Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur

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Featuring forests, granite cliffs, 2,500-year-old sequoia trees, and a 24 m (80 ft) waterfall that drops into the Pacific, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park offers hiking, camping, and scuba diving. The camping areas overlook the ocean, providing opportunities for whale watching. See the remains of McWay house, dedicated to the memory of Julia Pfeiffer Burns--a famous rancher of Big Sur. If you wish to camp at the site, you'll have a picnic table, fire ring, and restrooms provided. Make sure you take water, firewood, and clothes for changeable weather. Make Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park part of your personalized Big Sur itinerary using our Big Sur attractions planner.
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  • Lovely walk to a beautiful view. This reminds me of Hawaii. The visitors' center is under construction and the parking lot is small. 
    Lovely walk to a beautiful view. This reminds me of Hawaii. The visitors' center is under construction and the parking lot is small.  more »
  • This is a really great place with great trails, trees, waterfalls, flowers, and beauty and good vibes in all directions! love this park! 
    This is a really great place with great trails, trees, waterfalls, flowers, and beauty and good vibes in all directions! love this park!  more »
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  • Amazing Natural beauty 😍
  • For the longest time I’ve wanted to drive down highway 1 on the California coast. This year we finally did drive down from Big Sur to Santa Barbara mostly one highway one stopping whenever and wherever we felt inspired. This park was one of our stops with information on the area and many hiking trails available

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