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Don't know why I waited so long to do this hike. Bring a camera, you won't be disappointed.
I parked on the 1 on walked in. Took the trail near the entrance as suggested. Followed the loop as given. wow. stunning on such a clear beautiful day. Don't think I have ever taken so many pictures on a long hike before.

hiking
24 days ago

Started at HQ. easy walk to the Sempervirens Falls. From there we took the Sequoia Trail up the hill and across the 236 to skyline to sea. That was much prettier

nice trail. something for everybody- all ages and all levels

There is no single "Loop Trail" at Point Lobos. There are lots of trails with loops and the "Perimeter " can be hiked as a loop. This can cause a lot of confusion as the Reserve does not recognise the "Loop Trail".

hiking
1 month ago

Large portion of the trail runs alongside the road which takes the serenity out of the hike whenever a car drives by. The second half after passing Shadowbrook trail was much better with road noise. Overall the hike was pleasant, and relaxing. Small detour to see the falls. I would rate this as an easy hike.

nature trips
1 month ago

Pretty short, but a great way to start your day in Big Sur. Amazing views and maybe some whale watching.

Amazing place

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, easy trail where you can just enjoy the nature.

walking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail. Great views of the hills to the east surrounding by quarries. Great for bird watching.

Nice trail viewing the lake

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy,fun trail for kids and families. Just being among redwoods is amazing.

Easy hike for kids and being dog friendly is a huge bonus.
Views are gorgeous. Parking is busy but didn’t have to wait long (came around 3 pm on gorgeous Saturday)
Easy access to additional trails

on Redwood Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent warm up trail before embarking on some of the other trails at Big Basin. This is where you take all of your pictures with the huge old growth redwoods.

on Sequoia Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy trail with mellow elevation change. It took us 3 hours at a stroll. The waterfall halfway through is a nice snack break with a view. Highly recommended as an intro trail to Big Basin.

hiking
2 months ago

Found parking difficult, probably because of the beach. Nice trail though and only a few other pups which is good for our not so good pup. It’s also very narrow and exposed so bring sunscreen and water.

hiking
2 months ago

Sequoia Trail, Northern Escape Road, Redwood Trail totalling 6 miles. Trail map and signage could be better. Otherwise, we were awed to be among such beauty. Recommend for 7 and up.

hiking
2 months ago

Good elevation gain to start. Down hill is moderate and easy on the knees. The final section is along a creek. Look for banana slugs!!

hiking
2 months ago

Easy to follow the trail with visible signs. The complete loop is more about 4.5 miles.

Stopped along the way to grey whale watch and take pictures of the beautiful coastline but the whole loop took my mom and I about 3.5 hours. Parking was easy ($10) at 830am but by noon they weren’t letting cars into the park due to full lots.

2 months ago

Nice easy trail

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Most beautiful view of all our hikes. Flat but long.

Easy hike with nice views. Parking and beach access available at both ends. No restrooms.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing views.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail has beautiful views. I went on such a gloomy, rainy day so it was dark. But on a normal day the water should be very nice blue. Fairly easy trail and even close to parking. There is a park entrance fee and I don’t think dogs are allowed.

This was nice for an easy family (dog, baby, grandma, and myself) walk.

Stunning views. Good possibility to see wales.

no friendly dogs on the trail. there was one friendly dog just outside walking by the freeway who was more than happy to be petted.

walking
3 months ago

Crowded but great views.

3 months ago

Very nice paths. The Docents were very knowledgeable.

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