What to Expect

From two miles of the Pacific’s rugged coastline including ocean vistas and massive rocky outcroppings, to the scenic trails, majestic trees and the tiniest wildflower, it is the beauty and wealth of natural resources at Point Lobos that attracts people from all over the world. Expect that no two visits will be alike, and each will offer you a glimpse into the vibrant natural resources found along California’s central coast.

A visit to Point Lobos is different from a visit to your neighborhood park. You won’t be tossing around Frisbees, flying drones or climbing trees. Important rules and regulations are in place and enforced to forever protect the unique natural beauty and ecological significance of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Please be a considerate visitor: stay on marked trails, do not remove or collect natural objects and avoid approaching or disturbing animals.