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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

52801 California State Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
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US$680.00*
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Private Full-Day Trip Up Pacific Coast Highway with Pickup
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A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mcway falls” (159 reviews)
“state park” (91 reviews)
“short walk” (78 reviews)
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52801 California State Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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+1 831-667-2315
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"mcway falls"
in 159 reviews
"state park"
in 91 reviews
"short walk"
in 78 reviews
"ewoldsen trail"
in 36 reviews
"well worth the stop"
in 13 reviews
"easy walk"
in 32 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 30 reviews
"waterfall house"
in 11 reviews
"amazing views"
in 28 reviews
"julia pfeiffer"
in 19 reviews
"the cliff"
in 27 reviews
"small waterfall"
in 14 reviews
"redwood forest"
in 13 reviews
"along highway"
in 21 reviews
"enjoy the view"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 15 reviews
"great hike"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice short walk to waterfall which rather disappoints compared to the cliff and crags with the Pacific crashing against then. If you park then it’s a $10 fee many ignored this, shame as it supports the park maintenance.

Thank peakdistricttravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are the adventure type so maybe our expectations were set too high but this was such a disappointment. It was the latest little walk to see a waterfall. I have no idea why there are so many great reviews for it....More

1  Thank meganzimmer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so lucky to have been guided to this hidden gem of a beach. What an incredibly special place. Don't be alarmed by the road / trail. It is narrow, but worth it!

Thank MMcFadz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped at Julia Pfeiffer with friends on a beautiful February day. Parking is $10 and a short half mile walk leads you to the falls overlook. The path leads you through a tunnel under Hiway 1 then along a steep bluff....More

Thank LightFighter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth the drive. Beautiful scenery and places to stop along the way. Many places to camp and grab snacks.

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a long drive but so worthy and a small walk once there.This waterfall alongside the pacific ocean what a gift the eyes and the soul.

1  Thank Annelyse R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place to view the powerful Pacific surf of Big Sur. A gorgeous waterfall about 200 feet above the ocean cascades onto the beach. Wonderful photography spot. Obey the signs as this is a dangerous place for those who don’t heed warnings. Little children should...More

Thank Bill J
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The waterfall was lovely to watch falling on the beach. An absolutely stunning view from the cliffs that make this easy hike well worth it.

Thank ccoombs58
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

It is just a small walk, oh but what a view! The beach, the rocks, the Pacific Ocean and even a waterfall. If ever there was a postcard moment, then this is it. You will marvel at the view and wish that your "next house"...More

Thank gfund
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our drive to the park during a somewhat overcast day with sprinkles. Nevertheless the view was gorgeous as we lingered and took in the beautiful vista which included the waterfall.. Just beautiful—the air, the scenery and the drive to and from ....

1  Thank Silvertiger
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Kim G
6 April 2018|
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Response from Bill J | Reviewed this property |
The road is closed about 30 miles south of this park. I’d suggest if you still want to see Big Sur that you go south about 8 miles past the park to Nacemiento Road which is a gravel but decent road that crosses the mountain... More
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Kim G
18 February 2018|
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Response from Marlin M | Reviewed this property |
By then all road closures due to mud slides should be open again. Must see items along Big Sur. Elephant seals just north of Hearst Castle, well marked with signs. Julia Pfeffer Burns State Park. Walk to the ocean to see the... More
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Haleh C
26 December 2017|
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Response from Marlin M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about winter weather? Mid summer was ideal weather the two different times we visited.
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