Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley

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Garland Ranch Regional Park is 3,464 acres of various habitats from the shady stream-side riparian and oak woodlands to the steep and rugged grasslands and hills of the Santa Lucia Range. The park is free to the public and is open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.
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  • You can hike easily and comfortably on mainly flat walks or you can pick something more challenging. It's all available here. Beautiful scenery, water falls (when it's not dried out), and many varied ...  more »
  • Uphill hike that gave a good workout. View at the top was fabulous with panoramic views from the top.  more »
  • My husband and I used to visit this park with our dogs when we lived in the area 20 years ago. Back in the area, we made sure to hike there again (without dogs). It was such a nice hike. As before, we...  more »
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  • This is by far my favorite park near Monterey to date. I've heard there are over 50 miles of trails and I can't wait to hike all of them. Me and my wife did about 6. The trails are incredibly well maintained, the forest is beautiful, and the scenes from the vantage points are amazing. For a family outing or day hike its going to be hard to find a better place. The trails aren't too steep either so little ones should be able to keep up depending on which trails you choose, just be sure to examine the tail maps when you get there. Can't wait to go back!
  • We really would be at a loss with out this gorgeous park to take a long or short walk in. It's truly the highlight of our week, both for our dogs and us. The trails vary, there are plenty of steepgrades along with the flat grades. It's a great way to get in a little nature, and get away from the hustle and bustle.
  • Fantastic place. My sanctuary. Love the beautiful river running through the property, and ponds. I also love that it has bathrooms and a little visitor center. Went there on my birthday and just walked for hours. It's my favorite place to get my Nature fix!
  • I've lived on the central coast for years but never explored this gem of a park. I've been there twice recently and I fell in love. Wild flowers, waterfalls, a river, flatlands, and mountains keep things interesting no matter what mood your in. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly.
  • My second favorite place to hike, after Point Lobos. It's warm, hilly enough to get a workout, and has endless options for trails. Beautiful and fantastic views.
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