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Easy and scenic trail

on Gray Whale Cove Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Good views, even through the fog. Nice elevation gain from the parking lot followed by a flat trail. My only complaint is that the trail was pretty overgrown or narrow in some places and LOTS of poison oak. Keep an eye out for it!

great trail

Nice beach but lots of sand flies. used to be 3 arches, now only one remains

Agree with Chris S. Did this when it was closed today. Had to literally crawl through branches at some points but was doable (I'm 6ft and was wearing a backpack). Very much worth the scratches.

Stunning views!

Great trail for walking

There is a couple of benches towards the end of the trail that overlook the beach. Very beautiful coastal scenery! Visited 8/5/2018

Point Lobos has been quoted to be “the greatest meeting of Land and Water in the world”. And it is! When you walk the trails, you are alone with nature. You feel close to God, and so grateful to him for providing us with this magnificent sanctuary filled with many species of birds and animals and breathtaking views of flowers and waves from the Pacific Ocean crashing against large granite rocks that surround the shoreline. It is so serene and peaceful and spiritual. I’ve never seen a more beautiful setting anywhere in the world.

Amazing morning. We left early to avoid the crowds and it was worth it. While some scenes were foggy, it still had amazing views.

hiking
17 days ago

Ok crowed it is. But what a nice trail. Maybe it is easy but the sceneries are the best. This is sheer pleasure if you like the sea and the coast. Go there and enjoy!

So beautiful. The docents are very nice and helpful. The elephant seals were fun snd we even saw whales the day we went. The trails are very well laid out. Just a joy.

Well maintained trails, very crowded. The fog made certain areas very difficult to see. Get there early in the morning to beat crowds and park on highway 1 for free!

I have lived on this area for 7 years and just made it to Point Lobos thanks to a friend of mine. I am so glad she did. It’s my new favorite place! Utterly Gorgeous views! I grew up by the beach, so listening to the waves hitting the rocks while I hike it’s so therapeutic. Feels a lot like home. I like that you can solo hike if needed, a lot of animal fauna, flowers everywhere ❤️! Today we even saw a deer

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful easy “hike”. Really a walk. Gorgeous secluded beaches. Entertaining sea lion colony. Well worth it.

Gorgeous view and fun - surprisingly quiet hike through the woods.

hiking
1 month ago

My first hike. I needed a scenic first hike to get the right impression. I forgot about the miles and time. I began taking pic and forgot about taking pics because I was enjoying myself so much. I was living in the moment.

Easy trail. Great for seeing tide pools. Views are spectacular. Lots of wildlife harbor seals, sea lions and cormorants are most plentiful. Restrooms available at the last car park.

Absolutely lovely hike. There are a lot of trails at Point Lobos. We spent about 6 hours on two separate days exploring them. We enjoyed the northern bluff trail the most, but they are all beautiful.

Just a heads up, it costs 10.00 to get into the park and it closes in the early evening.

hiking
1 month ago

I go on this hike every time I'm in Santa Cruz. The views are amazing and the hike is easy. Only bummer is that it can sometimes be pretty windy.

Beautiful easy walking path.

Great family hike. Very beautiful views.

Was extremely beautiful!

Great for hiking with kids and grandparents

Do you like sea lions? Do you like great views? Do you like a little bit of an ocean breeze? If your answer to these questions is yes, then this is the trail for you.

THE BEST TRAIL.

I cant wait to go again.

Absolutely gorgeous! If you go down to the beaches with access points from the trail make sure and check out the caves. :)

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