Appreciate the pristine natural landscape and thriving habitat of the California coast at Point Lobos. The nature reserve is home to hundreds of native animal and plant species on and off shore, and is an ideal location for hiking, diving, and bird watching. Enjoy panoramic views from the shore of the Pacific coast as you spot sea lions, harbor seals, and orcas, or hike through the lush vegetation on one of the reserve’s many foot trails for sightings of forest animals and local birds. On your way out, stop by the Whaler’s Cabin Museum to learn more about the history of whaling on the Monterey Peninsula. Arrange to visit Point Lobos and other attractions in Carmel using our Carmel trip planner.
Point Lobos Reviews
This was a must stop! We thoroughly enjoyed walking the Cedar Grove Trail. We had to park on the road north of the park because the parking lot was closed due to Covid-19. It took about 20 minutes to.... more »
This is a gorgeous California coastal hike. What a view from the trails as you walk through both coastal woods and seascapes. Seals are down on the beached and rocks below. An easy hike for people of.... more »
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