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Point Lobos State Reserve

Route 1, Box 62, Carmel, CA 93923
831 624 4909
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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Beaches, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching, Scuba diving, Walking, Birdwatching
Traveler Description:  Point Lobos State Reserve is a "must" when visiting the Carmel area.  A small fee will gain you entrance into the park.  The ranger will gladly hand... more »
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Point Lobos website says "Long considered the “crown jewel” of the California State Park system..." I would definitely agree. The hikes are easy and the scenery spectacular. There are some high steps in places so people with bad hips or knees need to be aware. Come early because the parking does fill up.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The rangers were so helpful, they even lend you binoculars! We saw otters and loads of sea lions everywhere. The paths were well signed and the views amazing. Walks were very easy and not too hilly. A grat place to visit

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Westlake Village, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Point Lobos is one of my favorite hikes which I have enjoyed countless times over the years. It never fails to disappoint and mesmerize.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We come from trails so the trails we saw here were pretty poor. We did the 17 mile drive and thought that was far better for viewing.

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
47 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just magnificent at every turn. If you can catch a low tide, enjoy the diversity of the pristine tidal pools. Always keep an eye out to the sea for a whale or a pod of dolphins. Look off to the side on the trails, you might see a deer or quail. Just be aware of the poison ivy and you'll... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous beyond belief! One of our favorite days was spent hiking and photographing this amazing place.

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Sonoma County
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114 reviews 114 reviews
12 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is an exceptionally easy and wonderful outdoors place to visit (apart from the weekend crowds) for just about anyone. Walking trails are easily graded and there are even two wheelchair accessible trails (our daughter uses a wheelchair). Make it a part of your visit

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Hatboro
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent several hours at the Point Lobos State Reserve in June. We hiked the many trails and enjoyed the sea lions. This is a wonderful park and definitely worth a visit!

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Houston, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Loved this area, we did some very modest hikes over good trails, and saw dozens of sea lions and seals, and saw numerous whales off the point. Really beautiful area - plan to spend a couple of hours at least.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you love wildlife, this is the place.. We saw more whale spouts than we could count and plenty of seals.

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