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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

Address: Monterey, CA
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Ranked #2 of 94 things to do in Monterey
Type: Biking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
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Type: Biking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
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Monterey, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Best trail to run year-round in Monterey! The weather is always perfect and the trail has great views throughout.

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Carmel, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is by far the best feature of the peninsula area, whether riding a bike or walking this is an awesome way to get around, to see the sites and to get some great excersise!

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Arlington, Texas
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267 reviews 267 reviews
76 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We did a round trip extending from lover's point to the wharf, about 5 miles. Perfect walk, great vistas and people watching.

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Seaside, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We live in Seaside, and love to ride our bikes all the way from The Embassy Suites area to Lover's Point in Pacific Grove. It is a flat and easy bike ride for all ages. It can get a bit congested in the summer months....but early mornings are amazing. The fresh salt air, and barking sea lions at the Coast... More 

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Montana
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36 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I had gone to Monterey for the Aquarium, and upon taking my morning walk, discovered it. WOW! I'm so glad I did. It rivals the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 1. The Wildlife! - Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Otters, whales, birds, some so close (but behind fences) that you could smell their fishy breath! 2. Plants - they look like the ocean... More 

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Bay Area
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We biked the trail from the Monterey Plaza Hotel all the way to Pacific Grove! Spectacular views! The weather was clear and warm!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great to trail to run or bike and enjoy the great weather of monterey. Bring your bike or you can rent on in the local area, many options. The trail runs along the bay with great views to see the sea lions and the coast for more than 10 miles.

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Carmel, California
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6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We are so fortunate to have a trail for walkers, runners, and bicyclists amidst such beauty. Pay attention to the signs of bicycle lanes where the walkers should avoid. Just move to one side of it. The trail covers a very long distance, but you can make it fit your itinerary. One suggestion is to start at Lover's Point in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We walked from the aquarium to Lovers Point which included going past the Harbour Seal colony where it is easy to stop and spend ages watching the seals. But don't just look over the ocean, also enjoy the buildings along the other side of the road. Makes you think you are in "Anne of Green Gables"!!

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Albany, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Gorgeous trail for all kinds of users, walkers, bikers and renters of the 'surreys' made for 4-6 people

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