Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, California

What is the one picture perfect postcard from Big Sur? Without a doubt, McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park [52801 California State Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920]. Park along the side of the road for free and take the short, yet thoroughly breathtaking trail.

It’s a one way, no way to get lost. The reason this waterfall is so special is that it falls into the ocean, known as a tidefall. Steep jagged cliffs, turquoise water, and a coastal waterfall – this is a treasured overlook.

Don’t let the big view overtake you, remember to stop and smell the morning glories.

Saying goodbye to that coast would be hard, if we weren’t hiking right across the street. A much more challenging hike awaits, Ewoldsen Loop.

This path is 4.5 miles with a 1600 foot gain in elevation. Big Sur fog decided to roll in as we entered the woods creating an eerie scene.

Sometimes it was so dense, whatever was out in front of us simply disappeared. If you take the hike, fill me in.

When we reached the summit the fog lifted and revealed a far reaching view of the ocean, now turned silver.

Extraordinary how the day changes by the minute in this place.

This entry was posted in Big Sur. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply