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Jacks Peak County Park

25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
831.755.4899
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Ranked #16 of 56 attractions in Monterey
Type: Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
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Monterey, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This park is delightful, many different hikes, most. With incredible views. I always enjoy hiking Jack's Peak.

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San Ramon, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Nature trail nice hike with views of ocean and surrounding Monterey area. Picnic tables and restrooms available in parking area. Day fee charged $ 4.00 .

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Then you hike around, hoping to see one, but you won't. I found it amusing that the instructions advise you not to run, but to stand your ground, raise your arms with your jacket spread out and look as big as you can (who knows if they would have the guts to do that?) but they allow you to "throw... More

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Forestville, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I'd like to comment on how uncrowded it was, but then I would be giving away that we hiked on Christmas Day, when the park was officially closed. Still, the trails are well maintained and extensive; the views of Monterey Bay are superb, and there were enough elevation changes to get our aerobic workout. A great place to go for... More

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Prunedale, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I unfortunately can't give this park a great rating. We took the trails suggested on the web, but didn't see much scenery. There is a long distance view of Monterey/Monterey Bay from the Lower Ridge Trail, but only a couple areas where you can see it. We took the Lower Ridge Trail/Skyline Trail/Jack's Peak Trail/Rhus Trail/Madrone Trail/Earl Moser Trail loop,... More

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Alameda, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were here mid-week. Barely a person in sight. A crisp, clear day with beautiful views of the Bay. What could be bad?

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Citrus Heights, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We hiked here on a Saturday afternoon. The wind was strong and quite cold, but as we hiked off of the exposed ridge it was much more comfortable. We saw a beautiful view of Monterey Bay and then another great view of the Carmel Valley. Our hike took us about 2.6 miles, just a very pleasant afternoon.

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Honolulu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

An easy hike on an easy trail, well-kept. Breathtaking views o the Bay! My hotel manager recommended it as his very favorite spot in the area. He's "right on"!

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Agoura, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

What a beautiful park - found a nice family friendly trail that entertained us for a few hours of hiking through tall trees and local vegetation. It felt like we were miles from everything...but we were just a short drive from our hotel. It didn't hurt that the weather was perfect either! Great time of year to hike in Monterey!

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Corvallis, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great place for a quiet picnic lunch and great views of the Monterey bay area very beautiful picnic area in a grove of evergreens. Nicely kept up.You may have to fight the Stellers jays for your table. A great rural area after a morning in Monterey. Bring your own lunch

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