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Pets allowed
Yes-restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Garland Ranch Regional Park is a sprawling park system acquired from William Garland by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks Department in 1975.

The park is one of the largest public parks in the area, and it encompasses a variety of landscapes and ecosystems, including meadows, woodlands, chaparral, and canyons. Throughout this area is a well-marked trail system allowing visitors to hike or horseback ride to different sites of interest such as waterfalls, birding, wildflower observation areas, swimming holes, ponds, mesas, historical homestead corrals and barn buildings, livestock trails, and Native American habitation sites. There is also a museum and a visitor center—each located near the park's main entrance—open daily and staffed by volunteers.

Detailed trail maps are available for purchase for $1 from the visitor center. Otherwise, loaner maps are also available. There are dozens of trails throughout the park, many of which can be combined to create paths with a distance and difficulty suited to each visitor.

The more recent addition of Kahn Ranch to the park features additional hiking and mountain bike trails. However, it can only be accessed by special permit. Permit details are available here

Trail maps, drinking water and bathrooms are available at the visitor center. A short interpretive trail and benches are located at the visitor center.

Dogs are permitted on leash or under voice and visual command. Park hours are daily from sunrise until sunset.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Variety of trails. Swimming holes along Carmel River.

Cons

None.

Address

Carmel Valley, CA 93924
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Picnic tables
Waterfalls
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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