Hiking in Big Sur/Ewoldsen loop
McWay Falls along Highway 1
Many people just pass by Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park along Highway 1. That is a big mistake. Besides taking a look at the McWay Falls this lovely loop hike passes through redwood trees and by crystal-clear streams.
Parking at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park by Highway 1
Length of Time
+/- 450 metres
Water along the way
Shoes to choose
The Ewoldsen loop hike starts right by the parking. After a few minutes you reach an area with some picnic tables.
The first part of the hike is flat and runs through the impressive redwood trees. After a couple of hundred metres the trail windles up through a canyon. It is an easy climb.
After a few kilometres along the trail you reach a bridge and the trail divides in two. You can follow either one since it is a loop. Following the path takes you up above the redwood trees with beautiful views of the Pacific ocean.
After coming back down to the parking, cross the Highway 1 and take a look at the McWay Falls.
You can also walk all the way down to the ocean.
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