Lupine Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carmel Valley, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Lupine Loop is a flat trail that loops around the base of Garland Ranch. Most of the trail receives direct sunlight with low shrubs alongside the path. Lots of people walk their dogs here. There are several options to extend your hike from Lupine Loop -- the trailheads appear halfway around the loop where the more heavily wooded area begins.
Nice walking trail and family friendly.
Took the family on this quick easy hike then had a picnic. Great for small kids!
good for kids.
There are dozens of trails accessible from the main parking area of Garland Park. 4000 acres in all. A hike up to Snively's Ridge affords a view of the ocean, 12 miles to the west. By the way, dogs DO NOT need to be leashed anywhere in Garland Park. They just need to be "under voice control". That's why it is so popular with dog owners.
Pleasant for a nice walk but not much of a hike. For a more interesting experience, use Lupine Loop as a starting point for one of the other hikes in Garland Ranch.