We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Monterey, CA
Phone Number:
+1 831-646-3866
Website
Description:

Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.

Popular hiking trail running along the Pacific Grove and Monterey coast.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 651 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 487
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Must do

Walk the trail, sit a while, listen to the waves and smell the fresh seawater. The views are something you'll never forget

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kurt M
,
Bangkok, Thailand
Add Photo Write a Review

651 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 595: English reviews
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
133 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walk the trail, sit a while, listen to the waves and smell the fresh seawater. The views are something you'll never forget

Helpful?
Thank Kurt M
Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
103 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent five days in the area and were on the trail every day running, walking and cycling. It was January so the trail was not busy. The scenery along the trail is wonderful, my camera is full.

Helpful?
Thank MJH048
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the views this park had to offer, lots of little critters on the trail and on the beach. Just remember to be careful on the rocks with algae they are extremely slippery.

Helpful?
Thank Soken C
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying in Monterey and wanted to go for a run in the morning and the hotel recommend this trail. It was beautiful! The trail goes right along the water which spectacular views. later in our visit, we came just to walk around and soak up the beautiful views. would recommend it if looking for a place to walk... More 

Helpful?
Thank Olivia D
carmel highlands ca
Level Contributor
60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous trail! This is the great escape from your worries in life and much to explore! Brisk walk, nature at it's finest.

Helpful?
Thank MSevle
Ohio
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our time spent here - beautiful place to walk around and appreciate nature. Cool rocks to climb and tons of wildlife.

Helpful?
Thank Mimi1999
Oakland, CA
Level Contributor
224 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travel for miles, or just a few yards, via walking, running, biking, whether you want peaceful stroll or high energy workout, it is perfect. Gorgeous scenery and great people watching, from Monterey through Pacific Grove. You can start at Fishermans Wharf, continue at Cannery Row, turn up a block at the Aquarium, and continue on to Asilomar Beach. One of... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank calinurse
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
195 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to spend a day in Monterey. We started at the aquarium and headed east until we got to Asilomar Beach. Views are awesome, loads of waves and different vistas. Sea otters a plenty and a cove of harbour seals.

Helpful?
2 Thank VanessaB_107
Berlin
Level Contributor
66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This trail is really pretty and offers stunning views. We went for a run here for sunset and it was magical.

Helpful?
1 Thank Totti_Berkeley
Monterey, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a mus see in the Montrey Bay. Relaxing and fun. Plenty to see including wildlife. I highly advise going anytime. Take your camera.

Helpful?
1 Thank 108wgrin

Travellers who viewed Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail also viewed

Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County
 
Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County
 

Been to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Alhambra, California, United States
Gualala, California
over a year ago
Murphy, North Carolina
over a year ago
Seattle, Washington
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?