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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Address: State Route 1, Milepost 37 south (52.7 north), Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: +1 831-667-2315
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A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is...

A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.

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This is a lovely park with hiking trails. We enjoyed walking through the tunnel to see the falls. Even though there were a lot of people there we did not feel crowded.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely park with hiking trails. We enjoyed walking through the tunnel to see the falls. Even though there were a lot of people there we did not feel crowded.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the McWay Falls hike as well as the longer one through redwood forests and around the canyon. Spectacular views and a wonderful experience.

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Virginia City, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even on a weekday in November ( Thanksgiving week) it was crazy busy. We parked on the road with the hundred other cars and had to be very careful crossing. The state park service really needs to figure something out for parking as it has become very dangerous for everyone along the highway here! That being said, the views here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Behold the majesty of McWay falls, located just off PCH. There's usually plenty of parking on the road, if you'd like to avoid the $10 parking fee. Up to the south of the falls is a trail into the campsite area that is absolutely worth the extra trek. Poke around the trees and you will find the most enchanting and... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, 8 of us walked around the state park. It was quite busy, but the view was absolutely stunning. We even saw dolphins as we were walking. Parking and rest rooms are sparse and what trail to take wasn't well marked either. However, it is worth figuring out.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

gorgeous sand, hidden beach. not too crowded, clean, unique beach. easy to walk and easy to get to, once you find the turnoff.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth it! beautiful views. Great hiking trails a taste of the beach and the redwoods. Would plan better next time to bring lunch and picnic in the park and do some longer trails.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to witness this state park in person. One of the most beautiful places I have visited. If you're in the area, you have to make the drive up the coast. Park your car and enjoy the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visiting here this summer. Big Sur had just opened after the massive fires. Smoke still in the air. An amazing trail hike along the cliff and down to the shore. Don't miss this highlight of the Cali coast.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We began our day by hiking the Ewoldsen Trail, located on the east side of Highway 1. It was a strenuous hike (we're in our 60s), but certainly doable and enjoyable. The view from the top ridge of the hike provides a spectacular view of the mountains and forests leading to the Pacific Ocean. Upon returning to the carpark, we... More 

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