Pfeiffer Falls Trail

EASY 42 reviews

Pfeiffer Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile out and back trail located near Big Sur, CA that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

1.6 miles 487 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

2 days ago

Awesome hike to rejuvenate & get centered.

1 month ago

This is a pretty trail but when I went it had a lot of trash (be a Good Samaritan and pick some up peeps!!) The waterfall itself was smaller than I expected but it is still worth hiking to. This hike is a a decent uphill until you reach the trail head for the falls where it gets more downhill.

2 months ago

photo op.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with plenty of level ground and up hill climbing. Lots of wildlife and people so you are not alone on the trail. The water fall is decent however lots of bugs when you get there so it's hard to enjoy the falls for long. Parking in the hotel lot near the end was fine, they didn't tow us.

4 months ago

Short hike with beautiful view of falls.

hiking
4 months ago

For our first hike in Big Sur, myself and my wife thoroughly loved it an easy and enjoyable hike for two beginners

5 months ago

I'd call this a warm up hike. Wakes up your muscles and gets the blood flowing, but short enough to bring the whole family. Bring your camera! Beautiful waterfall and blue jays in the trees.

hiking
5 months ago

The falls were pretty underwhelming considering the work to hike the trail. The trail is heavily packed so don't be surprised if you brush up against other people when passing. Still glad I did it.

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
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hiking
7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Unfortunately this was more of our rest stop before we headed to 17-mile drive. We didn't get to fully explore, but it left a lasting impression!

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

I've done this hike twice, and both times I've enjoyed this quick short hike. The waterfall isn't no McWay Falls, but it's still a cute little waterfall. There wasn't many people on the trail when I went both times and once you're on top of the rock to get a better view, it's a good time to sit, take out some snacks, and have a little break. We also decided to do the Valley View Trail along with this hike to make it longer.

Visited May 2015 and December 2015

9 months ago

9 months ago

Wasn't to difficult and was well worth the ending! Easy in and out.. Lots of people and kids on the trail!

9 months ago

Short trail, but steeper than expected. The waterfall is a bit underwhelming.

hiking
9 months ago

nice semi easy hike. Beautiful camping by the river