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Carmel Mountain Preserve

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12 mi 19 km of trail 2 Featured Runs

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Gems in Carmel Mountain Preserve - 1

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gem Favorite Grand Del Mar Resort is beautifully framed by mountains.

Anton Knechtel Gravesite

(1) Del Mar, CA

Featured Runs in Carmel Mountain Preserve - 2

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Favorite Enjoy this 120-degree panorama of Peñasquitos Canyon at the end of Shaw Valley Trail.
Intermediate

Three Bridges Loop to Los Peñasquitos Canyon

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Loop • 558 ft Ascent 170.22 m Ascent

(2) Carmel…, CA
Favorite This is the steepest section of the trail.
Easy/Intermediate

Palacio Del Mar Views Loop

2.6 mi 4.2 km • Loop • 248 ft Ascent 75.53 m Ascent

(1) Carmel…, CA

Trails in Carmel Mountain Preserve - 14

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1Shaw Valley Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Carmel Valley, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Marvin Gerst Trail
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
1.7 mi 2.7 km Carmel Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.7 km #3Palacio Del Mar Overlook
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
0.5 mi 0.7 km Carmel Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Ocean Air Elementary Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Carmel Valley, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #5Clews Views Ridge
Easy/Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Carmel Valley, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #6Eucalyptus Trail
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Carmel Valley, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Carmel Mountain Rd to Little Shaw Valley
Easy/Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Carmel Valley, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #8Del Mar Mesa Equestrian Trail
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Carmel Valley, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #9Dead Fish Wiggle
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Carmel Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.7 km #10Palacio Del Mar Drop
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.7 km Carmel Valley, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #11Palacio Del Mar Equestrian Trail
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
1.2 mi 2.0 km Carmel Valley, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #12Shorepoint Way Connector
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Carmel Valley, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #13Carmel Valley South Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Carmel Valley, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #14Overlook Spur Trail
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
0.3 mi 0.4 km Carmel Valley, CA

Photos of Carmel Mountain Preserve - 29

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Rare dusty pink sunset in Little Shaw Valley.
Jul 9, 2019 near Carmel…, CA
This is the steepest section of the trail.
Jul 1, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
Grand Del Mar Resort is beautifully framed by mountains.
Feb 19, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
A dragonfly perches on a car antenna in Little Shaw Valley.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
A butterfly enjoys nectar from a wildflower in Little Shaw Valley.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
This is a different red plant that also blooms in late spring.
Feb 8, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
Little Shaw Valley's normally dry creek runs strongly after heavy rain.
Feb 8, 2017 near Del Mar, CA
Eucalyptus trees line the drop to Little Shaw Valley
Jul 17, 2017 near Carmel…, CA

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