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Soak up the beauty

If you don’t think there is a magic to the beauty of Monterey look at the faces of the people... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Just gorgeous! Great walking along the coast.

Amazing spot to enjoy the morning and walk or bike along the coast. A must do while you are in this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you don’t think there is a magic to the beauty of Monterey look at the faces of the people walking the Peninsula Trail or resting on the many benches along the way. The trail extends about 3 miles along the shoreline and can be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mikek794
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of the ride down to and around the Bay for bike riders who want to ride along the ocean. You can do the 5 miles threw Monterey Bay proper or make it a 30 miles jaunt North to South. It is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice, paved trail through Monterey and out along the coast. Take your time and see wonderful sights. Coastline, wildlife and more. You can walk for quite a way if you want - or take a shorter walk, if you prefer. There are many joggers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing spot to enjoy the morning and walk or bike along the coast. A must do while you are in this area!! Just gorgeous!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leeana R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

this is kind of a funky trail half bike path, if you don't mind walking running on asphalt and half way in the road sometimes. You can take it from downtown up to sand city, then take the beach back or vice versa. plenty of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rexb166
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Original plan was to walk around the coast to Carmel but ran out of steam at Pebble Beach, The path is easy to follow and mostly hugged the coast so you get to enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenery with the sound of the sea...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grwpl
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Met a lot of people on this trail. I used to get it to Cannery row, easy way to go, no cars. Very scenic saw a lot of birds and sea lions. You can also see a lot of boats and the bay.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank garyaverill1
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We were in Monterey as a stop on our cruise, and it was so easy to get on the trail. We took it first to get to Cannery Row, and it was well-maintained and easily walked all the way. So many things to see along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MJB62
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Great trail hugging Monterey Bay. Very scenic! Walked several times along it and saw plenty of seals, sea lions, sea otters and tone of birds! Very clean trail too! Seats to relax on along the way to just enjoy the beautiful view!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kessaaaaa
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was a great trail perfect for long walks or runs while visiting. It started off in the central and went through the town along coast. It had great views and could see the seals hanging out in the water by the edge.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
23 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!