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Partington Cove, Big Sur

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
Partington Cove is located in Big Sur. Partington Cove is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Big Sur Edition.
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  • There is a trail if you cross the street in the opposite direction and head toward the red woods. You'll find yourself upon a cascading waterfall and magical vistas overlooking the rocks and streams o...  read more »
  • Glad we were able to find this place with the help of various web sites including TA. There are no indications what is down this dirt, winding road, other than the cattle fence. If you trek down, down...  read more »
  • Have to park the car on the side of the road on the right and pick up a trail of 800 meters. We were watching the road, don't we go down to the place because his car was packed and we don't like the idea of abandoning the vehicle with all the bags inside.
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  • Beautiful spot to watch the waves crashing against the rocks. An otter was hanging out with us riding the waves. Park on the side of the road, but be very careful of traffic. The trail down is short but steep.
  • Lovely place! please be aware of the warning signs and the waves.
  • Such Cool history! Worth the short hike !
  • Hidden Gem tucked away off the Cabrillo Highway. Pull over at the Tanbark Trail Trailhead and head down the (steep) Partington Cove trail. You'll cross a short bridge, then head through a very cool tunnel. At the end, you'll find a beautiful sheltered cove, home to a kelp forrest and strikingly blue water. Worth the hike.
  • Awesome views
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