Take in Iconic McWay Falls

Added by Stephen Bellrichard

This waterfall is one of the most recognizable images of Big Sur. It's a short (just over a half mile roundtrip) walk to get views of this 80 foot waterfall. Get your camera ready!

McWay Falls is one of the most iconic waterfalls in BIg Sur and can be seen from Highway 1. The trail to the falls is located in Julia Pfeiffer. For all of you history buffs, Mcway Falls is named after Christopher McWay, an early settler and farmer from New York who ventured west in the late 1800s.

To get there, from the parking lot, walk back towards Highway 1 and look for the sign to the Waterfall Trail. If you're parked in the additional parking lot, walk back toward the lot entrance. You'll head down some steps, follow a wide path and then pass through a tunnel under the highway. Along the path, there are several points to take in the falls. Depending on the time of year and day you go, they may be packed with photographers, so be patient.

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ūü•ČContributor

over 4 years ago

Photo Perfect

People ask me all the time if I took the picture on my screen saver and where it is- well that's it! Totally worth the stop on the trip to Big Sur- you can't go down to the beach, but it's a great place to get out of the car and stretch your legs and check out the scenic view while snapping some rad photos of below!

ūü•ą Contributor

over 4 years ago

Just wonderful.

There's a reason why so many people go here... BECAUSE IT ROCKS! Gorgeous views. A must stop if you are on Hwy 1

Unreal

Just go. It's worth the drive and windy roads. The adventure getting there is great. The falls and the cove are even better.

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