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Jacks Peak County Park

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Address: 25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831.755.4899
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On clear days one can get spectacular views on a sort hike. There are also areas where one can park the car get some good views too. The entrance fee is $5 but the is a upper... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On clear days one can get spectacular views on a sort hike. There are also areas where one can park the car get some good views too. The entrance fee is $5 but the is a upper parking area where you can hike in from.

Thank ToddMD
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the $5.00 entrance fee. Saw many others park in the free parking at the gate but it's a long, long walk up the hill to the entrance. The ranger recommended the hikes to the right and he was rock on. Great views, fairly easy trails, and pleasant overall. Wish I had brought a picnic lunch as there were plenty... More 

Thank 961leader
Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

hiked 1 of the trails here, I think the scenic trail, a little over 1mile. easy and beautiful. would have done a longer hike but park closes at 5pm. be prepared to pay $5 to enter.

Thank thetravelling4
Forestville, California
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110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We hike in this delightful park every year on Christmas Day (when the park is officially closed, but still accessible by side trails that bypass the main gate). Well marked trails, some wide, some single track; a fair amount of elevation gain on some trails; and spectacular views through the trees of Monterey, Seaside, and the Monterey Bay.

Thank Bob H
Turlock, California, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This park has several levels of hiking trails with beautiful views. It was very clean and quiet, and not very many people there.

Thank Lori C
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The views from the Skyline trail, although good, do not compare to the views from parks in Big Sur, and are often blocked by the trees - but the trees are good for the planet, so I'm not complaining. Watch out for dog poop on the trails - unfortunately people don't clean up after their pets! Lovely short hikes for... More 

Thank Heta D
Fair Oaks, California
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a great place to hike and when I was here a few years back, there wasn't a lot of other people around. Seems to be far enough away from town that it's not bogged down with tourists. Great sweeping views of Monterey Bay, Carmel Valley and beyond.

Thank Lynster82
Carlsbad, CA
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224 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Great place in amongst the 1000 year old trees and brush. Several easy, midrange and hard trails for the average or pro hiker. You can take 1-2 miles or as much as 10. I suggest taking water and a snack for longer jaunts. They have bathrooms at the trail head and maps.

Thank jrodenhausen
San Rafael, California
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A nice forest walk with views overlooking Monterey. Not spectacular but still very pleasant and away from heavy tourist traffic.

Thank Timothy T
Long Beach, CA
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I enjoy this place, I arrived and there was no one at the entry station, and I did not get a trail map which I would advise. Great trails, nothing to challenging, great views, and look forward to coming back.

Thank Rich45LongBeach_CA

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