Jack’s Peak Monterey County Park has incredible views of both the Carmel Valley and the Monterey Bay. You do have restrooms as well as picnic tables. This is part of the Central Coast Birding Trail so a top destination for Birders. This is a park where you can go horseback riding or mountain biking as well as hiking. There are a total of 11 trails to choose from and are mostly shorter hikes. Total trail length is 8.5 miles. When you get to the fork in the road inside the park, I would go to the right first. Take the self guided nature trail first. There are a couple of spots that give you a stunning view of the ocean and coastline so bring your camera.
Parking, entry fee is $4 weekdays, $5 weekends, holidays – per car.
Large Groups: Site rental for groups of up to fifty people. Alcohol is only allowed with a permit. Info number is : 831-755-4899
County Website for Jack’s Peak County Park
Take Olmsted Rd to Jack’s Peak Rd (turn right)