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Best trails in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ranging from 0.8 to 2.5 miles and from 216 to 613 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Three are many scenic trails in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Enjoy the wildlife and many different trees in the park. There is a $10 vehicle fee.
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Map of trails in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Park information
Acreage
1006 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
Mailing address
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Big Sur Lodge 47225 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
Contact
831-667-1112
Top trails (10)
#1 - Sykes Hot Springs via Pine Ridge Trail [CLOSED]
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Length: 19.5 mi • Est. 11 h 40 m
NOTE: As of June 2019, this trail and the hot springs are closed indefinitely. Please refer to Ca State Parks website for more information https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29841. Big Sur has many grShow more
#2 - Buzzards Roost Trail [CLOSED]
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#3 - Valley View Overlook [CLOSED]
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Take a nice hike through the redwoods to a stunning view of the Big Sur valley below. *Spur trail to the falls in closed- expected to reopen early 2019.Show more
#4 - Manuel Peak Trail [CLOSED]
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 12 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#5 - Pfeiffer Falls Trail [CLOSED]
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 50 m
Please note: the Pfeiffer Falls Trail remains closed. For most up-to-date information, please see official park website: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29841Show more
#6 - Big Sur Nature Trail [CLOSED]
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
Take a short walk along this nature trail to discover some of the native plants and wildlife that surrounds you. The terrain changes dramatically along the trail from bay laurel trees to oaks, to redShow more
#7 - Big Sur River Gorge Trail [CLOSED]
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#8 - Liewald Flat [CLOSED]
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 51 m
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355Show more
#9 - Big Sur Sykes Hot Springs Extended Loop [CLOSED]
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Length: 33.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
Please note the Pine Ridge Trail and several other trails remain closed in the area as of March 2019. Please see park's official site for the most-up-to-date information: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?pagShow more
#10 - Pine Ridge Trail to Post Creek Trail [CLOSED]
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
As of July 2019, the Pine Ridge Trail remains closed. Please see official park site for the most up-to-date information: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29841Show more