Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: State Route 1, Milepost 37 south (52.7 north), Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
  • 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 Opening and Closing 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

  • 95% of people who visit Big Sur include Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in their plan

  • 78.76% 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

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

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

People normally club together Point Lobos State Reserve And China Cove Gibson Beach and The Esalen Institute while planning their visit to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur Reviews

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  • 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.

  • Great place. Never pay a bit attention to this place, but this time out of curiosity, we stop and made a nice hiking down to the beach. The view is nice, there is a tunnel, leading to an isolated place. The path to the beach is also full of surprise. A lot of sea lions in the water. The road upwards is exhausting. Good for exercise.

  • Beautiful. Really nice staff. There are a few quick & easy trails. Such a magical place. There is a $10 parking fee that you use in other state parks for the day. You can bring your food and have a picnic.

  • If you go to Big Sur, I highly recommend coming to this waterfall. There is a pathway that is well marked and has side railing. It will lead to an area where you can overlook the beach and the falls. The party use to continue on, but do to rain it is closed as of April 2018.There parking lot on the east side and parking on the street in the West side.

  • Beautiful, easy to follow trails, helpful & friendly staff. The trail we did was super quick and easy. The drive down from Santa Cruz was along the coast and also beautiful.

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