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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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Of all the state parks that you pass along the PCH, I'm not convinced this is the best of them. If... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jonathan M
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
via mobile
Autumn walking trails

Due to the Spring 2017 mudslides, the coast highway from Monterey to Big Sur had only just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bath, UK
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47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
+1 831-667-2315
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Of all the state parks that you pass along the PCH, I'm not convinced this is the best of them. If you're tight for time, stick with Point Lobos and other coastline parks. Pfeiffer Big Sur is big at 1000 acres, but only a small...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the Spring 2017 mudslides, the coast highway from Monterey to Big Sur had only just re-opened when we visited in October 2017. Due to a combination of the mudslides, earlier wildfire damage, and the high risk of current wildfires, a number of the...More

Thank Rosie008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can get lost here for hours .... and we did ! Download the All Trails app and it will show you some good local ones that aren’t easy to spot along 1. We also found some good trails by asking locals and rangers ....More

Thank Brandis P
Reviewed 20 November 2017 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 17 November 2017

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 15 November 2017 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 9 November 2017

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

4  Thank NeoNorth
Reviewed 8 November 2017 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

1  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
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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.