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San Jose, California
May 17, 2014
Garrapata State Park
Monterey County
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The Place

Garrapata State Park
May 17, 2014
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The park has two miles of beach front, with coastal hiking and a 50-foot climb to a beautiful view of the Pacific. The park offers diverse coastal vegetation (spring wildflowers) with trails running from ocean beaches into dense redwood groves. Sea lions, sea otters and migrating grey whales frequent the coastal waters.

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The weather can be changeable from fog to warm sun. Layered clothing is advised. The hike includes unshaded chaparral. Ticks and poison oak may be present in the grassy sections. Sunscreen and long pants are recommended.

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Walking the Walk

Rocky Ridge, Soberanes Canyon Trails. A portion of the trail is in poor repair with wash out stairs, so some climbing is required. An alternate hike ( Level 1.5. 5 miles. 400' elevation ) is planned if heavy rains make the trail impassable.

Level: 3       Miles: 7       Elevation: 1000 ft       Host: Tom R.

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Directions

Take Interstate 101 to CA 156W to Hwy 1. The park is located 6.7 miles south of Rio Road in Carmel. There’s a highway turnout at mileage marker 65.8. No sign is visible from the highway, but look for a pullout under a distinctive row of cypress trees that line the highway. The trailhead is a gated dirt road that leads to an abandoned tin barn. From San Jose 75 miles (1hr 30m) From Santa Cruz 50 miles (1hr) Parking free along Hwy 1 shoulder.

Parking

Parking is free

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Know Before You Go:

NO DOGS ALLOWED


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