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“Excellent way to experience area”

Ranked #4 of 105 things to do in Monterey
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Owner description: Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
Abbotsford, B C, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent way to experience area”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

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!

Visited April 2013
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Seneca, SC
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55 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worth the fee”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Great views of the the Pacific are offered along the trail. Get out and take a couple of walks. You could not see the Sea Lions because they had erected a fence. It is a residential community, so people are driving around. The fee is not too bad for the experience. It is worth doing, if you have never done it.

Visited April 2013
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1,659 reviews
1,101 attraction reviews
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“Preparing you for the 17 miles drive”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

We walked a good part of the trail and took in as much as we could of the ocean views in preparation for the 17 miles drive. There are many places to sit and enjoy the view or park the bike and walk out to a point to get a closer view of the ocean. Lovers Point offers a 280 degree of the ocean. People were walking their dogs, jogging, riding their bikes and some pushing a baby carriage while they jogged... This is an easy walk and there are restrooms available. Bring your binoculars for sure and good shoes that fit well. A bottle of water won't hurt. Watch for the baby seals just before Lover's point

Visited April 2013
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Bakersfield, California
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Incredible scenery while you exercise”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

When we first visited Monterey the bike and walking trail was a hit! We love the beauty of God's creation and what an incredible scenic place this is for all to enjoy - young or old! We did a lot of biking and walking while here.Taking in the beauty of the ocean, beach and living creatures.

Visited April 2013
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Monterey, California
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect place to ride a bike”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is a fantastic trail for biking and walking/running. It runs from Castroville in north Monterey Co. to Lover's Point in Pacific Grove. If you're on a bike I would suggest either hitting the trail early, or using it between Castroville and Monterey. From Monterey to Pacific Grove it is often crowded with walkers making it a frustrating ride. All parts of the trail are beautiful offering great views of the ocean, agricultural fields and the towns of Monterey County.

Visited April 2013
Thank 180anne
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