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Jacks Peak County Park

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Address: 25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
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Terrific Place

This place has all you need for a terrific hike, views of the city, picnic area and fun for adults and children. When the sun does down...even a little bit of romance

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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carmel highlands ca
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carmel highlands ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has all you need for a terrific hike, views of the city, picnic area and fun for adults and children. When the sun does down...even a little bit of romance

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Beautiful views and nicely maintained trails and roads. also great for hill repeats on a bike. i go there once a week

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Monterey County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is gorgeous. The trails are fairly clearly marked and clean. Most of the trails aren't too difficult. Some hills but not too many. One of the trails takes you up and over the mountainside to a spectacular view of the Carmel beach. Stop by LaSalla's Bi Rite market and pick yourself up a sandwich and hike the trails... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The area is surprisingly high for the Monterey bay area. Beautifull forest and a great view of Monterey. Very peaceful, but be aware this is mountain lion country.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I have lived in Monterey County all my life and finally decided to hike at Jack's Peak in 2015. Although it is not as popular as other parks in the area, it was soooo worith it, plus there are not many people. I've been back several times. All the trails are good and not too difficult. The view to the... More 

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Fresno
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Jack's Peak is a nice park with about 5 hiking trail options through the trees. It is very close to downtown Monterey and only took about 15 minutes to drive there. It is far less popular than the coastal parks of the area, which means it's not as scenic, but also means you can escape the crowds of tourists here.... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Such lovely views from up here. And you are up in the pine trees, smells so wonderful. Take a snack or lunch to enjoy at the tables when you are finished. But make sure you take water on the hike, it can be hot.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

We visited Jacks Peak County Park for some birds. It could have been the wrong time because we did not see a lot of birds, just the Stellar's Jay, junco and robin. However for those who want to hike and just soak in the peace and quiet of the woods, I highly recommend this place. There is a $5.00 parking... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

Great area for hiking with magnificent coastal views from the peaks. Paths are fairly well indicated. Good restroom facilities.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Jack's Peak is fantastic for a quiet hike with views over the bay and the peninsula, with geological points of interest as well as pine and coast oak to wander in. I always find it relaxing here, and it's generally not as crowded as some of the parks close to the beach. There are also great picnic areas for sitting... More 

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