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South Shore Trail

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 4.7 (3)

A picturesque walk along the southern bluffs of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

76' 23 m

High

21' 6 m

Low

36' 11 m

Up

76' 23 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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Description

The South Shore Trail closely follows the bluffs on the southern end of the state park. From Sand Hill Trail take the steps downhill. After half a mile you reach Weston Beach which has a number of amazing tidal pools. Be careful not to step on the fragile life in this area. Head further south and pass Hidden Beach before you reach the parking lot at the southern end of the trail.

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Hiking Project Staff with improvements by Tilman Giese

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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#529

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#6,228

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Oysters aplenty cling to the rocks at Point Lobos.
May 29, 2017 near Carmel-…, CA
Bluffs at Sand Hill Cove
Jun 28, 2018 near Carmel-…, CA
Headland Cove from Sea Lion Point Trail
Jun 28, 2018 near Carmel-…, CA
Tidal pool at Point Lobos.
Nov 9, 2016 near Carmel-…, CA

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Mar 23, 2020
Julia Grizzell
Sep 21, 2019
C Montoya
Easy hike, beautiful tide pools Along the way 1mi
Sep 17, 2018
Jon Dilworth
1mi
Aug 10, 2018
Agnes Vause
May 6, 2018
Andre Powell
Feb 10, 2018
Tilman Giese
Nov 24, 2017
Mike Radka
May 20, 2017
Andrii Khmelkov