"Castro Canyon Waterfall"

Big Sur / Monterey County, California, USA

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Castro Canyon Waterfall

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INTRODUCTION

"Castro Canyon Waterfall" is a name I'm making up for this surprise waterfall.

It's actually on the Deetjen's Big Sur Inn property, but you can see the lower part of the falls from the Castro Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 right next to the property. There's also a tiny upper waterfall, which you can see from the small bridge next to the Castro Canyon Room within the property.

We don't know how long the creek in Castro Canyon lasts considering we saw this falls during Spring in a year when the area had been battered by heavy rains all Winter long. But we figured we mind as well include it on the website since it certainly did look like a legitimate waterfall as far as we were concerned.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Beautiful sunsets are not unusual along the Big Sur CoastBeautiful sunsets are not unusual along the Big Sur Coast
Further north of Deetjens towards Carmel was the so-called 17-mile drive near the famous Pebble Beach golf course. A highlight of the drive was the Lone Cypress shown hereFurther north of Deetjens towards Carmel was the so-called 17-mile drive near the famous Pebble Beach golf course. A highlight of the drive was the Lone Cypress shown here
Deetjens was in the midst of Big Sur right next to the Hwy 1, which itself meandered along the dramatic coastline of Big Sur as shown hereDeetjens was in the midst of Big Sur right next to the Hwy 1, which itself meandered along the dramatic coastline of Big Sur as shown here
The tiny upper waterfall and streamThe tiny upper waterfall and stream

Castro Canyon Room fronting the upper waterfallCastro Canyon Room fronting the upper waterfall

Hwy 1 passing by Deetjen'sHwy 1 passing by Deetjen's


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS


Bottom up sweep of the longer, taller lower cascades from the Hwy 1 bridge


Bottom up sweep of the upper waterfall from within the Deetjen's Big Sur Inn


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Deetjen's Big Sur Inn (where you can find Castro Canyon's stream) is along Hwy 1 about 7.5 miles north of the turnoff for Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (where you can find McWay Falls) and about 3 miles south of the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park turnoff (where you can find Pfeiffer Falls.

For additional context, Deetjen's Big Sur Inn was 34 miles (about an hour drive) south of Monterey, 101 miles (about 2.5 hours drive) north of San Luis Obispo, 105 miles (2 hours drive) south of San Jose, 152 miles (3.5 hours drive) south of San Francisco, and 304 miles (6 hours drive) north of Los Angeles.




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ITINERARIES

For more information about our itineraries involving this waterfall, check out the following links.




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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES





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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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