Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
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Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
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hclen
United States45 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
I rented a bicycle ($10/hr) and it was the BEST time. Spectacular views. I rode from downtown out to Lover’s Point on the trail, then switched to the road for the rest of the trip to the lighthouse. Highly recommend.
Written October 17, 2021
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LuvDaSun222
S.E. PA644 contributions
Sep 2021
Fantastic trail which runs around the bay and makes it super-easy to see the beauty of Monterey and Pebble Beach.
Written September 19, 2021
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Traveller_123
San Francisco, CA825 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Absolutely smashing views and worth all the time. This is our favorite to stay away from crowds. You can spend the whole day on the trail.
Written September 10, 2021
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MyBucketListTrips
204 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
As stated in other reviews, the address is bad. GPS took us in circles. We could see it from the highway. It’s a long trail that goes for miles. No ocean views from our vantage point.
Written June 30, 2021
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Wintersun
Lake Tahoe (California), CA201 contributions
Jun 2021
One can start in Castroville and bicycle safely all the way to the city of Pacific Grove. There are many clueless pedestrians with stollers and busy with their cell phones and toddlers on the section from Del Monte Beach to Pacific Grove and this section is best avoided.

One of the best places to bicycle in the entire state is Pebble Beach and one can stop at scenic spots with a bicycle where it would not be possible to stop if in a car. Few people live in Pebble Beach year round and so very few cars on the streets in this community. Worth paying the gate fee to have this very safe area to bicycle.
Written June 28, 2021
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MangAndres
San Joaquin, CA634 contributions
Feb 2021
We walked the trail from Fisherman's Wharf all the way to Lover's Point and it was such a wonderful experience. The recreational trail is next to the ocean and it was such a nice walk on a nice sunny day. There are plenty of lovely things to see and there are plenty walkers, runners, and bikers around. It was bout 4 miles according to my Apple Watch for a round trip from Fisherman's Wharf to Lover's point and back.
Written March 2, 2021
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HuntressCA
Los Angeles, CA286 contributions
Aug 2020
This is basically a long coastal walk, or bike ride, along Monterey Bay, with all kinds of stops along the way. While it's much more accessible than an equivalent coastal walk in the UK, for example, there is variation and even some access to tourist attractions e.g. Monterey Bay Aquarium, the touristy shops of Cannery Row etc. The trail continues past although I basically cut out at the Aquarium and went to the town of Pacific Grove for lunch. It's a beautiful walk and you can take it at your own speed.
Written August 23, 2020
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CleopatraBunny
Flagstaff, AZ1,568 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
We found a free 2-hour parking spot along Cannery Row and walked the section towards Fisherman’s Wharf. There’s a memorial to the sardine divers who worked the underwater pipe systems that sucked the fish into the canneries. Nicely paved and several spots to sit or picnic along the way. There’s even a plaque for the first tree under which the Spanish “founded” Monterey. The whole thing is 18 miles so you have plenty of stretches to walk. Just watch out for bikes!
Written June 22, 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA137,692 contributions
May 2020
We took a walk on Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. There are both scenic views of the Monterey area and the Pacific Ocean. Some limitations were in place due to the virus, but all in all, we enjoyed our walk.
Written May 26, 2020
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Melody Ladeen Snow
Ocean Shores, WA13 contributions
Feb 2020
Gray whales and humpbacks and orcas, oh my! The Monterey Submarine Canyon, the ocean's answer to the Grand Canyon, provides a perfect habitat for many whale species, allowing them to come close to shore to feed. Whale watching is a year-round activity and along the Monterey coast whales can sometimes be seen offshore with the naked eye. Springtime is the prime whale watching season due to the “upwelling” that occurs. Winds from the north force the deep cold water in the bay to “well” to the surface. This cold water is nutrient-rich and makes the entire ocean ecosystem bloom. From the itty bitty plankton all the way up the food chain to the largest animal on earth - the great blue whale. Experience that magic for yourself on a whale watching charter. Whale watching outfitters offer multiple trips daily.
Written May 13, 2020
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