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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  • Excellent and well paved trail. If you are looking for some exercise - walking, biking, or running, definitely take this trail. It's an easy and enjoyable walk to Cannery Row from the Fisherman's Whar...  more »
  • Great trail from the new fishermans wharf out to lovers point. Out past lovers point the trail ends for bikes and becomes a walking trail. You have to ride on the road from there. Great views and safe...  more »
  • The view here is fabulous. Today we were luck some trail volunteers had telescopes and cameras focused on the harbor seals that either had just given birth to pups or were soon going to. There were se...  more »