Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes around Monterey and Carmel  by Robert Stone

384pp/maps
ISBN: 1573420670

Monterey County lies along an incredibly beautiful and scenic coastal stretch of the Pacific Ocean in Central California. The rugged, weathered shoreline is fronted by the Santa Lucia Mountains. Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey, and other picturesque communities dot a landscape abundant with green valleys, woodlands, beaches, parks, natural preserves, and secluded bays along the oceanfront. This completely updated edition includes 127 hikes from the north end of Monterey Bay to the Big Sur coast. Many hikes are found along the amazing coastline; other hikes explore the interior mountains and hillsides. The routes have been chosen to offer a great selection of shoreline excursions, beaches, residential paths, wilderness hikes, cool canyons, and panoramic overlooks while including a range of hiking levels. Hikes take from one hour to all day. All trails can be reached from Highway 1, including many beach access points.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 127.
... Preview: The Cypress Grove Trail is a clifftop loop trail around Allan Memorial Grove in Point Lobos State Reserve. The trail passes through one of only two natural stands of Monterey cypress in the world. (Th ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: The Anastasia Trail is a 2.8-mile-long trail connecting Carmel Valley Road with Tassajara Road. This hike follows the remote, stream-fed canyon floor through open valleys and a lush syca- more and bla ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The Anastasia Trail connects Carmel Valley Road with Tassajara Road. This hike begins from Tassajara Road in a large meadow known as Bruce Flat. The trail descends the mountain slope into the bucolic ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Aptos encompasses 1 0,000 acres on the southern range of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The undeveloped park rises from sea level to more than 2,600 feet at Rosalia ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Santa Cruz, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Asilomar State Beach (meaning “refuge by the sea”) encompasses 1 07 acres at the windswept, southwest corner of Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula. The state park has a one-mile strip of sandy be ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Monterey, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Balconies Cave is not a typical subterranean cavern but rather a talus cave created from a rock-roofed passage. The tunnel-like cavern was formed from a jumble of huge boulders that toppled into the n ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Balconies Cave can be accessed from either the west or the east sides of Pinnacles National Monument. This hike accesses the cave from the east entrance via the Old Pinnacles Trail, which is the easie ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: This hike offers two short, easy destinations from the east trail- head at Jacks Peak County Park. The trail to the north leads to Band Tail Point, a vista point that overlooks the Monterey Peninsula. ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This popular loop hike is the easiest and shortest hike in Pinnacles National Monument, yet it is a fascinating and diverse journey. Bear Gulch Cave is another talus cave that was formed by giant boul ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Soledad, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The Big Pine Trail lies on the west side of the Los Padres Reservoir in a scenic mountain valley. Hikes 77 and 78 begin on the Carmel River Trail, curving around the dam and spillway along the west- e ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The Bird Island Trail follows the rocky coastline through a Monterey pine forest along the clifftops overlooking the sea. The trail passes chasms, arches, sea caves, and the beautiful white sand beach ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: The hike to Indian Village begins at Bird Rock, a large offshore rock that is home to numerous shoreline birds, sea lions, and harbor seals. A self-guided nature trail follows the windswept coastline ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Monterey, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This hike circles the western side of Andrew Molera State Park through a diverse cross-section of landscapes that include coastal bluffs, isolated beach coves, forested stream canyons, redwood forests ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The Bobcat Trail and River Trail loop around the banks of the Big Sur River in Andrew Molera State Park. The route crosses four meadows, winds through numerous redwood groves and pock- ets of mature h ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Brazil Ranch stretches across 1 ,255 oceanfront acres along the Big Sur coast. The rocky shoreline includes the dramatic scalloped promontory of Hurricane Point. The old ranchland encompasses Sierra H ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: The Buckeye Nature Trail is an interpretive trail through cool, moist woods lined with ferns, fungi, and poison oak in a for- est of buckeye, oak, and bay laurel trees. Information stations describe p ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The Buzzard’s Roost Trail begins as a streamside stroll along the Big Sur River through groves of bay laurel, oak, and huge old-growth redwoods. Switchbacks wind up the forested hillside slope to Pfei ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Fronting the heart of downtown Carmel lies Carmel Beach, an arc of white sand between Pebble Beach and Carmel Point. The crescent-shaped beach is backed by twisted, wind-swept Monterey cypress perched ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This hike combines beach and bluff trails along Carmel River State Beach at the south end of Carmel. The Carmel River flows through the north end of this 1 06-acre state beach, forming a lagoon and bi ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The Carmel River Lagoon and Wetlands is a protected sanctuary for migrating birds and shorebirds within Carmel River State Beach. The brackish lagoon sits at the mouth of the Carmel River. A sand- bar ... From the guidebook "Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel"
Carmel, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1

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