking is $10... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place to see!! We whipped when we should have neigh neighed and ended up going to the Vista point 1st! It was a good hike, I think it's about a 30 or 40 minute jont up the trail. When the path splits off... and there's a bridge in front of u or a up trail to ur left...... More 

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