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Trail Map
bird island   |   carmelo meadow   |   cypress grove   |   granite point   |   lace lichen   |   moss cove   |   north shore
pine ridge   |   sea lion point   |   south plateau   |   south shore   |   whalers cove & cabin   |   whalers knoll



Between Sea Lion Point and Bird Rock parking area; 1 mile, 40 minutes one way. Along cliffs. Access to rocks, pebbly beaches.

South Shore looking south from San Hill CoveHere at the ocean's edge, you may leave the trail at various points between Sand Hill Cove and Weston Beach, where there are no guide wires. Be aware of your own safety (waves and slippery rocks) and of the fragility of bluff plants and tidepool creatures. Each plant, animal, piece of driftwood, empty shell, stone or clump of washed-up seaweed is an important part of nature's cycle. Protect these; take nothing but photographs and memories, and keep to obvious trails and side paths.


You may see shorebirds feeding among intertidal rocks, locate stone ribbons where molten quartz once filled fissures in the granite at Hidden Beach or discover varicolored patterns formed by erosion on uplifted sedimentary rocks.Weston














Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and Point Lobos Association
831.624.4909 | email: pointlobos@parks.ca.gov | Route 1, Box 62, Carmel, CA 93923
Point Lobos Association Trail Map