Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur

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Known for its redwood groves and nicknamed the "Mini Yosemite," Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park stretches for about 400 hectares (1,000 acres) along the Big Sur River. A popular hiking and camping destination, the park sits on the western slopes of the Santa Lucia Mountains, an area covered not only in old redwoods, but also oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, willows, and alders. The park shelters some of California's most diverse habitats, providing a home for varied wildlife that includes black-tail deer, raccoons, gray squirrels, water ouzels, and belter kingfishers. Explore this scenic area by tackling some of its trails, which snake their way along the Big Sur River and offer views of one of its rugged gorges. Make Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park a centerpiece of your Big Sur vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Big Sur trip builder .
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  • One of our do before we die around the world, did not let us down. Would have been better if road to ragged point was open, but not to be. Not a long drive from Monterrey, worth a day trip for the win...  more »
  • Of all the state parks that you pass along the PCH, I'm not convinced this is the best of them. If you're tight for time, stick with Point Lobos and other coastline parks. Pfeiffer Big Sur is big at 1...  more »
  • Due to the Spring 2017 mudslides, the coast highway from Monterey to Big Sur had only just re-opened when we visited in October 2017. Due to a combination of the mudslides, earlier wildfire damage, an...  more »
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