Garland Ranch Regional Park, Carmel Valley

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Garland Ranch Regional Park is a 3,464 acres (1,402 ha) public recreational area at 700 West Carmel Valley Road, in Carmel Valley, California. It is owned and managed by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District. It is located 18 miles (29 km) from Salinas on the south side of Carmel Valley Road on a .5 miles (0.80 km) stretch of the Carmel River It was the district's first land acquisition and was purchased in 1975 from William Garland II.
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  • Excellent 4-5hr hike submitting the peak at the Fire Lookout / Radio Relay tower. A competent 8yo made it up no problem. 
    Excellent 4-5hr hike submitting the peak at the Fire Lookout / Radio Relay tower. A competent 8yo made it up no problem.  more »
  • Flat floodplain with great trails that go steeply up into the hills, ample parking. The park can be hot midday so best to start early or bring a hat. 
    Flat floodplain with great trails that go steeply up into the hills, ample parking. The park can be hot midday so best to start early or bring a hat.  more »
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  • I hear great things about this park but the main entrance was closed when we last visited so we parked off the road and walked in the side entrance. We had an unfortunate experience with a rude park ranger which turned is off from coming back to explore more of the parks beauty. If you bring young children make sure they DO not stray from the main path or you might get accused of trampeling the whole meadow and be threatened with hefty fines.
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