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Garland Ranch Regional Park

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Great hiking!

Came here with my family to wine taste but the young adults wanted to get some hiking in. This... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Houston, Texas
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beautiful trails with plenty of space

Garland Ranch is an iconic favorite spot for the locals and a great place to take your dogs. If you... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Kathryn O
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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 March 13, 2017 via mobile

Came here with my family to wine taste but the young adults wanted to get some hiking in. This apparently local place is really wonderful. We hiked about 2 hours. We followed the waterfall trail up to the waterfall which DID have some water and...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Garland Ranch is an iconic favorite spot for the locals and a great place to take your dogs. If you like climbing up hills you can go all the way to the top of you like and enjoy magnificent vistas and valley views.

Thank Kathryn O
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Great trails, you can walk one mile or you can do 6 miles it depends on how much exercise you want. Always plenty of people on the trails even if it has rained. Great place to walk your dog

Thank 723rudyg
Reviewed November 24, 2016

We hiked from West Garzas Road up Garzas Canyon Trail to the intersection with Oakview Trail. The views were absolutely fantastic. Then we hiked back down and followed the Redwood Canyon Trail to the end. Beautiful redwoods along the canyon floor. We hiked back out...More

1  Thank Frances S
Reviewed November 19, 2016

I love this place. There are so many trails at every level offering great views, landscape and work out. I have hiked from the main entrance and also from the south entrance by the Trail and Saddle Club. There is so much to explore. Be...More

2  Thank 1219Robin
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Garland Park has many trails & many entrances. From the main entrance you'll see lots of cars. However, the park is large & not crowded. Many times on trails I will pass no one. There is also a nice picnic area at the main entrance...More

Thank cvgirl54
Reviewed November 14, 2016

I must hike Garland at least once a week. It's about 4 miles from the center of the village, but is very easy to reach and parking is plentiful. The trails here are either flat on the valley floor or 15% steep vertical. You will...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Loved hiking here! Pet friendly! Amazing views and weather ! We hiked up to the seasonal waterfall and i fell in love !!! I go there every Saturday now and will continue too do so.

1  Thank Sofi A
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We hiked to top of Snivles Ridge, summit isn't on map, so asked docent how to get the there, then you won't feel bad you missed it by a few hundred feet. :) Great views of the valley.

Thank ddsharp50
Reviewed September 23, 2016

We did a nice 3.5 mile hike to the waterfall (although it was dry this time of year). Not too strenuous, gorgeous views. Wished we had more time to explore.

Thank WC_Boston
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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.