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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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Fremont, California
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1,017 reviews 1,017 reviews
608 attraction reviews
742 helpful votes 742 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail is a trail we enjoy due to its scenic beauty. The trail starts in Castroville, whichi is known for its artichokes, continues to Monterey through the historic Fisherman Wharf/Cannery Row, and ends in Pacifica at Lover's Point. The total length is 18 miles and is considered to be one of the most scenic walking trails in... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Do you love the beauty of California? THis is the trail for you. Easy to access and navigate the only thing I didnt like was that we ran out of time to do more of it. See more of this amazing planet on the trail.

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Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Can't get over how amazing this place is for wildlife. From the cliff you can see sea otters, harbour seals and cormorants.. Beautiful coastline. Lots of families riding surrey bikes going down the trail. Surreys only go as far as Lover's point on the west side though.. So no long journeys.. Kids loved biking and four year old enjoyed sitting... More

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Bude, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A clean pleasant walk with room for bikes too. We spent a long time observing the harbour seals resting on the rocks. Also saw a hummingbird visiting flowers.

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Park City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love this trail. The views are stunning and the fresh salt air is refreshing. The trails can vary from sand, asphalt and wooden planked. They are well taken care of and are very used. Would live here just to use these every morning! They do have benches spread throughout for those that need a rest break or just to... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We rented bikes from Adventures by the Sea on Cannery Row, and although they diid not exactly overwhelm us with kindness and helpfulness it was not an unpleasant experience and we were on our way soon enough. We biked for 2 hours out and back through town and along the scenic route (North). Gorgeous views, stopped a few times and... More

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Menifee
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were here on a Monday and even then it was crowded. If you stay on the right side of the walkway there are few problems. We did see a lady who was standing with her bike and backed it into the path of a young girl on a bike without looking first. Luckily, the girl had some mad bike... More

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Andover, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Clean, well-maintained trail. Great for excercise or contemplation. Walked the trail daily at various times.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Wide lanes and beautiful views. We spent the morning biking. They are well planned and marked. Sweeping views of the bay as well as easy access to a variety of stops including cannery row, and the wharf. Plenty of joggers, bikes and people out for a stroll with plenty of room for everyone's enjoyment.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cannot recommend this enough, just follow the road and enjoy the beauty of nature and the houses, golf courses, animals wildlife. Do not rush take your time and take more photo’s than you need. This area will give you memories for a life time.

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