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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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Great place for an easy walk and scenery of trees and river...very well done, clean and fun...$ 10... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glendale, California
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Make sure you find the hiking trails!

We camped in November and almost missed out on a really fun hike to Buzzard's Roost. Thankfully a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for an easy walk and scenery of trees and river...very well done, clean and fun...$ 10 to park and good at other parks as well

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped in November and almost missed out on a really fun hike to Buzzard's Roost. Thankfully a passerby told us where the trail head was located otherwise ask the Park Ranger when you enter to find the exact location. It's a good 1.5 hour...More

Thank ihavetwins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such fun and relatively easy hikes to many different beautiful views! You could spend hours in this park and not get to see everything. Pack a lunch and plan to enjoy a breathtaking day in nature!

Thank Deonna2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pfeiffer is a very popular state park of CA and if you enjoy crisp air and ocean views, then I would definitely recommend taking a trip here. The waters are really blue and air is clean. Traveler Tip: Bring warm clothes and preferably gear that...More

1  Thank NeoNorth
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting! Big Sur is incredible! There are a ton of hiking trails but some of the trails are shut due to landslides.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This whole area is a must-see. Every vista is just beautiful. The waves crash along the rocks, there are places where you can hear the sea lions and see them if you have binoculars. The drive is slightly intimidating since there's only a small guardrail...More

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The highlight of this visit was to see some redwoods... and they have some nice ones. Not drives car thru size...but some at least 25 ft in diameter. Much of the park area is closed right now because of damage caused by mudslides and other...More

1  Thank OurDenverFamily
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We enjoyed the walking trails that were accessible for our 4 year old grandson. The amphitheater adds a nice touch for performances.

1  Thank Laura49
Reviewed 4 October 2017

As my partner has been here before he decided to drive me especially through here on the way from SF to LA, stopping at Monterey and passing through Carmel in order to enjoy such a beautiful view. It is stunning, although it reminds me of...More

1  Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were driving from the north down the PCH from the Carmel area and this was as far as we could go with the bridge out south of here. Still very much worth doing. I had heard about this area my whole life. This particular...More

Thank Terri C
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31 October 2017|
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Response from bipsav | Reviewed this property |
sure you can get there easily, no problems on that road
25 September 2017|
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Response from bipsav | Reviewed this property |
about 2-3 hours as you may like to stop on the way to take snaps and enjoy the nature
Wendy S
24 May 2017|
Response from janicealbert | Reviewed this property |
I would call the lodge. I doubt if the park is open but you could picnic nearby. The coast near Carmel is beautiful and not as difficult to reach as Big Sur.