Looking for a great trail near Carmel Valley Village, California? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Pinnacles National Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Carmel Valley Village ranging from 2.1 to 17.7 miles and from 170 to 5,052 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Beautiful trail! It was hard to stay on the right path because there are so many options but overall really nice, beautiful views, not too heavily trafficked. Good incline to get your heart rate up. Visitor center has a small museum and 3D map of the surrounding area.

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bridge out
1 day ago

Bridges over the Garzas creek are usually out from Nov to April. The creek was bursting, what with all the winter rainfall, so cut our hike short. Still an awesome place to be!

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful area. Easy loop. Watch out for ticks....

Nice set of multiple trails. You can customize your length. Mostly wide trails and many dogs but very friendly along the way.

hiking
15 days ago

Great walk! Dog friendly.

Mostly wooded Trails. Start at the Bridge and head up to to the Maple Canyon trail, continue uphill on the Sage trail until it meets the Sky trail, then it’s downhill on the Mesa trail, returning back to the bridge past the visitors center on the Lupine trail.

hiking
16 days ago

Loved the fern falls and walking along the creek. We made a wrong turn and ended up on the Manzanita trail without a sense of expected elevation (and with a 3 and 5 year old complaining of tired legs) so ended up doing an out and back rather than follow the full loop back.

hiking
16 days ago

Great trail with the detour to the river very worth it. Just a small missed opportunity by bypassing the waterfall. Other than that, great all around.

Great hike for the family (we went with a 3 year old, 5 year old, and a dog). We made a checklist of things to look for—saw lots of mushrooms but unfortunately the waterfall was dry. We weren’t able to do the Mesa loop so just went to the waterfall and back...took us at least two hours with the little ones.

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fee
23 days ago

Some pretty steep ascent at some points We did Garland Ranch from West to East plus a couple of explores (waterfall, viewpoints) so 24 miles total Winter is a great time of the year to hike that park as for summer it’s gets really hot the trail being exposed often.

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rocky
24 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.

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bridge out
1 month ago

Great hike. however, seasonal bridges across the creek are out in four places along the redwood loop trail as of 12/17. creek was too deep to cross in low-top hiking boots. looking forward to returning when bridges are back up.

Highly recommend this trail.

Visitor center has loaner maps so that’s great. There’s usually signs along the way so the trails are well marked. Really nice views and I went along sky trail where I also stopped at siesta point and inspiration point. Good places to take short breaks and enjoy the view on a wooden bench. Lots of fall colors happening now. Nice stroll!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a ball buster.

Haven't gone on it either but the OnX mapping app shows the first mile up to 36.37256, -121.64387 as going through "William D TR Massa" private land. Tax Address of PO Box 6430 Salinas. 983.69 acres.

Very nice trail. Lots of beautiful sights to see. I did the trail going counter clockwise. It’s 3 miles of going uphill. Near the top areas there were a lot of warning signs of increased mountain lion activity.

Good work out trail. Went counter clockwise and took 2hrs 50mins. Bring water and a snack!

Beautiful Saturday hike on this dog friendly trail! Quite a bit of shaded areas, but lots of steep incline in some sections.

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2 months ago

I would recommend this hike to anyone. Just go and have fun.

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2 months ago

Had to skip out early on the canyon trail because I saw coyotes and got scared

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3 months ago

not an easy hike! but well worth it. definitely don't do it without long pants, solid hiking shoes, and some good experience behind you.

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3 months ago

What an absolute stunning view from the top of Pinyon. Worth the steep ascent and abundant scrambling.

Trail is beautiful but after the 5th mile clockwise effectively closed. It’s very hard to advance, the trail is overgrown and easy to lose, and there is towards the 8th mile a tricky landslide that I would recommend ropes to safely cross. We were able to get to Hiding Canyon Campground but wouldn’t do it again.

Took 5 hours including lunch. Fall weather is perfect, but bring a jacket for the peak. Not super hard, but above average difficulty. 2000 calories burned, so bring a sandwich!

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rocky
4 months ago

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