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Jacks Peak County Park

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Address: 25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831.755.4899

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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2016
Palm Harbor, Florida
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank samjean2014
Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank navari2046
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3 of 5 stars 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 

2 Thank Queen J
Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank CyndiMom
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Cynthia K
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

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

Thank babcockfrance
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Stephanie S
Monterey Peninsula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a very nice place for a day hike. We take a picnic with us and eat at one of the benches along the trails. It is so gorgeous here. I wish that they would trim a few of the treetops so you could see the Monterey Bay view. Even so, still a nice and very peaceful place to... More 

Thank JollyJax
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We hiked 2.5 miles of trails out there. You can hit all the scenic overlooks on the skyline loop, within 1/2 a mile. The views at the two overlooks were nice, but you are peering through a gap in the trees to see it, so it is not as panoramic as other hikes/vistas in the area. The remainder of the... More 

Thank ksmith042
Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

On clear days one can get spectacular views on a sort hike. There are also areas where one can park the car get some good views too. The entrance fee is $5 but the is a upper parking area where you can hike in from.

Thank ToddMD

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