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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Featuring forests, granite cliffs, 2,500-year-old sequoia trees, and a 24 m (80 ft) waterfall that drops into the Pacific, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park offers hiking, camping, and scuba diving. The camping areas overlook the ocean, providing opportunities for whale watching. See the remains of McWay house, dedicated to the memory of Julia Pfeiffer Burns--a famous rancher of Big Sur. If you wish to camp at the site, you'll have a picnic table, fire ring, and restrooms provided. Make sure you take water, firewood, and clothes for changeable weather. A visit to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Big Sur vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • If you are looking for a place where to see the California sunset, this is the perfect place. Regardless of that point of california you are, without a doubt, worth make the journey to get here and be able to enjoy spectacular views of the California coast. Highly recommended.
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  • The road was a little less crowded on a stormy day and although harder to see the scenery was spectacular. Found a completely hidden away trail right off the road. However, the park itself was closed ...  more »
  • Don't settle for that, park and take a short easy hike to get even better views of the falls. there are also other worthwhile hikes within the park