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Monterey, CA 300 Pacific Street, Monterey, California 93940
Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail, California

Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail

Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, California | Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail phone number 831-646-3866
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Recreation Trail in Monterey, CA: Hiking, Biking, & Sightseeing

Winding along the Monterey Bay coastline in California, this waterfront recreation trail stretches 18-miles long from Pacific Grove to Castroville and is known as one of the most scenic trails in California. Most of this historic path runs where the old tracks of the Southern Pacific Railroad once ran, but now the Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail is a great way for visitors to leisurely navigate to all of Monterey's top attractions, so cars are never needed. Its scenic vistas and coastal beauty makes this trail not your ordinary footpath. Visitors can walk, bike, jog, and even kayak or paddle board along the path, while stopping at the coastal attractions of Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, beaches, and Downtown Monterey. Every step taken offers picturesque views of the rugged seascape and natural wildlife.


Prices -

 Admission is free, water activity prices vary.

Hours -

City parks are open to the public daily between 6 am and 10 pm. The walking trail itself is always open.


  • Tours
  • Wine Tasting
  • Marathons


  • Hiking/Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Jogging
  • Photography
  • Biking
  • Sightseeing


  • How far does the trail stretch?

    The scenic waterfront trail stretches 18 miles along the cost, from Castroville to Pacific Grove. Visitors can enter at any point or detination along the route, as well as stop off at all the Monterey attractions.
  • What type of scenic sights does the trail go through?

    This 18-mile footpath offers endless coastal beauty, perfect for photography and sightseeing. Visitors should expect to see marine life, whale watch, and make multiple stops along the way to visit all of Monterey’s top attractions.  Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's, Wharf, Cannery Row and white sandy beaches can all be reached by walking the Monterey Recreation Trail. There are also countless restaurants and shops to concquer on this journey.

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