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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. To visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and other attractions in Big Sur, use our Big Sur trip builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • This Park contains some lovely trails as well as huge redwood trees. Unfortunately the Park has suffered from recent fire damage and many trails are still closed. In addition, Highway 1 south of the P...  more »
  • nice spot.park across hwy. walk in for free. long hikes or short. all the way to beach, pass over a small stream, lots of shade trees views.  more »
  • We fell in love @the first glimpse of the craggy, unspoiled coastline. Rustic raw beauty&energy of the precious piece of land by the Pacific Ocean.  more »
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  • Park Aides are extremely nice and the views are incredible. A guy named Chris was extremely helpful with where our destination was. And also a woman at the kiosk was very helpful, nice and gave lots of information.
  • Fantastic, breathtaking scenery! Rugged rocks, waterfalls, beautiful views of water. Don't miss this, it is spectacular.
  • This place is beautiful! Accept for the traffic this place is very popular...
  • One of the most beautiful camp grounds on the west coast. Camp sites are along the winding river.
  • It is the best campground I have ever been to for the disabled, staff is very helpful.