The Central Coast and Highway 1 are finally open again. What better way to celebrate than a trip to Big Sur? Limekiln State Park is a tiny slice of the California State Parks that should not be missed on this stretch of paradise.
It’s a small park and easily doable in a day, if you take it slow (or have kids), or in half a day if you hustle.
With less than five miles of trails at Limekiln State Park, you can see slices of California history right before your eyes.
Hike to Limekiln Falls, a majestic 100 foot-tall waterfall.
Hike to the limekilns where limestone was purified into lime for concrete.
Wander around the second-growth redwood forest, nearly depleted by limestone processing.
What to know about Limekiln Falls State Park
- Parks Management Company runs this state park. If you purchase a pass here, it is not eligible at any other California State Park, and vice versa. Your parks pass purchased elsewhere will not be valid here.
- Limekiln State Park is the ancestral homeland of the Salinan, Esselen, and Ohlone people.