Looking for a great trail near Monterey, California? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Jacks Peak County Park or Larkin Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Monterey ranging from 0.7 to 9.5 miles and from 19 to 1,079 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Easy trail with great views of the bay. Surprisingly there was lots of wildlife.

walking
16 days ago

Gorgeous sunset and sunrise, very easy coastal trail walk. Highly recommend!!!!

hiking
18 days ago

Great place to run, bike, go for a stroll.

Oppossum Road

Got lost with some friends and ended up doing about 10 miles of trail in the park. found the right trail when we got back to the parking lot. definitely worth the view

Nice moderate trail. Nice views from parts of it and a few steep sections only. Kids were fine doing it. Poison oak at the side of the trail but easy to avoid it at this time of the year. Easy parking and very very quiet.

Lots of stairs in the beginning. Make sure you make a right at the top so you avoid the very steep part going down. But you will end up going up this which is better. Poles would help in some parts. Nice views of the ocean through the trees.

Very steep in a few places beautiful hike! We are average hikers and it took 1.5 hours taking it easy.

We did a short hike here 2 days after the Monterey Bay Half Marathon. The paths were well kept, the elevation change was minimal, the sweeping valley views breathtaking and we had sure footing the whole route (Skyline Loop)! Self pay $2/person for day use. Parking lot with restrooms and picnic area at the end of the road leading to Skyline Loop Trail. Many trails intersect the area making it easy to do 4+ miles. Dogs on leashes allowed. Horses permitted on most trails.

hiking
2 months ago

I only went 1.5 miles from Fisherman’s warff, then I got too bored. It was fine for a stroll or biking. Lots of bikes. Watch out for them. All paved. Not much to look at. Right by the road.

For just a fun easy het out of the house with the kids this is a great spot.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Beautiful morning and the fresh air is wonderful. Paved pathway and then soft dirt. No need for hiking boots. Sturdy tenny or running trail shows the best. Stopped recording at the 3.1 miles but turning back makes it over 6 miles. Great easy hike.

EXCELLENT. gorgeous and you'll see plenty of sea lions and sea otters. worth the crowds for certain.

Wasn't sure at the start near Veterans Memorial Park but after a couple of turns and some serious stairs it turned out to be a great hike. There were a couple of great views and we managed to see a rabit and two deer. Great workout and peaceful hike

Beautiful well paved trail for walkers, runners and cycling. A wonderful way to start your day here after breakfast at a local cafe then get your exercise in. Breathtaking views of the coast from the Bed and Breakfast I stayed at across from this trail. Definitely a local favorite for daily workouts! Do not forget to walk through the Monarch butterfly sanctuary! The Butterflies are nesting October through March.

Side spur of Huckleberry.

hiking
scramble
3 months ago

Great trail to get the heart rate high. Condition of trail seems like it could be slippery in sections. A couple of the off shoot trails are a bit overgrown, all in all a good hike.

Awesome! Make sure you go climb the rocks and get a cool selfie! Also take the stairs down to the beach the water is so clear and nice

Nice trail with good views. Parking was easy, and it was pretty quiet, which was nice! Trail had good trail cover with views out to the Bay (they were somewhat limited due to fog).

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

super dog friendly trail. Little to no people on trail. know which route you want to take we went to 2 other routes by accident. still was a good hike. lots of incline. 180 steps during stairs portion.

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

We are a family of 6 with our youngest being 3. It was easy to see the trail has not been maintained recently. To much poison oak for a kid friendly trail. Also water level is pretty much nothing. Found a few remnants of what was a lake which is now more like a watering hole for mosquitos. 1 out of 5 stars.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail for everyone with stunning views of the bay!

This trail has a beautiful wife the Monterey Bay! Path is narrow but can be enjoyable with two people. Tall trees and lots of greenery.

Some parts of Pine are over grown but all in all this is a great hike with nice views of the bay.

Good incline. Lake at bottom looks like the size of your palm looking down from peak. Good "first" mountain (technically, a hill below 2,000 metres) hike. Can take dog with, leashed. Good tree coverage.

Good incline. Lake at bottom looks like the size of your palm looking down from peak. Good "first" mountain (technically, a hill below 2,000 metres) hike. Can take dog with, leashed. Good tree coverage.

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