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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

Monterey, CA
+1 831-646-3866
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Good for a short or long while

We actually were able to walk on this trail for a short time in between Old Fisherman's Wharf and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah M
Denver, Colorado
Great Bike Path

What a wonderful place for a bike ride. Put about 7 miles on our bikes but wish we could have done... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovers point” (46 reviews)
“fort ord” (14 reviews)
“cannery row” (113 reviews)
Monterey, CA
+1 831-646-3866
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We actually were able to walk on this trail for a short time in between Old Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row which I would highly recommend. Not only does it have a lot of good history, and picnic benches and tables, for a picnic, one...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful place for a bike ride. Put about 7 miles on our bikes but wish we could have done more. Basically a flat trail so good for beginners with lots of beautiful scenery. Lots of stops along the way with beautiful scenery so...More

Thank drmarkhm
Reviewed 3 days ago

Trail is relatively easy for all ages. Goes from The south edge of Seaside to well beyond Cannery Row. This is the very best way to get some exercise, watch people, eat and enjoy all that Monterey is.

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have the time to enjoy all the scenic views. Can be very peaceful, if that is what you are looking for when there! Have a good camera ready to take the pictures you will look at as often as possible!

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About half of this route is inland through neighborhoods on the peninsula. The sea views are nice, but not worth the price of a movie. I downloaded the free app at the first stop and listened to the audio tour. It wasn't awesome, but I'm...More

Thank J M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A safe and scenic 15 minute walk between Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row along the coastline. Seals, sea lions and sea otters can all be seen en route. We would have liked to have hired bicycles of we had more time.

Thank gazza66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I bike or walk here daily during our stay. It is just beautiful and one does not need to watch out for automobiles.

1  Thank allisonTFremont
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know we did a baby version of the length of the trail but we just wanted to get a small walk in and also the experience. It was a very enjoyable walk and we loved it. We could have easily gone much farther but...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A safe scenic walk takes you by a firing range of a former military base Great for walking, biking or a vigorous walk.

Thank Berry112008
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We stopped several times though out our time in Monterey along this trail and throughout the stops along Ocean Drive. Great views, clean and rocky beaches!

1  Thank GGsTraveling
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.80 km away
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26 June 2017|
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Response from MaineTraveler2017 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend renting from Adventures by the Sea. They have multiple locations including one on Cannery Row near the aquarium. The recreation trail runs right through Cannery Row so you don't need your car. I believe the... More
24 April 2017|
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Response from Lamar02 | Reviewed this property |
There were several right along Cannery Row just by the Aquarium. The bike pathway is really great! there is a bike rental place by the Lovers Point area too.
Yael D
13 February 2017|
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Response from Debra W | Reviewed this property |
You can see everything from the trail. It was truly beautiful and amazing from the trail. A great exercise too!