Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park

Carmel, California 93921

Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park

Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Point Sur is a 361-foot offshore metamorphic rock that is con- nected to the mainland by a sand bar called a tombolo. The El Sur Ranch owns the surrounding land except for the 34-acre volcanic rock. The Point Sur Lightstation atop the basaltic rock was built in 1 889. This docent-led hike follows an old horse and buggy route used in the 1 800s. The trail overlooks massive offshore rocks and crashing surf. The tour climbs the spiral staircase to the lamp tower at the top of the 38-foot stone lightstation, where there are magnificent views of the ocean and mountains from 270 feet above the water. Atop the point are intact sandstone buildings, restored historic barns, and a visitor center."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Point Sur is a 361-foot offshore metamorphic rock that is connected to the mainland by a sand bar called a tombolo. The El Sur Ranch owns the surrounding land except for the 34-acre volcanic rock. The Point Sur Lightstation atop the basaltic rock was built in 1 889. This docent-led hike follows an old horse and buggy route used in the 1 800s. The trail overlooks massive offshore rocks and crashing surf. The tour climbs the spiral staircase to the lamp tower at the top of the 38-foot stone lightstation, where there are magnificent views of the ocean and mountains from 270 feet above the water. Atop the point are intact sandstone buildings, restored historic barns, and a visitor center." Read more

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Trail Information

Carmel
Nearby City
1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS: Point Sur
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Dec 2018