Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

4.6989 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8316672315
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Hotel, Outdoors, Garden, Park, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature

Visit Big Sur’s largest state park where the hiking trails bends through redwood groves. This hiking trail is said to be one of the popular trails and it takes you to a beautiful 60 feet waterfall named Pfeiffer Falls, hidden within the woods. The waterfall is usually visible during December to May. While in summer, the fog keeps the park covered till the midday.

Other than redwood, you can see conifers, oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, alders and willows in the park.

Things to see: Wildlife – gray squirrels, raccoons, skunks, black-tail deer, birds like ouzels and belted kingfishers.

Activities to do: Hiking the trail and camping along the Big Sur River. 

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Travel Tips

  • Sections of the camping ground is closed because some portions got damaged because of storms in December.
  • Wear layered clothes as the weather keeps changing.
  • All park features are protected by law and may not be disturbed. Stay on trails to avoid poison oak throughout the park.
  • Protect fish nests in the river; do not move rocks, branches or other materials.
  • Please do not feed wildlife.
  • Pets are not allowed to use trails, the river or natural areas.

Entrance Ticket Details For Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

  • Car parking : $10

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Hours

  • Open ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.

How to Reach Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

  • By car

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  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Address: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Contact Number: +1-8316672315
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Timing: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park(preferred time): 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 41.96% of people who visit Big Sur include Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in their plan

  • 68.97% of people start their Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

People normally club together The Esalen Institute and Bixby Creek Bridge while planning their visit to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Reviews & Ratings

  • Camping hair was really nice. Underneath the canopy of the redwoods. You can hear the stream running peacefully. This is a great place. The gorge is beautiful

  • Book early! Beautiful but very popular. The facilities are kept clean and the camp host was friendly. The restaurant at the lodge is convenient and great food.

  • Great campground in the Big Sur area. Close to Andrew Molera, Julia Pfeiffer, and many Big Sur attractions. Although the park does not have beach access, there are many woodland trails, a creek, and the park also has a lodge where you can get food and the campground has a small store for various camping and recreational supplies (they have inflatable rafts!). There are several day use areas with ball courts. The campground itself is not fancy but everything is function and restrooms are clean.

  • Neat clean some redwoods. Crystal clean water nice trails well marked fresh water available. Can picnic and cook

  • Be aware of posted trail closers on the state park website. Pfeiffer Falls trail is closed as of 2018 and 2019. There is also no beach access. This park is great for camping/ hiking/ picnicking.

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