**Please note that Point Lobos State Reserve is currently open from 8:00 am until 7:30 pm. Cars must enter before 7PM and everyone is required to exit the Reserve by 7:30 pm.**
greatest meeting of land and water in the world." That was famed
landscape artist Francis McComas's bold but justified claim for Point
Lobos. All who come here agree that the beauty of this tree-clad
headland is unequaled.
People wax poetic about Point Lobos. Walk the trails. Breathe the clean air deeply. Reflect at your leisure. Discover Nature's spirit for yourself. Inspiration is everywhere, here at Point Lobos. Whether you are looking for it or not, this is the place to find it."
One of the first things you will probably notice is the lace lichens hanging from the trees everywhere. It's a type of algae-moss and benefits the trees:
Deriving its name from the offshore rocks at Punta de los Lobos Marinos, Point of the Sea Wolves, where the sound of the sea lions carries inland, the Reserve has often been called "the crown jewel of the State Park System." Point Lobos has offered many things to millions of people who have visited it over the years. Point Lobos State Reserve has outstanding passive recreation values, such as sightseeing, photography, painting, nature study, picnicking, SCUBA diving, and jogging. In addition to the spectacular beauty, nearly every aspect of its resources is of scientific interest. There are rare plant communities, endangered archeological sites, unique geological formations, and incredibly rich flora an fauna of both land and sea.
We just kinda tinkered around from trail to trail, not knowing what was around the corner. We did buy a $2 map though which I highly suggest.
Salt forming in the tide pools. So strange to me since I've never seen that in San Diego!
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