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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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  • A short 1/4 mile walk to see this beautiful and amazing waterfall that flows down to the beach area. You can pay $10 to park and walk the trail to view the falls, or, a lot of people park on the side ...  more »
  • This is a lovely park with hiking trails. We enjoyed walking through the tunnel to see the falls. Even though there were a lot of people there we did not feel crowded. 
  • We did the McWay Falls hike as well as the longer one through redwood forests and around the canyon. Spectacular views and a wonderful experience.