Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley

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  • August 14, 2017
    Beautiful park. The parking lot is big. I went on a weekend and there was no problem finding a space. There are many hiking trails. They range from easy to moderate/strenuous.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Garland uses both the land Garland donated plus hiking easements from other landowners. We should have had more than sneakers as some of the trails are so dusty they are slippery. Even though bikes ar...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This was a great place for a day or half day hike. Wonderful vistas, easy and difficult trails, very well marked. Helpful ranger.  more »
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  • April 12, 2017
    Incredibly beautiful. If you want a more challenging hike, take maple to sage to sky trail (make sure to grab a map from the visitors center first). You'll eventually reach the top (it's pretty strenuous) and have an absolutely gorgeous view of the mountains, the valley, and all of Monterrey bay. Definitely bring water and snacks. Estimate about 6-7 miles round trip
  • June 21, 2017
    The ridge hike was awesome. Good views. Not too crowded. Well maintained. Dog friendly.
  • June 4, 2017
    To the top is 1,800 feet elevation. There terrain is simple to hike but know it is for those in good shape! The legs and respiration need to be strong
  • May 2, 2017
    What a beautiful park. With many many miles of trails from flat to "holy crap, that's steep", it provides some of the best coastal California flora and fauna experiences I, the area. Take a hike up to Snivley's ridge, or a cruise around the towering eucalyptus trees that line some of the trails. I am sure you wont be disappointed. You may even run into a boncat or something! I do wish there was more mountain biking access in the park. There are trails that allow bicycles, but most of them are short and flat and not ideal for most cyclists. Most want to ride for more than a mile before looping back on the start.
  • June 10, 2017
    Beautiful place. Endless trails for running, hiking and horsees. Off leash dogs welcome. Just fyi, the sign posts and the trail maps are not entirely coordinated, oddly.

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