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“Easy, varied beautiful trail!”

Ranked #4 of 101 things to do in Monterey
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Owner description: Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
Indio, California
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122 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Easy, varied beautiful trail!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is an excellent trail for casual and experienced users. It is well maintained, and has varied scenery. It goes from the wharf and marina to cannery row to the rough shoreline of pacific grove. You get exercise and you are never to far from a nice cup of coffee!.

Visited December 2012
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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful trail, especially in Pacific Grove”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

You see the best of the bay on the Rec. Trail, and then you can go up Forest and into Pacific Grove, the cutest town around. You do have to watch out for bicyclists, who seem to think they own the place, but other than that, you'll be busy looking at rocky shores, harbor seals, sea otters, and the wonderful Pacific Ocean.

Visited December 2012
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Carmel, California
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“A great place to people watch, walk your dog, rent bikes, see the ocean and wildlife”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

I go here all the time. I usually start near the Wharf and walk or bike to Lovers Point. We recently rented a surrey from Bay Bikes and loved it.

Visited October 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“nice walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

runs along coast line , we started at fisherman wharf went to cannery row nice walk and the view is beautiful seen all kinds of seals and even a couple otters

Visited November 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“One great view after another!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

I took a long run on this trail and was just amazed at the one amazing view after another! This is definitely a must do when visiting Monterey! It is very clean and well maintained. You cannot go wrong and best of all... It's free!

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