Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley
Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley - Address
Address: 700 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924, USA
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley
With such an incredible tale of history attached to, the Garland Ranch Regional Park is a must-visit while in Carmel Valley. Whether you love history or not, this park can be visited for myriad purposes. Hiking is one of the most commonly undertaken activities here. The hike is especially famous for its rewarding views of the colossal Pacific Ocean. The terrain is a diverse mix of altitudes ranging from 200 feet to 2000 feet in a lush vegetation. Make your way through dense oak woodlands, thick stands of chaparral and maple-filled canyon. A great place to bring the kids to, owing to a wide variety of insects found here; of course, for educational purposes. Horseback riding is another popular activity here.
Garland Ranch Regional Park Information
- Access permit is required to enter the Kahn Ranch portion of Garland Park when entered via Hitchcock Canyon Road.
How To reach Garland Ranch Regional Park by Public Transport
- Carmel Valley Rd / Garland Ranch Bus Station.
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pretty decent trail systems. only down side is you can hear the road from nearly all trails. good elevation gains. it is my favorite hike on the peninsula.
Been hiking this park for some forty plus years—before one could hear regular traffic or see many others along the trails—and it really doesn’t get old. Trails all have something different to see, with some more ‘scenic’ than others; depends on what you are looking for. Directed some out-of-towners carrying hiking poles to Sky Trail and Snively’s Ridge; allow yourself time if you want to do these... but the views are excellent. Love the wildflowers up Terrace Trail on the Garzas Canyon side in the Spring as well as the canyon trail through the redwoods and over the river. On the west side, and an easy trek from the entrance if you’re interested in a shorter, scenic hike is the waterfall trail; closed to horses ai better for dogs that are reactive. The shaded buckeye trail is nice and cool and boasts ferns and fragrant California bay. Yesterday we enjoyed Maple Canyon (great for beautiful beds of fallen leaves in Fall) and Sage to Sky Trails, descending via Fern and Waterfall. Dogs enjoyed splashing in the Mesa Pond and I had a good sweat hustling up the hill toting water and snacks for all. Acorns and buckeyes are dropping, so I enjoyed fond memories of my son who, when little, was entirely focused on these. Dogs had a ball patrolling the area ahead of me, making sure I wasn’t ambushed by... well, lizards and such. Unfortunately we came across two boys on bikes on the Lupine Loop. Please refrain from bringing bikes anywhere other than the Cooper Ranch (or Kahn) areas. Signs are posted directing those that aren’t clear on those rules; please pay attention to them. I understand we want to share the trails, but having had numerous near misses with mountain bikes, I’m generally so very thankful at Garland to NOT see bikers.
I love this place. It's beautiful and you can walk your dogs offleash. People come here to play in the water on hot days to cool off.
I love this park. Dogs allowed off leash
Love love love this park!! It is beautiful with incredible hikes and views. Great map. Carmel Valley is really special.