Deriving its name from the offshore rocks at Punta de los Lobos Marinos, Point of the Sea Wolves, where the sound of the sea lions carries inland, the reserve has often been called "the crown jewel of the State Park System." Point Lobos has offered many things to millions of people who have visited it over the years.
Length: approx: 5 miles
( for those who need additional distance can add another 1.5 miles for Granite point trail)
Time: 3-4 hours ( may take more time due to lunch break and time at observation points)
From the kiosk: South plateau trail, Bird island trail, South shore trail, Sand hill trail, Sea lion point trail, Cypress grove trail, North shore trail. Carmelo meadow trail.
Carmel-By-the-Sea, CA 93923
The reserve is located on the central coast of California in Monterey County. The entrance is located three miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.
There is plenty of free parking along wide verges on both sides of the highway or pay $10 at the entrance station and park in side. Please meet at the entrance.
I like hiking and enjoy meeting people so I thought I would join.