Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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  • Address: State Route 1, Milepost 37 south (52.7 north), Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
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  • Timings: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8316672315
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Walking Area, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Fountain, Nature

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Review

This beautiful state park got its name from a pioneer woman of Big Sur, named Julia Pfeiffer Burns and it stretches along the coastline of Big Sur. Highlighted features of this park are the different types of trees like redwood, tan oak, madrone, chaparral that you get to see within it. Another important fact that makes this state park so popular among the tourists is its famous 80 feet high waterfall that clumsily falls on the granite cliffs and then free falls into the Pacific Ocean. That waterfall is famously known as McWay Falls. With a classic ‘postcard shot’, tree-topped rocks lying above the golden beach makes the perfect background scenery of the waterfall to take numerous snaps. So, while entering the state park, make sure you take a snap of this majestic waterfall.

There are many other activities you can do in this park. They are:

  • Whale watching – come in December or January and you get to see grey whales at the end of the Overlook trail.
  • Scuba diving.
  • Camping near McWay Fall.
  • Hiking McWay Waterfall trail.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Information

  • Wear layered clothes as weather keeps on changing.
  • Wear comfortable shoes if you are going for hiking.
  • Online reservation required 7 months in advance on the first day of the month.
  • Getting near the McWay Falls is not allowed.
  • McWay falls is open all the year around.

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Hours

  • Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

How To reach Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park by Public Transport

  • By car from Hwy 1.

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TripHobo Highlights for Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Address: State Route 1, Milepost 37 south (52.7 north), Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Contact Number: +1-8316672315
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Timing: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park(preferred time): 07:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park: 03:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Pfeiffer_Burns_State_Park
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Things to Know Before Visiting Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

  • 94.27% of people who visit Big Sur include Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in their plan

  • 71.75% of people start their Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur Reviews

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  • Very beautiful drive and beautiful park! A couple trails are inaccessible due to an old fire but you can still see the falls and walk down to the river and a creepy old wheelhouse. Definitely worth a stop, though 10$ is a little steep so make it worth while and visit some other parks that will accept the day pass as well. Also, make sure to get gas before driving on hwy 1! It's always over $5/gallon!!

  • My time here at Julia Pfeiffer Burns state park was very fun. I had a great time at this place. The spot in California is very pretty and I suggest coming here if you like this type of thing especially being outdoors. This day park has a lot of pretty views and places that you can go in it. I enjoyed coming here with my family because we like being outdoors and hiking. I would definitely come back here in the future and I hope you would consider coming to this wonderful place.

  • Inaccessible because of flood repairs. We only could go and take a look at the famous beach waterfall from high up (a very short less than five minute hike from the parking). All the trails leading inland were closed. Too bad, looked like a nice region to hike. Not cool: still asking a 10 dollars parking fee despite the closure of the trails. We turned around and parked along the street for free.

  • I expect when the park is fully open,Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is a gorgeous spot. But last weekend, with the majority of trails closed, parking limited, and the best trail accessible from highway one, save your money and park along the roadside if you can find a spot. We look forward to full access, when the park is restored.

  • Very pretty drive getting there from San Francisco but we did stop for gas and paid $6.59/gal. I would recommend getting gas before the drive on Hwy 1. Mcway Falls was very nice. A little crowded but not bad. You can park along the street and walk a short distance to see the falls.

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