Cypress Grove Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Cypress Grove Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

0.8 miles
62 feet

kid friendly



nature trips





no dogs

A nice loop through the cypress trees to many great views of coves below. This 1-mile loop is a favorite among park visitors because it offers great views and a close look at the area's famous Cypress trees, which naturally grow in only one other place in the world: Carmel Bay. The hike is relatively flat with views of headland cove, pinnacle cove, and cypress cove with 2 very short trails to get closer to the views. On a clear day you can see sea lions on sea lion rock and even the other side of monterey bay near Santa Cruz.

3 days ago

Such a beautiful trail!

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Completed this trail as part of the longer Point Lobos Trail.

2 months ago

Nice easy trail, along the Coastline, with stunning views of the Ocean. Recording started at the Cypress Grove Trailhead, up and around the point. The ocean views are beautiful and awesome. Trail is well travelled and marked off by cables to deter off-trail ventures. No way to get lost on this trail. Watch your step though, as the trail is uneven.

Our route continued along the South Shore Trail back to our parking spot in one of the "lots" overlooking the ocean on Point Lobos St. (automobile road that loops the park).

Parking can be very challenging on weekends and mid-morning to mid-afternoon weekdays. The park frequently limits car access during busy periods which means parking on Highway 1 and walking in a mile to this particular trailhead. Best advice is to come early, or late.

We did the Sand Hill Trail earlier in the day which is an easy but uneven path on mostly decomposed granite and rock. Lots of beach access to tide-pools when the tide is low. Amazing rock formations from years of pounding surf.

3 months ago

Easy trail to see the cypress trees and the Pacific Ocean.

11 months ago

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Sunday, January 03, 2016

Beautiful scenery as you hug the coastline. Trees, marine life, and the picturesque cove on the east side of the trail. Easy trail for a short walk with a gorgeous view. Most of the trail is shaded.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Good view of another part of the ocean. every moment is a memory.

Friday, November 12, 2010

It's hard to find a hike not to love at Point Lobos, every where you go is remarkable. This trail has the best of everything: great views of the waves crashing on the rocks and cliffs, as well as lots of cypress trees for which the area is famous.