Fremont Peak State Park, San Juan Bautista

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Fremont Peak State Park is a California State Park located in Monterey County and San Benito County, California. The park encompasses the summit of 3,169-foot (966 m) Fremont Peak in the Gabilan Range.

The park features expansive views of Monterey Bay and Pacific Ocean from its hiking trails. Other vistas include the San Benito Valley, Salinas Valley, and the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Big Sur. The 162-acre (66 ha) park was established in 1934.
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  • We went there to see if the park has changed. Have been going here for over 20 years before moving away for 9 years. I was pleasantly surprised that it hasn't changed. It's still well maintained and.....  more »
  • Highest peak around and offers great views even if you don't leave the parking lot. Very short but steep hike to the summit, which offers great views of Monterey bay. Unfortunately the day I hiked...  more »
  • Be prepared for a long drive up the mountain, minimal toilet facilities, and bring bug spray. The view is incredible, similar to what you would see out of a plane window because you are so high up. There is running water (no showers), nice campsites, and although there is not much to do, there is a small hiking trail. Good place to bring friends or family if you're looking for a simple and pleasant camping experience.
  • Nice and peaceful state park. Great views of the mountains. I especially loved the observatory which is open to public on limited number of days. We were able to see many solar planets, distant galaxies, nebulas and star clusters. It was a truly out of the world experience. Hats off to the volunteers who brought their telescopes and were kind enough to explain everything we asked about.

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