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Carmel Mountain Preserve

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12 mi 19 km of trail 2 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 11 Trails Intermediate Trails 5 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

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Featured Hikes in Carmel Mountain Preserve - 2

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Favorite Enjoy this 120-degree panorama of Peñasquitos Canyon at the end of Shaw Valley Trail.

Three Bridges Loop to Los Peñasquitos Canyon

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Loop • 558 ft Ascent 170.22 m Ascent

Singletrack Carmel Valley, CA

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Favorite This is the steepest section of the trail.

Palacio Del Mar Views Loop

2.6 mi 4.2 km • Loop • 248 ft Ascent 75.53 m Ascent

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Trails in Carmel Mountain Preserve - 14

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1 Shaw Valley Trail
Carmel Valley, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Carmel Valley, CA
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1.7 mi 2.7 km #2 Marvin Gerst Trail
Carmel Valley, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km Carmel Valley, CA
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0.5 mi 0.7 km #3 Palacio Del Mar Overlook
Carmel Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.7 km Carmel Valley, CA
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0.5 mi 0.8 km #4 Ocean Air Elementary Ridge Trail
Carmel Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Carmel Valley, CA
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #5 Clews Views Ridge
Carmel Valley, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km Carmel Valley, CA
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0.4 mi 0.6 km #6 Eucalyptus Trail
Carmel Valley, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km Carmel Valley, CA
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1.1 mi 1.8 km #7 Carmel Mountain Rd to Little Shaw Valley
Carmel Valley, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km Carmel Valley, CA
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2.3 mi 3.7 km #8 Del Mar Mesa Equestrian Trail
Carmel Valley, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km Carmel Valley, CA
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #9 Dead Fish Wiggle
Carmel Valley, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km Carmel Valley, CA
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0.5 mi 0.7 km #10 Palacio Del Mar Drop
Carmel Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.7 km Carmel Valley, CA
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #11 Palacio Del Mar Equestrian Trail
Carmel Valley, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km Carmel Valley, CA
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0.4 mi 0.6 km #12 Shorepoint Way Connector
Carmel Valley, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km Carmel Valley, CA
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1.4 mi 2.3 km #13 Carmel Valley South Loop
Carmel Valley, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km Carmel Valley, CA
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0.3 mi 0.4 km #14 Overlook Spur Trail
Carmel Valley, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km Carmel Valley, CA
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