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Jacks Peak County Park

25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
831.755.4899
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Ranked #11 of 44 Attractions in Monterey
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
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Monterey, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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
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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
45 helpful votes 45 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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