A coastal trail with access to major local attractions, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail offers miles of ocean views. The 28.9 km (18 mi) trail, which runs along the former tracks of the Southern Pacific railroad, is shared by bicyclists, rollerbladers, and walkers. You can rent bicycles and surreys, or quadricycles. Keep a lookout for wildlife along the way, such as otters, seals, sea lions, and birds. To do more than look, try some of the water activities right off the trail, such as kayaking and paddle-boating. See Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and all Monterey has to offer by arranging your trip with our Monterey online driving holiday planner.
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail Reviews
We started at Lovers Point and walked along the coast. The views were spectacular. Lots of wildlife and ocean scapes to enjoy. more »
What is not to love - a public well kept trail going by 18 miles of beautiful Monterey terrain - and the tourist attractions in Monterey as well. It makes for a walkable and easy to get around... more »
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