Julia Pfeiffer
Burns State Park

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is a state park in California, 12 miles south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on California's Pacific coast. A main feature of the park is McWay Falls, which drops over a cliff of 80 feet (24 m) into the Pacific Ocean. The park is also home to 300-foot (90 m) redwoods which are over 2,500 years old. The park is named after Julia Pfeiffer Burns, a respected resident and rancher in the Big Sur region in the early 20th century, who lived in the area for much of her life until her death in 1928. The 3,762-acre (1,522 ha) park was established in 1962.
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OVERVIEW
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, in the middle of the Big Sur Pacific Coast of c…
GUIDE
Let’s face it – the big star of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is clearly McWay…
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The Tan Bark Trail starts in a coastal canyon and then ascends a steep hillside …
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If you’ve ever searched for images of Big Sur, you’ve seen McWay Falls – an almo…
PLACE
80 Foot Drop Directly to Sand Beach
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GUIDE
The hike follows McWay Creek through dense redwood groves until ascending into c…
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