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Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail

Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail (Seaside to Lovers Point) •Trailhead: North: Houghton parking lot at the foot of Sand Dunes Drive in Seaside. South: Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove. You can also access the trail at numerous other locations along its route. •Length: Over 4 total miles •Typical Width: 4 ft. & above •Typical Grade: Level •The first several hundred yards of the trail are on a slope greater than 1:12 (standard ramp). Street crossings in Cannery Row have steep curb cuts. Otherwise the trail is level. •Terrain: Hard For the most accessible, continuous five-mile stretch, start in Seaside and head south past Monterey to Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. While this is the busier, more urban segment, it offers easy access to some of Monterey's most popular attractions and can provide a good workout. Immediately past Lovers Point, the trail continues but becomes too narrow and... Accessibility: •Accessible Visitor Center: Yes •Monterey State Historic Park is a collection of historic houses and buildings scattered throughout Old Monterey. Many are inaccessible, but the first floors of the Custom House (the oldest government building in California) and Pacific House museums are accessible and easily reached from the trail at Fisherman's Wharf. •Beach Wheelchair: Yes •Accessible Parking: Yes •At Houghton parking lot at the foot of Sand Dunes Drive, just beyond the hotel entrance in Seaside, and at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove. Additional spaces are at Seaside State Beach, throughout Fisherman's Wharf (free with disabled placard in the metered area; you must pay in fee lot), in the lot on Del Monte Boulevard across from the Graduate Naval Academy, and at San Carlos Beach Park and Monterey Bay Park. One space is on Ocean View Boulevard at 9th Street in Pacific Grove. •Accessible Restroom: Yes •Numerous restrooms with varying degrees of accessibility are along the route, but the most accessible are at San Carlos Beach Park, at the foot of the recreational pier at Fisherman's Wharf, at Dennis the Menace playground at El Estero Park, adjacent to the Maritime Museum, and at the green building in between Monterey City Beach and Fisherman's Wharf. The entrance to the women's restroom at Lovers Point Park has a tight 90-degree turn, but is otherwise accessible, as is the men's. •Accessible Picnic Tables: Yes •At San Carlos Beach Park and Fisherman's Shoreline Park

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