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Reviewed October 2, 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 day and we needed to get down Highway 1. The trails have many redwoods and other beautiful trees and is very shaded. The Kilns trail is easy to do, and if you read the history in the pamphlet you will be amazed they are still standing. The trail to the waterfalls was quite a bit harder, and there are several areas you have to cross creeks and climb over a redwood that had fallen down. But, the end result was stunning. Twin 100 ft waterfalls with water flowing over little dams. It was so peaceful and beautiful here. I wish we had more time to see the other trails. Wonderful State park.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 23, 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 20, 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 12, 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Manuel E
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Reviewed September 10, 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 very jealous of the people who were camping there. We first walked up to lime kilns which were a lovely walk and the redwoods were amazing to see. We then did the walk to the waterfall which was even more amazing! The path zig zags across the river and be prepared to walk and climb over logs and fallen trees - so much fun though! Another fantastic California state park!

Date of experience: August 2016
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