This park features expansive views of Monterey Bay, from its hiking trails in the grasslands of the higher peaks of the Gavilan Range. Other views include the San Benito Valley, Salinas Valley, and the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Big Sur. Pine and oak woodlands in the park are home to many birds and mammals. There are camping and picnic facilities in the park. The park also features an astronomical observatory with a 30-inch telescope, which is open for public programs on selected evenings. Open year round Day use hours 8:00am to one-half hour after Sunset.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Great View from peak can see coast real good from high altitude and see the moss landing electrical plant towers as well view is a thrill..

very dependent place. We were there today 1/1/2017 (yes, new year's date). It was 38 degree, super super windy with mist. For some, it wouldn't be fun but we liked it. We felt like walking in clouds and with strong misty wind, our minds were blown. It should be a great trail on sunny day as well. Go!

A georgeous little loop that's absolutely worth the drive (which is beautiful in itself).

9 months ago

This trail is awful. The flies in this park are relentless (no amount of bug repellent helped quell the hordes of them incessantly following us EVERYWHERE) and the park staff does a terrible job of trail upkeep. Virtually no path to follow, overgrowth, and not many trail heads to be found.

10 months ago

Came here all the time growing up, it's especially beautiful when the clouds are low and you walk up into them

It's. Amazing. Peaceful. I'm Happy.

Beautiful place! Nice views! When it's clear- you can see as far as Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz. Sunsets & Sunrises are the best from this amazing place. Definite must to explore!

The view of the coast and the valley from the peak is breathtaking, especially at sunset!! Just be sure to know what poison oak looks like because the sides of trails are teaming with it.