Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Monterey

4.9
#3 of 7 in Parks in Monterey
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 .
map
Create an itinerary including Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
725 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Whether by walking, bicycle, skate board, or just out with the dog, this paved trail is perfect for getting out along the ocean in Monterey. Long walks are pleasant, the trail is never crowded, and yo...  more »
  • We used to live in Monterey 25 years ago and we loved biking and running along this trail. Now we see new historical markers have been placed along the trail and some nice murals that make it even nic...  more »
  • I have always loved coming to Monterey. I especially when it comes to going along the Monterey Peninula Recreational Trail. The view from the road or on the trail is priceless. There's the ocean in al...  more »

Plan your trip to Monterey

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Monterey

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Monterey by other users

58 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, teens, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in California BY A USER FROM INDIA February, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in California BY A USER FROM INDIA February, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in California BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA May, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans