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Big Sur - 160,000 Acres of Wilderness and National Parks (United States)
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Country: United States
United States (12)
The Big Sur region is located between Los Angeles and San Francisco bay area and goes about 89 miles (143 km) along California Highway 1. It represents 160,000 acres (64750 hectare) of wilderness, ten national parks, hot springs, waterfalls and miles of solitude.
What Makes It Special
Spectacular vistas of the Pacific Ocean, waterfalls, redwoods and changing landscapes, hot springs which native Americans considered the source of healing. The Esalen Institute, a center of spiritual/ alternative thought studies was built near one of them.
Useful Visitor Information and Tips
Fall during the Indian summer is the best time to go. Plan two or three days just to get a feel of the place.One day must see McWay Waterfall Trail and the Ewoldsen Trail take you along the Big Sur Ocean coast and into a spectacular redwood forest with stream.
Tags: Big Sur; Califoria; Esalen Institute; hot springs; redwood; United States (4)