• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:


  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:


  • RT Distance:

    1.3 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    850 Feet

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area

Once a working cattle ranch, this amazing trail brings you to an amazing view where you feel like you're soaring over Carmel. 

This magnificent trail was recently converted into part of the Monterey Regional Parks System. Walk through pastures of cows, through coast oaks, up a steep incline with vast views of Carmel Valley, Carmel and the Pacific Ocean up to the top where a picnic table awaits you at Inspiration Point. 

This 1.3 mile trail is part of the very large 4,300 acre park. The rest of the park is not developed yet nor open to the public but this trail is definitely a treat! 

Getting There: Please call Monterey Regional Parks to obtain a day permit. They will give you the combination to the lock on the gate. Once in, continue on foot, straight following signs for Inspiration Point. Once at the top, stay to the right to find the stunning view. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Layers (can be windy)
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Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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