Asilomar State Beach and Coast Trail

Monterey, California 93942

Asilomar State Beach and Coast Trail

Asilomar State Beach and Coast Trail Professional Guide

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"Asilomar State Beach (meaning “refuge by the sea”) encompasses 1 07 acres at the windswept, southwest corner of Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula. The state park has a one-mile strip of sandy beach, an exposed rocky headland with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, tidepools, a natural dune preserve, cove beaches, a wind-sculpted Monterey pine and cypress for- est, sheltered overlooks, and boardwalk paths. The park includes the Asilomar Conference Grounds, a national historic landmark dating back to 1 91 3."

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Coastal Trails of Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Linda and David Mullally
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"This is a superb stretch of scenic coastline on a flat, sandy trail anchored by a unique state park facility and a world-class resort destination and private residential community. The hike described here takes you 3.1 miles south. It begins on the boardwalk across the dunes to the crosswalk across Sunset Drive to the Asilomar State Beach." Read more

Asilomar State Beach and Coast Trail Reviews

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5/17/2009
Dune Boardwalk was somewhat boring as was alot of the 17 mile drive - though the coast is worth a few photo ops and short treks and is a car to car hike for sure.
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Trail Information

Monterey
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS: Monterey
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Dec 2018