Whalers Cove - Granite Point
2.8 miles     100 ft
19 Feb 2012

A short hike to Granite Point via Whaler's Cove.

Location: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map (interactive): Pretty good trail map, shown overlaid on Google Maps.

» Official Trail Map (PDF): Decent trail map without contours.

From Highway 1, follow a trail parallel to the highway towards the park entrance. Inside the park, turn right along Cermelo Meadow Trail close to the entrance kiosk. Turn right on Granite Point Trail to explore Coal Chute Cove and Granite Point. Return by same route.

Location: near intersection of Riley Ranch Rd and California 1, Carmel, CA 93923 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: Point Lobos is on Highway 1, two miles south of a large shopping complex at the intersection of Rio Road and Highway 1 in Carmel, CA.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $10 for parking inside the park. Free parking outside the park (last visited: Feb 2012)

Capacity: Dozens of cars may be parked at multiple parks inside the park. Dozens of cars may be parked outside the park entrance. There is a trail on the west side of Highway 1, paralleling the highway.

Latitude: 36.517983     Longitude: -121.934968

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