The Best Hiking in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Top hiking spots in and near Carmel-by-the-Sea

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

    Carmel Beach

    1.22 mi / 98 ft gain
    Carmel Beach is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
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  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

    Mission Trails Park Loop

    1.41 mi / 197 ft gain
    Mission Trails Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
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  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

    Hike along the Carmel River Beach Trail

    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    Known as "Ribera Beach" by locals, this stretch of land nestled between Carmel River State Beach and Monastery Beach is not to be missed! The trails are easy to get to and can be accessed by 4 locations. The first entrance is on Highway 1 at the Bay School (between Ribera Road and Monastery Beach...
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  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

    Hike to the Top of Inspiration Point

    5.0
    1.3 mi / 850 ft gain
    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. T...
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  • Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

    Carmel Meadows Trail

    0.55 mi / 49 ft gain
    Carmel Meadows Trail is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
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  • Carmel, California

    Explore Point Lobos' Whalers Cove

    4.3
    Point Lobos is one of the hidden gems of the California coast. Located just off of Route 1 right after Monterey, Point Lobos is a state park on the coast. The cost to explore inside is ten dollars, but so worth it.As you explore, be sure to hike around Whalers Cove, which is incredible at sunset ...
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  • Del Monte Forest, California

    SFB Morse Botanical Reserve

    3.03 mi / 381 ft gain
    SFB Morse Botanical Reserve is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Pebble Beach, California.
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  • Monterey, California

    Lower Ridge, Rhus, and Coffeeberry Loop

    4.01 mi / 804 ft gain
    Lower Ridge, Rhus, and Coffeeberry Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
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  • Monterey, California

    Jack's Peak and Skyline Trail

    0.88 mi / 151 ft gain
    Jack's Peak and Skyline Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Monterey, California.
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  • Monterey, California

    Jacks Peak to Rhus Trail Loop

    2.43 mi / 443 ft gain
    Jacks Peak to Rhus Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
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  • Monterey, California

    Iris Trail and Rhus Trail

    1.92 mi / 312 ft gain
    Iris Trail and Rhus Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Monterey, California.
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  • Monterey, California

    Pine Trail to Coffeeberry Trail to Rhus Trail Loop

    4.09 mi / 804 ft gain
    Pine Trail to Coffeeberry Trail to Rhus Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Monterey, California.
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  • Monterey, California

    Jack's Peak, Coffeeberry, Lower Ridge and Pine Trail Loop

    2.57 mi / 509 ft gain
    Jack's Peak, Coffeeberry, Lower Ridge and Pine Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
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  • Carmel, California

    Hike Point Lobos Natural Preserve

    4.7
    4 mi / 400 ft gain
    Point Lobos contains headlands, coves and rolling meadows, and its offshore area forms one of the richest underwater habitats in the world, popular with divers. Wildlife includes seals, sea lions, sea otters, migrating gray whales (from December to May), and thousands of seabirds, who also make t...
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  • Monterey County, California

    Point Lobos Loop Trail

    7.14 mi / 640 ft gain
    Point Lobos Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
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  • Monterey County, California

    South Plateau Trail to Bird Island

    1.69 mi / 180 ft gain
    South Plateau Trail to Bird Island is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
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