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Limekiln State Park

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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+1 831-667-2403

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Two great small hikes in one place

There are two trails you can hike at Limekiln. My husband and I hiked both as they are both short but this is a beautiful small redwood forest. The first trail we took led us to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norwalk, Connecticut
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two trails you can hike at Limekiln. My husband and I hiked both as they are both short but this is a beautiful small redwood forest. The first trail we took led us to two beautiful little waterfalls. It was not a hike along a smooth easy path. We did have to climb over some fallen trees over... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Loved staying at this state park. We camped ocean side. We had the sound of the creek behind us and the ocean to the side of us. It was heaven on earth. The rocks at the ocean were just dazzling. The camp hosts were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Rita J
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a excellent day hike to a a waterfall. Lush ferns, beautiful redwoods. Relatively easy hike. take water and snacks. Pack your trash back out.

Thank Kira O
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I would recommend getting there early, as the parking area is not at all large. It seemed like there were maybe a dozen parking spots for day visitors. The lot was full when we arrived, but we were told to try back in 45 minutes. We were pleased to get a parking spot after passing the time. During our trip,... More 

2 Thank tangokilo12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We made a quick stop at this park to hike to the waterfalls and visit their beach area. The hike to the falls with short but a lot of fun- crossing the stream at multiple locations, walking along logs- a lot of fun for kids. The small beach area was nice with a great sunset.

2 Thank sapoypato
San Jose, United States
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Lovely hike 10 miles south of McWay Falls [ entrance to the left]. $10 parking fee. Lots of camp ground by the creek. Rest room maintenance is very average. Falls hike is a little short of 2 miles amidst redwoods and either beside or on the creek. There are not too many signs in the trail, but the path is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Easy hikes to both the falls and kilns. Ground soft and spongy with lots of little river crossings. Impressive falls with beautiful pool at bottom. Beach attached to park also, with awesome views.

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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

We stopped at Limekiln State Park on our drive along the Coast. Its a pretty state park with a campground and nice beach area. Note: The park now is privately run. We have an annual state park pass which is supposed to be good for the state parks; this park does not accept it.

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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Parking lot is small and limited to how many people so we were lucky someone was leaving. Beautiful trail, creek and waterfall. Nice easy hike that's not too difficult.

1 Thank GreenGoddess777
Sioux Falls, SD
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

We went to see whales which was impossible given the rough seas, but the park is very nice and well maintained. We did go down a trail, got the name of a tree we had been wondering about and got to see an incredible bird show out on the water.

1 Thank lizSiouxFalls_SD

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