- Type: Recreation & Natural Areas
NileGuide Expert Says:
Hike several of the many trails looping around the park for panoramic views of the Salinas Valley, explore caves with Indian art, and watch raptors ride the thermals over California's big sky country.
- Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of central California's Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancient volcano. Massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and talus passages define millions of years of erosion, faulting and tectonic plate movement.
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