We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jacks Peak County Park

25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-755-4899
Review Highlights
Underappreciated gem

The park is a short drive from Monterey proper. It's on top of a ridge and provides great views... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kensington, CA
Nice easy hikes

First do NOT just punch in "Jacks peak" in your GPS. It will take you to a weird backroad that does... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SF bay area
via mobile
Read all 89 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“skyline trail” (9 reviews)
“easy hike” (5 reviews)
“nice hike” (4 reviews)
25020 Jacks Peak Park Road, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-755-4899
Write a ReviewReviews (89)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The park is a short drive from Monterey proper. It's on top of a ridge and provides great views both seaward and inland. The hikes are on well-marked trails through piney woods. Worth a visit if you at all outdoorsy.

Thank WhiteWolfCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First do NOT just punch in "Jacks peak" in your GPS. It will take you to a weird backroad that does not have access to the park. You MUST go to the front entrance as listed on the park website. Once we got there, it...More

Thank marmac_10
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Jack's Peak-A great getaway from downtown and noise. Over 8 miles of hikes and you can bring your fur kids. Beautiful views and lots of trees.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Trails had lots of signage and plaques along the way describing the different plants and flowers. Well maintained!

Thank Cardzfan1
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This is our fourth trip to the Big Sur area and we were looking for something new to see. My wife googled “Monterey off the beaten path” and came up with this yJewel. Very few people were there. We took a beautiful easy mile hike...More

Thank Len V
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Most of the time I go the Monterey Pennisula for the ocean, restaurants, and weather. It can be easy if you visit often to get into the same ol thing routine. I decided to take a little chance and drove to Jacks Peak. It's a...More

Thank 1000Gr8adventures
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We went to spend the afternoon and take in some of the scenery. There are several nice and easy hiking trails that are well maintained. There is a nice vista point where you can see the entire bay and sights from a distance. Would highly...More

Thank Mdwaugh2001
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I shoot a lot of photos at Jack's Peak Park. Its easy for my clients and has stunning views. The weather can be warm but not too warm since the ocean is really close by. If the day is clear then you will be able...More

Thank Drewskeez21
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We love to hike so didn't hesitate to visit Jack's Peak on an afternoon "off." We hiked the Skyline Trail which is quick and easy and good for all levels. The views were amazing! There was no one at the gate but we spoke with...More

Thank MaineTraveler2017
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I Googled hiking trails in Monterey and this was the first one on the list. It was fun to go to the mountains rather than just the beach on a trip to Monterey and it was only 15 min. from downtown. The park was not...More

1  Thank Andrea H
Nearby HotelsSee all 56 hotels in Monterey
Comfort Inn Monterey Peninsula Airport
175 reviews
1.63 km away
El Castell Motel
881 reviews
2.86 km away
Monterey Bay Travelodge
1,213 reviews
2.87 km away
Motel 6 Monterey
107 reviews
2.88 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Tarpy's Roadhouse
468 reviews
2.66 km away
Black Bear Diner
230 reviews
3.05 km away
Monterey Cookhouse
262 reviews
2.96 km away
Grandma's Kitchen
142 reviews
2.99 km away
Nearby Attractions
Frog Pond Wetland Preserve
20 reviews
1.75 km away
Dennis the Menace Park
630 reviews
4.10 km away
San Carlos Cathedral
61 reviews
4.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Jacks Peak County Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines