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Fremont Peak State Park

San Juan Bautista, CA
+1 831-623-4255
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Worth a visit for the observatory and hike.

Located at the top of an 11 mile drive above the popular Mission San Juan Bautista, Fremont Peak... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
San Francisco, California
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... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Los Osos, California
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The hilly terrain of this park provides a serene setting for hiking and other outdoor activities.
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  • Average17%
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+1 831-623-4255
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...More

4  Thank drumber
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....More

Thank onaroll56
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...

Thank dasenkaharykova
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Mikecapecod
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...More

Thank Earl H
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,...More

1  Thank 805hiker
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...More

2  Thank mini
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

2  Thank AmyJune H
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...More

1  Thank Cynthia C
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...More

1  Thank JoycesChoices
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