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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  • August 14, 2017
    Trail is relatively easy for all ages. Goes from The south edge of Seaside to well beyond Cannery Row. This is the very best way to get some exercise, watch people, eat and enjoy all that Monterey is.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Have the time to enjoy all the scenic views. Can be very peaceful, if that is what you are looking for when there! Have a good camera ready to take the pictures you will look at as often as possible!  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    About half of this route is inland through neighborhoods on the peninsula. The sea views are nice, but not worth the price of a movie. I downloaded the free app at the first stop and listened to the a...  more »

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