Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Currently Closed
  • Address: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, United States
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8316672315
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Car parking : $10

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

  • By car

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Big Sur before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Big Sur and book an accommodation of your choice.

  • 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
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Price: Free
  • 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
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
  • Website:
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch
  • 47.87% 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
  • This park was so nice. A perfect camp in the woods, with redwoods everywhere. We were unaware of how tight the roads and spots were for RV’s so that was tricky for our trailer but despite the trouble it was beautiful there. Please make sure your RV will fit on the roads and turns!

  • Inexpensive, big roomy lots. Didn't feel so close to neighbors. One of the showers spit out cold water, but worked the next day. They don't tell you about raccoons, they came through our camp one night. I would stay here again. Lots of room for your grill too.

  • Always a favorite to relax and unwind, I have moved almost 4 hours away and still find time every year to come back. This Park holds a special place in my heart because of the relaxing beauty. A few years ago, the state did a remodel and upgraded the old sites; sad to see the old stuff go, but for safety reasons it was necessary. The park still has great charm. Check with the park office in the beginning of summer and early spring, as there is a spawning area which is off-limits during certain dates to protect the fish.

  • Awesome place to stay, beautiful scenery and super clean. I wish the public bathrooms were a little nicer, huge ball of hair in the drain was a little offputting. Other than the bathrooms, this place is so amazing.

  • Awesome setting. There is a lot of people here, but the way sites are laid out makes it seem not crowded. Very beautiful. Close proximity to trails, beaches, some good dinning locations

Read all reviews