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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Nice state park with many different hiking trails from easy to difficult. Staff personal very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tom M
Humble, United States
via mobile
Great place to see redwoods and get into nature

Sadly many of the trails are still closed due to the fire/landslide, but it is definitely still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice state park with many different hiking trails from easy to difficult. Staff personal very professional and courteous

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly many of the trails are still closed due to the fire/landslide, but it is definitely still worth the drive! We hiked the valley view trail, with our nearly 3 year old daughter with no difficulty. It is a nice and easy hike to see...More

1  Thank Mdwaugh2001
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Although closed to drivers until repairs completed due to last seasons heavy rains and mudslides, when you can get to this area again don't miss it. The surf and rocks and the waves crashing on shore are dramatically elegant

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We were not impressed by this park. Obviously due to the fire and mudslides most of the park was closed but we found the parts that were open to be a bit dull. No real information from the rangers about what was open, poor signage...More

Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Big Sur is our favorite place in the world. Unfortunately, last summer it suffered a horrible man-caused fire. This year, a mudslide resulting from that fire cut off Highway 1 just beyond the entrance to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. We were so happy to...More

1  Thank Carole C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

we really enjoyed our stayed here. This place normally would have access to the beach, but because of all the rain(mud slides) there is areas that are being repaired and the access is closed or limited. This place has clean restrooms, mirrors, electrical outlets, sink,...More

2  Thank Bayunco
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Visited in July 2017 and due to the earlier landslides parts of the park were still closed. The part of Hwy 1 that was open still offered beautiful sights so it's well worth a visit if the weather is nice! We found a parking inside...More

Thank Hanna A
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Due to the winter storm, a majority part of the park was closed. We just did couple mini trails and spent about little over an hour exploring. Despite spending $10 for entrance fee and only for an hour, I still think it was worth it...More

Thank itsxjackie
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A basic campsite with few amenities but this is more than made up for by the most amazing location by the side of the Pacific Highway and overlooking the Big Sur. I stayed here whilst tour cycling on my bicycle. I will never forget camping...More

Thank Tyviano
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Beautiful area of the coast. We had a great time camping here with my kiddos. I would definitely recommend that you plan on having a great time.

Thank dahuntraveler
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Wendy S
25 May 2017|
Response from janicealbert | Reviewed this property |
I would call the lodge. I doubt if the park is open but you could picnic nearby. The coast near Carmel is beautiful and not as difficult to reach as Big Sur.
Megan K
17 April 2017|
Response from Michelle R |
From the California Parks website: PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park continues to be closed due to the impact from the 2016 Soberanes Fire and damage from recent storms. BUZZARDS ROOST TRAIL is closed until further notice, however... More
Tina F
15 April 2017|
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Response from JetL4g | Reviewed this property |
I don't think hiking boots are necessary. I had my trail runners they were more than enough.

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