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Best Trails in Carmel Valley

Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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Point Lobos State Marine Reserve is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

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Garland Ranch Waterfall Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Great trail, beautiful view

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Waterfall Trail Loop
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

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Waterfall Trail Loop
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Lupine to Waterfall to Mesa back to Lupine= 4.5 miles with the family! 6yr old fared well considering. 12 and 16 yr olds semi jogged and hiked and dragged. Was nice to run downhill Mesa Trail. Caught just a trickle from the Waterfall but scenic nonetheless! Highly recommended: (with a couple pocketfuls of almonds and 40 oz water at least).

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Chews Ridge - China Camp to Los Padres Dam via Pine Valley (Backpacking)
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

It was a nice trail, but we lost it during the creek crossing. We must have crossed both creeks when we were only supposed to cross one? Sort of hard to follow the map there. Other than that, it was an easy ten miles

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Waterfall Trail Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Garland Ranch Waterfall Trail
by Michaela Ponce

8 Completed 8 Reviews

Nice hike. No waterfall to see right now.

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Garzas Canyon Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We hiked this trail with 4 adults and 4 kids under the age of 5 (granted, none of the children walked the entire way). It had a few modest inclines and declines and offered spectacular views of the valley and the redwoods were amazing. All season bridges we passable, even with moderate rain fall in recent weeks. This trail is definitely a keeper for us.

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Waterfall Trail Loop via Maple Canyon
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing!

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Carmel River Trail
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47 Completed 7 Reviews

Did a 20-mile roundtripper from Los Padres dam up the Carmel River trail, to the apparently now-defunct Puerto Suello trail (it's on my Trails Illustrated but not on Alltrails!), then down the Ventana and Big Pines Trails. Really beautiful area. The trails can be tough to follow at time, as they're really overgrown in places, but the views make up for it. From the Ventana Trail you can see the ocean! The Carmel River is really beautiful, also, so lush it reminded me of being home back East!

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Waterfall Trail Loop
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Easy and good for the dog !