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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

Monterey, CA
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Ranked #1 of 56 attractions in Monterey
Type: Biking Trails
Description: Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
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Monterey, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been told by people from other countries that we have one of the most beautiful sea scrapes, parks and just all around gorgeous places on this earth. I agree Do a foot tour of the Peninsula, you will not be disappointed.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The trail was recommended to us by a local resident of Pacific Grove. What a treat! The views of the bay, ocean, and wildlife surpassed expectations. The trail meanders along the ocean with incredible views speckled with pink ice plants as the ground covering. We saw seals, sea otters, hermit crabs, etc.... We enjoyed the tide pools as well. Thank... More

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Ukiah, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This trail offers beautiful views as well as an off street ideal way to site see through the gorgeous coastal town of Montery, and beyond. Using Cannery row as a home base we Walked in both directions for miles and were never disappointed with the spectacular coastline.

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A great walk whether you spend five minutes or several hours on the trail. Beautiful scenery. Lots of wildlife. Just plain wonderful!

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california
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a beautiful city/marine trail. You can go a long way and there are ocean views and town views and surprisingly, it is not too crowded.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great trail which can be walked to biked on. Great views of local wildlife and culture. We walked for several hours and next visit will rent a bike so we can see more.

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

You can walk or bike from one end of Monterey to the other. Absolutely beautiful walk, especially from Fisherman's Wharf area all the way to Lover's Point in Pacific Grove.

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Magnificent views of waves crashing over rocks. Lots of birds, and an occasional otter. Sea lions barking and ice plant blooming. Lovely trails to walk. Bikers have a bike path.

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New Jersey
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We loved this trail. So beautiful in the morning. Saw seals out of the rocks. Lots of places to stop and the trail just a great place to run, walk or bike. I miss it already and I just wanted to move there to be able to use the trail everyday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Just watch out for bikers if you walk and vice versa. Marina to Monterey is quieter for bikers (about 6 miles one way) and Fishermans Wharf (downtown) to Lovers Point in PG is a few miles one way.

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