At just 367 acres, the Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge boasts a colorful mosaic of coastal dunes, beaches, salt marshes, saline ponds, grasslands, and riparian habitats. The refuge was initially established in 1973 because of its prime location along the Pacific Flyway. During the spring and fall migrations, thousands of birds traveling along the Pacific Flyway flock to the refuge, seeking shelter and food in one of the few remaining wetlands along the central California coast. Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge also protects several threatened and endangered species, including Western snowy plover, Smith

mountain biking
20 days ago

25 days ago

Access road is only accessible using a hardcore 4WD

I was a student at CSUMB and this trail is awesome! I would stay away from anything north of Marina. But from Marina all the way into 17 mile drive, is a great path for a bike ride!

Okay trail.

8 months ago

mountain biking
5 years ago

Excellent, love this trail alot, we park at rei and cycle to Monterey and back. Views are fantastic.