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Garrapata State Park, Carmel
(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Garrapata State Park is located in Carmel. To visit Garrapata State Park on your holiday in Carmel, and find out what else Carmel has to offer, use our Carmel vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful!!!! I could stay here and just listen to the sound of waves splashing by the big rocks. nice trek to a lookout!! 
  • Only a small brown sign marks the park along PCH 1 which is what makes it hard to find, but look for a bunch of cars parked on the side of the road and you'll know you've made it. Pull off to the side...  more »
  • Prepare yourself for breathtaking views of jagged cliffs and the native coastal flora. We came here on a whim when we had some time to kill before checking into our cottage in Carmel. We were pleasant...  more »
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  • This is a gorgeous hike that is just a few miles past Point Lobos. If you are an avid hiker, it'll take you about two to three hours to complete it. I recommend going left at the fork where the trail head starts. The climb up will be gradual, but it is a bit easier than the steep grade of the counter-clockwise loop of the path. You will encounter some awesome (in the true sense of the word) vistas, plenty of plant species, a challenging climb, beautiful redwoods, and a spectacular prickly-pear cactus forest. If you are new to hiking, expect this to take you four or five hours.
  • One of the best parks in the area to hike because of the tremendously varied terrain and flora. There's everything from steep, arid climbs to a surprising trails that begins by meandering through a cactus forest, then turns into a deep woods adorned with giant redwood trees. And, across Route 1, there are ocean trails that are completely different in their offerings. Probably the most varied and best place to hike among various parks south of Carmel and through Big Sur.
  • Some very rugged, steep trails east of highway 1. And closer to Carmel than Molera and Julia Pfeiffer.
  • Beautiful and spectacular views, my first time going and did the hike in 4 hours. Would always recommend just go up the forest side first which should be to the right
  • Picked a beautiful day. Just coming off a light spring rain, which made the wildflowers line the trail wonderfully. Just the right temperature for the day.