Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Monterey

(4.9/5 based on 650+ 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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  • There are a number of short or featured walks along the Recreational Trail that stretches for miles along the central coast. My favorite section of the trial takes about 15 minutes (oneway) to stroll ...  more »
  • Any beautiful day foggy or sunny and walk this trail for miles . Easy walk and doesn't require hi energy lwalking 
  • Walk the trail, sit a while, listen to the waves and smell the fresh seawater. The views are something you'll never forget