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Garland Ranch Regional Park

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Trails for everyone, Just strolling, or going for a challenging hike.

The trails in Garland Park, easy or challenging, are kept in great condition. You can start with a... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Carmel Valley, California
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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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 16, 2017

Staying in the valley and were recommended this park to go hiking. There's a nice mix of well marked trails (map for $1 at the Visitor centre), through meadows, to waterfalls, some fairly steep trails through beautiful forest, etc. However, these are well marked, organised...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank PhilandRuth
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The trails in Garland Park, easy or challenging, are kept in great condition. You can start with a flat mile or two mile stroll around the two bottom loops, and work your way up to moderate uphills along the mid-range trails, all connecting back to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank jimandjoan56
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank etd79
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
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

Date of experience: January 2017
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

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank G9408WVdavidb
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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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.