Garzas Canyon Loop

MODERATE 22 reviews

Garzas Canyon Loop is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carmel Valley, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2273 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

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28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
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5 months ago

5 months ago

Great for a half day hike. Trail is shady for most of the hike and there are nice views of Carmel Valley periodically. Steep towards the top, but you are rewarded with a view that stretches all the way to Santa Cruz!

6 months ago

6 months ago

Nice length, good amount of incline to get the heart rate up. Nice amount of shade. Great view!

6 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ample parking. Dog and horse friendly. Sun and shade. Wide enough trails to walk side by side. Nice loop!

Monday, December 21, 2015

We hiked this trail with 4 adults and 4 kids under the age of 5 (granted, none of the children walked the entire way). It had a few modest inclines and declines and offered spectacular views of the valley and the redwoods were amazing. All season bridges we passable, even with moderate rain fall in recent weeks. This trail is definitely a keeper for us.

hiking
Saturday, July 18, 2015

hiking
Friday, July 03, 2015

hiking
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Another great 9 mile trip from the visitor center. Here's my route sequence: Car bridge-Lupine-Mesa-Garzas-Redwood-Terrace-Garzas-Mesa-Hawkeye-Fern-Mesa-Lupine-Visitor center. Solo trip, my daughter was sick.