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Fantastic Trail with Beautiful Scenery

While on vacation in Carmel, we took a quick drive to Monterey, parked the car and walked this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather A
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Dana Point, California
Nice bike ride

Rode our bikes from Marina to Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. It was a few ups and downs but... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Jackie L
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Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While on vacation in Carmel, we took a quick drive to Monterey, parked the car and walked this trail. What a fantastic trail! We even took the dog. You can walk along the old cannery row, past the aquarium, outlet shops, to Lover's Point Park...More

Thank Heather A
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Rode our bikes from Marina to Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. It was a few ups and downs but doable. We went during the week and wasn't crowded. Beautiful views along the way. Plenty of places to stop, picnic or just watch the waves.

Thank Jackie L
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Wife and I began our walk at Lover's Point and walked 3 miles towards and past the Monterey bay Aquarium. The trail for the most part runs right along the ocean and you have great views of the bay ad all the boats. You can...More

Thank KeithYubaCity_Ca
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We found free parking along Ocean View Blvd, just west of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and got out and walked along the nice sidewalk. There were Monk Seals laying on the rocks and lots of interesting birds in the area. There was also an area...More

Thank Zach D
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This fantastic trail. Gives ever changing views of the bay and reveals a multitude of interesting coves and bays with changing plants and birds and also cetaceans and ground squirrels. Highly recommended

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 11 March 2016

One of the most picturesque bike pedestrian trails in the country is right here in Monterey, the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail, This trail was developed from the old Southern Pacific railroad served the sardine canneries in old Monterey. When the canneries closed, the railroad was...More

Thank robert c
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

While on my walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I discovered the trail. It is a pedestrian trail for walking, running and pedaling. On the trail, I found wonderful views of the ocean and live sea life. I was lucky that day getting the warm...More

1  Thank Audrey C
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We rented bikes for a half-day ride along the trail. Lots of great stops, at Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, Lovers Point, etc. Easy to navigate the trail and street crossings were easy.

1  Thank Oatmans
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We have enjoyed the scenic views from Monterey Bay Coastal Trail. Its a fun one either by foot or by bike. We have gone on this trail several times.

Thank mini
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Wow! Such a nice walk! We started walking right outside the Monterey Bay Aquarium heading north on the trail which is along Ocean View Boulevard. Minutes after walking you could a group of seals resting on the shore next to the Hopkins Marine Station. As...More

1  Thank Michael G
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