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Limekiln State Park

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Address: Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: +1 831-667-2403

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Pretty Campground and Ocean Area - However Now Privately Run So State Park Pass Does Not Work

We stopped at Limekiln State Park on our drive along the Coast. Its a pretty state park with a campground and nice beach area. Note: The park now is privately run. We have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Limekiln State Park on our drive along the Coast. Its a pretty state park with a campground and nice beach area. Note: The park now is privately run. We have an annual state park pass which is supposed to be good for the state parks; this park does not accept it.

Thank mini
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking lot is small and limited to how many people so we were lucky someone was leaving. Beautiful trail, creek and waterfall. Nice easy hike that's not too difficult.

Thank GreenGoddess777
Sioux Falls, SD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see whales which was impossible given the rough seas, but the park is very nice and well maintained. We did go down a trail, got the name of a tree we had been wondering about and got to see an incredible bird show out on the water.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My niece and her guy got hitched in this magnificent setting, the tranquility, the energy and beauty made this one of the most magical weddings and moments - I will surely never forget.

Thank Debi A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This hike is only a half mile to the waterfall into the forest and back out. Short hike, easy, accessible, and very calming. Unfortunately, the waterfall was overhyped and not too impressive. The limekilns were neat to see as well, which is an additional half mile into the forest from the entrance.

Thank Jessica M
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

There are two short walks in the park. One takes to up to the old lime kilns through the Redwoods. The second walk takes you to a waterfall which is not very impressive. The walk to the waterfall is also more difficult.

Thank Cairokid
Chesterfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were visiting Big Sur Sept 15-17 and the fires were still burning on the East side of the mountain so most of the parks were still closed. We researched a bit more and took the 40 minute drive south and decided on trying this park. I was really happy we did. It was a moderate hike over small streams... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I really wanted to make time for this stop, with its 2 main trails to the limestone kilns and the falls. It is a State park with an entry fee, and limited parking. You walk through the campground to get to the trails. There are more trails around the Park, but we did only 2 as it was foggy that... More 

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Mission Viejo, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

When you want a break from the beach or the beautiful coastal views while exploring Big Sur, take a few hours to hike up through this lush forest to the waterfalls at Limekiln State Park. Great camping sites available too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Another California State Park gem with brooks and wildlife, dense forests and lovely trails. Beware park closings when wildfires rage, but if you can get it, it's another outdoor gem.

Thank PlatinumHoney

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