Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
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A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.
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  • Yiyi W
    1 contribution
    Beware of snakes!!
    The scenery is very beautiful!!! But we came across a coral snake which is a venomous snake when we were walking along the road, and it was less than 1 meter away! We were so scared at that time so we didn't take a photo. But I am sure it is the same breed as the snake in the picture I found online. Just want to remind everyone to pay attention to the grass, it can be dangerous.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • TravelerCentralFLA
    Clermont, Florida1,332 contributions
    Wonderful State Park Along Big Sur
    Julie Pfeiffer Burns State Park is along Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast. It is a beautiful park set in the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific coastline. My family and I stopped and hiked here on our drive down Highway 1. It is a beautiful place and I recommend a visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Paul H
    36 contributions
    2023 warning: most of the trails are closed due to damage
    This was a great park in the past, but as of 2023 essentially all the trails are closed due to damage from last winter's rains. Right now, there is only one trail open, and even it is closed after just a short walk. Visit this in future years, but only after checking the web site to see which trails are open.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
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Paul H
36 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was a great park in the past, but as of 2023 essentially all the trails are closed due to damage from last winter's rains. Right now, there is only one trail open, and even it is closed after just a short walk. Visit this in future years, but only after checking the web site to see which trails are open.
Written 12 August 2023
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Honeylocket
Wales, UK126 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Idyllic beach- very narrow lanes to the beach. Not suitable for RV or trailer. Lovely walk through the trees to a white sandy beach ⛱
Written 21 July 2023
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA478 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Home to McWay Falls, the only waterfall that directly falls into the ocean. Tucked away into the mountains, great trails here along the creek with beautiful views of the ocean.
Written 17 June 2023
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,332 contributions
May 2023
Julie Pfeiffer Burns State Park is along Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast. It is a beautiful park set in the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific coastline. My family and I stopped and hiked here on our drive down Highway 1. It is a beautiful place and I recommend a visit.
Written 29 May 2023
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Yiyi W
1 contribution
May 2023
The scenery is very beautiful!!! But we came across a coral snake which is a venomous snake when we were walking along the road, and it was less than 1 meter away! We were so scared at that time so we didn't take a photo. But I am sure it is the same breed as the snake in the picture I found online. Just want to remind everyone to pay attention to the grass, it can be dangerous.
Written 26 May 2023
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TennisStar602
New Jersey618 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
A person must pay ten dollars ($10.00) to park at Julia Pfieffer Burns State Park, and then an individual must walk under a tunnel to a path which allows hikers to witness this beautiful waterfall. This waterfall is humble, but the views of it with the surrounding Pacific Ocean is breathtaking. The next door mountains are gigantic. There are awesome rock formations and a variety of unique plants. The access to go further down the hill is currently closed due to construction. I thought that the admission price was high due to the fact that the trail was curtailed, but the scenery was magnificent and it was totally worth my visit.
Written 29 October 2022
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Gloria H
6 contributions
Oct 2022
The waterfall is beautiful, we've seen it many times. We drove in, paid $10 to park, and then discovered that many of the areas are closed, including the restrooms. There's no trash removal either. Why the fee?
Written 22 October 2022
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David K
Mill Valley, CA2 contributions
Oct 2022
Pfeifer beach. Spectacular. Not croweded Oct 2022. Wind and waves! and the huge rock formations with holes through which one has waves coming in and views. A rare and delightful experience
Written 10 October 2022
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Nikko Gandia
Monterey, CA486 contributions
Aug 2022
mcway falls is a stop on my 1 day big sur road trip along the PCH/highway 1! i made a y0u tube video with tips and info you need to know about all 5 stops & 2 restaurants, so you can be prepared!

search "Nikko Gandia Travels" or find a link to my y0u tube on my profile.

all destinations have free parking options and are easily accessible to most and can be explored rather quickly.
Written 1 October 2022
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TedSeattle
Seattle31 contributions
Sept 2022
The view isn't bad, but nothing out of the ordinary for the region, and not worth the $10 parking fee or the hassle of negotiating the cramped, crowded parking area. There are plenty of spots along the highway that are easy to pull off onto where the views are better. Also, don't believe any website that says you can see redwoods here. There is only a short path to the shore, nothing more.
Written 12 September 2022
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