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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

Monterey, CA
+1 831-646-3866
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Great trail to run or bike!

This is a great trail for a run. The scenery cannot be beat. The trail is best in the early morning... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Madison D
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Irvine, California
Great way to see the sites

Our hotel gave us free cruiser bikes and we went twice during our vacation. The path is eighteen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pbrian2018
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Stettler, Canada
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Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovers point” (47 reviews)
“fort ord” (16 reviews)
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Monterey, CA
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+1 831-646-3866
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"lovers point"
in 47 reviews
"fort ord"
in 16 reviews
"fisherman's wharf"
in 57 reviews
"cannery row"
in 122 reviews
"bike ride"
in 28 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 14 reviews
"rented bikes"
in 19 reviews
"asilomar beach"
in 8 reviews
"harbor seals"
in 24 reviews
"monterey peninsula"
in 22 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 17 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 14 reviews
"mile drive"
in 18 reviews
"sea life"
in 13 reviews
"exercise"
in 32 reviews
"castroville"
in 15 reviews
"bicyclists"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great trail for a run. The scenery cannot be beat. The trail is best in the early morning hours because it is mostly empty. It gets more crowded during the day. This trail runs along Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, the Aquarium and...More

Thank Madison D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel gave us free cruiser bikes and we went twice during our vacation. The path is eighteen miles long from the lighthouse in Seaside to the dunes and Castroville the other way. There are lines so folks know to stick to one side each...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the day driving along the coast seeing the sites. We saw magnificent view after magnificent view and stopped constantly to take pictures of them. I can’t even name them all. We went South out of Monterey.

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We used this route a lot during our stay. We cycled on it and walked on it, good space to use and well placed to find your way around .

Thank romagerry
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail is impressive! It follows the impressive coastline, goes through Cannery Row, leads you directly to the Aquarium. It is a model for other cities.

Thank thawk28
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning, just stunning. Get out and walk, cycle, stand, oogle. Just take it all in. It is BEAUTiful.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This is a great way to experience Monterey. It is for walking and biking. Easy way to get from the Aquarium down to the Wharf, which I highly recommend!

Thank lynneV8645HI
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The trail is really a gem. It's much longer than the section we walked but you can go from Monterey (further north, if you like) all the way to Pacific Grove. It hugs the coast so it twists and turns along the way. You'll find...More

Thank js6872
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is one of my favorite rides. I usually ride from Monterey to Marina and back. It is a pretty easy ride with a few small hills. Sometimes it gets windy though. Also, I have encountered a few belligerent homeless guys on the trail between...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a beautiful train along Monterey Bay. The views of the Bay along with the Ice Plant are stunning. You can park along the trail and walk for quite a while. It is spectacular and it is a relatively easy stroll.

Thank Mary M
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allisonTFremont
26 June 2017|
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Response from MaineTraveler2017 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend renting from Adventures by the Sea. They have multiple locations including one on Cannery Row near the aquarium. The recreation trail runs right through Cannery Row so you don't need your car. I believe the... More
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mwright44
24 April 2017|
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Response from Lamar02 | Reviewed this property |
There were several right along Cannery Row just by the Aquarium. The bike pathway is really great! there is a bike rental place by the Lovers Point area too.
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Yael D
13 February 2017|
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Response from Debra W | Reviewed this property |
You can see everything from the trail. It was truly beautiful and amazing from the trail. A great exercise too!
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