Standing on a granite hillside off California's scenic 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach, the Lone Cypress is a western icon, and has been called one of the most photographed trees in North America. The tree is located between Cypress Point Golf Course and the Pebble Beach Golf Links, two of world's best-known golf courses. Possibly as old as 250 years, the cypress has been scarred by fire and has been held in place with cables for 65 years.Make Lone Cypress a centerpiece of your Pebble Beach vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pebble Beach driving holiday website .
The Monterey Cypress grows naturally only in Pebble Beach and Point Lobos.
A drawing of the tree was registered as Pebble Beach Company's trademark in 1919. The company said the trademark protected not only the logo but also the tree itself.
Tours to Lone Cypress
Monterey & Carmel Explorer with optional Aquarium BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $94
Duration: 11 to 12 hours
3-hour Electric Bike tour, 17-Mile Drive, Monterey Bay Coastal Rec Trail BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $59
Duration: 150 to 210 minutes
Lone Cypress Reviews
The 17 Mile Drive is a relaxing way to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the coast. A highlight is certainly the Lone Cypress, which serves as the symbol for Pebble Beach. Be sure to walk around a b... more »
We returend to do the 17 mile drive again in early November 2019. One of the most impressive sites is Lone Cypress. Although its a bit propped up now with wires, its always so pretty to see and enjoy ... more »
I am blessed to live roughly a half mile from this monument. I often visit here to paint at this location. It seems to be a rather well kept secret. We enjoy the view from the car which makes this sight year round friendly
It's a nice sight but not sure what's the big deal about it that warrants such a tourist frenzy. There are other spots along the Scenic drive that have similar killer views. I guess one could visit it to cross an item off their checklist, or claim that they visited the Californian central coast. There is a nice observation deck descending down the stairs from the highway where you can take as many photographs as you want.
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