San Francisco: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park Loop

Roam 5.1 miles among redwoods to a promontory 2,000 feet above the larger-than-life Big Sur coast.
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Roam 5.1 miles among redwoods to a promontory 2,000 feet above the larger-than-life Big Sur coast.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.1

Waypoints

JFB001

Location: 36.1767692565918, -121.692932128906

Trail starts on E side of CA 1

JFB002

Location: 36.1780967712402, -121.692497253418

R @ bridge

JFB003

Location: 36.1814117431641, -121.689628601074

R @ Tanbark Trail

JFB004

Location: 36.1868057250977, -121.672828674316

Cross creek to picnic bench

JFB005

Location: 36.180347442627, -121.677276611328

R @ 3-way

JFB006

Location: 36.1792869567871, -121.680061340332

L @ fire road

JFB007

Location: 36.1788215637207, -121.681198120117

Abandoned tin house and panoramic view of the Big Sur coastline

JFB008

Location: 36.1798324584961, -121.686080932617

Continue on fire road; look for whales, sea otters, and harbor
seals below

JFB009

Location: 36.1699485778809, -121.683464050293

R @ CA 1

JFB010

Location: 36.1697273254394, -121.684692382812

Vista on L side of CA 1; watch for seabirds, including brown pelicans, black cormorants, and black oyster catchers; return to trailhead