I encountered this trail, paved, as it was included in my route with my bike event,the Sea Otter Classic Granfondo on April 20,2013, and I have to say I was really surprised and pleased with the experience. My route started and ended in Laguna Seca Raceway, so I had to use city streets to get to the trail, but riding the length if the trail past the coastline to Cannery Row almost to Pebble Beach, and back was great. 85k of scenery that was for the most part breath-taking. You had solitude moments of coastline with yourself and other riders, meeting runners, other casual riders, walkers and through the downtown with people and autos that were courteous. Great system for all sorts of people for fitness and socializing. Clean and vegetation beautiful. Sea lions. April was calving time so some areas blocked off. Didn't like 17 mile fee for autos but you don't have to pay if you're on a bicycle!