Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur

4.3
#3 of 7 in Nature in Big Sur
Known for its redwood groves and nicknamed the "Mini Yosemite," Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park stretches for about 400 hectares (1,000 acres) along the Big Sur River. A popular hiking and camping destination, the park sits on the western slopes of the Santa Lucia Mountains, an area covered not only in old redwoods, but also oaks, sycamores, cottonwoods, maples, willows, and alders. The park shelters some of California's most diverse habitats, providing a home for varied wildlife that includes black-tail deer, raccoons, gray squirrels, water ouzels, and belter kingfishers. Explore this scenic area by tackling some of its trails, which snake their way along the Big Sur River and offer views of one of its rugged gorges. Make Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park a centerpiece of your Big Sur vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Big Sur trip builder .
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  • My friend told us to visits Julia Pfieffer park to see the falls and I didn’t pay attention- saw Big Sur Pfieffer state park and in we went. We left the hotel with the plan to just drive and see the c...  more »
  • This is one of the prettiest drives in all of the U.S. Hands down. First, give yourself plenty of time to drive from one end of Big Sur to the other, because it is looooong, wind-dy, and at times very...  more »
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