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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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Lime kiln state park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we walked the campground and follow the trail to see a spectacular waterfall at the end. It has a nice little pool of water to if you want to take a dip.

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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking for day visitors is a bit limited so either come early or be prepared to wait in your car until a spot opens up. Regardless, the hike to the 100 foot waterfall is easily worth the wait. Overall it is a fairly easy 1 mile hike through a grove of ancient trees along a stream until you finally end... More 

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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Limekiln has three relatively short hikes which are relatively flat, but quite scenic. One leads into a stand of redwoods, the others to 3 old kilns used in lime production and the other to a lovely waterfall. You can also cross under the highway to a small beach area.

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Big Bear Region, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This was a very interesting park - there are actually limekilns in the forest. We hiked (easy) to them - fascinating to learn about the lime mining way back when. We also hiked up to a 100 ft. waterfall. Beautiful hike thru the redwood forest following a stream.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Camped here one night in early September and it was great! Just off the highway. You have forest and hiking on one side and the ocean on the other...can't beat that. We went on the short hike to the kilns...very interesting. The only down side was it was a bit of a drive to eat dinner. We had to drive... More 

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