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Best trails in Carmel

969 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Carmel, California? AllTrails has 15 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 around Garrapata State Park or Andrew Molera State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Perkins Park or Lovers Point Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Carmel ranging from 0.6 to 9.2 miles and from 26 to 1,778 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Carmel
Top trails (15)
#1 - Point Lobos South Shore Trail
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
There is a $10 fee for cars and free parking along the rode on specific spots. Pay attention to the signs. The along the tide parking does have signs (no parking any time) in specific areas.Show more
#2 - Old Coast Road
Carmel, California
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 29 m
Please note that while the road itself is not private property, but both sides of the road are. The road is occasionally closed to vehicles due to wet conditions. You will need a high clearance vehiclShow more
#3 - Garrapata Bluff Trail
Garrapata State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
A beautiful short hike to a rocky shoreline to enjoy the waves fly up when cascading into the shoreline walls. Show more
#4 - Carmel to Morro Bay via Highway 1
Carmel, California
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Length: 119.8 mi
Dramatic coastal cliffs and soaring mountains This 120 mile stretch of dramatic coastal cliffs and soaring mountains sometimes requires drivers to have superhuman self control to keep their eyes on Show more
#5 - Bird Island, South Plateau Trail, and Mound Meadow Trail Loop
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 53 m
Bird Island, South Plateau Trail, and Mound Meadow Trail Loop is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carmel, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skShow more
#6 - Brazil Ranch Trail
Carmel, California
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Brazil Ranch Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carmel, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used forShow more
#7 - Earl Moser, Madrone, Rhus, Iris, Coffeeberry, Pine, Sage Loop
Jacks Peak County Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Please note: Mountain biking is not permitted off-road or on trails.Show more
#8 - Coast Road
Carmel, California
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Length: 9.2 mi
Please note that while the road itself is not private property, it is bordered my private property on both sides. The road is occasionally closed due to wet conditions. For up to date road closures &Show more
#9 - Garrapata Beach: Cala Lily Valley
Garrapata State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
Garrapata State Park Beach as a loop starting from southern trailhead which has stairs to beach. Follow the beach to Doud Creek valley, known as Calla Lilly valley due to the patch of flowers.Show more
#10 - Glen Devon
Carmel, California
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Glen Devon is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Carmel, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
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