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Nice little hike.

This is a nice 1/2 mile steep hike that leads to a pretty little rocky cove. No designated parking area, just park in the little scenic pull-off area and walk around the closed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is a nice 1/2 mile steep hike that leads to a pretty little rocky cove. No designated parking area, just park in the little scenic pull-off area and walk around the closed gate.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

To get to Partington Cove you have to walk downhill until you get to the big rocks where the rocks meet the ocean. You can sit on the rocks and watch the ocean, the waves, the clouds and the sky. You can hear the splash of the waves on the rocks and watch for whales or dolphins. You can put... More 

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USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

A lot of people park on Hwy 1 Shoulder to go here because accessible coastline isn't easy to find. I found the cove rocks hard to lie on. Worth seeing a couple times.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

To get to this you have to have pre-knowhow of the location and a bit of luck because the parking a just along the road and fills up fast. You hike down to the sea and in spring you can see killer wales if you bring your binoculars, if so you will get stuck for hours, we were amazed. Back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

While i did not hike ALL the trails, this is the best stop in Big Sur. Though there is no signage to this cover there is a clear path that is nice and wide. Still pretty good hiking as its at a steep incline. but the views are breath taking, the the constant and variable waves crashing provide a cool... More 

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Baton Rouge
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Big Sur has the best views in all of California. The area is huge & beautiful. We had spent the morning at Point Lobos & made the mandatory Bixby Bridge stop. The family got to vote on one more stop. The tunnel & rocks of Parting Cove sounded enthralling. The short tunnel was neat. However, the view at the bottom... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Fun place, a bit of a hike down but not too bad. My last name is Partington then you HAVE to go, right!!!! I found out about this place many years ago when reading a book. I checked it out and it was a real place so in 2014 I finally visited. It is hard to find as it has... More 

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Took this walk as a bit of a lark.Loved the vistas, then, on the way back, took a tail to the right.Enterered a tunnel, then walked to the end where there was a bench.Watched whales breaching for forty five minutes, breathtaking!

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santa cruz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

It's a great walk and...across the road from the trailhead are cliffs where Condors are often spied. Get out your binoculars and make a scan. They sometimes are even soaring over the road. What a thrill.

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Carmel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

Enjoyed the hike down to Partington Cove and the rocky beach area. Felt the beauty emanating from the stream, forest and ocean. Found this little hidden gem to be a zen like experience!

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