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If you only have a single day to drive along Highway 1 and do a little hiking, these two trails are a great place to start.

McWay Waterfall Trail quickly take you to arguably the most dramatic lookout along the Big Sur coast, and the Ewoldsen Trail takes you into a lush redwood forest with stream.

And as a bonus, they both start from the same parking lot.

McWay Waterfall Trail (.64 mile)
You've probably seen the pictures, but of course it's better in person. This is an easy must-see walk.

A well maintained .64 mile roundtrip that quickly takes you to the falls viewing area. A few steps beyond is a bench with more coastal views.

Ewoldsen Trail (4.5 miles)
(As of Spring 2014, this trail is open, though they are still working on the right part of the loop, which is closed.) Located right across the parking lot from the Waterfall Trail above. Another must see.

A moderate to strenuous 4.6 mile roundtrip, this trail has it all from huge Redwood groves and rocky streams to ocean vistas. The trail starts off easy, and is worth even a quick look.

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