17-Mile Drive to Carmel Road Ride

EASY 31 reviews

17-Mile Drive to Carmel Road Ride is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Pebble Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.7 miles
390 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

trail running



wild flowers


2 months ago

the trail is parallel to the road and and some point you have to walk on the street but it is very beautiful walk.

scenic driving
3 months ago

Drove this with friends. Nice stops, beautiful views. Great opportunity to hang out with snacks and beverages at each stop. Made for a great afternoon! Highly recommended. We were out of the car more than in it!

3 months ago

Not really a trail. You have to walk on the side the paved 17 Mile Drive and sometimes even on the car lanes. The cars are moving fast, like 40mph. Most drivers here don't obey speed limit. Beautiful scenes but you'd better drive.

trail running
6 months ago

Not quite 5 stars because at some points you have to run along the road. Traffic can be really bad and there is almost no shoulder on the roadway. But the trail is great. Well marked with great sights!

road biking
7 months ago

Super fun and scenic

scenic driving
7 months ago

lovely drive during a very special occassion

8 months ago

Beautiful views. Many fine white sand beaches Perfect for a whole day excursion or bike trip.

scenic driving
9 months ago

Although foggy, we enjoyed the stops, the ocean views, Pebble Beach, Carmel Beach, and stopping at the pro shop. This is one of those “you have to dos” in California. Enjoy!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Less hiking and more leisurely stroll, this trail was easy with minimal elevation change. You're mostly walking along the side of the road unfortunately but despite this, the views of the ocean were amazing. You can actually turn around at Pebble Beach and create a shorter loop (which we did by accident due to a golf tournament) if you don't want to go point to point.

~11 miles

scenic driving
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Beautiful views of the pacific with many stops to park and get out. Lots of sea lions!! 10 dollar entry fee.

trail running
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

View is amazing, however your running on the side of the road.

scenic driving
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Beautiful drive... Always been a bummer that you can't take a motorcycle in.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Pretty views, walking along the beach and trails was nice but eventually we had to walk along the road, narrow and heavy traffic.

scenic driving
Monday, August 08, 2016

Beautiful views of the coast, all the way around this famous golf course!

scenic driving
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Amazing views, plenty of stops

trail running
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Beautiful run!

scenic driving
Thursday, April 28, 2016

When planning to drive here account for weather. We came on a misty afternoon, still had beautiful scenic spots but a few of them were covered by the fog. Definitely plan to go back on a bright sunny day!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Been there twice and will go again! Beautiful views and nice picnic areas! Be sure to bring a camera!

Sunday, June 08, 2014

make sure to take a camera. beautiful drive.

scenic driving
Friday, April 04, 2014

Beautiful Drive. Stopped often to enjoy the views.

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