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Bay Area Day Trips - Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

California is unassumingly beautiful. And Point Lobos Natural Reserve, which is just 1.5 hours from Bay Area, is a testament to that. It is simply a 'gem of a place' and I can't think of a better way to put it. We have been to several beautiful hikes such as this in the past 3+ years I have lived in the Bay Area, but this one still managed to blow me away. 
The Reserve has several trails, each about a mile long, and we would suggest not to miss any of them. While some trails will take you through cypress groves and wildflowers, the rest of them hug the coastline dotted with beautiful beaches, cliffs and spectacular ocean views. The place comes alive with the sounds of the crashing waves and cooing of the colorful birds. Spotting the camouflaged harbor seals resting on rocks and the anticipation of whale sightings in the wide ocean adds in a layer of excitement that makes this hike exhilarating, bringing you a few steps closer to the Nature.

We began our hike with the familia…

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