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Jul
23
2014

Carmel Bach Festival

Jul. 19-Aug. 2
The Carmel Bach Festival has a 75-year history of artistic excellence and community…more
Jul
23
2014

Feast of Lanterns

Jul. 23-Jul. 27
For over one hundred years the citizens of Pacific Grove have celebrated its…more
Jul
27
2014

Moss Landing Antique Fair

Jul. 27
Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world the last Sunday of July.…more
Aug
2
2014

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Aug. 2
The Salinas Valley Half Marathon begins at the historic Soledad Mission, established…more
Aug
11
2014

Monterey Auto Week

Aug. 11-Aug. 17
Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Auto Week and…more
Aug
12
2014

Concours On The Avenue

Aug. 12
Sixth Annual Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours On The Avenue......Carmel's world famous…more
Aug
14
2014

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Aug. 14-Aug. 17
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of Monterey…more
Aug
15
2014

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

Aug. 15
The colorful 20th Annual Pacific Grove Concourse Auto Rally will be held on Friday,…more
Aug
16
2014

Concorso Italiano

Aug. 16
A celebration of Italian style, featuring the most spectacular display of Italian…more
Aug
17
2014

Concours d'Elegance

Aug. 17
This spectacular event exhibits some of the most unique pre-war and post-war cars,…more
Aug
22
2014

Sand City West End Celebration

Aug. 22-Aug. 24
The streets of Sand City come alive for the West End Celebration! Sand City is…more
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Pfeiffer Falls, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Pfeiffer Falls, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park offers waterfalls, redwood groves, Big Sur hiking trails through oaks, conifers, sycamores, willows and many other trees, open meadows, and wildlife galore. It also holds some of the most popular Big Sur campsites. With its natural diversity, glorious landscapes and peaceful ambience, visitors have called Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park a "mini Yosemite." It's no wonder Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is one of Big Sur's greatest attractions.

Restoration of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is ongoing, and not all features may be open. Check the California State Parks web page on Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park before visiting to confirm current conditions.

Don't confuse this park with Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, which is twelve miles south.

Day Use

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park offers miles of Big Sur hiking trails, including a self-guided nature trail. Stop for lunch at a picnic area, or at the Big Sur Lodge Restaurant located within the park. The Big Sur River, which runs through the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, is a pleasant place for swimming. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park also has many nature programs; check to see if there are any guided hikes or other events scheduled.

Pfeiffer Big Sur Camping

Bring your tent and become one with nature during a Big Sur retreat at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Campsites lie along the beautiful Big Sur River and provide easy access to Big Sur hiking trails. Find both RV campsites and tent campsites at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park's campgrounds. All sites offer access to showers and bathrooms, and there is a convenience store nearby to serve all your needs.

The Pfeiffer Big Sur camping area is always popular, so be sure to make arrangements in advance. Camping reservations for Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park can be made online via Reserve America.

Big Sur Lodge

For those who prefer an indoor Big Sur lodging experience, Big Sur Lodge  is located within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Looking for a Big Sur cabin to stay in? The Big Sur Lodge's rustic cottages are a perfect environment within which to have an overnight park experience.

Meals at the Big Sur Lodge Restaurant are a great way to fuel up before a hike or recharge after a long day of exploring Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Forget some important supplies at home? Find them at the Big Sur Lodge General Store.

Hiking

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has hiking trails that vary drastically in difficulty and environment, from short, almost flat walks through shady redwood groves to strenuous sun-drenched hikes with over three thousand miles of elevation gain.

See the California State Parks online hiking trail map for more information. See hike number nine on our list of Top Ten Day Hikes in Monterey County for a detailed description of the Buzzard's Roost Trail loop, as well as information on which hiking trails are open during Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park's ongoing restoration.

Map and Directions

Follow Route 1 south from Carmel for 26 miles to reach Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.


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