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, Adventure, Fountain, Nature

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 Travel Tips

  • 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 Timings

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

How to Reach Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

  • By car from Hwy 1.

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  • 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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  • 84.28% 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

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

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 Reviews & Ratings

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  • Are there guided tours through the park for seniors who can't walk too far, or can we just drive through the park?

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    • I am not sure if there are guided tours of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. also, driving through the park may not be permitted. But, it is highly recommended that you confirm before visiting by calling on (831) 667-1112. 

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