nature trips



kid friendly

no dogs

Point Lobos State Reserve, three miles south of Carmel on Highway 1, is a great place for sightseeing, scuba diving, trail running, and viewing geological sites, plants, and animals like harbor seals, sea lions, seabirds, gray whales, and sea otters. There are no pets, bikes, fires, rock climbing, or camping allowed. The reserve has sometimes been called "the crown jewel" of the state park system due to the headlands, view of Monterey Bay and the pacific, coves, meadows, hiking trails follow the shoreline and lead to hidden coves. The area also has historical significance as a hun of the turn-of -the-century whaling and abalone industry. A small cabin built by Chinese fishermen at Whalers Cove is now a cultural history museum you can visit. Reserve is open from 8am to 1/2 hour after sunset. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park.

Took a few friends on this hike while on vacation recently. Stunning views and not a super tough hike. The trail was rugged enough without being so rough that you couldn’t look up and enjoy the view.

We parked on the road which was hairier than I️ expected but not too bad.

8 days ago

It was an awesome hike. It was an easy hike for all ages. Good for bird enthusias. If I am not mistake we even saw an ADA trail.

21 days ago

23 days ago

So. Gorgeous