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Los Padres National Forest, Big Sur

Los Padres National Forest, Big Sur

Parks

Monterey County's diverse parks range from tiny jewels beloved by birdwatchers to the vast, unspoiled spaces of the Los Padres National Forest and Fort Ord National Monument. Whether your interest is braving Sniveley's Ridge Trail, spying a condor at Pinnacles National Park, up close and personal stargazing at Fremont Peak State Park or the peace and tranquility of Pacific Grove's Monarch Grove Butterfly Sanctuary, you'll find Monterey County's parks are the perfect place for outdoor fun.

Know Before You Go

Protect this magical place by observing park regulations. Be sure to stay on marked trails for safety, and avoid the poison oak, a bushy ivy plant that is common throughout the county. Remember: "leaflets three, let it be!" Seashore life can be delicate so touch gently, step lightly and leave all plants and animals in their natural habitat.

Learn More

Click on each park's respective links to find details about it's history. Here you will also find everything you need for a memorable visit including information on camping, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and all kinds of other activities.

Lay of the Land

Lay of the Land

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Click on the links for high-resolution maps of Monterey County communities, suitable for printing: Monterey, Carmel and Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Salinas, Seaside, Marina, Sand City and Moss Landing.

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