Lupine Loop Trail

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Lupine Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carmel Valley Village, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

walking

running

river

wild flowers

Lupine Loop is a flat trail that loops around the base of Garland Ranch. Most of the trail receives direct sunlight with low shrubs alongside the path. Lots of people walk their dogs here. There are several options to extend your hike from Lupine Loop -- the trailheads appear halfway around the loop where the more heavily wooded area begins.

hiking
18 days ago

Great walk! Dog friendly.

hiking
rocky
27 days ago

Not too bad, no waterfall at this time of year. We followed the loop the way back as it was a bit too steep for my dad. Lots of cute dogs on the trail! Easy going for whenever you need a little nature time.

hiking
4 months ago

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

Mon Oct 22 2018

Beautiful but the waterfall only runs in deep winter and ponds are super low right now. Looking forward to exploring once the rain comes. Some great lookouts and benches with great views

Sat Jun 02 2018

Beautiful in the spring.

Tue Mar 21 2017

Lupines are just beginning to bloom!

walking
Thu Feb 19 2015

Nice walking trail and family friendly.

Sun Jan 19 2014

Took the family on this quick easy hike then had a picnic. Great for small kids!

walking
Sat Feb 09 2013

Calm place..

hiking
Mon Jan 16 2012

good for kids.

hiking
Thu Jul 28 2011

There are dozens of trails accessible from the main parking area of Garland Park. 4000 acres in all. A hike up to Snively's Ridge affords a view of the ocean, 12 miles to the west. By the way, dogs DO NOT need to be leashed anywhere in Garland Park. They just need to be "under voice control". That's why it is so popular with dog owners.

walking
Tue Jan 12 2010

Pleasant for a nice walk but not much of a hike. For a more interesting experience, use Lupine Loop as a starting point for one of the other hikes in Garland Ranch.

Fri Jun 23 2006

It was a nice hike -- lots of different types of terrain: meadow, thick brush, forrest, beach, and good scenery. A little ways past the top of "ridge trail" (where the bench is) there are a few steps leading to an overlook where you can see what looks like a really fancy house (or compound). I missed it the first time I did the hike. I had a couple of complaints: the "panoramic trail" segment had long parts that were extremely overgrown (I picked a few ticks off my clothes there). And for about half the hike, the flies were a problem. But it was easier than we expected -- total hiking time was about 3.5 hours including lunch and a couple short breaks.

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7 months ago

recorded Lupine Loop Trail

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