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Bike the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail

Bike, walk, run, skate, and explore this 18-mile rail trail that winds along scenic Monterey Bay, from Castorville to Pacific Grove. Bike this adventurous trail to see beautiful beaches, wildlife, shops, restaurants, and attractions like Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Snap a selfie against the most Instagram-worthy views in Monterey

Before You Go

  • Prices
    • Access to the trail is free.
  • Hours
    • Open sunrise to sunset
  • Events
    • Monterey Jazz Festival
    • California Roots Music & Arts Festival
    • Big Sur International Marathon
  • Activities
    • Biking
    • Riding a Surrey
    • Walking & Jogging
    • Sightseeing
    • Photography
    • Kayaking
    • Paddle Boarding
    • Bike Tours

Travel Tips

Where can I rent a bike on the Monterey Bay Recreational trail?
You can rent bikes along the trail at Adventures by The Sea on Cannery Row. Rent a beach cruiser, mountain bike, tandem, electric bike, or four-wheel surrey. Ride the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail or trek the amazing 17-Mile Drive with the most breathtaking scenery on Monterey Bay.
How long Is the Monterey Bay Recreational Trail?
The Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational trail hugs the coastline for 18 miles, from Pacific Grove in the south to Castroville just north of Monterey. This is one of the most scenic trails in California with stunning view of the Bay and Pacific Ocean. This paved path hugs the coast, following the same route as the old Southern Pacific Railway.
What attractions can I see on the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail?
This coastal trail hugs the coastline and takes you to beautiful beaches, parks, waterfront shops and eateries, and the best attractions in Monterey, including Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the cities of Pacific Grove, Monterey and Seaside. The Monterrey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail is a great way to see the sights of Monterey Bay while avoiding busy roads and parking.

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