One Day Must See Hikes

If you only have a single day to drive along Highway 1 and do a little hiking, these two trails are a great place to start. McWay Waterfall Trail quickly take you to arguably the most dramatic lookout along the Big Sur coast, and the Ewoldsen Trail takes you into a lush redwood forest with stream. And as a bonus, they both start from the same parking lot.

McWay Waterfall Trail

Introduction Although the shortest trail in the HikingInBigSur.com collection, McWay Falls should be (and likely is) seen by every traveller along Highway 1. The trail is located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and provides both southern and northern Coastal views. If there is a single most popular image of Big Sur, it is probably …

Ewoldsen Trail / Canyon Trail

Hike Facts: • Length: 4.5 miles • Type: Loop • Difficulty: Easy to hard • Path: Good to tricky • Elev. Gain: 1,600 feet • Parking Fee: Yes • Restrooms: Yes Introduction The wonderful thing about the Ewoldsen trail is that it offers a highly scenic sampling of what you find with most Big Sur …