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Garland Ranch Regional Park

700 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA
+1 831-372-3196
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Awesome hike. Recommend it!

Loved this hike. We stayed nearby at the amazing Bernardo's Lodge and they recommended this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Scenic and Sunny Escape

Escaping the cool fog on the coast, we headed inland for a hike here. Beautiful place to spend some... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Roseville, California
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700 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA
+1 831-372-3196
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this hike. We stayed nearby at the amazing Bernardo's Lodge and they recommended this hike...so glad they did. It has views of the Pacific from the top.

Thank 861kimb
Reviewed 6 days ago

Escaping the cool fog on the coast, we headed inland for a hike here. Beautiful place to spend some time. We walked through the grove of Eucalyptus trees and hiked down by swiftly moving Carmel River before visiting the old barn. (Think Little House on...More

Thank CaliforniaExplored
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a jewel of the Carmel valley. We visited on a nice spring day and there were wild flowers in bloom everywhere. At the visitors center there is a 3D model of the park so you can get an idea of the ease or...More

Thank RobS012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a return visit - I hiked to the top of snively's ridge which is a tough hike that takes approximately 2 1/2 hours or longer to hike. Nice view of Carmel Valley from the top of the ridge. There are a number of shorter,...More

Thank ibtravelinj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park that offers something for everyone. In April and May the wildflowers are amazing (poppies, lupine, mustard, etc). The dam removal has allowed the carmel river to flow higher and longer, a great treat. There are flat looped trails (lupine loop),...More

Thank 2mchfn
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Hiked this park in connection with a midweek stay in the Carmel Valley area. What a find. We are avid hikers and backpackers, spending most of our time in the Western Sierra. Garland Park was magical this time of year after all the rains. Lush,...More

Thank Randyhol
Reviewed 19 April 2017

it was our first time here. my father in law (78 years old), wife and I had a great time exploring the area. there are various hiking trails from flat to steep that all interconnect. there is a map so you'll never lost. wildflowers were...More

Thank wansun s
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful well kept trails- LOTS of them! Went on the Garland Falls Trail and ended up meandering through the flowering meadows and cool forest paths for hours. LOVE this place!

Thank Huizark
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Massive park covering a wide variety of topography. Everything from easy flat trails to rigorous elevation changes. Well marked trails; dog friendly (on leash only); helpful visitor center with maps and materials; restroom facilities and water available; easy parking in a large lot; great riverside...More

Thank MysteryBell
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We took the Waterfall hike. The waterfall was more of a trickle at the time but the views along the trail were wonderful.

Thank longingtoretire
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Access for day use?
29 September 2016|
Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
Access is limited to daylight hours from sunrise to sunset. No overnight use or camping is permitted. Almost all of the park is now open. There are a couple of areas still closed due to the fire, but they are quite a ways... More
Is a permit required for day use?
29 September 2016|
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Response from Areya W | Reviewed this property |
No permit for access to most of the park (parking on CVR, you have access to visitor center, bathrooms and many miles of easy to very challenging trails). Last I knew, a permit is required access to backlands, outer reaches... More
My daughter, turning 21 in December, has never been horseback riding and has wanted to for years. Wondering how much and what an excursion would include? Would we have an opportunity to run or canter? Where do we ride? Thank you for the info. Bobbi
10 November 2015|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
You need to trailer in your own horses and use the trails at Garland Park. Trail rides to the public are offered at Pebble Beach Equestrian Center and Andrew Molera State Park (near Big Sur.) Trail rides are walking only.