Limekiln Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 59 reviews
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Limekiln Creek Falls Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

6 days ago

Gorgeous forest views everywhere you looked. Lots of waterfalls and fun places to venture off to.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. A bit of rock climbing at the end to actually reach the pool at the falls. We did it though, kids, grandparents and all.

1 month ago

Nothing has yet to compare

2 months ago

3 months ago

My favorite short hike.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

Easy, touristy, pretty heavily trafficked even with the closures on the 1. Would be great for kids.

5 months ago

This one is easy. Good hike for a family.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Not sure why this is tagged as moderate, I saw pretty small children that managed just fine. What makes this hike so interesting is the history behind the limekilns that really brings the area to life. This is by a campground though so you have to walk through to get to the trailhead.

6 months ago

Pretty easy and VERY pretty. went in the winter so there weren't too many hikers, it was quiet and pleasant. the stream was lovely and the trees abundant and the kilns at the end are really very cool!!

hiking
7 months ago

A wonderful afternoon out with the family.
Trail traverses the creek up to the falls; constant flow from a spring.
BRING CASH! No ATM's!
Bring your camera!

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

My kids love this place so much we always stop by even if we are not specifically travelling to Big Sur. The trails are awesome well maintained, easy to navigate. When it rains the creek crossing are a little more difficult but some good hiking boots will do the trick. The summer I try to get a little wet under the waterfall. Just a great place... my friend calls it ewoks forest...

9 months ago

9 months 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.

9 months ago

You feel like you never want to leave.