Distance

2.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

183 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Kayaking, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Scenic

Asilomar is a quintessential beach near downtown Monterey, California. The Asilomar State Beach and Coastal Trail is a 2.7 mile out and back hike that is perfect for hikers, trail runners, and dog walkers.

Activities off the trail include sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. The ocean is cold - so a wetsuit is recommended. This trail is also great for nature sightings: tide pools, kelp beds, sea lions, and the occasional otter! The trail is open year round and is great for all skill levels.

Photos: Darren and Brad

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $176/night

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds

Pacific Grove, California

From $100/night

Walkabout

Santa Cruz, California

From $120/night

Serene Redwood Retreat

Ben Lomond, California

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Distance

2.7 Miles

Elevation Gain

183 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Kayaking, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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