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Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, CA

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 18 miles
Trailhead Elevation 10 feet
Elevation Gain 25 feet
Accumulated Gain 50 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 18.17
Interest Historic
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Routes 15,958
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Aug, Sep, Jul, Oct
Sun  6:50am - 5:53pm
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Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is a 18 mile one way hike with 50 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 0 miles east-northeast of Monterey California. The trailhead is car accessible. August and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.

The 18 mile trail runs over the old Southern Pacific railroad tracks that serviced Cannery Row during the famed sardine era. This paved path stretches 18 miles from Castroville in the north to Pacific Grove in the south accommodating walkers, hikers, and bikers.

From Fisherman's Wharf beside Monterey Municipal Beach, head north along the path towards the dunes. Or head southwest towards the famed Monterey Aquarium on Cannery Row and Pebble Beach beyond.

The trail boasts scenic vistas and wildlife viewing, including harbor seals, sea otters, sea lions, birds and sometimes even whales!

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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