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Waterfall Overlook Trail

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An easy, flat trail to viewing platform for McWay Falls.


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Point to Point

236' 72 m

High

194' 59 m

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0' 0 m

Up

42' 13 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

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Description

The trail starts near the booth where you pay to park, which is directly across from the bathrooms. Begin by taking some stairs leading down from the road. Continue past another set of stairs that lead down to the Pelton Wheel. Walk underneath Highway 1 using the pedestrian underpass and turn right. Follow the trail to its end at the viewing platform.

If parking along Highway 1, you can access this trail by either walking into the park and accessing the trail as described above or by walking to a metal wire fence at the beginning of the trail leading to the campsites and turning right. This short connector trail leads to the waterfall trail.

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Land Manager: California State Parks

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Quin TCM

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The McWay Falls Viewpoint offers a beautiful look up the California Coast.
Mar 31, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
McWay Falls trickles from the hill below the Pacific Coast Highway.
Mar 31, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
McWay Waterfall Overlook Trail
Apr 7, 2015 near Carmel…, CA
Pedestrian tunnel along McWay Waterfall Overlook Trail
Apr 7, 2015 near Carmel…, CA
McWay Waterfall Overlook Trail viewing platform
Apr 7, 2015 near Carmel…, CA

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Jun 10, 2018
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May 28, 2018
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May 7, 2018
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