See my very positive review mistakenly posted for nearby Julia Pfeiffer State Park, which is also lovely.
We overnighted in Big Sur Lodge, in Big Sur State Park. Their rooms are actually cabins. They were okay, the price was not bad, but there was no TV, no Wi-fi, barely a cell signal, no breakfast included (but you could eat at the lodge). However, it was clean and comfortable, gave us a separate bedroom, and a kitchen. In... More
Pfeiffer Falls is nice and the hike to Valley View is also good. And don't forget to find the Colonial Redwood, the largest redwood in the park. What I liked most about this state park were the redwoods. You're surrounded by them almost the entire time you're there. They are magnificent
While in California, my boyfriend and I decided to explore through this park and it was worth it (and the money)! We packed a quick lunch and ate at one of the picnic tables by the creek - super relaxing and quiet! Once we ate we marveled at the MASSIVE redwoods surrounding the area while starting the hiking trail. We... More
We're not big hikers, but the trail to the falls was great. Some older folks we met along the way were a bit taxed by the climbs. Made us want to experience more. Will be back to explore next year!
Pfeiffer includes several easy hikes, all less than 1.5 miles. The waterfall hike is underwhelming - would skip it and do Buzzard's Roost instead. A bit steeper but great view and lots of redwoods to enjoy!
The hikes in Julia Pfeiffer Burns state park are more scenic. You will pay $10 for day parking at P Big Sur State Park. The Valley View overlook trail is short uphill climb to an overlook of a road. Skip it! Not very scenic! Hiking to the falls may be worth it, if you know ahead of time that it's... More
Might be the most scenic (if not hard to find) beach on the West Coast of the US. Utterly break taking scenery. It can get busy mid-day, so show up early if you dont want to wait in line for the little parking lot. Instead of stopping in the first 100 years of the beach, walk down a ways and... More
As we have learned on our XC trip many of the best places to camp with tents or RV's are in the state parks. Pfeiffer is one of the best and in the heart of Big Sur. Almost all camp sites are level. No electric hook-up but water and dump site are available. Five minute showers will cost you a... More
Big campsites, clean bathrooms, general store, wifi, showers, laundrey room, This campsite has everything you need. The only thing that was rough, was they charge ten dollars per extra car. The sites hold 8 people for tent camping. The surroundings are incredible, it my third favorite in Big Sir.
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