San Jose, California
Point Lobos State Reserve
Point Lobos is one of the most spectacular shorelines along the California Coast. The landscape is a mosaic of bold headlands, irregular coves, and rolling meadows. Jagged rocks protrude from the Ocean creating a dramatic meeting of land and sea. We are sure to see Sea Otters, Seals, Sea Lions, a large variety of birds, deer and if we are lucky whales!
Take Highway 17 to Santa Cruz merging onto Hwy 1 South towards Watsonville. Follow Hwy 1 through Monterey and Carmel. From Hwy 1 and Rio Road in Carmel, drive 2.2 miles south on Hwy 1 to the signed Point Lobos State Reserve entrance. Turn right to the kiosk, a $10.00 fee will be collected. Continue 1.6 miles to the Bird Rock parking area at the end of the road.
We will meet at the Bird Rock Parking area. We will embark this beautiful hike via the South Shore Trail to Cypress Grove trail around the Allan Memorial Grove loop to the North Shore Trail to Whalers Knoll on to Pine ridge Trail over to South Plateau which will bring us to our meeting spot China Cove Beach, and the end of our hike.
Level: 1.5 - Miles 3.5 - Elevation: 150’
Drive Time From San Jose, 1 hour, 30 minutes
NO DOGS ALLOWED in Reserve.
For more information, contact your host, Nancy S.