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Jul
22
2014

Carmel Bach Festival

Jul. 19-Aug. 2
The Carmel Bach Festival has a 75-year history of artistic excellence and community…more
Jul
23
2014

Feast of Lanterns

Jul. 23-Jul. 27
For over one hundred years the citizens of Pacific Grove have celebrated its…more
Jul
27
2014

Moss Landing Antique Fair

Jul. 27
Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world the last Sunday of July.…more
Aug
2
2014

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Aug. 2
The Salinas Valley Half Marathon begins at the historic Soledad Mission, established…more
Aug
11
2014

Monterey Auto Week

Aug. 11-Aug. 17
Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Auto Week and…more
Aug
12
2014

Concours On The Avenue

Aug. 12
Sixth Annual Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours On The Avenue......Carmel's world famous…more
Aug
14
2014

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Aug. 14-Aug. 17
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of Monterey…more
Aug
15
2014

Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally

Aug. 15
The colorful 20th Annual Pacific Grove Concourse Auto Rally will be held on Friday,…more
Aug
16
2014

Concorso Italiano

Aug. 16
A celebration of Italian style, featuring the most spectacular display of Italian…more
Aug
17
2014

Concours d'Elegance

Aug. 17
This spectacular event exhibits some of the most unique pre-war and post-war cars,…more
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Jacks Peak County Park, Monterey

Jacks Peak County Park, Monterey

Jacks Peak County Park

Jacks Peak County Park is a perfect spot for a day hike. Located in Monterey, Jacks Peak County Park has fossils from the Miocene epoch, stunning vistas of Monterey Bay and Carmel Valley, and one of the only remaining natural stands of Monterey Pine trees in the United States. It is also a great spot for a picnic, with picnic tables located close to restrooms, some with grills. Jacks Peak County Park is celebrated by birders for the many species it houses and is part of the Central Coast Birding Trail.

Hiking and Horseback Riding

The views of Monterey Bay, Carmel Valley, and the Santa Lucia Mountains from the trails of Jacks Peak County Park are astounding. The hike to these breathtaking views, however, won't take your breath away; a parking lot near the top of the hill brings you close to the peak. Hiking at Jacks Peak County Park is much less strenuous than that at nearby Toro Park, and there are 11 trails to choose from. The 8.5 miles of trails at Jacks Peak County Park are mostly short hikes. See fossils embedded in the shale as you walk the Coffeeberry Trail at Jacks Peak County Park, and view other fossils in a display case on the Skyline Nature Trail. Refer to the online trail map at the Monterey County Parks website for more information, and refer to the first hike on our Top Ten Day Hikes in Monterey County page for details on the Skyline Nature Trail and Rhus Trail hikes.

Site Rental

Jacks Peak County Park has one picnic area suitable for groups of up to 50 people. It is available for events, including weddings, and alcohol is allowed with a permit. Call 831-755-4899 for more information.

Map and Directions

From Salinas and Route 101, take Route 68 West to Olmstead Road. Take a left on Olmstead, and follow it to Jacks Peak Road. Take a left on Jacks Peak Road.

From the coast and Route 1, take Route 68 East to Olmstead Road. Take a right on Olmstead, and follow it to Jacks Peak Road. Take a left on Jacks Peak Road.


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