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Spectacular McWay Falls

spectacular mcway falls photo from up high

Spectacular McWay Falls © John Wulfert

Spectacular McWay Falls is a truly amazing waterfall on the Big Sur coastline in California.  Named after Christopher McWay, an early settler from New York that arrived here with his son in 1874. Stopping along the Pacific Coast Highway at this location is a must for anyone driving the PCH.  The trail doesn’t allow you to hike all the way down to the falls, making this location a landscape photographer’s paradise because you can easily capture photos without anyone in the frame. Furthermore, it helps to maintain the pristine nature of the falls and beach. Good luck finding the right location to photograph the falls – it’s not easy to find this hidden spot along the road.