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Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail

Once the Southern Pacific Railway train tracks, the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is an 18-mile paved path that winds along scenic Monterey Bay. The trail connects you to beaches, landmarks and Monterey attractions like Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Before You Go

  • Hours
    • Open sunrise to sunset
  • Prices
    • Free access
  • Events
    • Wag N' Walk-a-thon
  • Activities
    • Biking
    • Walking
    • Kayaking
    • Skating
    • Jogging
    • Paddle Boarding

Questions & Answers

How far does the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation trail go?
The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail covers 18 miles along the bay and Central California coast. It begins in the town of Castroville in the north and goes as far as the hamlet of Pacific Grove in the south. The former Southern Pacific Railway route winds its way along the Pacific Coast through Monterey.
What attractions are along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail?
Monterey’s top attractions, landmarks, historic sites, beaches, and parks dot the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. Walk to hot spots like Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Downtown Monterey, San Carlos Beach and Adventures by the Sea for bike, surrey, and kayak and surfboard rentals.

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