Fremont Peak and Valley View Loop Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Fremont Peak and Valley View Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Juan Bautista, 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.

2.4 miles
649 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


360 degree view of Monterey Bay, San Benito Valley, Salinas Valley, and the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Big Sur. The trails are very nicely up-kept, and wide enough for two people. For the less eager there is a great resting spot with a view south toward Salinas, a wooden bridge and a bench looking out south. In the summer heat, refuge can be found in the shade of the alcove behind the bench and north of the bridge.

5 months ago

Unparalleled views!

5 months ago

Agree with previous reviewers. Poorly maintained trail and the ranger that hides in the bushes to give out parking tickets.

Went to the restroom after a long drive to that park and came back to a parking ticket. 8 mins max. Almost as bad as the parking ninjas at SFPD. Calm down, I said "almost."

Would not recommend.

Will not be going back.

8 months ago

I like Fremont peak a lot, though I am not a particular fan of the Fremont peak hike. I like doing Carmen’s trail and connecting that to cold springs trail then valley view. It’s a nice small park and is absolutely gorgeous in the spring time
With all the wildflowers. Really beautiful drive or bike up as well!

11 months ago

The ranger here is an absolute ass, and stopped us before we went in to give us a long list of rules. The trails are apparently NOT dog friendly, which thinking it was so friendly is the whole reason we picked this park. When we thought he was done talking, he actually stopped us and said "I'm not done yet keep listening". Total dick, ruined our time here. Would not recommend this park.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Crap. Skip this place. Poorly maintained trails, hikes that are so short you can't really call them hikes. Poison oak everywhere.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Very nice views once you are at the top. I hiked Valley view trail and it's a very narrow trail with tall grass and weeds. Some parts the trail is hard to spot so map on your pho e is handy. You don't have to hike this trail to get to the vista points.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Not difficult at all. It was fairly easy to me. Only gets a bit difficult once you have to climb the rocks to get to the peak stand. Be extremely careful. Overall its a nice trail for a beautiful scenery.

scenic driving
Thursday, February 09, 2017

Great View from peak can see coast real good from high altitude and see the moss landing electrical plant towers as well view is a thrill..

Monday, January 02, 2017

very dependent place. We were there today 1/1/2017 (yes, new year's date). It was 38 degree, super super windy with mist. For some, it wouldn't be fun but we liked it. We felt like walking in clouds and with strong misty wind, our minds were blown. It should be a great trail on sunny day as well. Go!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A georgeous little loop that's absolutely worth the drive (which is beautiful in itself).

Monday, June 06, 2016

This trail is awful. The flies in this park are relentless (no amount of bug repellent helped quell the hordes of them incessantly following us EVERYWHERE) and the park staff does a terrible job of trail upkeep. Virtually no path to follow, overgrowth, and not many trail heads to be found.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Came here all the time growing up, it's especially beautiful when the clouds are low and you walk up into them

Thursday, March 03, 2016

It's. Amazing. Peaceful. I'm Happy.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Beautiful place! Nice views! When it's clear- you can see as far as Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz. Sunsets & Sunrises are the best from this amazing place. Definite must to explore!

Monday, September 27, 2010

The view of the coast and the valley from the peak is breathtaking, especially at sunset!! Just be sure to know what poison oak looks like because the sides of trails are teaming with it.

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