8 a.m. to Sunset
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Statewide, many parks and beaches are temporarily closed or have very limited access to ensure Californians are abiding and practicing physical distancing. The goals are to make sure people are safe and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. To view the list of closures and what they mean to the public, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.
About Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
This state park is named after Julia Pfeiffer Burns, a well respected pioneer woman in the Big Sur country. The park stretches from the Big Sur coastline into nearby 3,000-foot ridges. It features redwood, tan oak, madrone, chaparral, and an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the ocean from the Overlook Trail. A panoramic view of the ocean and miles of rugged coastline is available from the higher elevations along the trails east of Highway 1.
CHECK CURRENT WEATHER
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised. In winter, overnight temperatures can range in the 30s-5os (Fahrenheit). Winter daytime temperatures can be low 50s-70s. In summer, overnight temperatures can range in the 50s-70s, with daytime temperatures typicallys in the 70s-80s. Summer mornings bring fog, which usually burns off by midday.
Near mile marker 35.8 on Highway 1, the park is 37 miles south of Carmel.
BIG SUR AREA STATE PARKS CAMPGROUND CLOSURES
BIG SUR AREA STATE PARKS TRAIL CLOSURES
PFEIFFER BIG SUR State Park: CLOSED TRAILS: Oak Grove, Pfeiffer Falls and Pine Ridge. OPEN TRAILS: Buzzard's Roost, Valley View, Liewald Flats, Mt. Manuel, River Path, Warden's Path and the Big Sur River Gorge.
More trail information at Pfeiffer Big Sur
BIG SUR STATION IS OPEN
Photograph courtesy of Sharon Pieniak