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Featured Events

Aug
1
2014

Carmel Bach Festival

Jul. 19-Aug. 2
The Carmel Bach Festival has a 75-year history of artistic excellence and community…more
Aug
2
2014

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Aug. 2
The Salinas Valley Half Marathon begins at the historic Soledad Mission, established…more
Aug
11
2014

Monterey Auto Week

Aug. 11-Aug. 17
Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Auto Week and…more
Aug
12
2014

Concours On The Avenue

Aug. 12
Sixth Annual Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours On The Avenue......Carmel's world famous…more
Aug
14
2014

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Aug. 14-Aug. 17
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of Monterey…more
Aug
15
2014

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

Aug. 15
The colorful 20th Annual Pacific Grove Concourse Auto Rally will be held on Friday,…more
Aug
16
2014

Concorso Italiano

Aug. 16
A celebration of Italian style, featuring the most spectacular display of Italian…more
Aug
17
2014

Concours d'Elegance

Aug. 17
This spectacular event exhibits some of the most unique pre-war and post-war cars,…more
Aug
22
2014

Sand City West End Celebration

Aug. 22-Aug. 24
The streets of Sand City come alive for the West End Celebration! Sand City is…more
Aug
23
2014

First City Festival

Aug. 23-Aug. 24
Experience a weekend of music, food, and fresh ocean air at the site of the iconic…more
Aug
27
2014

Monterey County Fair

Aug. 27-Sep. 1
The annual Monterey County Fair is always fun for all, with livestock exhibition,…more
Aug
30
2014

Monterey Bay Greek Festival

Aug. 30-Sep. 1
The St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church of Monterey County will hold its 28th…more
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Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley

Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley

Garland Ranch Regional Park

Dog-friendly Garland Ranch Regional Park in Carmel Valley is a popular spot for leisure hiking. Breathtaking views lie around every corner of this 4,462-acre park, with trails varying from easy to strenuous. Notable features at Garland Ranch Regional Park include the Carmel River, Garzas Creek, a redwood canyon and a charming waterfall. Historic buildings dot Garland Ranch Regional Park, allowing visitors to experience Carmel Valley as it once was.

Day Use

Garland Ranch Regional Park is Carmel Valley's central spot for hiking. It is also a popular location for horseback riding and birding, and one of the region's top geocacheing sites. Mountain biking is permitted on the Cooper Ranch Loop only; horseback riding is allowed on most other trails. Stop at the Garland Ranch Regional Park Visitors Center for hiking trail maps and information on park activities. The park rangers at Garland Ranch Regional Park are great resources, and can answer almost any question.

Dog-Friendly Hiking

Garland Ranch Regional Park has many off-leash areas for dogs to roam and is a popular Monterey dog-friendly hiking area. Dogs must be under voice command at Garland Ranch Regional Park, and owners must maintain visual contact with their dogs at all times. Many hiking trails at Garland Ranch Regional Park have specially designed water fountains, so hikers and their four-legged friends may both rehydrate.

Hiking

There's a trail at Garland Ranch Regional Park for every level of hiker, with nearly flat paths for the novice to steep inclines for the dedicated hiker. Easy trails include the Buckeye Nature Trail, which has many informative signs explaining the natural features of the park. The most difficult trails may be the East Ridge Trail or the Snivley's Ridge Trail, both of which have steep climbs with views of Carmel Valley and the Ventana Wilderness. Hiking trails wander alongside Garzas Creek, through Rumsien Indian habitation sites and nineteenth-century homesteading and logging settlements, along the Carmel River, and up the Santa Lucia Mountains. Download a PDF of the Garland Ranch Regional Park trail map from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District website. See item five on our list of Top Ten Day Hikes in Monterey County for details on a hike up the Waterfall and Snively's Ridge trails.

Map and Directions

From Highway 1, head east on Carmel Valley Road for 8.6 miles. Garland Ranch Regional Park's main entrance will be on your right.

From Highway 101, take Route 68 east to Laureles Grade. Take Laureles Grade to Carmel Valley Road and turn right. Garland Ranch Regional Park's main entrance will be on your left.


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