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Jacks Peak County Park

25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-755-4899
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Wonderful View of the Entire Bay Area

This is a beautiful, litter-free county park a few miles east of downtown that offers low rates... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kumtux
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Vancouver, Washington
Wonderful Views of Monterey!

It's only a short ride from downtown Monterey past Lake El Estero and up Aquajito Road to Jack's... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
Dao1949
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“skyline trail” (9 reviews)
“easy hike” (5 reviews)
“hiking trails” (4 reviews)
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25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
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+1 831-755-4899
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"skyline trail"
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"easy hike"
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"hiking trails"
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"short hike"
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"monterey bay"
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"picnic area"
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"well marked trails"
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"elevation gain"
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"maintained trails"
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"great hike"
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"trail head"
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"poison oak"
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"breathtaking views"
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"lakes"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful, litter-free county park a few miles east of downtown that offers low rates ($5), clean restrooms and short trails provifing specatacular views of Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove and the Carmel Valley around the corner. Take Skyline Trail for the best views.

1  Thank kumtux
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

It's only a short ride from downtown Monterey past Lake El Estero and up Aquajito Road to Jack's Peak. This mountain road offers some of the most breath taking views of the city of Monterey and the Monterey Bay. also, there is another access to...More

1  Thank Dao1949
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

On the way to Pacific Grove, a friend and I stopped here to hike. I had discovered the park in a guidebook to California hikes. It was a cloudy day, with off-and-on sprinkles, but that did not mar our trip. We put a few of...More

Thank Judith D
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is a relatively short hike with minor elevation gain as you drive up most of the way to the parking lot. It's a minimal fee to park where the trail head starts. Nice foliage along the trail of native plants. There are warning signs...More

1  Thank Rosemary C
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Not well known to outsiders. The scenery is OK. It is a good regional park for the locals. Not worth a long drive to go there.

Thank EugeneMonterey
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The park is a short drive from Monterey proper. It's on top of a ridge and provides great views both seaward and inland. The hikes are on well-marked trails through piney woods. Worth a visit if you at all outdoorsy.

1  Thank WhiteWolfCA
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

First do NOT just punch in "Jacks peak" in your GPS. It will take you to a weird backroad that does not have access to the park. You MUST go to the front entrance as listed on the park website. Once we got there, it...More

1  Thank marmac_10
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Jack's Peak-A great getaway from downtown and noise. Over 8 miles of hikes and you can bring your fur kids. Beautiful views and lots of trees.

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Trails had lots of signage and plaques along the way describing the different plants and flowers. Well maintained!

Thank Cardzfan1
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This is our fourth trip to the Big Sur area and we were looking for something new to see. My wife googled “Monterey off the beaten path” and came up with this yJewel. Very few people were there. We took a beautiful easy mile hike...More

Thank Len V
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