We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

State Route 1, Milepost 37 south, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
Review Highlights

This is the last stop before road closures as of August 12, 2017 on the Big Sur Pacific coast drive... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
conni r
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Nature's Best and not to be missed

Words cannot explain how beautiful this state park really is. The waterfall that flows to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atherton, California
Read all 1,266 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
A breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean is the focal point of this park.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mcway falls” (157 reviews)
“state park” (88 reviews)
“short walk” (71 reviews)
State Route 1, Milepost 37 south, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2315
Write a Review
Reviews (1,266)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,009 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the last stop before road closures as of August 12, 2017 on the Big Sur Pacific coast drive coming from the north. The park was almost a ghost town and we had the place to ourselves. A ghost town I guess bc of...More

Thank conni r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Words cannot explain how beautiful this state park really is. The waterfall that flows to the beach is breathtaking and for those who have a hard time walking, it's really not a hard trek to get a wonderful view of it.

1  Thank CaliforniaMaryLouise
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park was closed and no signs were posted. We drove into the entrance of the park and the rangers told us at that point. We were disappointed for sure and told them that signs should have been posted way prior to entering the area....More

2  Thank Hotchx4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this place as part of our drive up the Big Sur. The view of the waterfall is great, but if you want to really enjoy the falls, you have to walk down the walkway down to the sandy beach below. The water crashes...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

People are always asking me: "Where is that Waterfall that falls on the beach?" The answer is: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Yo can't get there right now, the park is closed. Aside from that, it's on the south side of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge....More

8  Thank pirateed2017
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I'm always awed at the beautiful redwood trees and the Big Sue river that winds through this park but it's not as fun as it used to be now most of the trails are closed. If you want to slow down and chill at the...More

Thank H C
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Most of the park was closed due to the landslide. But, the park had a beautiful grove of Sequoia, so we walked around for a while here. I'm sure the rest of the park is beautiful when it is open.

5  Thank Becky H
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This campsite is perfect for anyone who wants to get out into nature for a few days! My favorite place to camp!

1  Thank mrs L
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a beautiful view! We only had time for the waterfall short walk. It is an easy walk (although the terrain is uneven and a sharp drop on one side; it is something most walkers though could handle). The place was PACKED! Like an...More

2  Thank SummerLove11
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (朱莉婭.菲佛.伯恩斯州立公園) is located between Big Sur and Mud Creek near mile marker 35.8 on the beautiful CA-1 coast highway (Highway 1). The 1,522 Hectare (3,762 acres) park was named after Julia Pfeiffer Burns (1868-1928), a local and legendary early pioneer...More

5  Thank jameshuang
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
2,716 reviews
10.38 km away
Sierra Mar
658 reviews
11.79 km away
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant
454 reviews
9.48 km away
Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant
744 reviews
12.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
McWay Falls
915 reviews
.03 km away
Coast Gallery Big Sur
85 reviews
7.49 km away
Partington Cove
63 reviews
2.65 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
17 July 2017|
Response from H C | Reviewed this property |
If this is your first time going, I think it would be a great stop. The views are beautiful by the coast. Just be mindful of the road closure on highway 1 and extra travel time. Personally, I'm not going back until they... More
Nikita C
20 April 2017|
Response from Remix0 |
Maybe a little too late but parking is limited but you can kind of park along the main road, highway 1 as well
Megan K
16 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Mfandml | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the answer to either question. The park has a relatively good website. I would look there to find out about the dog. The website may also have current information about closures due to fire or a phone... More