Limekiln State Park is one of the important part of Big Sur in California. Its redwood forests provide a significant addition to the coast redwood inventory in the state park system. The park features great views of the Big Sur Coast and the cultural history of limekiln.
In the late 19th century, these ovens supplied a thriving industry: Limestone was "cooked" out of the rocks, a real stone soup for use in building materials. Half a mile hike through redwoods take you to four kiln towers, abutted by a stream.