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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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Breathtaking!

Go to Lobos Point and get a map to this park. If you are anywhere near Monterey, GO!! The hiking and vistas are beyond compare and so profound.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Go to Lobos Point and get a map to this park. If you are anywhere near Monterey, GO!! The hiking and vistas are beyond compare and so profound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

garrapata has the coastal access as well as great valleys in the Rocky Ridge trail. the Soberanes point area is always a nice stroll along the bluffs and gives you some great shots of the coast

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We enjoyed our walk into the canyon. Nice this is not very busy ... and it's an easy drive from Carmel. There are better state parks but this one is fine for a nice diversion.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This hike is absolutely fantastic. We chose to go through the redwoods side first and made the loop down the ocean facing side. This route was great because you have the beautiful coastal views to admire as you descend. This hike combines all of the most beautiful parts of the this part of the coast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Monterey, CA 93923
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey

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