A Guide to California's Big Sur

Along the Highway

Partington Canyon Trail (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park)

Partington Canyon Trail in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park begins on the west shoulder of Highway 1, at the north end of the highway bridge over Partington Canyon, about 1.9 miles (3km) north of the main entrance to this state park. It descends about 200 vertical feet (about 63 meters) to sea level at the western Partington Cove, then passes through a rock tunnel to reach the eastern Partington Cove at Partington Landing.

Tan Bark Trail begins on Highway 1's east shoulder at the south end of the highway bridge. Its 3.3 miles leads to Tin House.

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Highway 1 at Partington Canyon Trail