Mount Carmel is a 9.8 mile out and back trail located near Carmel Valley, CA and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from October until May.
Beautiful hike! But do NOT follow directions from this app. It takes you 1.5 hours in the wrong direction and you arrive at a private residence. Type in Botchers Gap parking lot in Carmel in Google Maps and you'll get to the parking lot. Day use fee of $5. Hike takes 4-4.5 hours and is beautiful with lots of oaks and Madrones. The first Peak is the one with the great views (Devils Peak) but the extra mile to Mt Carmel is really fun. Not many hikers around and s true feeling of being in the wilderness. Recommend!
I like to call Mount Carmel disappointment peak, the view from Mount Carmel is not very impressive. However the view from Devil’s Peak, which you will climb to get to Mount Carmel, is spectacular.
I highly recommend this hike but I would skip Mount Carmel and enjoy the views from Devil’s Peak of Pico Blanco, the ocean, the Little Sur watershed, and Double Cone Peak.