Julia Pfieffer Burns State Park

Julia Pfieffer Burns State Park is known for the iconic McWay Falls, which is the epitome of Big Sur promotional travel material. A short path leads to this extremely photogenic waterfall that is walked by nearly every traveler through Big Sur. This attraction is heaven for tripods and large SLRs! Here is a photo of my favorite shot of the post-sunset glow and some shots I took on a drive in the morning.

Post sunset glow at McWay Falls

Post sunset glow at McWay Falls

Big Sur Coastline

Big Sur Coastline

Also within Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is the Ewoldsen Trail which heads into the redwood-filled McWay Canyon and up a ridge to coastal views. Unfortunately, this trail remains closed due to the fires from alst summer. Hopefully the trail will be reopened soon so I can check it out on my next visit to Big Sur.

The final area of interest in Julia Pfieffer Burns is the Partington Cove walk a couple miles north of McWay Falls. Here is a rocky cove used as a loading point for tanbark at the turn of the nineteenth century that is reached via a 60 foot wooden tunnel. There is also a beach covered in a smooth boulders.

Sunset

Sunset

Tunnel to Partington Cove

Tunnel to Partington Cove

Partington Cove

Partington Cove

Partington Beach

Partington Beach

Famous Big Sur Coast

Famous Big Sur Coast

Iconic Bixby Bridge

Iconic Bixby Bridge

Coastal Bluffs

Coastal Bluffs

Bixby Bridge

Bixby Bridge

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