Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park - A Quick Overview


Address: 47225 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, United States

Phone: +1-8316672315

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 05:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur

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 Information

  • 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.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Ticket Prices

  • Car parking : $10

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Opening and Closing Hours

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

How To reach Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park by Public Transport

  • By car

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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur Reviews

  • This place is a must visit. Located of the famed Pacific Coast Highway, the views are just spectacular. NOTE: Always check for road closures, in this area, due the recent mudslides. This is the only road here. Otherwise it's just the ocean drop on one side OR the mountains on the other. Lots of activities can be planned around this place. The popular one is to take the trail. After a brief walk through a tunnel like thing, there is a bifurcation. The left leads to a place above the falls. If you were wondering where the 'falls' are, relax!😊 You are just above it. However, the views from here are just as breathtakingly beautiful, if not more. After walking back you, will reach the place where you bifurcated. Now go over to the other side. Here is where the fun begins. After you cross a wooden bridge, or just before that, you will suddenly come across the falls when you turn to your left. You can either keep on taking photos or just soak it all in. There are few more activities you can do. Check out their official site.

  • Awesome place. Be careful at the beach - don't get too close to the waves. Keep safe distance. Loved this place.

  • Quite campground. The beach access was closed while i was visiting. That was disappointing. The purple sanded beaches are a world-wonder. The trails are kept in excellent shape. The CCC was there during my visit. #Impressed #CaliforniaStateParks

  • Amazing sunset, but very small area. Other than watching the sunset through the holes in the rocks in the water, there isn't much to do or see. Plus you have to pay a separate fee to get in.

  • Amazing Nice Place... a lot of Fun...Free Entry, Free road side Parking.... I Enjoyed the View...5 STARS👍👍👍

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