|Distance:||2.6 miles Round Trip (There are a lot of small loops available to extend your hike)|
|Location:||Palo Corona Regional Park, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District|
|Description:||Starting at Highway 1, the trails of Palo Corona venture through bucolic sublime that knows no greater measure. The perfect farm house, cows that welcome walkers with a nod, views of Carmel Valley and a lookout over the Pacific Coast from Point Lobos to Pebble Beach. The trails are friendly and the views are plentiful.|
Free Online Permit Application: Permit
Access Permit applications are processed via the MPRPD website from Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Applications are processed on a first in, first out basis. Permits will be issued a maximum of 30 days in advance of the requested permit date. It is recommended that applications be submitted at least 2 weekdays prior to the requested visit date.
|Contact:||General Number: (831) 372-3196 (Press "2" for Palo Corona Permits)
On Duty Ranger: (831) 659-4488
|Bathrooms:||There are porta potties behind the barn.|
|Address:||See Google Map (Shoulder of Highway 1, about 200 yards South of the Carmel River Bridge)|
|Parking:||See Google Map (From the Monterey Peninsula, take Highway 1 south past Rio Road intersection (4-way signal light) in Carmel. Proceed south-bound over the Carmel River Bridge approximately 200 yards. Parking is allowed on the east-side Highway 1 road shoulder (on the left). Make the left-hand turn into the park entrance driveway. Pull forward onto the Highway 1 road shoulder.)|
|Book:||Please send recommendations.|
|Map:||Please send recommendations.|
|Additional Info:||Make sure and check out the Big Sur Land Trust website to learn more about how they are expanding public lands: BigSurLandTrust.org|
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Palo Corona Regional Park, Carmel Valley
BRIEF SUMMARY Starting at Highway 1, the trails of Palo Corona venture through bucolic sublime that knows no greater measure. The perfect farm house, cows that welcome walkers with a nod, views of Carmel Valley and a lookout over the Pacific Coast from Point Lobos to Pebble Beach. The trails are friendly and the views are plentiful.