Hi - we will be staying in Carmel 3 nights, then Cambria 3 nights. We love to hike and have planned most of our trip. Undecided on how to spend the day getting from Carmel to Cambria with a great hiking experience but still time to stop at Nepenthe for coffee, see the elephant seals, mcway falls - all before dinner in Cambria!
We did ewoldson our last trip which was great. I am looking at Andrew molera loop (bluffs, panorama, and ridge - will the footbridge be up last half of April?), Vicente flat, salmon creek, or maybe rocky ridge/soberanes canyon. Looking for optimal views. Don't mind some elevation but don't have time for an all day hike. Do you think we could do 3-4 hours and still have time for the rest? Any favorites or suggestions among these, or one I've missed? Am I being overly ambitious?