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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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Breathtaking Vistas

This park has it all for woods lovers. Easy hiking trails through redwood forests, more difficult... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim P
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Road there great views and walking.

One of our do before we die around the world, did not let us down. Would have been better if road... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margot P
,
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“valley view” (51 reviews)
“state park” (48 reviews)
“buzzard's roost” (14 reviews)
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47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9542
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This park has it all for woods lovers. Easy hiking trails through redwood forests, more difficult ones up to the ridgelines. The trip up to Buzzard's Roost is well worth the climb. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and shoreline.

Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our do before we die around the world, did not let us down. Would have been better if road to ragged point was open, but not to be. Not a long drive from Monterrey, worth a day trip for the winding road, cliff...More

Thank Margot P
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 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

1  Thank Jonathan M
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 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
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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

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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

1  Thank ihavetwins
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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
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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

6  Thank NeoNorth
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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
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sfreporter
8 February 2018|
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Response from Deonna2 | Reviewed this property |
Weather shouldn’t be too bad, a light sweater/hoodie should suffice. Sorry I can’t help with the poison oak question.
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Colliemo
31 October 2017|
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Response from bipsav | Reviewed this property |
sure you can get there easily, no problems on that road
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cjsteward
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
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