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McWay Waterfall Trail - Big Sur Coastline, CA

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.67 miles
Trailhead Elevation 216 feet
Elevation Gain 25 feet
Accumulated Gain 50 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.92
Interest Ruins, Historic, Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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7  2016-02-13 Lucyan
208  2015-08-23
Big Sur Coastline CA Redux - August 2015
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151  2014-08-18
Big Sur Coastline - August 2014
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Preferred   Apr, Nov, Mar, Feb
Sun  6:42am - 4:59pm
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McWay Waterfall Trail - Big Sur Coastline is a 0.67 mile round trip hike with 50 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 33 miles south-southeast of Monterey California. The trailhead is car accessible. April and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Another icon of the Big Sur Coastline. If parking is full at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, there is an alternate approach. Continue south on Hwy 1 up out of the McWay Creek valley and through the rock cut curve. There is ample parking at a vista view on the west side of Hwy 1. Take the Fire Road west around the hill past the campground and top of McWay Falls until you circle back to the highway near the tunnel under pass for the trail.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    CA State Parks - Fee: typically $2-$15 per vehicle, view more information


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