Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park

Carmel, California 93921

Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park

Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park Professional Review and Guide

"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."

More Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park Professional Reviews and Guides

"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."

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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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Oct 2018