Address: 25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940 Parking: Parking lot at the address above; fee is $5 per vehicle Hours: Jan-Feb: 10AM-5PM, Mar: 10AM-6PM (Day Light Savings), Mar (Post Day Light Savings): 10AM-6:30PM, Apr-May: 10AM-6:30PM, Jun-Aug: 10AM-7PM, Sept: 10AM-6:30PM, Oct: 10AM-6PM, Nov (Day Lights Savings): 10AM-5:30PM, Nov (Post Day Lights Savings): 10AM-5PM, Dec: 10AM-5PM Type: Hike (moderate) Regulations: Dogs allowed on-leash Best time to visit: Anytime
Description: 525-acre park with 8.5 miles of trails and views of Monterey from Jack’s Peak summit. There is a trail to the summit which offers a self-guided tour showcasing fossils from the Miocene epoch. The summit has a peak of 1,068 feet above Monterey with plenty of benches to enjoy the view. You will have your choice of 11 different trails, which are mostly moderate, with a couple easy ones. The dirt trails are mostly shaded by towering pines and beautifully lined with vibrant green ferns.
This park has flushing toilets, garbage cans and running water near the parking lot.