Salmon Creek Falls

Waterfall in Big Sur

Take a short hike to splash around in the pools at the base of this double-drop waterfall, tucked uphill in a forested canyon. The falls usually run from December through May, and the trail is dog-friendly. In a hairpin turn of Hwy 1, the roadside turnoff is marked only by a small brown trailhead sign, about 8 miles south of Gorda.