Point Lobos State Reserve
Big Sur -- Whether you’re in Big Sur for a day or for a week, spend some time in the gorgeous 1,304-acre Point Lobos State Reserve, home to one of the only two naturally growing stands of Monterey cypress trees remaining on earth. More than a dozen trails lead to ocean coves, where you might spy sea otters, harbor seals, California sea lions, large colonies of seabirds, and between December and May, migrating California gray whales. * park free alongside Highway 1 and walk in.
Sea Lion Point Trail | This trail leads to a spectacular, surreal landscape on the coastal bluff above Headland Cove in Point Lobos State Reserve. From the bluffs are vistas of Sea Lion Cove, the churning whitewater at Devil’s Cauldron, wave- pounded inlets, and sloping layers of rock. The offshore sea stacks and rocky coves are often abundant with sea otters, harbor seals, and California sea lions. | Point Lobos State Reserve | Length: 0;7 Mi | Skill Level: Easy #HyattHighlandsHikes