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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

52801 California State Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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US$ 680.00*
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Private Full-Day Trip Up Pacific Coast Highway with Pickup
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A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mcway falls” (161 reviews)
“state park” (92 reviews)
“short walk” (82 reviews)
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52801 California State Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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+1 831-667-2315
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"mcway falls"
in 161 reviews
"state park"
in 92 reviews
"short walk"
in 82 reviews
"ewoldsen trail"
in 36 reviews
"well worth the stop"
in 14 reviews
"easy walk"
in 32 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 30 reviews
"waterfall house"
in 11 reviews
"amazing views"
in 28 reviews
"julia pfeiffer"
in 19 reviews
"the cliff"
in 28 reviews
"small waterfall"
in 14 reviews
"redwood forest"
in 13 reviews
"along highway"
in 21 reviews
"enjoy the view"
in 15 reviews
"great hike"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had this on the list as a must do following our time at Pfeiffer Beach. It’s 11 miles south of beach & an interesting drive. When you arrive, park along Highway vs in park to save the $10 parking, or double check there is parking...More

Thank AmyHVG
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park to see the waterfalls. It was April (2018) so there was no lack of water-flow. This being said - the $10 cost to get into the park isn't worth it. There are so many spectacular sights along...More

Thank Bakerfortress
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A short walk is well rewarded here with stunning views of an incredible little hidden beach with a waterfall. Please don't miss this state park if you're visiting Big Sur. Paying for admission to this state park will also get you into Pfeiffer State Park...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a very nice beach and a nice place for some good photos. Easy walk to the beach...we had a great time.

Thank Debaroo2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hosted by Ventana Wildlife Society, my friend and I did highway clean up to get rid of waste often hazardous to condors in the area. This four hour stint exposed us to some of the most beautiful views.

Thank 1219Robin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool place to see, but very limit walking trails and you are only able to see the waterfall from a distance with crowds typically around you. They were reconstructing some falls paths when we were there but that wouldn't make me want...More

1  Thank Kevin T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous place to visit to see a gorgeous waterfall cascade to the beach and one of those romantic beaches you can imagine in an old film scene - spectacular! Don’t forget to walk down to the Pelton Wheel to see where power...More

Thank gomccall
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views of the ocean, big sur is beautiful and going to be great no matter where you go. Recommend a stop here.

Thank Anastacia C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had spent all day in Big Sur and then drove the 11 miles to Julia Pfieffer State Park. When we got there it was obvious that a lot of people were parking on the side of the road and not entering the park. We...More

Thank oxfordchic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is a must-spot along the Highway 1. If you can hit it right at Sunset you're guaranteed some magical light and true California coastline magic. The beach is a bit hard to find, but you can drive

Thank jessica k
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mochajenn
18 June 2018|
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Response from mmfm012016 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are any posted "official" trails down. Mike
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Kim G
6 April 2018|
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Response from Bill J | Reviewed this property |
The road is closed about 30 miles south of this park. I’d suggest if you still want to see Big Sur that you go south about 8 miles past the park to Nacemiento Road which is a gravel but decent road that crosses the mountain... More
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Kim G
18 February 2018|
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Response from Marlin M | Reviewed this property |
By then all road closures due to mud slides should be open again. Must see items along Big Sur. Elephant seals just north of Hearst Castle, well marked with signs. Julia Pfeffer Burns State Park. Walk to the ocean to see the... More
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