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For Immediate Release: 4/12/2018

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Soberanes Canyon Trail at Garrapata State Park Reopens this Saturday, April 14

Map Showing Partial Reopening                                                                                                                               Contact: Patricia Clark-Gray I (831) 649-2855

MONTEREY, Calif. – California State Parks today announced that the popular Soberanes Canyon Trail at Garrapata State Park will be partially reopened this Saturday, April 14.

Located on the northern end of the Big Sur coast, three miles south of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve on Highway 1 and nested at the base of the Santa Lucia Range, Garrapata’s 2,939 acres encompass a spectacular rocky shoreline next to a beautiful inland area of steep mountains and deep redwood canyons. Day-use activities at the park include: nature and wildlife viewing, and hiking.

The Soberanes Canyon Trail has been closed since the start of the Soberanes Fire in July 2016. Since February of this year, California State Parks Monterey District Trail Crew and the American Conservation Experience have been making repairs.

Visitors will now have access to the trail exclusively from the main, gated trailhead across from Gate 8 of the Garrapata coastal trail. Hikers will be able to proceed to the back of the canyon along the 1.25 mile length of the trail. It will be an out and back hike since the Rocky Ridge portion of the trail will remain closed due to hazardous conditions.

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