Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Grove, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 190 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Trail runs from Castroville to Pacific grove, is tarmac and well maintained. Length is approx. 14-miles one way.. Plenty of places to stop and cycle or walk from.. We park at REI off Imjin and cycle 10-miles into Monterey and back out again. Walking suggest south of Sand City as it's less grueling.

walking
6 days ago

As good as it gets!!! A walk along the Pacific Ocean for 4 miles. Not too many people. Nice sturdy trails. Took my dog with me and stopped at the cemetery on the way back. Beautiful! Many benches along the way. Will be doing this one again soon!

1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful walk and a great place to gently ride your bike. Awesome beautiful views...

hiking
4 months ago

A nice walk with a great view on the ocean! Did the trail between Monterey Bay aquarium and Lighthouse avenue. Lots of sea lions!!

4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

The PG loop is nice but correctly the MPR Trail is 29 miles from Castroville to Pacific Grove. Great urban trail and at low tide you can opt to walk the entire beach. I like to pick it up by the old Ft Ord. Free, safe parking and easy access. Suggest using the actual trail on parts and then the beach for others to break up the out-n-back scenery. Lot of ways to cut the trail is easy and enjoyable sections based on your mood.
http://www.seemonterey.com/things-to-do/parks/coastal-trail/

walking
5 months ago

Very easy path with great views of the ocean! I would forego the loop and instead just turn around when we felt like it. It's more of an out and back trail. We did see seals and sea otters though!!

walking
6 months ago

Very easy trail with beautiful views! We saw a sea lion sunbathing on a rock. The colors of the ocean water were spectacular! Lots of rocks to climb on and tide pools to explore!

9 months ago

9 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful

11 months ago

Wonderful hike! Beautiful part of California.

1 year ago

My hometown. I always enjoy a walk on this trail.

2 years ago

THIS IS A GREAT BIKE TRAIL FOR ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.

walking
2 years ago

walking
2 years ago

Nice walk along the coast with beautiful views

hiking
3 years ago

Gorgeous trial that allows ocean front view all the way. I see this more of a walk along the beach.

hiking
3 years ago

Dog friendly with lots of great vista points. Heavily traveled by bicyclists, or at least on this October Sunday. Not as accommodating for walkers because it's hard to relax while keeping clear of two- wheel traffic. Loved the views and the wildflower and the salt air.

hiking
3 years ago

Great trail with views of the ocean. Lots of places to stop and rest or put your toes in the sand. Dog friendly too! Busy with people and bikes pretty much all the time...