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Moss Cove Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 173 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

views

wildlife

closed

no dogs

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there is currently no vehicle access to this trail or others in the park. See here for more info: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30355

hiking
Mon Jul 08 2019

I hike at pt lobos every week and this is one of my favorite trails.

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Sun Dec 31 2017

Very nice mostly flat trail in Point Lobos Nature Reserve. Expect to park outside of the park and walk into the site. Trails are extremely well maintained and marked. Take the optional points to see the Sea Lions.

Sat Dec 09 2017

Beautiful hike along the coast - we saw sea lions and tons of jellyfish. Medium traffic and lots of little areas to explore!

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Sat Dec 31 2016

hiking
Mon May 18 2015

good views everywhere you look.

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Mon Jan 14 2019

recorded sick person

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