Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 218 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 56 feet. The Campfire Center amphi theatre and the Big Sur Lodge hotel are near the trailhead. There are also parking, restrooms, and a restaurant.
Nature Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Nature Trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is a short, self- guiding trail that meanders through a variety of plant life native to the Big Sur area. The trail is just across the road from the Big Sur Lodge. The pastoral path parallels the park road and the Big Sur River through an oak woodland. The trail ends in a beautiful redwood grove. Interpretive leaflets available at the trailhead describe the surrounding trees, their effects, and uses."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes around Big Sur (Day Hike Books).
"This self-guided, 30-minute stroll through oak woodlands and a magnificent redwood forest is the perfect way to experience the park’s diverse plant life. Informative pamphlets at either end of the trail describe two of the five major resident plant communities."
--Analise Elliot Heid, Hiking & Backpacking: Big Sur (Wilderness Press).
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