DestinationsBig SurMcWay Falls


Due to severe storm damage, Julia Pfeiffer Burns will be closed through May 31, 2019.  Please click here for updates.

McWay Falls is easily one of the most unique and majestic sights along California's coastline. The 80-foot waterfall is located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur and runs year-round. This rare fresh waterfall tumbles down a steep granite cliff into a picturesque cove and directly into the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can view the scenic fall from a 0.5 mile "Overlook Trail" easily accessible from the entrance gate of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park off of Highway 1.


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