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.
dogs on leash
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.
The paths were really narrow so it was hard to walk with my husband. There were also a lot of people and it was hard to relax.
Really scenic trail with the ocean, wildlife and plant life all along the route. Very easy walking trail but you can't beat the views
Very beautiful trail! Easy to follow.
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!
Beautiful walk and a great place to gently ride your bike. Awesome beautiful views...
A nice walk with a great view on the ocean! Did the trail between Monterey Bay aquarium and Lighthouse avenue. Lots of sea lions!!
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.
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!!
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!
Wonderful hike! Beautiful part of California.
My hometown. I always enjoy a walk on this trail.