“We’re thrilled to announce the reopening of the Pfeiffer Falls TrailBefore the 2008 Basin Complex Fire, this was one of the most popular trails in Big Sur — a destination for California tourists. With the trail’s many improvements completed, we’re happy to welcome visitors once again.” –Jim Doran
On June 18th, the Pfeiffer Falls Trail in Big Sur, California reopened for the first time since it was destroyed by a wildfire in 2008. The .75 mile trail is part of the 1.5 mile Valley Loop trail, is rated as easy, and features views of a waterfall. Located in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, the trails infrastructure was eradicated from the Basin Complex Fire in June of 2008. Further delays were caused by a wildfire, landslides, and a Highway 1 road closure in 2016. According to the Save The Redwoods League, the renovation cost $2 million, including replacing asphalt with a seventy-foot pedestrian bridge.