Valley View Overlook

MODERATE 27 reviews

Valley View Overlook is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sur, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Take a nice hike through the redwoods to Pfeiffer Fall followed by a walk to a stunning view of the Big Sur valley below If you are going to hike only one trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, this trail should be it. It is only 0.7 miles through massive redwoods to beautiful Pfeifer Fall only 1 mile to the top of the valley view trail from the trailhead. Within an hour this hike will show you the redwood trees, falls, and vistas of Big Sur.

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9 days ago

Nice at the top

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2 months ago

Really nice trails, well cleared and well marked. Gorgeous waterfall and stunning views! (Edit - I believe it is closed now)

3 months ago

Trail closed 6/10/17

Left 4 stars because it's normally a great hike.

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6 months ago

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The uphill is a bit of a workout !! Mostly shaded and offers a cool overlook of the valley.

Friday, July 01, 2016

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sweet Jesus I wasn't ready for the steep incline. Heavy traffic in the beginning but thins out toward the top. It was hazy at the top but still beautiful nonetheless. FYI: You get cell phone reception at the sign.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

We did this hike along with Pfeiffer Falls and together I'd rate it 4/5. It was my first time in the Big Sur area so this was a good little introduction to the what was to come.

Visited May 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Wrong map for this trial

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Expected a better closer view but ok.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Not very difficult, some steep areas. Nice views.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Easy trail. Nice view, took no more than 20 minutes.