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Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey...

Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.

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Stunning scenery beautiful views!

Me and my boyfriend hired a bike each and road all along the coast and some of the 17 mile drive road. We did 20 miles in total. Stunning views, well worth a see. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend hired a bike each and road all along the coast and some of the 17 mile drive road. We did 20 miles in total. Stunning views, well worth a see. Beautiful beaches along the way! Enjoy your trip :) we did it November 20th and had lush weather!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Monterey Peninsula Monterey CA. The Monterey Peninsula is one of those very special places on this planet. The area consists of Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove. The bounty and beauty of the landscape alone in itself is sometimes breathtaking. From the Pacific, where awe inspired views is the norm, it can range from high cliff side elevations to winding secluded... More 

Thank Realtor44
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Ran the trail 2 days while visiting Monterey. Fairly well marked it is a combination asphalt, concrete and packed aggregate surface. I ran from Seaside into downtown with lots of runners and bikers enjoying this trail. There are spurs onto the beach or wharfs. The second day I saw otters and seals.

Thank dsj5777
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We hired bikes from Adventures by the see (based in Monterey or Lovers point) and had a great ride all the way along the trail. Very easy riding for kids (our 6 year old loved it).

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Southeastern United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed for one week in Monterey Bay and enjoyed walking along trail. We rented some bikes one day and other days just enjoyed walking and enjoying the views. Many shops and restaurants along the trail and nearby to enjoy as well. If you go in August, bring a jacket!

Thank ladybugmom4
SE Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The MBRT is a terrific venue for outdoor recreation, fitness, sightseeing, beach access, and just getting around. There are several purveyors of bike, surrey and kayak rental equipment on the trail, so the availability of these recreational activities are available to everyone at very reasonable hourly or daily rates. Apart from these costs, which are optional, access to the trail... More 

Thank MI_TravelFreq
Albury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We got 2 lovely Specialized road bikes & Joey coudn't have been more helpful. Friendly, efficient, helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Highly recommend.

Thank PamAlbury
Stateline, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

This is a great walking, running, biking whatever trail that mostly runs along the cliffs of the Monterey Bay. The trail runs from Marina, CA to Pacific Grove, CA cutting through the cities of Seaside and Monterey. The trail North of Seaside is remote. It is not well used but offers great views of the dunes and the bay. You... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

My daughter & I did this (FLAT!) bike ride in Monterey. I rented my bike at Bay Bikes (across from the Trailside Cafe). It was a great place to rent, since I didn't have to commit to 1 or 2 or 4 hours. I just rode as long as I wanted and when I returned, I paid for 1 hour... More 

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