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A short puffer of a hike with not to be missed awesomeness-Pros and Cons

One of the highlights of our venture out to Big Sur that we nearly missed! Pros- A good stretch... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Olympia, Washington
Beauty on the water

this is one of the most stunning locations on the California coast, a must to see and stay. Plenty... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Emma S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

One of the highlights of our venture out to Big Sur that we nearly missed! Pros- A good stretch of the legs. a well groomed trail that drops down from the highway to the cove. We were looking for something that could get us out...More

Thank ducklakedaniel
Reviewed 29 August 2017

this is one of the most stunning locations on the California coast, a must to see and stay. Plenty of camp grounds, cabins and beautiful scenery to enjoy for the whole family at reasonable fees

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I love the drive along the coast and this is one of my favorite views - so stunning and satisfying. I can't wait to go back, although we in the north will have to wait until the Pfeiffer Bridge is repaired.

Thank Jeanne R
Reviewed 6 January 2017

It is easy to miss the trail head so be on lookout for a green gate on the ocean side between Nepenthe and Julia Pfeiffer State park entrance. Cars parked alongside the highway are the best sign for this trail as there are no information...More

2  Thank Tulika_sac
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I went two days in a row. Earlier in the morning meant no people!! I sat for over an hour with this spectacular place all to myself watching otters hunt, eat, and interact. Simply amazing! The otters are well aware of people so be quite...More

1  Thank kendrardh
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The hike down the old road to the cove from Highway 1 is well worthwhile. While there is a climb coming back to the highway, it's an easy hike due to the steady grade of the old road, there are two places to view the...More

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 11 October 2016

There is a trail if you cross the street in the opposite direction and head toward the red woods. You'll find yourself upon a cascading waterfall and magical vistas overlooking the rocks and streams of the red woods.

Thank wanderenn
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Glad we were able to find this place with the help of various web sites including TA. There are no indications what is down this dirt, winding road, other than the cattle fence. If you trek down, down, down, down this road, remember you have...More

Thank tyspritey
Reviewed 8 June 2016

this one is easily missed! We passed by and saw many cars parking alongside the highway and there were no sign of any attractions but a path and people walking up. We asked and followed the directions as told. Walking all the way down and...More

Thank MenglembuMag
Reviewed 20 May 2016

First time hiking to Partington Cove and I enjoyed it. Fairly easy to find, just six miles past Nepenthe and pull off to the side of the road, you'll likely see a group of cars already parked by the trail entrance. No signs to indicate...More

2  Thank CAtraveler56
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8 May 2016|
Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the minister will need to be agile, there is a mile walk down a steep road. .. ...and the same walk up!