Best Trails near Carmel Valley, California

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on Mount Carmel
1 month ago

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!

on Garland Ranch Waterfall T...
1 month ago

hiking

Good beginner trail. No water , so not as spectacular as it could have been. A few spots got your heart going.

on Garland Ranch Waterfall T...
1 month ago

hiking

Went solo hiking. Gorgeous views.

on Garland Ranch Waterfall Trail
1 month ago

hiking

on Garzas Canyon Loop
2 months ago

Ample parking. Dog and horse friendly. Sun and shade. Wide enough trails to walk side by side. Nice loop!

on Snivley's Ridge Trail
2 months ago

steep hike with great Vistas overlooking Carmel Valley. very sunny so bring spf

on Garland Ranch Waterfall T...
4 months ago

hiking

Great trail, beautiful view

on Garland Ranch Waterfall T...
5 months ago

hiking

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).

on Chews Ridge - China Camp ...
6 months ago

hiking

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

on Garland Ranch Waterfall Trail
8 months ago

Nice hike. No waterfall to see right now.

on Garzas Canyon Loop
8 months ago

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.

on Garland Ranch Waterfall T...
9 months ago

hiking

Amazing!

on Carmel River Trail
9 months ago

hiking

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!

on Garland Ranch Waterfall T...
10 months ago

hiking

Easy and good for the dog !

on Snivley's Ridge Trail
10 months ago

hiking

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

on Garland Ranch Waterfall Trail
1 year ago

hiking

on Garland Ranch Waterfall Trail
1 year ago

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