Explore Big Sur's Calla Lily Valley

San Francisco Calla Lily Valley

Added by Courtney Clemmons

  • Leisurely walk to the beautiful Calla Lily Valley
  • Beautiful views of the beach
  • Bluff lined with succulents and wildflowers
  • Frolic in gorgeous wildflowers

Parking is available along the dirt pullout at Gate 19 for Garrapata State Park, near mile-marker 63. Signs are small and difficult to see. Follow the path between the guide wires and take the right fork, heading north to the bluff overlooking the beach. Continue north and follow the trail down the stairs to Doud Creek, where the Calla Lilies bloom in the valley in late winter and spring. Follow the trail through the valley out to the beach.

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How to Get There

4 months ago

Streams And Valleys

As some previous posts mentioned there are no signs indicating the location of the valley. I used Google maps to guide me to a parking location and I then walked the trail down to the valley. It's really beautiful, despite me going after the spring blooming season. There is a small stream that runs through the valley, nothing too treacherous but just be aware as you traverse the rocks. You can then take the path to either the top of the hill where it is covered in beautiful wild flowers and overlooking the beach. The other option is to walk through the valley where it opens up to the beach. It's really a site.

4 months ago

4 months ago


Amazing views and easy to access! The wild flowers on the hillside take your breath away

4 months ago

9 months ago

Always Amazing

This valley is really amazing no matter when you go, but to get the best flowers definitely stop and head down to see them between early February through early March!

9 months ago

about 1 year ago


Stumbled across this jem the other day. We could not resist the vibrant color of the water. Great photo opportunity and perfect for a quick visit to the beach!

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

This is a hidden gem. There are no explicit signs that direct you to the calla lilies, but the Description above does a pretty good job at leading you to the valley. Unfortunately with the California drought, most of the calla lilies were not in full bloom, but it's still scenic and the walk along the cliff side is beautiful.

about 1 year ago

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