Ridge Trail Panorama Trail Bluff Trail Loop Andrew Molera State Park Bluffs hike Beach Creamery Meadow Big Sur River California
Andrew Molera State Park's big loop trek centered over Ridge Trail, Panorama Trail, and Bluff Trail has about everything you could want in a Big Sur hike, including a redwood grove, an unspoiled beach, and lots of ocean views over a wild coastline. This is a hike for those who want to lose themselves in the majestic beautify of Big Sur. Ok, don't get lost, bring along these directions and... Read more.
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Tagged with · Andrew Molera State Park · Beaches · Big Sur · California State Parks · Ocean Views · Redwood Groves · Wildflowers
Distance: 8.7 miles · Elevation change: 1100 feet
By: Published: Last updated: August 27, 2019
Nature Trail Loop Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park California Nature Trail - River Path Loop Hike
You don't have to travel far beyond the entrance booth at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park to get an introduction to the area's plants and animals. That's because the easy-walk providing Nature Trail starts from a day use lot just inside the park. Two additional trails along the Big Sur River in this area can be combined with the Nature Trail to form short easy loops. The highlight of the hike... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 10, 2018
Valley View Trail Pfeiffer Falls Trail Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park California Valley Overlook Hike Pfeiffer Waterfall
The trails to Pfeiffer Falls and Valley View are a perfect fit for hikers who like to multi-task. The versatile hike in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has a bit of everything. See impressive redwood trees in a shaded canyon, examine colorful wildflowers on a sunny ridge, admire a charming waterfall, and gaze out from a vista point that looks all the way down the Big Sur River Valley to the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Big Sur · California State Parks · Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park · Redwood Groves · Waterfalls
Distance: 2.4 miles · Elevation change: 550 feet
By: Published: Last updated: July 27, 2021
Big Sur River Gorge Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park California Swimming Hole
Big Sur River Gorge is one of the big draws at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, facilitating a romp to a swimming hole in the wilds of Big Sur. An unmaintained trail connects the park's campground to a inviting pool of clear river water in a granite-walled gorge. Multiple river crossings along the way make for a rock-hopping hike of half a mile round trip. Persistent adventurers can continue... Read more.
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Tagged with · Big Sur · California State Parks · Creeks · Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park · Swimming Holes
Distance: 0.5 miles · Elevation change: 75 feet
By: Published: Last updated: September 5, 2018
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground Big Sur California Camping
For one of the quintessential camping experiences in Big Sur, pack your tent and head to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. The park is nestled in a verdant valley with campsites laid out beneath oak and redwood trees and along the banks of the charming Big Sur River. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park resides in the heart of Big Sur and the campground is surrounded by outdoor fun, both inside and... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 16, 2018
Camping Limekiln State Park Campground Big Sur California Limekiln Campground Redwood Campsites Ocean Campsites Limekiln SP
Limekiln State Park is located in Big Sur about halfway between Monterey and Morro Bay. The 716-acre park has one entrance along Highway One where you will find a 29-site campground. Some sites are nestled in a shaded redwood grove along Limekiln Creek while others are exposed to more sun and ocean views at the bottom of Limekiln Canyon. Campers have access to a small beach and nice short... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 16, 2018
Hare Creek Trail hike Limekiln Trail Limekiln Falls Trail waterfall hike Limekiln State Park Big Sur California Limekiln Creek Limekiln Canyon hiking trail
For pleasant hiking along creeks in canyons shaded by coast redwoods, you can't do much better than Limekiln State Park in Big Sur. A trio of short trails in the park provide variety and great scenery on a 2.65-mile round trip hike with 250 feet of elevation gain. Hare Creek Trail is a supremely peaceful creekside stroll, as is Limekiln Trail, which heads to historic lime kilns that the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Beaches · Big Sur · California State Parks · Creeks · Limekiln State Park · Redwood Groves · Waterfalls
Distance: 2.65 miles · Elevation change: 250 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 10, 2018
Canyon Falls Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Big Sur Hike Canyon Trail waterfall Canyon Falls Trail
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur has a word famous waterfall named McWay Falls, which tumbles off a coastal bluff straight into the Pacific Ocean in a display of unique natural beauty. The park has a second waterfall too, just inland from McWay Falls, with the more generic name of Canyon Falls. This lovely little waterfall can't rival McWay for postcard beauty, but the 0.9-mile... Read more.
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Tagged with · Big Sur · California State Parks · Closed · Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park · Redwood Groves · Waterfalls
Distance: 0.9 miles · Elevation change: 225 feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 9, 2019
Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery trail to Piedras Blancas Light Station hike Point Piedras Blancas Lighthouse San Simeon California Northern Elephant Seal Colony Big Sur
Very few places in nature would you feel comfortable getting up close to 5,000-pound animals. Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery is one of them. While visiting the seal colony, you can get up close to these impressive (and vocal) animals and observe them in their natural habitat. In addition to two quarter-mile long boardwalk trails, the rookery is also the starting point for a dirt... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: September 10, 2019
Oats Peak Trail Montaña de Oro State Park summit hike New Oats Peak Trail San Luis Obispo California
Oats Peak is the second highest summit in Montaña de Oro State Park, a full 26 feet taller than Valencia Peak, which is probably the park's favorite summit for hikers. Oats Peak is located a couple miles inland of Valencia Peak, sporting smaller ocean views and greater views over the Irish Hills, the canyons and ridges making up the interior of the Montaña de Oro State Park. A pair of... Read more.
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Tagged with · California State Parks · Free Trails · Irish Hills · Los Osos · Summits · Montaña de Oro State Park
Distance: 10.8 miles · Elevation change: 1325 feet
By: Published: Last updated: August 27, 2019

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