Mount Carmel is a 8.7 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.
$5 parking fee.
ALL TRAILS EAST IF HWY 1 ARE CLOSED! $5000 fines for trespassing. The trails are impassable and mostly destroyed due to the 2016 wildfires.
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.