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Garland Ranch Regional Park

Dog-friendly Garland Ranch Regional Park is a gorgeous park in Carmel, CA, with the Carmel River running through it. Dogs are allowed off-leash in certain areas, including in the river and on selected trails (not the horse trails). Atop the northern crest of the Santa Lucia Mountains, the trails encounter open oak savannas and spectacular vistas. Along the way, you will travel through maple-filled canyons, dense oak woodlands, and thick stands of chaparral. There are trails for nearly all abilities, from beginner to advanced hiker. Trail maps can be found at the park's visitor center. The park is open dawn until dusk. Visit Website

Or call (831) 372-3196 or email info@mprpd.org for more information.


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Garland Ranch Regional Park has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 301 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Kimberly
    May 12, 2024
    Great for All Skill Levels

    This is a great dog-friendly park. We got in a good challenging hike with our dog and she was off leash the whole time. She did attract some ticks but we got them off quickly and that just comes with hiking in this area. There is a range of trails for all skill levels. Highly recommend!

  • Eimear
    Nov 13, 2023
    Great Spot!

    We only tried the lupine trail but our dogs had a great time! We kept them on lead for the most part as theirs warnings of rattle snakes/ticks/poison oak but we were just playing it safe as they’re young. Next time we’ll be more confident! Maps are available at the visitor centre. We ran in to a number of dogs too which was nice!

  • Christine
    May 14, 2023
    Excellent all around

    Wonderful trails for all levels of hikers. Awesome to be able to have dogs off leash. And helpful staff. It's a gem!

  • Dawn
    Jan 9, 2022
    We love GRRP.

    The trails are well maintained. There are lots of poop bags and refuse cans so the park is quite clean. plenty of parking. When the parking lot looks “full”, once you cross the bridge, it is likely that only a few people with their doggos will be encountered on the trails. There are many benefits to visiting this park. And the Park Rangers are super friendly and fun to talk with.

  • Gia
    Dec 1, 2018
    Must Take Your Dog Here!

    So many different trails! The many options make sure that none of them are too crowded. Met some nice pups and saw really nice scenery.

  • Cris
    Oct 10, 2018
    Great for dogs

    The park is beautiful and very well mantained. Dogs are allowed off leash through out the park. Everyone I met was friendly and happy to pet my dog. The visitor center has loner maps for you can buy on for a few bucks. The only minor downside is the traffic sounds. You can hear cars and road sounds well back into the park.

  • Chris
    More than a year ago
    great park

    Wonderful park for dogs and humans. Miles of trails of all levels. Carmel river is a dogs dream.

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