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Address: Monterey, CA 93923
Activities: Whale watching
Description: This park lacks the expected amenities but compensates with its...
This park lacks the expected amenities but compensates with its spectacular setting.
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The Best of Both Worlds!

This is a great spot to adventure at because it offers both a hike up into the mountain terrain and also a little beach access for those that enjoy the best of both worlds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Yosemite National Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot to adventure at because it offers both a hike up into the mountain terrain and also a little beach access for those that enjoy the best of both worlds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was our third year to visit and hike around the Carmel/Big Sur area, and we've always been curious about the cars parked under the cypress trees not to far past Point Lobos State Park along Hwy 1. There are no big signs or markers that stand out. I did some research and discovered a hiking trail (not for the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Coming from North in Carmel, we could see the lilies from the road. The carpark along the road is past the lilies if coming from North. If coming from South, you will park before the lilies. The path goes left to the beach and right to the lilies. The walking path to the lilies take you through beautiful wild flowers... More 

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Fresno, CA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My daughter and I went for a mom/daughter hike here. We did the loop. Part of the trail has washed away making for very interesting hiking. The trail seems to go straight up and straight down. Parts of it I was afraid to look over the edge as I am a bit frightened by heights. The wild flowers were delightful.... More 

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Seaside, California
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wonderful trail down to stairs to beach. Also a great coastal trail above that goes to Doud's Creek. Easy to park and easy to access if you don't mind stairs.

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Austin, Texas
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you've ever driven up/down Pacific Coast Highway 1 (PCH, or, HWY 1), you already know - this has to be one of the most beautiful and awe-insipring places in the world. I lived in Monterey over 20 years ago, and had almost forgotten how beautiful this grand spectacle is, and then, last week, my fiancée and I flew out... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We hiked the Sobernes Canyon Trail. So many different landscapes, wildflower meadows, areas of cactus, redwood grove, all just beautiful. Definitely worth the time. Start at gate 8. There is limited parking at the trail head, and also washrooms.

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Garrapata has an amazing coast with numerous coastal trails all with stunningly beautiful views of the gorgeous coast,with numerous coves,sea stacks with awesome rock formations.a person could spend weeks exploring all this gorgeous place has to offer. Of course,on the east side of the road is the two popular hikes,rocky ridge and soberanes canyon,each with their own charms. rocky ridge... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great 5 mile hike...but it's a very steep up and down...so you need to be in shape and have good shoes..if you've got both you will enjoy it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

what a great hike, the beach is gorgeous too...you can make it short or long..enjoy the changing flora, cactus to ferns..groomed trails

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