Lace Lichen Trail

Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Elevation Gain91ft
Trailhead Elevation67ft
Elevation Min/Max60/83ft
Elevation Start/End67/67ft

Lace Lichen Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Mound Meadow Trail and South Plateau Trail.

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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."

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Trail Information

Point Lobos State Reserve
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Point Lobos State Reserve
Point Lobos State Reserve
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USGS: Monterey
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