Soberanes Canyon Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
The most spectacular part of the hike is through the Soberanes Canyon where the trail is flanked on both sides by impressive redwoods. Once you leave the redwoods and get above treeline, it isn't the immediate scenery that captivates, but rather the panoramic views. These views are typically obscured facing west due to the blanket of fog and mist that unfolds over the coast. Turn your back 180 degrees and you are likely greeted by sunlit views of Carmel valley.
love this trail, but anyone know how long it will be closed?
Closed for now and the next few months.
Missing one of my favorite places....Fastest time for me was 1:03 I was so close to breaking an hour
One of the best trails ever. The views are majestic. It's quite hard.
This is my favorite trail in the whole world. It's challenging but well worth it. Make sure you have great shoes with good threads or be prepared to slide down the mountain. It can also get cold and windy any time of the year. Dogs are NOT allowed -- please respect the signs.
The northern side of the trail is very washed out, we went counter clockwise around the trail and came down on that side. It may be easier to go up that direct as it was hard to get a good foothold while coming down. Over half of the trail is in the sun so be prepared. There was also an almost vertical climb down in the redwoods.
Second time doing the loop and the second time was a lot easier!! Great hiking Trail! The Ocean breeze is amazing
Great mix of red wood trees, open barren hills and nice little streams. It can be strenuous hike for a non experienced hiker. The view from the highest point which is close to 1880 feet is amazing. Do carry a lot of water as during summer days you will get dehydrated really fast during the climb. You will also find tons of lizards, cactus and poison ivy, so be careful.
Once at the top , the views are killer! Beautiful everywhere you look. Definitely need good shoes and a lot of water! There are some VERY steep spots .
It was fun. Definitely, a good workout.
This is such beautiful hike but can be difficult. The Rocky Ridge Trail is badly eroded so be careful coming down. Still lots of wildflowers both top and bottom. Brinig lots of water and be mindful of cooling the dog if you bring it.
The trail was rough on some parts but doable. The view was so worth it!
Make sure to wear good shoes! Hike was steep in the beginning but it's doable. Gorgeous view coming back down. Definitely worth the pain!