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Monterey County offers quite a few excellent parks for the outdoor fun lovers. People who are in the mood to take it easy and relish nature can choose between a number of respected parks in the area. These include Jacks Peak Park, Toro Park and Forest Hills Park. Jacks Peak Park is great for hiking. Toro Park and Forest Hills Park are excellent picnicking and barbecuing destinations respectively. Be sure to take a look at our extensive list of the finest parks in all of Monterey County.

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Laguna Seca Recreation Area

Salinas Visit Website

Laguna Seca Recreation Area

1025 Monterey-Salinas Hwy 68 Salinas, CA 93908

At the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, visitors can camp on the surrounding hillsides for a serene view of the Salinas Valley. Both RV and tent camping are available in a clean, friendly environment. The…

Ohlone Coastal Cultural Reserve
Ventana Wilderness
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail
Garrapata State Park

Carmel Visit Website

Garrapata State Park

Highway 1 Carmel, CA 93923

The park has two miles of beach front, with coastal hiking and a 50-foot climb to a beautiful view of the Pacific and offers diverse coastal vegetation with trails running from ocean beaches into dense…

Fort Ord Dunes State Park

Marina Visit Website

Fort Ord Dunes State Park

Beach Range Road Marina, CA 93933

This recently opened State Park has a 1,500 foot trail to 4 miles of ocean beach with beautiful views of Monterey Bay. From the parking area visitors may also take a stroll on the new boardwalk to a bluff…

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Toro County Park
Jacks Peak County Park

Monterey Visit Website

Jacks Peak County Park

25020 Jacks Peak Park Rd Monterey, CA 93940

Jacks Peak Park has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. Almost 8.5 miles of horseback riding and hiking trails wind through cathedral-like forests and to breathtaking ridge top vistas. The Skyline Self-Guided…

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
El Estero Park Complex
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Carmel River State Beach
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