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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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Address: Monterey, CA
Description: Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.

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Love the ocean I come as often as I can - So many memories here I recommend everything really You can not go wrong beach , bicycling, shopping , relaxing , spa time Clam... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Love the ocean I come as often as I can - So many memories here I recommend everything really You can not go wrong beach , bicycling, shopping , relaxing , spa time Clam chowder !

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This trail is perfect for everyone! When my husband and I went on an anniversary trip, we enjoyed a 5 mile run together right beside the beach. The views are breathtaking! It's unlike anything I've ever seen! When we went with our children, we enjoyed meandering down the paved trail at a leisurely pace. There are plenty of places to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This trail can be as long as you want to make it. We walked every day on it both sun rise and sun set. Wonderful views. Well marked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Spectacular stroll by the ocean viewing sea otters, sea birds, harbor seals and crashing waves. Wear a jacket, take a camera, and enjoy the scenery!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Whale watching was cancelled so we rented bikes..glad we did..take the trail from one end to the other..great diversity in landscape

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The trail was about a block from our Cannery Row hotel. We first rode our bicycles about two miles down the trial toward Fort Ord and the views of the bay were great. We then turned around and rode to the end of the trail in Pacific Grove at Lovers' Point. Again, the views of the bay were great. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great bike trail and also for walking our dog. Greatest scenery and atmosphere. Makes our trip to Montery Bay complete.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you need an easy path to walk or ride your bike with great scenery. Then I would suggest this path. I normally walk from Home Depot in Seaside down to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Short and easy walk or bike ride. A little crowded at times, but its a must! Seal lions on beach, divers heading out to sea, spectacular views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

wonderful way to get around. theres so much to see and do in Monterey.. rent a bike or walk and check it out

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