Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Monterey
(4.9/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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. Take a look at our Monterey trip generator to schedule your visit to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The trails are well-maintained, easy to follow and had beautiful views. Along our walk we saw sea lions, harbor seals, otters, interesting rock formations, surfers, etc. 
  • I was able to run this trail before sunrise and at sunset when I attended a conference in Monterey. The trail is easily accessible and has some great views of the bay and ocean. It is crowded during t...  more »
  • I absolutely LOVE this trail! It's excellent for walkers, runners, bicyclists. SO many places to stop and sit and enjoy the views. Lover's Point is fun to visit. Be sure to take full advantage of this...  more »