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Limekiln State Park

Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2403
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Easy-going trails, basically all trees, many nice waterfalls.

I did a day-hike here with my friend on our weekend road-trip to Big Sur over Christmas time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kavi T
This place has eveerything-Pros and Cons

There is only so much time to explore the wonders of Big Sur. We had to prioritize our time and... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Olympia, Washington
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“lime kilns” (24 reviews)
“state park” (32 reviews)
Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2403
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I did a day-hike here with my friend on our weekend road-trip to Big Sur over Christmas time. Thoroughly enjoyed the trail, felt like I am in fairy tale like forest. I got a couple of good shots of the water fall. The trails were...More

Thank Kavi T
Reviewed 17 December 2017

There is only so much time to explore the wonders of Big Sur. We had to prioritize our time and with some other hikes closed this was on the top. We were not disappointed. Pros- This is a place with everything. We started out with...More

1  Thank ducklakedaniel
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The variety of scenery is second to none. Rivers, waterfall and beach can all be seen if you visit this park. The hike is has a nice path and is not challenging.

Thank mcatolos
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a rugged hike that takes off from a campground. There are several stream crossings across slippery planks - was wishing I had my hiking poles - but it was worth it to get to the falls

Thank triptipper_7
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to see 11 miles of Highway 1 from Gorda to Limekiln there is a way if you're willing! Take Nacimiento-Fergussen Road out of Bradley, California. This road takes you through Fort Hunter Liggett who did not require ID on this trip, but...More

3  Thank tammythetypist
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Both ways into Big Sur were closed due to the landslides so we had to drive through Hunter Liggett this road is very curvy. We took our 24 foot Coachmen and would not drive it with an RV again. Cars and trucks are good just...More

1  Thank manyachoboian
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

One of our most favorite places now out of the many parks we've visited throughout the US... this place has such beauty and magic that words can not describe!! 🌲🌊☘️

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This hike was about 10 minutes from Treebones Resort. Highway 1 is closed both north and south so we were lucky to have this gem available when we visited Big Sur. It is an easy hike, $10 to pay at the check in booth and...More

1  Thank adventureawaits533
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The park was in great shape, post crazy winter. Where trails have been altered do to the winter, both park staff and those using the trails have created safe crossings in order to make the trail passable by all

2  Thank Dave L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Nice hike that is pretty easy with a beautiful path - cool to see the actual lime kilns too! Easy parking and a great little beach area under the bridge for a picnic.

Thank mangio12
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5 January 2018|
Response from tammythetypist | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve online or call 800-444-7275. I would say minimum of three months ahead maybe earlier than that. It is a cozy small campground. But there are many state campgrounds in this region
Lisa R
15 October 2017|
Response from tammythetypist | Reviewed this property |
There were additional (6) parking spots in front of the shower area. It would be best to call the campground, because there is definitely no parking on highway 1 or anywhere outside of the campground close by.
26 January 2017|
Response from Vicki S | Reviewed this property |
If March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, you may have warm April weather. We just camped there last year and with a drought, the upper creek was loud and flowing. Site 18 is on the bluff above the creek and this... More