Looking for a great trail in Garland Ranch Regional Park, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Garland Ranch Regional Park ranging from 2.1 to 14.2 miles and from 170 to 1,971 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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dog friendly

views

bird watching

running

wild flowers

nature trips

kid friendly

river

wildlife

The park is open sunrise to sunset.

hiking
5 days ago

not an easy hike! but well worth it. definitely don't do it without long pants, solid hiking shoes, and some good experience behind you.

hiking
8 days ago

What an absolute stunning view from the top of Pinyon. Worth the steep ascent and abundant scrambling.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

running
1 month ago

Whoever came up with the idea of running up the ridge 3x is a beautifully crazy person. Major props. Very glad for the water at Mesa. Gorgeous views.

hiking
1 month ago

Nicely maintained. Started early, which is good because it warmed up quickly. Great views of Carmel Valley.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked the wrong trail, but it was a good time!

running
1 month ago

Awesome run! Bring a headlamp if you leave within 2 hours of sunset. Darkness can join here as the mileage is deceiving due to significant terrain

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike! The redwoods were stunning. If I were to do it again I would start left through the Lock Tree trail and then follow the Sugar Bowl around. That way you start in beautiful lush land, and you finish the hike in the bigger trees on a downhill. Pretty light foot traffic too!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Plenty of shade and areas to find a place to snack. Dog friendly. Get here early to beat the crowds. We started before 9am.

hiking
2 months ago

Be careful of the poison oak it grows out onto the trail often. Does anyone know when there’s water at the falls out there? Went in early August 2019 and it was dry.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing trail with many options to extend.

Beautiful valley. Lots of sun but once you start the incline you can find the shade. The waterfall was done for the season but my family of 5 still enjoyed the views.

Is a beautiful place to hike love it

hiking
3 months ago

One of the most delightful trails! Bridges, flowers, redwoods, river, views — it has it all! Highly recommend this trail!

Really enjoyed this hike; first time here and it was very nice. No water at the waterfall though. Small dogs may not do well on this trail because of the stairs leading up above the waterfall. Pretty good for kids if they can stay on the trail

hiking
3 months ago

Great half-day hike! Started from the visitor center at 6:45am, took Mesa to Sky trail and reached the lookout tower at 9 (this is probably slower than more experienced hikers, we took many breaks to catch our breath on Sky). I took a previous commenter's advice and stayed right at the fork when nearing the peak, there are still a couple points when you will feel like a human weedwhacker but it's better than overgrown poison oak. The last quarter mile or so (from the hippo looking cave to the tower) is very steep, it definitely requires a walking stick or hiking shoes. Gorgeous views, will definitely do again, the only thing that would keep me from doing this trail more often in the future is the difficulty of the terrain toward the very end.

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

Amazing views of Carmel Valley on the way. Trail is steep with loose gravel so might need caution on the way down. Hiking poles were a blessing on the knees. Also large part of the trail is exposed. You would need more water than you think as the exposed parts get a lot of sun and little influence of the marine layer.

hiking
3 months ago

Just hiked this with Pixie (dog) on July 4th. Took Sage trail up this time (usually take Fern) It felt a little less steep but more exposed. Then Sky, which really gets your heart rate going. We took the little unmarked trail off Snively's that goes to the summit. It's pretty steep so conserve for the push to Pinyon peak. The trail to the tower is narrow with lots of twists, turns, rocks and roots. You descend for a bit and the trail forks, stay to the RIGHT, the left is ROUGH with big drop offs. (they meet up at the saddle) The push to Pinyon pk is a steep leg burner rewarded by panoramic views of Carmel Bay and Valley, Pebble, Salinas, Marina, Chews Ridge, Rancho, etc There are two picnic tables which is appreciated, tends to be windy though. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Took Sky & Fern down, my calves were mooing and wishing for walking sticks. about 4hrs.

Family and dog friendly trail. I noticed a lot of dogs were without a leash which was fine because they were all friendly, so if your dog gets mad around other dogs KEEP EM ON A LEASH! First time here and I’ll be back.

running
bugs
3 months ago

This is a challenging trail to run due to the elevation gain, but it’s not abrupt, so the trail is a lot of fun! Also, watch out for the horse poo — that’s as crazy as it gets on this trail, so enjoy!!

on Pinyon Peak Loop

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike. A few difficult sections. towards the top trails aren't marked and I definitely recommend some longer pants since it's slightly overgrown. They will protect you from the bugs and spiky bushes.

hiking
4 months ago

Hit this trail in mid June and the wild flowers are in full bloom. All you can hear is the river running below and beside you. Cross over 4 foot brides and 2 wooden bridges.. this is must do trail. Nothing crazy, easy hike. Mild hills

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Crazy insane views ... scramble and rocky the last push of the hike. Lots of poison oak so be careful

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