Pfeiffer State Park, Big Sur
Every cliched story you’ve heard about Big Sur is true. Majestic, wild and rugged, this is a place where mountains rise from the sea and redwoods tower towards the sky. I spent my time here hiking through forests and gazing out at endless horizons. Standing on the cliff edge I spotted whales spouting in the vast Pacific, while eagles circled the warm winds as I climbed through the valley. Pfeiffer State Park is the first entry point to Big Sur for those arriving from the north.
Here you can climb to waterfalls and epic viewpoints, camping alongside Big Sur river as it makes it’s way to the ocean. Follow a winding path to Pfeiffer Beach, and you’ll be greeted to a rocky and windy cove, with giant dunes and sand that glistens purple. Watching the sun set here is magical, and for many, this is just the beginning of the adventures.