Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Monterey

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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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  • If you want to take a quick bike ride or a leisurely walk, this is the place to go when in Monterey. Great people watching- evryone enjoing themselves on this trail along the ocean.  more »
  • We took the trail from downtown to the Monterey Aquarium. It was a beautiful walk, amazing how blue and clear the water is. We walked early morning so there was little activity from the seals they all...  more »
  • We love riding our bikes on this trail and then catching a bench to watch the seals on the rocks below or the whales off in the distance. It is a bit crowded so you need to be patient and have time to...  more »