Granite Point Trail

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Distance0.7mi
Elevation Gain316ft
Trailhead Elevation21ft
Top76ft
Elevation Min/Max8/76ft
Elevation Start/End21/21ft
Granite Point Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Point Lobos State Reserve. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 21 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 316 feet. The Whalers Cabin and Whaling Station Museum is near the trailhead. Along the trail there is a survey point. The trail ends near Granite Point and the Pit (elevation 0 feet) bay. There is also a bench near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Coal Chute Point Trail, Carmelo Meadow Trail, Cabin Trail, Moss Cove Trail and The Pit Access.

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"Point Lobos State Reserve is the crown jewel among California’s state parks. It is located along the north end of the Big Sur coastline just south of Monterey and Carmel. The incredible 1 ,276-acre reserve has bold headlands, ragged cliffs, sculpted coves, large stands of Monterey cypress, rolling meadows, and many miles of hiking trails. The eroded inlets are home to tidepools, isolated beaches, craggy islets, and marine terraces. It is a great area to view oceanside wildlife."

"Point Lobos State Reserve is the crown jewel among California’s state parks. It is located along the north end of the Big Sur coast- line just south of Monterey and Carmel. The incredible 1 ,276-acre reserve has bold headlands, ragged cliffs, sculpted coves, large stands of Monterey cypress, rolling meadows, and many miles of hiking trails. The eroded inlets are home to tidepools, isolated beaches, craggy islets, and marine terraces. It is a great area to view oceanside wildlife. The Granite Point Trail begins from Whalers Cabin, a historic cabin built by Chinese fishermen in the 1 850s that is currently a history museum. The trail curves around Whalers Cove to coastal overlooks on Coal Chute Point and Granite Point. Views extend across Carmel Bay and its sandy beaches to the golf courses at Pebble Beach. The hike continues on the Moss Cove Trail across open fields to Ichxenta Point, a low granite headland overlooking Monastery Beach."

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Jun 2018