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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur

#3 of 7 in Nature in Big Sur
State Park · Nature / Park
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 daughter and I and her 2 small children drove from Pacific Grove to Pfeiffer Beach. Beautiful coastal drive! There is a sign to turn for the beach, but is rather sharp and then it is a two mile...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to this State Park. Loved the redwoods. The employees were helpful and professional. It was the map the park disperses. It leaves a lot to be desired. Trails were not marked to....  more »

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