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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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Glad We Came, Even Though Not All Was Open

It was a beautiful day to visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, so I'm glad we made the trip from... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
GraceMarieGMC
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NH
Hike up past the construction to the other side of highway 1! GPS Coordinates here!

If you are not staying at this park you must either pay $10 to park on-site or park on highway 1 on... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
blfranks
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Los Alamitos, California
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47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

It was a beautiful day to visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, so I'm glad we made the trip from Monterey. Much of the park was closed, but what we saw was so worthwhile. Would love to come back again when the park is back...More

1  Thank GraceMarieGMC
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

If you are not staying at this park you must either pay $10 to park on-site or park on highway 1 on the side of the road for free. Second, walk to campsite #31 and you will see signs for the hike. 36.241512, -121.773426 Third,...More

5  Thank blfranks
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Here are some pictures of the Community Bypass Trail that starts at campsite #31 and ends on the Highway just south of the bridge construction. It's a very pretty hike. Half a mile long, and all uphill. Not difficult, but be prepared for some exercise.

10  Thank LosAngelesTravelBug
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Due to the damage sustained from the last winter season, many areas of the park are closed off. We drove down from Monterey and stopped by for an impromptu visit. There were 3 trails open per the park ranger. Two of the trails ran parallel...More

2  Thank 0garibaldi0
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Fun place to explore. There are two short walks that allow dogs and the parking fee also covers parking for point lobos (no dogs allowed) Sadly, there was a rock slide that closed many points of the park so we were unable to go to...More

1  Thank Mallory J
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We spent the night at Big Sur and lined to go on a hike. Only few trails are open now. It was nice to take a walk there

Thank Iren L
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

A fantastic place to visit for nature and driving freaks, with an awesome drive along highway 1, has a slew of wonderful sites enroute to hang out with friends and family alike. The park itself is a campers delight with basic accommodation facilities for other...More

1  Thank bipsav
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This Park contains some lovely trails as well as huge redwood trees. Unfortunately the Park has suffered from recent fire damage and many trails are still closed. In addition, Highway 1 south of the Park is closed due to land slips so it can only...More

1  Thank Keianne13
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

nice spot.park across hwy. walk in for free. long hikes or short. all the way to beach, pass over a small stream, lots of shade trees views.

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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We fell in love @the first glimpse of the craggy, unspoiled coastline. Rustic raw beauty&energy of the precious piece of land by the Pacific Ocean.

1  Thank Svetlana H
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nancyzalzalah
22 July 2018|
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Response from julie248 | Reviewed this property |
It's the same.
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sweetjanetmama
9 March 2018|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
No. It is closed at Gorda until the end of the summer. You can only get to Big Sur from the north through Monterey.
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