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A view of McWay Waterfall

Hiking the McWay Waterfall Trail in Big Sur

Big Sur is a hiker’s paradise, offering a plethora of trails that boast stunning views of the rugged terrain and the Pacific Ocean. One of the most popular hikes in the region is the McWay Waterfall Trail. This relatively easy hike rewards hikers with an unforgettable view of McWay Falls, a picturesque 80-foot waterfall that flows directly into the ocean.

The McWay Waterfall Trail: A Short and Sweet Hike for All

The McWay Waterfall Trail is a 1/2 mile out-and-back hike that starts at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park parking lot. As you make your way down the path, you’ll be surrounded by lush vegetation, towering redwoods, and the sound of the nearby ocean. The highlight of the hike is, of course, the McWay Falls overlook, which offers an incredible view of the waterfall and the turquoise waters of the cove below. The trail is well-maintained and suitable for hikers of all skill levels, making it an excellent option for families and beginners.

Relax and Unwind at the Lodge

After a day of hiking, there’s nothing better than returning to a cozy and comfortable room at Carmel Valley Lodge. With premium provisions and cozy rooms, Carmel Valley Lodge is the perfect place to unwind and recharge after a day of outdoor adventure. You can relax by the pool, soak in the hot tub, or simply enjoy the serene surroundings of the Lodge. Additionally, the Lodge is just a short drive from Big Sur, making it a convenient base for hiking and exploring the region.

Comfortable Accommodations and Convenient Amenities

Carmel Valley Lodge offers a variety of room options to suit your needs, from cozy Standard Rooms to spacious Suites. We have decorated each room in a warm and inviting style, with comfortable furnishings and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. You can start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast, served in the Lodge’s cozy dining room.

Make Memories to Last a Lifetime

In conclusion, hiking the McWay Waterfall trail in Big Sur is a must-do, and we’d love to host your stay. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner, the beauty of Big Sur and the comfort of Carmel Valley Lodge will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. So, pack your hiking shoes and camera, and get ready to explore the stunning scenery of Big Sur when you book with us today.


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