Limekiln Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Limekiln Creek Falls Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

0.9 miles 240 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Waterfall Trail is a 1.3 mile out and back trail located near Big Sur, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

8 days ago

This trail is gorgeous and the falls are a nice payoff. The shaded trail is very well maintained except for several creek crossings that relied on branches and debris to stay dry. I actually enjoyed the crossings but for those who need a stable crossing it would not enjoy. I wish it were a bit longer but enjoyed immensely.

You feel like you never want to leave.

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2 months ago

3 months ago

great trail, our kids enjoyed short and enjoyable with a beautiful waterfall

4 months ago

so beautiful. can't wait to go again

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful

5 months ago

Beautiful, easy hike with some creek crossing.

hiking
6 months ago

Great little trek. Not to much hiking more of a stroll to the limekilns and then climbing around trees to see the falls.

6 months ago

This is an excellent hike for kids. Nice adventure and no too far to hike. There is another trail that's 1 mike up to the vista that overlooks the ocean. It's beautiful up there. I would recommend water shoes for the falls.

7 months ago

Great hike for the family and young kids!

walking
8 months ago

Great and short. May have to climb but will cross streams so might as well get wet. Thn there is a beach.

9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Really simple hike. A few trees that had fallen were blocking the trail but we're very easy to get around. There are some really awesome places to take waterfall and stream photographs.
The one tiny thing that wasn't good was the parking. There's very limited parking but there are a lot of camping spots if that's what you're going for.

hiking
1 year ago

Excellent short and rewarding hike. Beautiful forest and stream atmosphere that leads to a pretty waterfall what else one can ask for. Most recommended for a short trip while traveling on highway 1.

hiking
1 year ago

More like a walk than a hike but very pretty! There are 3 short hikes in this area from the start of the trailhead and they are all worth doing for the scenery.

1 year ago

This in and out hike might be small, but what it lacks for in length it makes up for in beauty! Amazing trail!!!

1 year ago

I love this place, it's beautiful. the trail are easy. I would highly recommend this place. I camped at this location for 3 night in April and it was cold at night.

hiking
2 years ago

short hike with lots of creek crossing but was fun and can't wait to go back!

hiking
2 years ago

Lush, beautiful, well maintained trails. Easy hike, great for families with children.