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#26 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Limekiln State Park

339 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Limekiln State Park, California? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 3 hard trails in Limekiln State Park ranging from 8.7 to 17.8 miles and from 13 to 5,157 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Enjoy the forests, beach, and waterfall at Limekiln State Park. This is a great place to stay and explore Big Sur. Camping is available for a fee. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park. There is a $10 daily use fee and parking is limited.

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Map of trails in Limekiln State Park
Park information
Acreage:
711 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
805-434-1996
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Limekiln Creek Falls Trail
Limekiln State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 47 m
This is a very scenic short trail system suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit. The trail requires scrambling over and under logs in a few places and crosses a steam multiple times with makeshift Show more
#2 - Hare Creek and Limekiln Trails
Limekiln State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(45)
Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Limekiln State Park is a 716-acre park along Highway 1, just south of the small settlement of Lucia in the Big Sur region. The park features a two-unit campground with a group of sites in the redwood Show more
#3 - Twin Peak and Cone Peak from Limekiln Campground
Limekiln State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(17)
Length: 17.8 mi • Est. 11 h 27 m
Twin Peak and Cone Peak from Limekiln Campground is a 17.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lucia, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The traiShow more
#4 - Twin Peak and Cone Peak Loop [CLOSED]
Limekiln State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(16)
Length: 17.3 mi • Est. 10 h 57 m
This is a gnarly cross-country route and should not be attempted by the general public. Novices routinely get in trouble out there, requiring search & rescue, spending unplanned nights outside and getShow more
#5 - Twin Peak [CLOSED]
Limekiln State Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(15)
Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 6 h 40 m
This is a gnarly cross-country route and should not be attempted by the general public. Novices routinely get in trouble out there, requiring search & rescue, spending unplanned nights outside and getShow more