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Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

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Recommended Routes in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve - 2

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Favorite Mustard bloom in Los Peñasquitos Canyon.
Easy/Intermediate

Penasquitos Creek Loop

13.1 mi 21.1 km 319' Up 97.13 m Up 319' Down 97.18 m Down

Fairban…, CA
Favorite Taking a quick break at the waterfall.
Easy

Los Peñasquitos Creek Waterfall

3.7 mi 6.0 km 68' Up 20.72 m Up 68' Down 20.76 m Down

Carmel…, CA

Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve Hiking

  • 41 Miles 66 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve - 15

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2.6 mi 4.2 km #1Los Peñasquitos Creek Trail
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #2Cobbles Trail
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
11.3 mi 18.2 km #3Transcounty Trail 28
Intermediate
Poway, CA
Intermediate
Poway, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #4Duck Pond Connector Trail
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5Lopez Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Los Peñasquitos Canyon Trail
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Carmel Mountain Connector
Difficult
Carmel Valley, CA
Difficult
Carmel Valley, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Side Hill
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #9Trans County Trail
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #10Camino Ruiz to Penasquitos Canyon Connector
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #11Lopez Canyon Open Space to Los Peñasquitos Canyon Connector
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
1.0 mi 1.5 km #12Del Mar Mesa Multi-Use Trail
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
0.3 mi 0.6 km #13Pond Loop Trail
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #14Powerlines Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Carmel Valley, CA
0.3 mi 0.6 km #15Viewpoint Spur
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA
Easy
Carmel Valley, CA

Photos of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve - 51

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Taking a quick break at the waterfall.
Mar 4, 2020 near Carmel…, CA
Mustard bloom in Los Peñasquitos Canyon.
Feb 19, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
The view downstream from the falls
Sep 22, 2020 near Carmel…, CA
The falls
Sep 22, 2020 near Carmel…, CA
North side, Los Peñasquitos Canyon Trail
Sep 22, 2020 near Carmel…, CA
John Strauch leads the Friday hiking group through Los Peñasquitos Canyon.
Jun 24, 2017 near Carmel…, CA
Waiting for spring in Los Peñasquitos Canyon on a very clear winter day. Mt. Woodson (center) and Iron Mountain (center right) are visible 15 miles away.
Jan 26, 2021 near Carmel…, CA
Los Peñasquitos Canyon on a very clear winter day. Mt. Woodson is visible 15 miles away slightly right of center.
Jan 26, 2021 near Carmel…, CA