Local Connections: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve Hike with Expert Guide

4 hours | Monterey | M R Y - 4 7 0
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$ 139.95
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Points of Interest

  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
Strenuous activity


Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Calling all hikers, adventurers, nature enthusiasts and photographers-set your sights and cameras on the unspoiled beauty of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Acclaimed as the "crown jewel" of California's 280 state parks, the 350-acre headland boasts dramatic rock formations rising from the ocean, patches of pine/oak woodland, and flower-filled meadows and grassland. Experience its wonder through the eyes of local private guide Monica Hudson, whose knowledge and fascinating details will add to your experience. From Monterey, you'll journey south along the iconic Highway 1, named one of the best scenic drives in the U.S. by Forbes and Lonely Planet, and a "Drive of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler. Once you arrive, you'll follow Monica along a picturesque trail while sharing the reserve's cultural and natural history. Keep your camera handy, there are over 250 bird and animal species that call the reserve their home.

Special Notes:

Please note – Although trails are wide and well maintained, they are gravel and dirt and wheel chairs are not suitable. Trails range from moderate to strenuous hiking.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart the pier for a scenic drive to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

  • Travel time: 00:30

Hike through the park

  • Time at site: 03:00

Drive back to the pier

  • Travel time: 00:30