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Lone Cypress (17 Mile Drive)

17 Mile Dr, Del Monte Forest, California 93953 USA

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
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  • No Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“scarred but standing”

The Lone Cypress is a Monterey cypress tree in Pebble Beach, California. Standing on a granite hillside off the 17-Mile Drive, the tree is a Western icon, and has been called one of the most photographed trees in North America. It is located between Cypress Point Golf Course and the Pebble Beach Golf Links, two of world's best-known golf courses. Possibly as old as 250 years, the cypress has been scarred by fire and has been held in place with cables for 65 years. The look of the tree changed significantly when it lost its leftmost branch during a storm in 2019.

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Reviewed by
Joel Schat

  • Photographer
  • 237 Reviews
  • 466 Helpful
March 19, 2016
Rated 3.0

The 17 mile road is filled with awesome scenes however this lone cypress is one of the most iconic ones! To be honest I personally am not sure why?

It is definitely a cool spot but there are other beaches and beach scenes here that are better in my opinion!

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Reviewed by
marcus10105

  • 7 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 19, 2016

what a great place, a must stop on the 17 mile road

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mkfc1981

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
April 29, 2019
Rated 1.0

Massively underwhelming, feels fake. Don’t waste your time or money.

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Reviewed by
Natalie Akers

  • Road Warrior
  • 371 Reviews
  • 122 Helpful
March 31, 2016
Rated 4.0

Plenty of people taking photos of this if you hit it midday on the weekend, since this is THE icon of THE 17-mile drive. Take the drive for the drive's sake not the tree.

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Lone Cypress (17 Mile Drive)

17 Mile Dr
Del Monte Forest, California
93953 USA

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
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