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Point Lobos Foundation


Our mission is to protect and nurture Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to educate and inspire visitors to preserve its unique natural and cultural resources, and to strengthen the network of Carmel Area State Parks.

The Big Idea

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve serves as a refuge for humans and animals alike, where people go to be invigorated by the stunning beauty of our Cypress trees and rugged coastline. Our Big Idea is a simple one: to provide ongoing maintenance to trails and steps, keep trails clear of vegetation and poison oak, to restore damaged trails and ensuring safe and level ADA compliant paths with the Reserve. High visitation has an impact on our trail systems and ongoing maintenance ensures the safety and enjoyment of visitors and to protect against environmental damage occurring because of trail degradation. Point Lobos Foundation works to ensure future visitors can continue to explore the beauty of Point Lobos via a network of well-maintained and accessible trails.

Point Lobos Foundation funding for the Monterey District Trail Program is essential to keep trails clear of fallen trees and brush, repair resource protection fencing, replace steps, improve aggregate trail surfacing, maintain trails for ADA compliance and remove graffiti year-round in the Reserve. Funding provided by the Foundation also drives the docent trail watch report, making it possible for crews to be alerted to trail conditions that need attention, allowing crews to remove downed trees and repair trails quickly rather than have trails closed for months at a time. Foundation funding also funds quarterly brushing and clearance of trails.

- Jim Duran