The Pfeiffer Falls Trail was the most popular footpath in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Visitors loved the climb through the redwood canyon to see the falls’ white ribbons of water streaming from 60 feet above. But in 2008, the Basin Complex fire damaged the trail’s three bridges, cutting off hikers from the waterfall.
Your support helped create a temporary half-mile stretch to the falls and fund the initial planning for restoring the Pfeiffer Falls Trail. We’ve started to restore the lower section of the trail, closest to the visitor center.
We still need your gifts to help construct a footbridge, rebuild nearly 1 mile of trail, stabilize eroding hillsides and bring the public back to this ancient canyon forest. The park has multiple priorities and demands on its budget. Help from the League can be the difference between success — or continued trail closure. Please donate today.
How does trail construction protect the trees we love? Because experiencing a redwood grove in person connects us in a way that magazines and movies never can. They can’t capture the silence, the smell, the light and the thrill of looking up at a living giant. Being there among them changed our founders, it changed you, and it will change future generations.
What won’t help the redwoods is turning visitors away. They may never come back, and we lose our chance to show new people why these special places are worth saving.
Join the Team
We’re going to invite local high school and college students to assist the trail crews. But we need you to roll your sleeves up, too. Anything you can spare today — $10, $50, $500! — will go directly toward improving access to the beautiful Pfeiffer Falls Trail and amazing trails like it.
So when will Pfeiffer Falls Trail reopen? We have our best people working on it, starting with you.