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Perfect hike / nature walk for those who aren't big hikers

About a 15-minute hike downhill from the highway, you can sit in a craggy cove and get sprayed by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Miriam E
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Southern Arava, Israel
Steep climb down to beautiful views

The entrance is not well marked. At mile marker 37.8, around a bend, you'll find a steep dirt trail... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AndiamoAMagna
,
Clinton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

About a 15-minute hike downhill from the highway, you can sit in a craggy cove and get sprayed by the crashing waves. It never gets old. Quiet, not overrun by visitors although we weren't alone. The hike back up is not overly exerting. Do bring...More

Thank Miriam E
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The entrance is not well marked. At mile marker 37.8, around a bend, you'll find a steep dirt trail leading to a tunnel. Through the tunnel, there will be a small path to an outlay of rocks and beautiful views of a secluded cove. The...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Much of the PCH1 Big Sur route clings to the North American Plate as it sits atop the Pacific Plate. This is why the mountains appear to rise out of the sea, and the road is a ribbon hundreds of feet above the surf. Partington...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a trail that follows Partington Creek upstream, east of Highway 1 that is worth your hiking time. But of course the main attraction is the downstream, coast side trail that takes you steeply down from the parking on the side of Highway 1,...More

Thank CTBCalifornia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Julia Pfeiffer Burns state park does not have a sign when you technically enter it from the North. The only sign that exists, appears when you are closer to McWay Falls, which in my opinion is overrated; too many tourists, and part of the trail...More

Thank tennisfurby
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

While the hike itself was beautiful and enjoyable we came back to our rental car to find the passenger window smashed in and a few things taken including my purse which had my keys in it. We were gone at most a half hour. We...More

5  Thank Megan D
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

It's a good hike to the bottom...and so worth it. The tunnel and cove were great places for photos. Nice little waterfall where we saw hummingbirds and lots of butterflies.

Thank Debaroo2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The hike/spot is now on Google Maps but there is no marker on the highway except for the appearance of cars parked along the road. The hike is a short .5 mile hike down a steep path, make a right at the first fork then...More

1  Thank TheBoilerDude
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

This place is a little obscure, and I imagine it doesn't get factored into a lot of people's Big Sur itineraries, but that would be a mistake. This is a gorgeous little spot after a cool hike that surrounds you by cliffs (small mountains?) on...More

Thank underrugswept
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

One of the highlights of our venture out to Big Sur that we nearly missed! Pros- A good stretch of the legs. a well groomed trail that drops down from the highway to the cove. We were looking for something that could get us out...More

3  Thank ducklakedaniel
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shireenbean
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the minister will need to be agile, there is a mile walk down a steep road. .. ...and the same walk up!
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