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Toro County Park is located six miles from downtown Salinas, and 13 miles from the Monterey Peninsula. First opened to the public in 1971, the park’s 4,756 acres have been a haven for thousands of visitors. The park is also home for many types of wildlife including deer, coyote, and a rare mountain lion or golden eagle. Toro’s pastoral setting makes it the ideal place for your next family outing. Toro County Park has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. The park facilities include an equestrian staging area and riding trails, two softball fields, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, mountain biking, volleyball courts, and over 20 miles of hiking trials.

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1 month ago

Steeply ascending ridge trail with almost constant full-sun exposure, so plan accordingly on hot days. Nice vistas of Salinas Valley from upper elevations. Overall, a very good workout.

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1 month ago

Great loop trail - gradual incline up Olson's or steep approach from the east /toyon trail
Good views from the peak

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2 months ago

Nice hike, but it is not a hard trail as rated here. It's moderate at best and quite easy for a regular hiker.

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3 months ago

I was a bit unsure at first. I saw that the entrance to Toro park requires $8 per vehicle but you can park outside the gate for free and take a little extra walk. The park gets full but the trails were practically empty. This specific trail was a constant up then a long down. The views were beautiful and the trail was peaceful and a good workout. If I were to repeat a trail I'd definitely do this one again.

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4 months ago

Difficult trail even for in shape 50+ year old marathoners!

This trail was decent. Too crowded for my liking. Lots of other hikers, bikers and dogs. Lots of sharp inclines. Had to turn around after two miles because I had terrible blisters so I never got to complete it.