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Earl Moser Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Monterey, 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.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 308 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Please note: Mountain biking is not permitted off-road or on trails.

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1 month ago

Very short and easy. Don’t expect to get a workout. Nice for a little walk and to see a view of MB.

Worst poison oak I have ever seen. Had to end the hike early because it was unavoidable. Would have been a great hike if it wasn’t such a thin trail covered in poison oak. There was so much that they had a permanent sign warning about it.

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Mon Jun 10 2019

Trail was beautiful, peaceful. I didn’t see anyone else when I was there on a Sunday afternoon. Some parts of the trail were overgrown and narrow but not all of it. There were two parts that were pretty steep but they were short (less than 100m).

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Mon Aug 28 2017

Great with kids. Wide enough, well maintained and Lots of shade.

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Sat Apr 29 2017

Jack's Peak should be a spot on your radar if you are hiking with a furry friend or two, just heard a tsunami warning, ❤️ Monterey Pines, or had a late lazy feed and want a place to hike that offers some mid day shade while you burn off that breakfast burrito, beignet or benedict on some rolling forest hills. Some excellent bay views spanning Pt Lobos to Moss Landing and across the big blue to Santa Cruz. If you rolled back time 12 million years, Jack's Peak would have been an island in the Pacific Ocean. Most of your hike will be absorbing the vibes of the endemic Monterey Pine Forest, peppered with just enough poison oak to keep you from daydreaming. Be prepared with $5 cash for self registered parking. Otherwise, just outside the county park gates, there are 10 or so roadside parallel parking spots if you don't mind hiking, biking or skating in. Doggie poo bags available at the entrance kiosk if you forgot your own.

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