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Restoration of Popular Trail Under Way

Progress has started on rebuilding the Pfeiffer Falls Trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park!  In October we kicked off the rehabilitation of the Pfeiffer Falls Trail by tearing up and removing asphalt along 260 feet of the beginning of the trail, closest to the Visitor’s Center.  In 2008, the Pfeiffer Falls trail was destroyed by the Basin Complex fire, leaving its bridges, signs, and pathways burned and washed away. Because of state park budget issues, they were not able to rebuild the trail on their own. Since 2008, the League has been committed to redesigning and building the trail along with our partners, California State Parks and numerous contractors. It’s very exciting to see on-the-ground activity taking place after years of planning. Last month we pulled up 4,150 square feet of asphalt and concrete, and California Conservation Corps (CCC) crews went to work constructing a beautiful, natural dirt path. It’s a huge transformation, and this is just the beginning!

The Pfeiffer Falls trail will meander through a beautiful redwood forest and cross over Pfeiffer Redwood Creek with a new bridge.  Construction on this section of the Pfeiffer Falls trail will take place over the next year and a half, with plans to have the trail opened by Spring 2017 if our funding goal is reached. You can always help by donating today.

Next time you’re visiting Pfeiffer Big Sur state park, be sure to check out our progress on the Pfeiffer Falls trail and thank the excellent state parks staff for their amazing work and partnership!

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Building a Trail in Paradise


You’re closer to discovering our remote Shady Dell forest, home of the candelabra-shaped redwoods. Construction of the 2.3-mile trail will begin on June 15, 2015! The trail will feature about 50 feet of boardwalk, 231 steps, 30 feet of bridge, six interpretive signs, benches and a parking area. Construction is tentatively scheduled for completion by summer 2016. Want to help build the trail? Check out the opportunity at Coastwalk California. Meanwhile, you can help restore and protect this magical forest. Please donate today.