Dog Friendly Trails in Monterey, CA
There are 8 dog friendly hiking trails in Monterey, CA. Use the links below to get an overview of each trail, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners.
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Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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The Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Monterey! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015269">TrailLink.com</a>.

Garland Ranch Regional Park

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Garland Ranch Regional Park is a gorgeous park with the Carmel River running through it. Dogs are allowed off-leash in certain areas, including in the river and on selected trails (not the horse trails). Atop the northern crest of the Santa Lucia Mountains, the trails encounter open oak savannas and spectacular vistas. Along the way, you will travel through maple-filled canyons, dense oak woodlands, and thick stands of chaparral.

Mission Trail Park

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Mission Trail Park offers 35 acres of trails in southeast Carmel. If you enter the trail system via Mountain View Avenue (where it turns into Forest Road), you can take a nice little walk down to the Carmel Mission Basilica. You can also enter the park from Rio Road, across from the mission.

Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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The Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Pacific Grove! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015269">TrailLink.com</a>.

Toro County Park

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Dogs allowed on leash. Many miles of great hiking trails varying from flat to very steep. A 2200 foot climb to Simas Peak is rewarded with a fantastic view of the Salinas Valley and Monterey Bay. Toro Park is Salinas' top location for horseback riding, mountain biking and other outdoor activities. 20+ miles of trails over 4756 acres. Over 100 geocache sites are located at Toro Park. It is also a popular spot for birding, and is a stop on the Central Coast Birding Trail. Park for free just outside the main gate or inside for a per vehicle fee.

Watsonville Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Trail System

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Wildlife Sanctuary on Westside of Watsonville. Trail system around Watsonville Slough in view of Pacific Coast Highway. Features include trail system and pristine nature preserve.

Pajaro River Levee Trail

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7 miles of raised asphalt trail on top of the Pajaro River Levee. No waste bags, no water fountains, to trash cans till you get to Pajaro River Park.
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