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Monterey, California
Monterey and Area Attractions

Pebble Beach Nature Trails
— Samuel FB Morse Reserve
— Pebble Beach Nature Trails Guide
— Guided Horseback Trail Rides


Views from Del Monte Forest on the 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, California

Pebble Beach Nature Trails
Pebble Beach is world-famous for it's scenic 17-Mile Drive. It is also home to some of the most beautiful nature trails in the country — Del Monte Forest offers visitors more than 25 miles of riding and self-guided hiking trails.

Samuel F.B. Morse Botanical Reserve
A variety of hiking trails can be found throughout the 84-acre Samuel F.B. Morse Botanical Reserve and the adjoining Huckleberry Hill Natural Reserve in Del Monte Forest.

Named after Samuel Finley Brown Morse, grandnephew of the inventor of the telegraph, the scenic Reserve is located on the east side of Congress Road, between Bird Rock Road and Chaparral Road.



Del Monte Forest, Pebble Beach, Monterey, California

The Reserve entrance and Congress Road are located near the Samuel F.B. Morse Gate to Pebble Beach, near the intersection with Bird Rock Road.

Note: When you pass through one of the Pebble Beach entry gates, there's usually a $9.25 car entry fee. However, if you tell the guard that you're going hiking at one of the Pebble Beach Nature Reserves, the fee should be waived.

Google Map of approximate area
of Samuel F.B. Morse Reserve



Other Fun Area Hiking Trails and Walking Paths

Monterey Bay Coastal Trail

Point Lobos Hiking Trails
at Point Lobos State Reserve

Scenic Road Walking Path
overlooking Carmel Beach

 

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Pebble Beach Nature Trails, Del Monte Forest, Pebble Beach, Monterey Coast, California

Pebble Beach
Nature Trails Guide

Before heading out on your hike, be sure to pick up a "Pebble Beach Nature Trails" Guide at one of the Pebble Beach Resorts (The Lodge
at Pebble Beach, I
nn at Spanish Bay or Casa Palmero).

The Guide features a Pebble Beach map with color-coded trails (purple is said to be the most scenic) and detailed trail descriptions.


Crawford Trail
The main trail through the Samuel F.B. Morse Botanical Reserve is the scenic 1.7-mile Crawford Trail (marked with purple-banded trail posts).

Crawford Trail begins at the Congress Road entrance and runs uphill — look for the "S.F.B. Morse Botanical Reserve" sign and bronze plaque reading "The Crawford Trail" honoring naturalist Rudd Crawford.

The trail eventually connects to other trails in the Huckleberry Hill Nature Reserve.


Guided Horseback Trail Rides
In addition to a variety of fun hiking trails, Del Monte Forest can also be explored via horseback. Pebble Beach Equestrian Center offers riding lessons and guided horseback trail rides (including trail rides to the beach).


Walking along the scenic Monterey 17-Mile Drive, Monterey, CA

Scenic Coastal Spots
— Hiking & Biking

The picturesque "coastal" route along the 17-Mile Drive offers visitors scenic places to walk, jog, bike and picnic.

Jogging along the scenic Monterey 17-Mile Drive, Monterey Coast, California

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21 Scenic Points of Interest along the 17-Mile Drive

Favorite Spots for Picture-Taking along the 17-Mile Drive

 

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