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Torrey Pines State Reserve/Los Penaquitos Marsh
Rugged sandstone cliffs topped by the rare Torrey Pine are laced by trails that overlook one of the few remaining salt marshes in southern California.
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Point Lobos State Reserve
Description: Named for the “sea wolves,” or sea lions that haul out the offshore rocks, this rugged point features meadows, forested headlands, sheltered coves, rocky tidepools, and beaches. The Cypress grove Trail passes mounded dusky woodrat houses as it weaves through a world-famous Monterey cypress grove.

Wildlife to Watch: More than 150 bird species. High probability of seeing shorebirds, sea otters, and harbor seals year-round; marine birds in spring and summer. Look for sea lions from August through May, gray whales from January to March. Occasional porpoises.

Carmelo Meadow offers glimpses of black-tailed deer, brush rabbits, and bobcats. Harbor seals, sea lions, southern sea otters, and California gray whales swim the waters off Sea Lion Point. The South Shore Trail leads past rocky inlets with killdeer, sandpipers, and black oystercatchers to the Bird Island Overlook, where the outer rocks shelter up to 2,000 nesting Brandt’s cormorants. Watch for southern sea otters and harbor seals at Whaler’s Cove, where divers can explore kelp beds, sea stars, and other marine life in an underwater ecological reserve.

Special Tips: Guided tours. DANGEROUS SURF. SEE DIVING REGULATIONS. NO COLLECTIING. WATCH FOR POISON OAK.

Ownership: California State Parks 
Size: 1,304 acres 
Closest Town: Carmel

Facilities:
RestroomsParkingHikingPicnic tablesFeeBicycling

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
SpringSummerFall

Point Lobos SR - Photo by California State Parks
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Driving Directions:
From Carmel on Highway 1, drive south 3.5 miles to park entrance.

For more information call (408) 624-4909.

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Point Lobos State Reserve : Wildlife Viewing Area