McWay Falls

Big Sur, California 93920

McWay Falls

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"This is one of Big Sur’s shortest, most spectacular, and most popular trails. You’ll follow McWay Creek a half mile to the viewpoint atop an open bluff for stunning views of the cove and open coastline. Summer crowds are elbow to elbow along this heavily used trail."

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Coastal Trails of Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Linda and David Mullally
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"Only one word describes this short hike—surreal! You won’t believe how easy it is to walk to the only major waterfall in California that plunges into the Pacific Ocean." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"The signature waterfall on the Big Sur coast, given its superlative setting, McWay Falls will not disappoint." Read more

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Big Sur
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
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Dec 2018