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.
Create an itinerary including Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park reviews
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park was a pleasant experience. The nice walk to the beach gave us a look at a unique waterfall. It was not a big deal but the walk was short. more »
Most travelers stop here to see McWay Falls. It's a very pretty sight, but it's often crowded, and most of the trails near the parking area are closed due to fire damage, making for a rather quick... more »
Amazing Natural beauty 😍
Love the falls it was toobad. We couldnt walk all the way down it was Partially open so you could see but couldn't go to beach all the way. let's open these parks so we can see our beautiful outdoor stuff.
Plan your trip to Big Sur
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Big Sur
Side trips from Big Sur
Hidden gems in Big Sur
Nature in Big Sur
Nearby attractions in Big Sur
Trips to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park by other users
18 days in California BY A USER FROM ITALY Death Valley National Park Yosemite National Park Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park 21 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Los Angeles Death Valley National Park Yosemite National Park 15 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Los Angeles Santa Barbara Cambria 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park San Simeon Carmel 15 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES San Diego Cambria Carmel 10 days in Big Sur BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Rocky Creek Bridge Bixby Bridge Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park