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Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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Point Lobos State Marine Reserve is a 4.1 mile 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Waterfall Trail
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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 to Redwood Canyon Trail
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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 Mesa Loop Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing!

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Carmel River Trail
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42 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
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Easy and good for the dog !

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Snivley's Ridge Sky Loop Trail
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239 Completed 16 Reviews

This is a good heart pumping, sweat generating climb. Good trail to keep in shape

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Waterfall Mesa Loop Trail
by Brian Cook

25 Completed 15 Reviews

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Garland Ranch Waterfall Trail
by Brian Cook

25 Completed 15 Reviews

Fun trail!! Makes a nice loop up to Mesa and Deer/Fern/buckeye trails.

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Garland Ranch Waterfall Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

I took my terrier "Daisy Duke" and we hiked almost to the very top of Garland to Snively Ridge. It was AMAZING! We past the waterfall but there was no water since we are in a drought. There was a pond in the mesa and the creek at the entrance. Bring water for yourself and your dog as it can get HOT!. There is a spot to get water at the equestrian tie rail.