Rocky Ridge & Soberanes Canyon Trails
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Adventure Travelers
- 74%Green Travelers
- 74%Family Travelers
- 62%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (3)
- Rocky Ridge & Soberanes Canyon TrailsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Jan 22, 2014
Absolutely amazing hike. Takes you up the mountain with breathtaking views of the coast south of Carmel. We saw tons of whales while we were hiking, and were fortunate enough to see a California condor hanging out on a rock perch just off the trail. It's pretty steep on the way up - so wear good shoes. The trailhead is on the side of highway 1 - look for cars parked on the side of the road.
- Rocky Ridge & Soberanes Canyon TrailsMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1First to ReviewJan 11, 2014
Single best day hike in the world. Period. Starting at the beach, you trek into a canyon lined with cacti, followed by riparian woodland and then a magnificent coastal redwood forest. From there, you rise sharply into the broad, open Santa Lucia highlands, with views of the Pacific coast like none other. This can be a semi-rigorous venture, but it's extremely convenient to the Monterey peninsula and the views are worth their weight in gold. Try to reach the lookout bench for sunset and bring a bottle of wine!
Located in the Garrapata State Reserve, Rocky Ridge Trail quickly leaves Highway 1 behind and offers far-reaching views of the Santa Lucia Mountains and the sea. A grand loop of the state park can be made by returning to the trailhead via...read more from www.parks.ca.gov