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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
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+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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The road was a little less crowded on a stormy day and although harder to see the scenery was spectacular. Found a completely hidden away trail right off the road. However, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pocatello, ID
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The road was a little less crowded on a stormy day and although harder to see the scenery was spectacular. Found a completely hidden away trail right off the road. However, the park itself was closed the day we were there and no signs telling us why.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't settle for that, park and take a short easy hike to get even better views of the falls. there are also other worthwhile hikes within the park

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Muncie, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a half day to spend before a flight home from a business trip and stopped by. Absolutely a favorite location of mine and I hope to return for a much longer stay in the future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect trail/hike combination to see spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean in the Big Sur area of Highway 1. It is an easy to challenging hike for families- there are some steep ascents, you gain about 1,600 feet. Be sure to bring water, the parking fee was $10. The hike to the McWay falls is paved and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach to walk along and take photos. It's small, and it was windy (January). The waves were violent, and the sand was purple.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is like something out of a dream... Hard to believe that the water is so blue... A must if you're in the Big Sur area!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State park to check out McWay Falls and hike the Ewoldsen trail. McWay Falls is beautiful, and there a short walk (not strenuous at all) to see a very different looking points. We then hiked the Ewoldsen trail and we are so happy we did! The trail is 6.2 miles and can be strenuous... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to JPB State Park 2 days before Christmas Day, around 8:30 a.m. There was no one there, we had the place to ourselves for almost an hour. It's possible to park along the road and take the stairs down to the coastal trail, or park inside the park ($10) and then take the underpass to the trail. The... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful state park on Hwy 1, past Nepenthe town. Main attraction is McWay Falls, which drops over a cliff into the Pacific Ocean. A short walk from the parking lot leads to fall overlook. In addition, there are other hikes here so one can easily spend a day in this park. Some hikes have trailhead through the mainn entrance while... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is absolutely incredible........when you get there. Try to avoid going near holidays at all costs. I would recommend going during a nuclear war or any other type of disaster that will keep people at home. This place is incredibly crowded. Traffic getting there is HORRIBLE. I'm talking like 5-15 mph at max. Once you get to the park,... More 

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