Mount Carmel

HARD 4 reviews
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Mount Carmel is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carmel Valley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.4 miles
3070 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



trail running




$5 parking fee.

2 months ago

I did this hike with my boyfriend for the first time this last Sunday. I would say the hike is a challenge due to the steady incline for 4 miles straight. We got some beautiful shots on our way up but I was disappointed in the view once we reached the top. I expected more. I won’t be putting in the effort to do this hike twice.

Friday, February 10, 2017

ALL TRAILS EAST IF HWY 1 ARE CLOSED! $5000 fines for trespassing. The trails are impassable and mostly destroyed due to the 2016 wildfires.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I like to call Mount Carmel disappointment peak, the view from Mount Carmel is not very impressive. However the view from Devil’s Peak, which you will climb to get to Mount Carmel, is spectacular.
I highly recommend this hike but I would skip Mount Carmel and enjoy the views from Devil’s Peak of Pico Blanco, the ocean, the Little Sur watershed, and Double Cone Peak.

Sunday, April 14, 2013