Soberanes Canyon Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,752' 534 m
Descent: -1,751' -534 m
High: 1,823' 556 m
Low: 105' 32 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 54% (28°)
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“This loop is lightly trafficked and features a nice waterfall.”— David Montero
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.