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Address: Route 1, Carmel, CA 93923
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Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature...

Watch whales in winter and sea lions all year round at this Bay Area nature reserve, which offers hiking, walking, bird watching, scuba diving and magnificent views.

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June 2014: Gorgeous location

If you want twisted cypress trees and crashing surf with seals then it's all here in one place. A must stop on your Big Sur trek.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want twisted cypress trees and crashing surf with seals then it's all here in one place. A must stop on your Big Sur trek.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful sights and well kept trails. Even the restrooms along the way were nice and had sinks! This is definitely a good spot to go if you want to hike around and enjoy the views. You can even drive and park at the different areas if you don't want to hike the whole trail through.

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Rancho Murieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

AS pretty as all of the articles say. Easy walking to the various areas and you can actually go out on the rocks.

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is on the way to Big Sur. It is really lovely. We parked outside and walked in. We did buy a $2 point lobos state park trail map from the ranger station. We took the carmelo meadow trail to the granite point trail. Beautiful area with stunning views. We then walked the north shore trail, which is a... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Dad took my husband and me here back in 1993 and I had to bring my teenage kids to see it! It's absolutely breathtaking and a must see. Be sure to arrive early or there won't be any parking spots left. Many park out on the road but you don't want to do that unless you want to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an incredible 3 hours at Point Lobos State Reserve, and it was one of our highlights of the trip. The Reserve is nicely laid out and you can spend several hours or a limited amount of time, based on your interests. We parked near Whaler's Cabin and toured the cabin itself - it's a great museum and worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the state reserves in Big Sur that we visited, Los Lobos was definitely the highlight and I'd highly recommend it. You can spend anywhere from 2-6 hours here, depending on your pace and how many trails you want to do. There is parking along the road that is free if you get there early enough, otherwise you have... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserve has lots of walking paths along the cliffs which provide views of the gorgeous ocean, the rocky shores and Cypress trees. There are multiple parking lots here so you can drive between these lots and start on new walking path from there or just keep walking from path to another.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, you can choose a short walk or long hike. Many paintings have come from this location. Highly recommend it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see stop in the Carmel/Big Sur area. There are many different hikes and vistas across the reserve. Unforgettable views. Go early. The park fills up fast. If you are driving and want to go park inside the park, go a little before 8AM before the park opens. We went at 7:45 AM and were the fourth... More 

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