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“Wonderful hikes with no crowds”

Limekiln State Park
Ranked #7 of 33 things to do in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

The hikes are beautiful and best yet... Peaceful! This was one of my favorite stops along PCH. Some of the other parks were so crowded but there was hardly anyone here. The hikes aren't too long so you can be outdoors for an hour or so without being totally exhausted. The lime kilns are amazing and they have a waterfall to hike too as well!

1  Thank Meggie C
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

One of my most favorite places. Beautiful creek runs into the ocean. Just take a drive down Hwy 1 and you will see some of the most beautiful places on earth. ( if the sun is out).

1  Thank Carrie C
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

A hiking trail winds up through the redwood forest to the huge old lime kilns. I love this trail. There is also another trail leading to a waterfall. What a beautiful forest of redwood trees this is. You can also walk down to hang out on the beach, and there is camping here, in the redwoods.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Didn't camp here, but took some great short hikes. One of our favorites - so beautiful! You'll be walking in the woods, next to a creek most of the way on the Limekiln Trail. The Waterfall Trail is an off-shoot from the Limekiln Trail and worth the effort.

Parking is an issue, though the ranger/docent found a place for us, even late in the day.

Take a moment to read about the history of the Limekilns before you make the trek - it's interesting.

The journey, rather than the destination is definitely the reason for this hike though. Enjoy!

2  Thank DiscerningTrav27
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were lucky enough to pick up a couple of nights at this gem of a state park on the Big Sur coastline. The camping was great. There is a creek that runs through the campground and the beach is just a few paces away, so you fall asleep to the peaceful sounds of both waves crashing and the creek running. The sites are small and placed closed together, but there are a few with privacy and even a couple on a hillside, overlooking the ocean. We were with kids, but we were warned at the beginning that this was a quiet campground so to please respect our neighbors. I appreciated that because our kids are quiet, but there's nothing worse than relaxing by a campfire with people yelling into the night. The staff here was amazing! Shelly and Chris were so kind and helpful and bay, did they work! They were understaffed at the time, but the bathrooms were ALWAYS clean and the campground tidy. They cordially enforced the quiet hours and even patrolled the beach from time to time. They really made the experience perfect! Also, the hiking trails at Limekiln are breathtakingly beautiful, but please watch out for poison oak!!

1  Thank Carimail
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