While most reviews are about the overlook of the beach waterfall, which is indeed spectacular, most of the Julian Pfeiffer Burns State Park is on the inland side of Hwy 1. The Ewoldsen loop trail, about 6-7 miles I think if you do the whole thing, is a moderately difficult loop hike for more experienced hikers. It is one of our favorite trails anywhere. You pass through several microclimates with totally different flora communities, which is really neat, and then at the top you reach a commanding view of the entire Bid Sur coastline. We don't usually see much wildlife on the trail, but the scenery totally makes up for it. It is the best trail we have experienced in Big Sur. I recommend arriving early, as this park is usually deserted before 10:00 am but starts getting busy around lunchtime and on.
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