Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls Overlook Trail
Trailhead: East end of the lower parking lot
Length: Under one mile total
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Gentle
Terrain: Moderately FirmVaried surfaces, including hard, smooth asphalt and fine gravel; some boardwalk as you pass the falls.
DescriptionThe ramp to this trail is closed until further notice due to hazardous conditions caused by fire and mudslides. The mostly paved trail slopes slightly down, crosses McWay Creek on a wooden bridge (note the waterwheel, preserved from early settlement days), and travels to the west side of the highway through an eight-foot-wide culvert. From there it's cut into...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
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|California State Parks
|Big Sur Station #1, Big Sur
|A half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset
| On leash
Dogs are only allowed where vehicles can travel, and must be on a six-foot leash.
Did You Know?
The park is located on land that was originally called the Saddle Rock Ranch, because of the rock formation in McWay Cove that resembles a saddle.
Reviewed by Ann Sieck, January 24, 2009
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