Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

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#State Park, #Beach, #Must See
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. Make Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park part of your personalized Big Sur itinerary using our Big Sur attractions planner .
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  • One of those epic postcard scenes of California that seem too good to be true. We were hoping for a longer hike leading to the vista, but it was more of a dirt path from the parking lot, under the hig...  more »
  • I always bring people visiting me up here to gaze at the wonderful scenery. I never took the time to explore the trails, mainly because it is impossible to park. Since the highway is still not open al...  more »
  • Mother Nature at her finest. I can't stress how much I wished we had more time to just stop stare, stop some more and just go with the flow. Allow lots of time to stop, enjoy and see the park at diffe...  more »
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