Whalers Knoll Trail

Carmel, California 93923

Whalers Knoll Trail

Whalers Knoll Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Whalers Knoll was an historic lookout for spotting whales. The trail twists 200 feet up the hillside through an open Monterey pine forest draped with lace lichen to the exposed knob. At the summit is a bench and panoramic views of Big Dome, Carmel Bay, and the coastline to Pebble Beach. This hike begins from Whalers Cove and connects with Whalers Knoll via the North Shore Trail (Hike 4). The hike returns back down to Whalers Cabin, built by Chinese fishermen in the 1 850s. The cabin now houses a museum."

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Hiking the Redwood Coast (Falcon Guides)
Dan Brett
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"A lively jaunt around the rocky headlands of Point Lobos State Reserve, where deep coves and offshore rocks teem with marine life. Due to its proximity to the submarine Monterey Canyon, the reserve’s waters are especially rich in aquatic animals, making it as attractive for modern scuba divers as it was for whalers and abalone divers a century ago. The Whalers Cabin houses a museum that interprets much of this history."
Day Hikes around Monterey & Carmel (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"Whalers Knoll was an historic lookout for spotting whales. The trail twists 200 feet up the hillside through an open Monterey pine forest draped with lace lichen to the exposed knob. At the summit is a bench and panoramic views of Big Dome, Carmel Bay, and the coastline to Pebble Beach. This hike begins from Whalers Cove and connects with Whalers Knoll via the North Shore Trail (Hike 90). The hike returns back down to Whalers Cabin, built by Chinese fishermen in the 1 850s. The cabin now houses a museum."

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Trail Information

Carmel
Nearby City
2
Distance
180 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Point Lobos State Reserve
Local Contacts
USGS: Monterey
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