Palo Corona Regional Park

Palo Corona Regional Park, Carmel: Address, Phone Number, Palo Corona Regional Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Palo Corona Regional Park
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Meade F
Soquel, CA55 contributions
Lovely in the spring
Apr 2020
Wildflowers, rolling hills, stands of oak, hike to an overlook and an ocean view, everything for an afternoon's outint
Written 24 April 2020
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Jeannie H
Santa Cruz, California, United States3 contributions
Day hike
Dec 2019 • Couples
Very nice, uncrowded. Started easy then some good elevation. Good views. Recommended. There are several nice benches to sit on.
Written 2 January 2020
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1219Robin
Pacific Grove, CA363 contributions
Beautiful hike
Jan 2019 • Couples
This hike can be accessed either from Carmel Valley Road or from Highway One (with a permit). The CV Road entrance is the old Ranch Canada golf course so it's pretty flat. The hike up to Inspiration Point is a bit steep but worth it giving you a view of the bay and parts of Carmel Valley. There are cows grazing along the path.
Written 20 January 2019
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Jim W
Carmel, CA630 contributions
GREAT Addition to the Monterey Peninsula Park System
Nov 2018 • Couples
This wonderful piece of land is a terrific addition to the already superlative Monterey Park District.

Recently acquired, there is already impressive work that has been done! The Visitors Center is a terrific kick-off point with lots of information about the ecosystems in this area, wildlife, history, etc. Well Done!

The walk is a gentle one and it is enjoyable to see wildlife abound as the golf courses quickly revert to a more natural state. Still a work in progress with inspection / repair of bridges and clearing of threatening trees, it is exciting to watch this park grow and its use increase.

And, of course, the connection to the "South Bank Trail" is another plus; you can walk for miles and miles......
Written 11 November 2018
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BicycleTripforTwo
Marina, CA33 contributions
Rancho Canada Center Has Easy Access.
Jul 2018 • Couples
This was my first time at the new center. Since I was with someone who is rehabilitating, the walk along the old cart path was perfect for today. Plenty of sunshine and views, friendly folks out for the day, including some super happy pups on leash of course. I look forward to the day when we both can do the climb to Inspiration Point. Parking is plentiful and there are portable facilities near the lot. Did not visit the Discovery Center but I will next time. So very grateful of this new access point.
Written 1 August 2018
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Shelley2444
Carmel, CA13 contributions
New, free entry and parking! Great Hiking with huge views.
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is a stunning new park that has been hard to reach because it required a special permit for parking. Now a new, free lot at Rancho Canada , Carmel Valley Rd has opened and you no long need a permit. You can even bring a leashed dog. Much better than Pt. Lobos where the parking has now been forced to the west side of the road only and they are writing ticket!
Written 27 July 2018
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GregT2750
North Cape May, NJ73 contributions
Great quiet walk
Jan 2018
Took a morning walk in this reserve today. Good climb up to Inspiration Point and Greggs Hill. Make a reservation and do this walk. You won’t be disappointed!
Written 30 January 2018
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Alexa927
Aptos, CA14 contributions
Peaceful
Apr 2017 • Friends
Permit was easy to get. We went on a sunny weekday and passed maybe 4 people. This is not a place for strenuous hiking. If you want nice views and an easy walk this is the place.
Written 20 April 2017
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toughbutfair
Pacific Grove, CA645 contributions
Looking for Solitude?
Dec 2015 • Couples
This is a quick note to explain that when you make your reservations for this park, you will have a choice of parking and entering at one of two locations. The West Gate on Hwy 1 or the East Gate off of Rancho San Carlos road.

Your first choice should be the Hwy 1 entrance. There, you park right next to the entrance gate.

The parking at the east side is probably a 20 minute walk to the park's east entrance. The map of the park doesn't show how far it is, so our first time we made that mistake. I was tired before ever getting into the park. It's a nice walk along a fenced path next to a golf course, but for couch-potato-me, it wore me out.

Like everyone has said in earlier reviews, right now the county limits access to the park due to the limited parking situation, so you feel like you have the park to yourself. (Just you and the cows.) You must email a couple of weekdays ahead to get a pass.

Spring is the best time to go. The knee high grasses whisper in the wind and it's especially beautiful.

(For reservations contact the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District)
Written 15 October 2016
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Ed K
Baltimore52 contributions
Great Hiking!
Aug 2016
This is a wonderful National park with easy paths from the enterance to the cliffs overlooking the Pacific. A must do for a nice walk and a great view!!
Written 30 August 2016
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