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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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Phone Number: 831-646-3866
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Description: Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.

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A pleasant walk (or bike ride) with a view of the bay

A popular coastal trail that takes you to places like Cannery Row, the aquarium, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A popular coastal trail that takes you to places like Cannery Row, the aquarium, Old Fisherman's Wharf, and more

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Took a two hour bike ride along the trail. I wish I had another ten hours and a phone battery to match. Took a number of photos along the route, specifically the trail that led through Fort Ord Dunes State Park. Had to stop and take pictures on a regular basis because the scenery was amazing. Unfortunately, I did not... More 

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Have you walking shoes and possibly layered clothing and take this walk morning, afternoon and at sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both enjoyed our run here on this trail. It's so pleasant weather-wise, and it's mostly flat, but not a boring run at all. I highly recommend running, walking, skating, or biking here!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful scenery, huge diversity of wildlife. Breath-taking views. Well signed and easy to follow. Loads of wildlife.

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Deptford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Far surpassed our expectations as we have visited California many times. Beautiful drive but really enjoyed walking to take in the beautiful sights, sea otters and wonderful weather.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Absolutely beautiful!! We saw whales & sea otters. Loved it! an Lots of people walking, spoke with locals walking their dogs who were very friendly.

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Shoreline, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Took advantage of the trail for a couple of my daily runs. Warning: the sea life along the way can be quite distracting. I stopped multiple times to observe the seals and sea lions!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

In my opinion this is the best way to spend your time in Monterey. It is easy to walk or bike, it is generally well kept and offers wonderful views of the peninsula. Keep your camera ready to shoot at beautiful spots.. and at the many otters sleeping or playing along the preserved beach.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We got up early and hit the trail for a 3-4 mile walk. The views are breathtaking. We spent about 2 hours on it. We stopped, climbed rocks and got close to the water. We were able to see otters, seals, crabs when close to the water. Highly recommend!

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