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Soberanes Canyon Loop

 3.8 (4)

Length


4.7 Miles 7.6 Kilometers


1,752' 534 m

Ascent

-1,751' -534 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

54%

Max Grade (28°)

1,823' 556 m

High

105' 32 m

Low

Shared By David Montero

Conditions


Minor Issues 91 days ago
Partly closed. Open for 1.25 mile. History

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This loop is lightly trafficked and features a nice waterfall.

David Montero

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

This area has been affected by the the recent fires in Big Sur, the trail might be closed for some time.

Overview

A short and moderate loop trail that offers beautiful and diverse flora, cacti, redwoods, wildflowers, and an impressive view to the ocean from the hilltop.

Description

The Soberanes Canyon Loop is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. You'll climb your way up on the Soberanes Canyon Trail, and your return will be down the Rocky Ridge Trail.

The most spectacular part of the route is through the Soberanes Canyon where the trail is flanked on both sides by impressive redwoods. Once you leave the redwoods and get above treeline, it isn't the immediate scenery that captivates, but rather the panoramic views. These views are typically obscured facing west due to the blanket of fog and mist that unfolds over the coast. Turn your back 180 degrees and you are likely greeted by sunlit views of Carmel Valley.

Flora & Fauna

cacti, wildflowers, redwood

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Nov 10, 2018
Seth Klarity
Sep 29, 2018
Seth Klarity
Aug 9, 2018
Agnes Vause
Jul 15, 2018
Venu L
Mar 28, 2018
Carsten Brandt
Mar 27, 2017
george hayduke
closed due to die and water damage
Jan 8, 2017
Peter Brinkerhoff
Rainy and park closed for fires. Only hiked coast trails. 0.5mi
Mar 27, 2016
David Montero
4.7mi

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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#407

in California

#2,610

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