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Garland Ranch Regional Park

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Bring your four legged friend for a fun adventure!

Wide open spaces for walking, running and hiking. If you bring your dog, be sure to bring towels as... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
Salinas, California, United States
Beautiful setting

They have great hikes and wonderful place to walk dogs on the flat area. Great exercise! There is a... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Garland Ranch Regional Park is the “granddaddy”' of the MPRPD properties, representing the District's first parkland acquisition. The park was purchased in 1975 from William Garland II, who generously gifted a portion of the cost by reducing the...more
700 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA
+1 831-372-3196
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Wide open spaces for walking, running and hiking. If you bring your dog, be sure to bring towels as they will likely jump into a river and frolic with the other dogs there.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

They have great hikes and wonderful place to walk dogs on the flat area. Great exercise! There is a information center with free maps and a large bowl of water for dogs. I enjoy bringing my dog here and walking about on the flat trail...More

Thank Sebastian3962
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Beautiful park. The parking lot is big. I went on a weekend and there was no problem finding a space. There are many hiking trails. They range from easy to moderate/strenuous.

Thank CTW974
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Garland uses both the land Garland donated plus hiking easements from other landowners. We should have had more than sneakers as some of the trails are so dusty they are slippery. Even though bikes are allowed we did not have them zooming around. Mostly couples...More

Thank Barbjefts
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

This was a great place for a day or half day hike. Wonderful vistas, easy and difficult trails, very well marked. Helpful ranger.

1  Thank cindyvWeston_Ct
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We take our two black Labs to Garland almost every day. Some days we walk a long flat loop, other days we take a moderate to strenuous hike up the hill. We vary our outings between the main park on CV road and the section...More

1  Thank ebcdvm
Reviewed August 8, 2017

I run and hike in Garland on a regular basis. The trails are well kept and range from easy to challenging. It's one of my favorite places, especially when the river is running strong, as it is now. It's a great place to take a...More

1  Thank Beth B
Reviewed July 31, 2017

During the summer my dog and I hike here several times per week. The valley floor has 2 flat loops, Lupine and Rancho, and the hill behind is crisscrossed by many trials going up to Snively's Ridge at 1,800 feet. The trails are well-marked and...More

3  Thank David W
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Lovely place to stop have a small (or long) hike. Easy to navigate, babbling brook, ok to bring the kids, dogs, and horses. Not overcrowded or touristy. Just a nice peaceful place to enjoy the outdoors.

1  Thank longingforord
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

The trails are phenomenal and pets are allowed. The river offers a cool place to enjoy a picnic along the banks or just floating around.

Thank Michelle A
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September 29, 2016|
Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
Access is limited to daylight hours from sunrise to sunset. No overnight use or camping is permitted. Almost all of the park is now open. There are a couple of areas still closed due to the fire, but they are quite a ways... More
September 29, 2016|
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Response from Areya W | Reviewed this property |
No permit for access to most of the park (parking on CVR, you have access to visitor center, bathrooms and many miles of easy to very challenging trails). Last I knew, a permit is required access to backlands, outer reaches... More
November 9, 2015|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
You need to trailer in your own horses and use the trails at Garland Park. Trail rides to the public are offered at Pebble Beach Equestrian Center and Andrew Molera State Park (near Big Sur.) Trail rides are walking only.