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Nice and calm route. there were some nice rock formations. i saw a bird.

Beautiful run, cheapest parking for the beach, as long as you don’t mind an 8 mi walk back to the car

Beautiful trail

Easy and relaxing loved it

Probably one of the most phenomenal views in the entire US.

Relaxed walk. Check the tide so you get there around low tide to take advantage of the tide pools.

Great Hike and views.

I Actually got my hiking partner and myself lost in these mountains... 12 miles later, feet bloody we made it back.

Very nice hike with a wonderful reward at the top.

Great trail with magnificent ocean view but there is no shade at all. There is $15 parking fee when you park Moro Canyon Trail as All Trail shows.
Drive to Crystal Cove Trail to avoid paying fee. It’s free there.

Good hiking trail for a moderate workout. I was expecting nicer views but not bad.

beautiful hike, hate that it is closed now!

2 months ago

So much fun!

2 months ago

My wife and I started our hike about 7:30am from the Ridge Park location in a counter- clockwise direction. Started out with a fairly cool temperature (65ish), but started to climb fairly quick, but a little more than half way thru our hike we we covered with shade and trees. It actually got a little chilly. Overall, we thought the hike was wonderful, but didn’t consider it a “Hard” Hike. I think it was more of a Moderate-Hard Hike. Next time we will migrate to the “Elevator” Trail for a more challenging Trail. A few hikers, a runner, and a few mountain-bikers were sharing the trail. Able to see Catalina Island today, and saw some indication (paw prints) of either Bobcat or Coyote. About a week before this trek, we saw a Coyote.

Breathtaking view especially at sunset. Of course a must on every drive down Hwy 1!

Peaceful and easy beach stroll!

Very short. $10 fee for parking if you park in the state park parking lot. And once you get to the walkway a large portion of it is closed off which was disappointing because it would be a much better view of the falls if we could go further out on the walkway/viewpoint. With that being said the portion of the walkway that was closed off did look very decrepit. But you’d think with the hundreds of dollars they make per day on parking alone that they’d fix the walkway of one of the most famous sights on Hwy 1 but I digress.
My suggestions would be to park along the highway to save the $10 (or pay and hope they fix the walkway at some point). I also think you may be able to see the falls from the Hwy just north of the parking lot. We missed it yesterday but are planning on stopping there today. It’s just a small turn out off the road but there were many people stopped there taking pictures back towards the direction of the falls.

3 months ago

Scenery: 3.5
Views: 4.5
Difficulty: 4
Crowds: 3
Shade: 2

My 1-5 Rating Scale Comparisons for above:
5 for Scenery; Mcway Falls Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
4.5 for Scenery: Berry Creek Falls Big Basin State Park
4 for Scenery: Steep Ravine Trail

5 for Views: Nimitz Trail Tilden Park
5 for Views: Ridge Trail San Bruno Mtn Park
4.5 for Views Montara Mtn Summit San Pedro County Park
4 for Views Rancho Canada Del Oro Bald Peaks trail

5 for Difficulty: Junipero Serra Peak
4 for Difficulty: Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

Wish fixing this trail was a priority. It is really a gem and I want to take my kids back.

Amazing view from the road! Unfortunately you can’t take the path all the way down right now but you can walk down a bit and get a different view! It’s easy to miss off the road but it’s across from be Julia Pfieffer State Park sign!

One of my favorite finds driving down Highway 1- the view is absolutely stunning. Wouldn’t consider this a hike since you can park on the side of the road and find a path off the highway to get a better view. You can still see the tiny waterfall from the side of the road should you not want to enter the park or take the path down from the highway (half of the trail is currently closed).

Beautiful & peaceful! And lunch @ the date shake shake a tasty bonus!

Honestly one of the best views of the whole coastal drive!!! So so so worth it! I would recommend it to anyone!

Great uphills.

One of the most amazing views in my life!

Love this trail- great hills for the hikers and plenty of running trails for the runners.

4 months ago

Great work out with some challenging inclines. Watch out for mountain bikers on the narrow fence line trail portion of the hike. Bring a hat and plenty of water.

Great view unfortunately only half of the trail is currently open.

4 months ago

Wonderful hike! Not too crowded and the trail was wide enough for bikers to easily pass. If it wasn't overcast, I'm sure the ocean views would have been amazing...I will have to come back again!

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