Coastal Recreation Trail
Stretching 18 miles from Castroville in the North to Pacific Grove in the South, the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail is a highly popular paved path that allows locals and guests alike to see the best sights of Monterey Bay, both attraction-wise and nature-wise.
This trail hugs the coast along the same route as the old Southern Pacific Railway, giving in the nickname of 'rail trail' by some. It was first established here in 1986 and features a 2-lane system, just like a road. Your group can walk, bike, kayak, sightsee, and picnic along the way, as well as gain easy access to some of the most popular attractions in the area. The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, and American Tin Outlet are all right on the trail, as are many great eateries.
Rent a bike, take a kayak tour, or even rent a pair of in-line skates and take in all the sights and sounds of the Coastal Recreation Trail, you will probably even see a sea lion or two along the way!