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Jacks Peak County Park

Address: 25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831.755.4899
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Ranked #22 of 94 things to do in Monterey
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage

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Carmel, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Love this area but you need to be careful about being safety minded. Wild life is a reality here. The views are worth it.

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Becket, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We parked below the entrance to the park since a lot of cars were parking there. It would have been better to pay the $5 entrance fee and park near the trailheads. It was all uphill on a road from where we parked, and I'm estimating it was nearly 1 mile to the parking area inside the park. The hike... More 

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Monterey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Monterey is surrounded by hills, but this is the only place where you can get up and get a good view of the whole bay - all the way to Santa Cruz and beyond. It's almost like a museum diorama - you can recognize all kinds of Monterey Peninsula highlights. Nice California-coast woodlands all around. Nice place for a stroll... More 

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Monterey, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This park has the best views of Monterey AND Carmel, but you must first brave the powerful Poison Oak. Stay on the trail!!!! Go to the top and park at the parking lot. The views are a ten-minute hike away. Watch out for park rangers; you're supposed to self pay to park.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While I've visited the Monterey area on and off over the years, I only learned of this gem of a park this past summer. We stopped here on the way to the Carmel Bach Festival and were delighted to explore it. It is conveniently located, has pleasant paths and from time to time stunning views. I highly recommend this park... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We walked around the nature trail and filled all the points on our iPhone. It was spectacular. Well worth the time. Beautiful photo ops. View from many vantage points was amazing. We were the only people on the trail so it was very relaxing.

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Monterey, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
26 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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