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Address: San Juan Bautista, CA
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The hilly terrain of this park provides a serene setting for hiking and...

The hilly terrain of this park provides a serene setting for hiking and other outdoor activities.

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Peaceful place to hear silence and birds

The road up to Fremont Peak State Park is a bit steep and winding, so it is not for the faint of heart. There are signs to not bring large trailers, etc. However, it is worth the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Los Osos, California
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at the top of an 11 mile drive above the popular Mission San Juan Bautista, Fremont Peak State Park is a popular destination for star gazers and astronomy buffs. The park features some easy to moderate hiking trails, the focal point being the Fremont Peak trail which leads you to the top of Fremont Peak and amazing 360 degree... More 

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Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The road up to Fremont Peak State Park is a bit steep and winding, so it is not for the faint of heart. There are signs to not bring large trailers, etc. However, it is worth the drive for those who decide to take it. Because of the drive, there are fewer people, it is quiet and peaceful, with beautiful... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Great views along the way ...driving all the way up...easy to park, friendly ranger. Then a steep but short hike to the peak. Awesome view. There are trails too, but we didn't have time...

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San Juan Bautista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Lot to 1st place the California flag was raised in California . Also excellent location for star gazing.

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Ceres, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Me & a Buddy of mine rode our GSXRs up the hill from the Highway, Road was Bumpy, Views of Farms, Homes, and Country sides are Beautiful. We parked behind the Rangers House at the camping parking spot. We took the hike up the black top trail (road) other trails available for People who like a real Hike!, past the... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We parked in the campground parking lot and took the half-mile trail to the top, and then walked down the paved Park Service road (off limits to other vehicles) on the way down. The view from the top is awesome! You can see the ocean, and the towns of Salinas, Moss Landing, Watsonville, Gilroy, Hollister and San Juan Bautista way... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

When we were driving up to Fremont Peak State Park, one is treated with awesome views as one goes up the hill towards Fremont Peak. Once one gets to the park, there is a trail that goes up to Fremont Peak. One is treated to awesome views from the peak. One can also get stellar views of the surrounding area... More 

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Hollister, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Hike is moderate, not wheelchair accessible up to the peak. Trails are maintained and free of litter. You can see the Monterey Bay from the top and all of the surrounding vallys and farmlands

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Aptos, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

We went to this campground for the special observatory events where members of the Fremont Peak Observatory Club set up multiple observation telescopes to share viewing of the galaxy with the public. The members are very nice and accommodating, giving both children and adults a great opportunity to learn and see more about the various star systems and satellites. We... More 

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Lompoc, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

On a recent trip to the Montery Peninsula, my husband and I took a side trip to this park. Its a winding road going there, but the scenery is lovely. At the top are beautiful views, a picnic area with plenty of tables, and a campground. Although we did'nt camp there, I can see where is would be pretty, breezy... More 

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