For a pleasant
walk that the kids or those with limited athleticism can enjoy,
these Big Sur strolls are a great way to get a closeup look at
the natural surroundings.
PFEIFFER BURNS STATE PARK The Waterfall and Overlook
Trails offer stunning views of McWay Falls and the Saddle Rock
formation. This perfect little cove looks like the tropics with
its emerald waters and overhanging palm trees. This property was
gifted by Helen and Lathrop Brown to the state, in the name of
pioneer woman Julia Pfeiffer Burns. The gift included their home,
the Waterfall House, and the Saddle Rock Ranch acreage, reaching
north to Partington Cove and east to the ridge.
A level stroll
on well-maintained decomposed granite trail leads to the terrace
of the ruins of Waterfall House. Be prepared to dodge European
visitors on this trail the word must be out about its beauties.
While at Julia
Pfeiffer Burns, stroll back up the canyon to enjoy the redwoods,
streams and a series of small waterfalls along the streamside
trail. This is what paradise, Big Sur style, looks like!
STATE PARK This park has many lovely trails, both in
open meadows and along the river, for the leisurely enjoyment
of campers and visitors. There is an entrance fee.