Although best-known for its two miles of coastal access along Highway 1, Garrapata State Park also boasts two beautiful trails leading inland east of the highway: the Soberanes Canyon Trail and the Rocky Ridge Trail. Taken together, these trails form a roughly 7-mile loop with approximately 1850 feet of elevation gain, encompassing the redwood-shaded canyon of Soberanes Creek and sweeping coastal views from Rocky Ridge.
The trailhead for both the Soberanes Canyon and Rocky Ridge trails is at turnout 13 on Highway 1, 7.1 miles south of the Intersection of Highway 1 and Carmel Valley Road.
For more information on these trails, take a look at the VWA's Visitor Information Page for a link to California State Parks' Garrapata page. You should also check out Hiking the Big Sur Country: the Ventana Wilderness by Jeffrey P. Schaffer ( http://www.ventanawild.org/maps/maps.html#schaffer
), which provides a trail map of the park and a full description of both the Rocky Ridge and Soberanes Creek trails, although admittedly written before the trails were joined to create a loop.