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Carmel Mountain Preserve

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Gems in Carmel Mountain Preserve - 1

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gem Favorite Anton Knechtel (1823-1903) gravesite at sunset, enclosed by a new wood picket fence.

Anton Knechtel Gravesite

(1) Del Mar, CA

Recommended Routes 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.
Intermediate Intermediate

Three Bridges Loop to Los Peñasquitos Canyon

5.3 mi 8.6 km 558' Up 170.22 m Up 558' Down 169.93 m Down

Carmel…, CA
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Favorite This is the steepest section of the trail.
Intermediate Intermediate

Palacio Del Mar Views Loop

2.6 mi 4.2 km 248' Up 75.53 m Up 247' Down 75.25 m Down

Carmel…, CA
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Carmel Mountain Preserve Hiking

  • 13 Miles 21 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 12 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Carmel Mountain Preserve - 21

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1Shaw Valley Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Marvin Gerst Trail
Easy Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Ocean Air Elementary Ridge Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #4Eucalyptus Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #5Clews Views Ridge
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.7 km #6Palacio Del Mar Overlook
Easy Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #7Del Mar Mesa Equestrian Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #8Dead Fish Wiggle
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Palacio Del Mar Equestrian Trail
Easy Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #10Shorepoint Way Connector
Easy Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy Easy
Carmel Valley, CA

Photos of Carmel Mountain Preserve - 38

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Rare dusty pink sunset in Little Shaw Valley.
Jul 9, 2019 near Carmel…, CA
Del Mar Mesa Equestrian trail near the top of Del Mar Mesa Rd.
Jan 23, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Sunset viewed from Carmel Mesa Preserve.
Jan 23, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
View southeast parallel to Carmel Country Road on a day with good visibility.
Jan 23, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Clews Views Ridge trail looking northeast with Black Mountain in the distance (center right).
Jan 23, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Anton Knechtel (1823-1903) gravesite at sunset, enclosed by a new wood picket fence.
Jan 23, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
View northeast from the Clews Ranch Rim trail towards Black Mountain.
Apr 6, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Little Shaw Valley trail after March 2021 erosion repair work.
Apr 6, 2021 near Carmel…, CA

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