Monterey Bay Coastal Trail is a 28.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marina, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.
dogs on leash
Spectacular! I believe this is the finest trail in my world! Everyone at every level of activity can enjoy and admire the abundance of sights and amenities. Durable signs and plaques share fascinating historical and environmental information. Restrooms and benches are abundant, as well as outstanding places to eat. The former Monterey train depot has an excellent food market/deli/counter-service, with plentiful seating indoors and outdoors. Bicycling is both easy in the flat areas and excitingly challenging over the high dunes. This is a must-see and must-do! Bravo to everyone who makes this trail possible and who maintains it so well!
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!
Excellent, love this trail alot, we park at rei and cycle to Monterey and back. Views are fantastic.