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Address: 25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831.755.4899
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage

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Get out of the lounge and start hiking!

Was a nice sunny day to take a hike. Easy to moderate hiking, terrific views a nice breeze in the pm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Was a nice sunny day to take a hike. Easy to moderate hiking, terrific views a nice breeze in the pm.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Take a lovely drive up to Jacks Peak County Park. It's a well-kept local park with a very reasonable entrance fee of $5. The gatekeeper is filled with great info on the park as well as local attractions and restaurants. He suggested the .8 mile Skyline tour, which was an easy hike with stunning views of Monterey Bay. There are... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great park. Take the Jack's Peak Loop Trail. Unreal views of Monterey, the Bay all the way to Lover's Point. Walk just around the bend for views of Carmel Bay and Carmel Valley. There are other nice forest trails as well.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a great place to spend the day. My husband & I just recently with to Jack's Peak to do some geocaching & found ourselves in a beautiful place. The views are phenomenal!

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Grass Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We found this by searching for hiking. There are a number of different trails to follow, as shown on a map at the parking area. Apparently there are hand help maps but they were not available. Went on two hikes, and they were not too difficult, and our dog was welcome. Will return for sure.

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Scotts Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a beautiful place to hike if you are fit enough, and the views are worth the workout. Not touristy. Mostly locals hang out here and do weekend hikes and picnicking. Panoramic views of the Bay and Carmel Valley.

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Carmel, California
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Miami, Florida
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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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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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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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Address: 25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831.755.4899
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey

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