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Jacks Peak County Park

25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
831.755.4899
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Ranked #15 of 56 Attractions in Monterey
Type: Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
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Monterey, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love the trails and views and quiet....picnic sites at each end....a really nice park....right in town!

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Monterey, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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