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Limekiln State Park

Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2403
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Two great small hikes in one place

There are two trails you can hike at Limekiln. My husband and I hiked both as they are both short... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norwalk, Connecticut
Favorite State park along the coast of California

Loved staying at this state park. We camped ocean side. We had the sound of the creek behind us... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Rita J
Jacksonville, Florida
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Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2403
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two trails you can hike at Limekiln. My husband and I hiked both as they are both short but this is a beautiful small redwood forest. The first trail we took led us to two beautiful little waterfalls. It was not a hike...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Loved staying at this state park. We camped ocean side. We had the sound of the creek behind us and the ocean to the side of us. It was heaven on earth. The rocks at the ocean were just dazzling. The camp hosts were very...More

Thank Rita J
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a excellent day hike to a a waterfall. Lush ferns, beautiful redwoods. Relatively easy hike. take water and snacks. Pack your trash back out.

Thank Kira O
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I would recommend getting there early, as the parking area is not at all large. It seemed like there were maybe a dozen parking spots for day visitors. The lot was full when we arrived, but we were told to try back in 45 minutes....More

2  Thank tangokilo12
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We made a quick stop at this park to hike to the waterfalls and visit their beach area. The hike to the falls with short but a lot of fun- crossing the stream at multiple locations, walking along logs- a lot of fun for kids....More

2  Thank sapoypato
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Lovely hike 10 miles south of McWay Falls [ entrance to the left]. $10 parking fee. Lots of camp ground by the creek. Rest room maintenance is very average. Falls hike is a little short of 2 miles amidst redwoods and either beside or on...More

3  Thank shruthi v
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Easy hikes to both the falls and kilns. Ground soft and spongy with lots of little river crossings. Impressive falls with beautiful pool at bottom. Beach attached to park also, with awesome views.

Thank VanessaB_107
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stopped at Limekiln State Park on our drive along the Coast. Its a pretty state park with a campground and nice beach area. Note: The park now is privately run. We have an annual state park pass which is supposed to be good for...More

2  Thank mini
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Parking lot is small and limited to how many people so we were lucky someone was leaving. Beautiful trail, creek and waterfall. Nice easy hike that's not too difficult.

1  Thank GreenGoddess777
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We went to see whales which was impossible given the rough seas, but the park is very nice and well maintained. We did go down a trail, got the name of a tree we had been wondering about and got to see an incredible bird...More

1  Thank lizSiouxFalls_SD
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We will be camping at Limekiln in mid-April this year. We have site 18, a redwoods site. Has anyone else camped there during the month of April? What was the weather like, both in the campground and on the beach?
26 January 2017|
Response from Vicki S | Reviewed this property |
If March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, you may have warm April weather. We just camped there last year and with a drought, the upper creek was loud and flowing. Site 18 is on the bluff above the creek and this... More
Carol A
are dogs allowed here?
30 August 2016|
Response from daytripsanddaydreams | Reviewed this property |
We saw a lot of the campers with dogs, however I don't believe they are allowed on the trails. Hope that helps!
Tallulah W
any recommendations for specific campsites for a 3 person tent, one vehicle? Thanks!
11 May 2016|
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Response from yiata | Reviewed this property |
We had a 5 person tent with minivan and were in one of the redwood sites (#19 ?) and were very happy with it. Nicely shaded and the sound of a bubbling creek to go to sleep by. That said, we'd like to try one of the creek... More