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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Nice walking trails for the whole family.

We enjoyed the walking trails that were accessible for our 4 year old grandson. The amphitheater... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stunning area

As my partner has been here before he decided to drive me especially through here on the way from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“valley view” (51 reviews)
“state park” (47 reviews)
“buzzard's roost” (13 reviews)
47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed the walking trails that were accessible for our 4 year old grandson. The amphitheater adds a nice touch for performances.

1  Thank Laura49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As my partner has been here before he decided to drive me especially through here on the way from SF to LA, stopping at Monterey and passing through Carmel in order to enjoy such a beautiful view. It is stunning, although it reminds me of...More

1  Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving from the north down the PCH from the Carmel area and this was as far as we could go with the bridge out south of here. Still very much worth doing. I had heard about this area my whole life. This particular...More

Thank Terri C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice state park with many different hiking trails from easy to difficult. Staff personal very professional and courteous

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Sadly many of the trails are still closed due to the fire/landslide, but it is definitely still worth the drive! We hiked the valley view trail, with our nearly 3 year old daughter with no difficulty. It is a nice and easy hike to see...More

1  Thank Mdwaugh2001
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Although closed to drivers until repairs completed due to last seasons heavy rains and mudslides, when you can get to this area again don't miss it. The surf and rocks and the waves crashing on shore are dramatically elegant

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We were not impressed by this park. Obviously due to the fire and mudslides most of the park was closed but we found the parts that were open to be a bit dull. No real information from the rangers about what was open, poor signage...More

1  Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Big Sur is our favorite place in the world. Unfortunately, last summer it suffered a horrible man-caused fire. This year, a mudslide resulting from that fire cut off Highway 1 just beyond the entrance to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. We were so happy to...More

1  Thank Carole C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

we really enjoyed our stayed here. This place normally would have access to the beach, but because of all the rain(mud slides) there is areas that are being repaired and the access is closed or limited. This place has clean restrooms, mirrors, electrical outlets, sink,...More

3  Thank Bayunco
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Visited in July 2017 and due to the earlier landslides parts of the park were still closed. The part of Hwy 1 that was open still offered beautiful sights so it's well worth a visit if the weather is nice! We found a parking inside...More

Thank Hanna A
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25 September 2017|
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Response from Mdwaugh2001 | Reviewed this property |
The it depends completely on how often you stop at the scenic pullouts. Speed limit is a consistent 45 to 55 MPH, I would say 1.5 hours is a solid estimate with multiple stops to check out the views (fog dependent).
Wendy S
24 May 2017|
Response from janicealbert | Reviewed this property |
I would call the lodge. I doubt if the park is open but you could picnic nearby. The coast near Carmel is beautiful and not as difficult to reach as Big Sur.
Megan K
17 April 2017|
Response from Michelle R |
From the California Parks website: PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park continues to be closed due to the impact from the 2016 Soberanes Fire and damage from recent storms. BUZZARDS ROOST TRAIL is closed until further notice, however... More