Lace Lichen Trail is a hiking trail in Monterey County, California. It is within Point Lobos State Reserve. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 67 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 91 feet. The Sea Lion Point parking is near the trailhead. There are also a coastline, a waste basket, an information, and benches. Along the trail there is a picnic area.
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"Lace lichen is a combination of fungus and algae that looks like a stringy beard hanging from the tree branches. This short, easy loop parallels the park road through a cool, humid pine and oak forest draped with lace lichen. The trail loops across an ancient marine terrace and winds through open forests of native Monterey pine and coastal live oak, with views of Bird Island and the ocean. Where the pine forest and a meadow meet is a foraging ground for deer."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes around Big Sur (Day Hike Books).
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