Big Sur Hiking will bring you endless coastal views of the Pacific edged with redwoods juxtaposed against agave’s and desert flora. Over a short weekend getaway on the way to San Francisco, we stayed at the Kirk Creek Campground, a beautiful and cheap campground on a cliff overlooking the ocean. We totally lucked out when we went, being in the middle of the peak tourist season we came early enough to snag one of their few walk-up spots available. The camp host is an absolute doll, and I think she even allows tent camping on her own site when the camp is full. There are bathrooms on site, but nothing else as far as facilities provided. The one downside is the amount of poison oak you’ll run into (not only in the camp area but all of Big Sur), but if you know what to look for its easy to avoid. I would be wary with children.
Over the weekend we tackled one major area on our Big Sur hiking checklist: the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. We got lost exploring the Ewoldsen loop and marveled in the beauty of Sand Dollar Beach and the waterfall outlook.
Big Sur hiking was so beautiful, we went back about a month later with friends.