Explore the most popular trails near Monterey with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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scenic driving
17 days ago

Beautiful drive

Gorgeous trail, so much wildlife and nature to see, very easy pace, lots of photo ops, whale visibility!

very beautiful and shady trail. one of my favorites so far!

Great for a run or a walk ...well, Its also great for hand-holding, dreamy thoughts and people watching ...one day I’ll get to do all of these at once

We did this trail (and a bit of some others in this park) when we had about 90 minutes to kill in Monterey. This is why I love AllTrails -- this trail is freaking gorgeous and I never would have found this place otherwise. It's a beautiful walk along a pine-forested ridgeline where you can watch the mist blow below. Wish we could have stayed longer here and done more hikes. Park is also horse-friendly, if you're into that.

The trail was well groomed and easy to hike. There were tons of huckleberry brush with even a few berries!

Go before just before sunset so you can see Monterey at its best BUT park across the park (not in the parking lot to this place) because it closes at 6. Also, there are stairs so don’t go if you have knee problems. good if you’re trying to practice your enduro

Gorgeous, otters just swimming around!

Nice forest feel. Worth exploring all the different roads/trails at the top to see the best views.

Nice trail with many opportunities to view wildlife and gorgeous rock formations. Also food and restrooms available along the way. An easy walk.

NOT A HIKE you pay $10.25 to enter what is basically a gated community and there are no trails. I’m disappointed in you, California state parks.

Some steep hills. Great for cardio and a fun short hike.

trail running
6 months ago

Nice paved trail with good views for most of it.

scenic driving
7 months ago

One of our favs, beautiful vistas and lots of memories.

road biking
9 months ago

Biked and walked this many times with my family when we vacationed here.

scenic driving
9 months ago

Beautiful...

hiking
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Stroller Friendly

hiking
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Stroller firendly

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

good relaxing trail.

Monday, October 09, 2017

A little confusing using All Trails since there are three different trail names that can be followed. Pays to view the map in the photo’s first.

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

We picked the hotest day to do this hike. There is no water on this trail and very dry location. Be sure to bring water. The hike was easy/moderate in exercise. The 185 steps was a good stair master workout... the terrain was basically dirt road or trail. A few open view of the ocean, otherwise just fallen pine tree's and not much else. Poison Oak was abundant when we went but the trail was not too overgrown. They had a "Basic" map that can be used to get through the hike. One can't really get lost thought. I have been on prettier hikes in Monterey. This one was similar to "Jack Peak". We only saw 1-2 other hikers. (Did this hike on Thrusday 11-1pm -2 hours at a very relax pace)

hiking
Monday, August 28, 2017

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

walking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

A dog friendly, urban walk with outstanding views of the Pacific Coast and Monterey Bay. Beyond Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, there is a rugged dirt trail hugging the coast for the adventurous. Alternatively, one can also walk the Ocean Blvd and still enjoy the scenic view. Part of the 18 mile coastal trail from Castroville to Pacific Grove, this 7 mile out and back segment covers the 3.5 mile section from San Carlos Beach in Monterey to Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove.

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road biking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

I have experienced the amazing coastal views of Pebble Beach and 17 Mile Drive several times by way of the very popular scenic drive. However, on one wonderful visit with my uncle a number of years ago, we spent much of our time exploring the area on mountain bikes. It is a special memory I have of a family member who just recently passed. I always love returning to the Monterey Peninsula/Pebble Beach/Carmel area!

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lovely walk for kids and family

hiking
Saturday, April 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.

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Easy nice hike after work. Trail is well taken care of, pretty shady walk (as in trees). Pond was nice and lots of birdies chirping

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