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Pebble Beach, California: America's Most Photographed Tree

A too popular 250 year old Cypress tree clings to a dramatic coastal cliff, only visible via resort scenic drive charging a per car fee. Tourist must-photograph spot, though. 1/3rd of tree mangled in Feb. 2019 storms.

3212 17 Mile Dr., Pebble Beach, CA
Along 17 Mile Drive.
Feb. 2019: Damaged in storms. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Scenic drive fee $11.25/vehicle, cash only.
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The Monterey Cypress.

America's Most Photographed Tree

This is a huge attraction, as there were a lot of people pulled over to see and snap pictures. I'm sure she has seen millions and has many stories to tell.

[Rose Howe, 07/16/2023]

America's Most Photographed Tree.

America's Most Photographed Tree

Admission is $10, cash only.

[Eugene Kandarian, 07/22/2015]

17 Mile Drive is a scenic touring route through a private community that apparently owns all the best views. For a per car fee, drivers can wind out to an overlook of a cliff where this iconic 250 year old cypress tree perches, held in place with cables....

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