February 20, 2013

Big Sur Pfeiffer Burns State Park Overlook Trail

Location: 37 miles south of Carmel, CA
Distance: very easy 1 mile
Time of Year Best: year round

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is home of the beautiful 80 foot McWay Waterfall that can be viewed from the Overlook Trail.  There is camping above the cove. While driving, it is easy to drive past this cove and never knowing it was there.  For more accurate trip planning, the address of the parking area is: 65100 Cabrillo Highway (Highway One); Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park; Big Sur, CA 93920. You can either park in the official parking area and pay a day fee or park along Highway One for free.  The trail heads north of the cove offering expanding views of the coast and ocean.  The Overlook Trail to McWay Waterfall in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is awesome.