Photographs: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur, California
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ~ Big Sur, California – The Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, along Big Sur’s California coastline, provides an easy, short hike to stunningly beautiful panoramas, rocky cliffs, and even the McWay Falls cascading 80 feet to the beach below.
The park is named after Julia Pfeiffer Burns, a respected resident and rancher in the Big Sur region in the early 20th century, who lived in the area for much of her life until her death in 1928.
Access to the park is located on the east side of Highway One with the hiking trail crossing under the highway to steep Pacific cliffs and long-range panoramic views. The California State Parks use the honor system for its small daily usage fee to cover the cost of bathrooms, picnic areas, and the hiking trail.
Looking south from the trail and McWay Falls.
Looking north from the hiking trail.
More views north.