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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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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This trail was great to run on! It is highly used by people of all activity level! Great water views!

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Cornville, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took the trail from a parking lot near the Navy Post Grad school to the Monterey Aquarium. The trail is well marked and well maintained. We did find it crowded when we got to the downtown area. Lots of walkers make it hard to ride the bike. The views were great and it was a lot easier that driving... More

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Wilson, Wyoming
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You can ride from Marina through the dunes area, or along the coast over towards Pebble Beach on the trail. Sometimes you are on the shoulder rather than a separate pathway, but the cars are generally very considerate of cyclists. The pathway out towards Marina is separate from the roadway and less trafficked than the trail through Pacific Grove.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at Cannery Row & walked along the Recreation Path into Monterey. It's a beautiful walk where you can watch the seals, sea lions etc. Some seem to mold themselves to their particular rock! Thousands of boats moored up, colourful buildings & just a delightful way to watch the sea & animals living by... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had a great time going towards lovers point also went the other way towards marina that's not as good. We had our own bikes but could have rented at adventures by the sea. The trail is easy and safe the views south are beautiful, went with kids 10 & 13 and rode to lover point and the aquarium easily

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Loved all the harbour seals basking on the rocks! Great trail system that meanders along the coast. Beautiful views of the bay and the glorious seaside houses.

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113 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Surreys, strollers, joggers, walkers, bicycles, dogs; all gather respectfully to share this gem. Stop to enjoy the kayakers, divers, seals, blue sky and water. Take scenic photos and selfies! Market, eateries, shopping, beach, and rocks to climb on. Paved blacktop with lanes with dirt paths on either side of the paved path. It can get crowded with tourists so cautiously... More

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indianapolis
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was located very close to our hotel and provided a safe path for my husband to run for 10 miles and then for both of us to walk on as well. There were sea lions along the way and some beautiful scenery. Lots of people use it, but it wasn't too crowded.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A paved trail that runs along the bay. We walked it twice - once early in the morning (much less crowded) and the second time midday. A fun way to explore the bay side of Monterey and lots of opportunities to see seals, dolphins and sea otters.

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Los Angeles, California
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78 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visit Pacific Grove on a yearly basis for a week in December - and this wander along the ocean down to the Aquarium, where I'm a member, can take me a few hours due to stopping and staring at the ocean, sitting on a bench and breathing the air, to looking for otters hiding in the kelp and observing... More

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