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“Awesome Hiking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Point Lobos State Reserve

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
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Beaches, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching, Scuba diving, Walking, Birdwatching
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Owner description: Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature reserve, which offers hiking, walking, bird watching, scuba diving and magnificent views.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Chicago
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“Awesome Hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is a great park to hike in and see a very dramatic stretch of coastline. It's a great place to be if you're there when the fog is moving through the trees along the trails.

Visited June 2013
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“nice rides and sea wildlife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

good walks, nice views of sea wildlife, weather mostly foggy, but worth visiting, very cheap only $10 by car

Visited August 2013
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“Wow- possibly best stop on 2 week California family trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We did it all from San Diego-LA-Santa Barbara/Monterey-Santa Cruz- San Fran- and this was the best- we are not really a hiking or "nature" family- and this blew everyone away- spent hours when we expected a 20 minute stop over- loved the sites, animals- just a hidden gem- well worth it- skip the 17 mile drive and do this!

Visited August 2013
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“STUNNING Park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is a must-see park!
Just a few minutes South of Carmel, CA.
Great hiking trails, most along the ocean!
The views will leave you breathless!
Bring a camera and a picnic and enjoy the day!
Wear good walking shoes as the trails can get uneven.
My favorite park in the area!!
Enjoy!

Visited August 2013
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“View the Ocean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

A nice walk through the cypress trees and viewing the ocean. Very good way to enjoy the surroundings. Can do quickly in one - three hours, or could take your lunch and spend the day.

Visited August 2013
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