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Jacks Peak County Park

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Address: 25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
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+1 831-755-4899

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Hiked the beautiful Skyline trail

I Googled hiking trails in Monterey and this was the first one on the list. It was fun to go to the mountains rather than just the beach on a trip to Monterey and it was only 15... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andrea H
Danville, California
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Danville, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I Googled hiking trails in Monterey and this was the first one on the list. It was fun to go to the mountains rather than just the beach on a trip to Monterey and it was only 15 min. from downtown. The park was not crowded but it was a Thursday afternoon. The Skyline Trail has a self guided path... More 

Thank Andrea H
Monterey, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jacks has great easy/moderate trails, picinic spots, views of Monterey City and spectaculat vists of Monterey Bay. Great family or, couples, or individual spt to visit for a relaxing day in the woods overlooking Monterey.

Thank BillLutz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to vary our walks in the area and found this hilly woodsy park. We enjoyed several of the loops though were thwarted from doing it all by a downed tree. The hilly nature of the terrain was a nice change from flatter ocean front walks.

Thank WeBike
Sonora, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Visited Late February 2016 non-weekend. No people there beside Park Ranger. Perfect weather, a bit cool, but what should one expect? Wonderful views, easy hike even for an old geezer like me. A few interesting formations, birds. Nice, quiet.

Thank FustianMan
carmel highlands ca
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place has all you need for a terrific hike, views of the city, picnic area and fun for adults and children. When the sun does down...even a little bit of romance

Thank MSevle
Monterey, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Beautiful views and nicely maintained trails and roads. also great for hill repeats on a bike. i go there once a week

Thank stop g
Monterey County, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This place is gorgeous. The trails are fairly clearly marked and clean. Most of the trails aren't too difficult. Some hills but not too many. One of the trails takes you up and over the mountainside to a spectacular view of the Carmel beach. Stop by LaSalla's Bi Rite market and pick yourself up a sandwich and hike the trails... More 

Thank JollyJax
Palm Harbor, Florida
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

The area is surprisingly high for the Monterey bay area. Beautifull forest and a great view of Monterey. Very peaceful, but be aware this is mountain lion country.

Thank samjean2014
Monterey, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have lived in Monterey County all my life and finally decided to hike at Jack's Peak in 2015. Although it is not as popular as other parks in the area, it was soooo worith it, plus there are not many people. I've been back several times. All the trails are good and not too difficult. The view to the... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Jack's Peak is a nice park with about 5 hiking trail options through the trees. It is very close to downtown Monterey and only took about 15 minutes to drive there. It is far less popular than the coastal parks of the area, which means it's not as scenic, but also means you can escape the crowds of tourists here.... More 

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