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North Shore Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.9 (7)

Great views along the northern shore line of Point Lobos.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.4

KM

Point to Point

116' 35 m

High

18' 6 m

Low

145' 44 m

Up

78' 24 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Birding · Views

Description

Head up the natural stairs from the Cannery Point parking lot. A small spur loop will be to your right giving you a good view of Whaler's Cove and Coal Chute Point. Another short spur trail straight ahead just a little further leads you to another good viewpoint. Turn left to stay on this trail. Bluefish Cove will soon emerge on the right. The trail then enters pine forest. Cabin Trail and Whaler's Knoll Trail join on the left at 0.2 and 0.3 miles. Keep Whalers Knoll on your left. Another good view of Bluefish Cove is shortly thereafter to your right. The trail then turns west with Big Dome to your right and then south to leave the pine forest again and reach the parking lot on the other end of the park.

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Hiking Project Staff with improvements by Tilman Giese

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  4.9 from 7 votes

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  4.9 from 7 votes
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#658

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Whaler's Cove from North Shore Trail
Jun 28, 2018 near Carmel-…, CA
Coal Chute Point across Whaler's Cove from Cannery Point
Jun 27, 2018 near Carmel-…, CA
Waves breaking at the rocks near Cannery Point
Jun 28, 2018 near Carmel-…, CA

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Feb 15, 2020
Ashley Hong
Aug 31, 2019
Annie Kim
Jul 16, 2019
Reno Hallmeyer
Sep 17, 2018
Jon Dilworth
0.8mi
Aug 10, 2018
Agnes Vause
May 6, 2018
Andre Powell
Absolutely gorgeous. Very windy
Feb 14, 2018
John Light
Feb 10, 2018
Tilman Giese