Point Lobos

Carmel, California

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From the minute you step onto this coastal trail, you will understand why Point Lobos is considered the “crown jewel” of California’s state park system. Every view is a painting, and the landscape is as dynamic as the seascape. The park also boasts the country’s ?rst underwater reserve. Add a whaler’s cabin built in the 1850s with an adjacent whaling station museum for some fascinating cultural history.
Coastal Trails of Northern California

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Coastal Trails of Northern California

by Linda and David Mullally (Falcon Guides)

From the minute you step onto this coastal trail, you will understand why Point Lobos is considered the “crown jewel” of California’s state park system.

Every view is a painting, and the landscape is as dynamic as the seascape. The park also boasts the country’s ?rst underwater reserve. Add a whaler’s cabin built in the 1850s with an adjacent whaling station museum for some fascinating cultural history.

© 2017 Linda and David Mullally/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Carmel
Distance: 4.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 11 feet
Top Elevation: 131 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: California State Parks, Monterey District, 2211 Garden Rd., Monterey 93940; (831) 649-2836; parks.ca.gov. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Riley Ranch Road and CA 1/Cabrillo Highway, Carmel 93923; (831) 624-4909.
Driving Directions: Directions to Point Lobos

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