Overlook Trail to McWay Falls and Saddle Rock

EASY 122 reviews

Overlook Trail to McWay Falls and Saddle Rock is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from September until December.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

This short hike will give you some of the most stunning views in all of Big Sur for the least amount of effort. The 1-mile out-and-back hike leads you to a trail on the cliffs along the coast. At the viewpoint you can see McWay Falls pouring down on the sandy beach below in McWay cove.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A real beauty, super short opportunity to see a beautiful little cove with a waterfall, with very little effort. If you’re looking for a nice hike with some distance, this isn’t it. But for gorgeous pictures and views, this one is hard to beat.

NOTE: Cell service along the PCH around Big Sur is basically nonexistent. Do all your research first, because your phone won’t help you with navigation in getting to the park.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Short trail but incredible end

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Super easy trail and short. Million dollar views, we couldn't take a bad picture.

hiking
3 months ago

Bucket List quality view. Must see.

4 months ago

Stunning views - very easy, recommend it after coming from Ewoldsen Trial

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7 months ago

Breath taken beautiful,easy walking in traffic.

walking
7 months ago

McWay Cove and McWay Falls are two of the most beautiful parts of the Big Sur Coast of California. Located along scenic Highway 1, it is worth getting out of your car and taking a look. You will never forget it.

walking
7 months ago

Stunning

hiking
7 months ago