Running the Magical Trails of Point Lobos

This past weekend, I had the great pleasure of enjoying some of the most scenic trails anywhere at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.  Located just south of Carmel and Monterrey, CA, Point Lobos is the first major park for anyone headed south along the spectacular Big Sur Coast.

Point Lobos is very popular and it’s not uncommon for people to have to park outside the gates and walk in (make sure you still donate $1 as an entrance fee! California parks are not doing well). As a run, I recommend combining the North and South Shore trails.  Be prepared to stop and be mesmerized!

Point Lobos - Whalers Cove

Waves crashing into rocks off Whalers Cove

Point Lobos

What are you looking at?

Point Lobos North Shore Trail

North Shore Trail

Point Lobos Gibson Beach

Gibson Beach

Point Lobos Granite Point

Granite Point

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3 Responses to Running the Magical Trails of Point Lobos

  1. Gretchen says:

    Beautiful! I got to run in Pt. Lobos once, but it was super foggy so I didn’t get any of that scenery.

  2. Pingback: Running Monterrey’s Jacks Peak | Golden Trails Blog

  3. Just posted about my run here today ( when I came across yours! Great pictures!

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