Overlook Trail to McWay Falls and Saddle Rock

EASY 105 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
226 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.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Breath taken beautiful,easy walking in traffic.

walking
1 month 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
1 month ago

Stunning

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

The description reads true: This short hike will give you some of the most stunning views in all of Big Sur for the least amount of effort.

The views truly are spectacular, but this isn't a true "hike" at all. The view alone deserves 5 stars, but the "hike" wouldn't merit a rating.

hiking
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walking
7 months ago

wow just wow. This made my lucky number 50 of 50 waterfalls in 365 days wanderlust list. My husband found this one for me during the planning of an epic oregon-california road trip. It is quite beautiful given it dumps into the ocean one of only 3 i believe in the US. You cannot get to the beach or bottom of the falls. It is more a view from above and across . The views are postcard worthy. epic. flip flop type walk no special gear needed just some water.

7 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Very pretty falls. Water colors are brighter blue than expected. Could not hike the trail as state had closed the park for fire hazard.

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Short hike but is on everyone Instagram. When do ever see a waterfall that leads into the ocean

hiking
8 months ago

Short, easy walk. Overlook is well worth it!

9 months ago

Love this easy easy hike with great views. Limited parking and lots of people on the trail.