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Ridge Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (4)

This is a nice leisurely trail leading through a mostly forested environment.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

Point to Point

1,103' 336 m

High

18' 5 m

Low

1,120' 341 m

Up

178' 54 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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Description

While this trail can be done as an 'out-and-back' hike, it is best combined with other trails in the area, such as the Creamery Meadow Trail, River Trail, Panorama Trail, or the Beach Trail, to create a loop.

The Ridge Trail wanders mostly through lightly forested terrain and with minimal elevation gain, traversing the first ridge to the east of the coast.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Gossage with improvements by Tilman Giese

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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Far reaching views across the entire state park from Ridge Trail.
Jan 2, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Headlands from Ridge Trail.
Jan 2, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Panorama Trail offers indeed what the name suggests: sweeping panoramas of Andrew Molera State Park.
Jan 2, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Some shade on Ridge Trail
Nov 17, 2019 near Carmel…, CA
Hiking out the Panorama Trail
May 7, 2015 near Carmel…, CA
Ridge to Bluff Connector Trail
Nov 17, 2019 near Carmel…, CA

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Nov 23, 2019
Tilman Giese
May 24, 2019
Shelby Case
The ridge trail is more of a road and very easy, with nice walks through large trees. We exited the ridge trail and took the secret trail to the river 2mi