Vasquez Knob Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Vasquez Knob Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carmel Valley Village, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,178 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


Tue Jan 01 2019

This is not an easy trail. It covers some of the steepest terrain in Garland Ranch. Leave from the de Los Hellechos trailhead off Esquiline Road. Laureles trail goes up a steep section to a beautiful meadow. From there, the Vasquez trail continues to the top. Don’t let the short mileage fool you. You will feel this one. Stunning 360 degree views from the top make it worth your while. Monterey Bay, Fremont Peak, Pinyon Peak, and a wide swath of the Los Padres in view. Wildflowers in Spring and early Summer. A gem.

Sun Oct 21 2018

The starting point is the very private residence of the Merv Griffin Estate. Good luck getting in!

Sat Dec 12 2015