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Limekiln State Park

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Nice, Easy Forest Hike

This hike is only a half mile to the waterfall into the forest and back out. Short hike, easy, accessible, and very calming. Unfortunately, the waterfall was overhyped and not too... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This hike is only a half mile to the waterfall into the forest and back out. Short hike, easy, accessible, and very calming. Unfortunately, the waterfall was overhyped and not too impressive. The limekilns were neat to see as well, which is an additional half mile into the forest from the entrance.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

There are two short walks in the park. One takes to up to the old lime kilns through the Redwoods. The second walk takes you to a waterfall which is not very impressive. The walk to the waterfall is also more difficult.

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Chesterfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were visiting Big Sur Sept 15-17 and the fires were still burning on the East side of the mountain so most of the parks were still closed. We researched a bit more and took the 40 minute drive south and decided on trying this park. I was really happy we did. It was a moderate hike over small streams... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I really wanted to make time for this stop, with its 2 main trails to the limestone kilns and the falls. It is a State park with an entry fee, and limited parking. You walk through the campground to get to the trails. There are more trails around the Park, but we did only 2 as it was foggy that... More 

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Mission Viejo, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

When you want a break from the beach or the beautiful coastal views while exploring Big Sur, take a few hours to hike up through this lush forest to the waterfalls at Limekiln State Park. Great camping sites available too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Another California State Park gem with brooks and wildlife, dense forests and lovely trails. Beware park closings when wildfires rage, but if you can get it, it's another outdoor gem.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Limekiln State Park is a great place for a hike in the Redwoods. The are a couple of marked trails to the historic Kilns and to a nice waterfall. We hiked all the trails and hiked a total of about 5km.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were travelling down the Big Sur and were unsure if we would be able to visit any of State Parks we had originally planned to because of the fires. Limekiln State Park was the only park that was open on the day of our travel and we couldn't be happier that it was! It was incredible and we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the few locations that is still accessible while the Soberanes Fire is still burning. We did not get the opportunity to camp at the campground but looks really nice. Some spaces up in the Red woods and some down by the beach. The bathrooms were really clean and the camp host was very friendly. We only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Pay the entrance fee, enjoy the serenity of the beach and the waves and streams rolling over the rocks. Then get up and head into the woods and follow the footpath to find the waterfall. It is not paved and you will balance on logs, boards, roots, rocks, and wade through the water, so wear good hiking/swimming shoes but it... More 

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