Magical Monterey

June 10-15, 2024

6 days/5 nights

Rating: Moderate

Max Capacity: 20

$700 Member Price

$750 Non-Member Price

Walk with us as we journey south along the scenic Monterey Peninsula. Arrive at the Veterans Memorial Park and explore the hikes from camp to Huckleberry Hill and Quarry. Begin your first full day at Elkhorn Slough Reserve then walk from Zmudowski Beach to Moss Landing. Walk the CCT as it follows the Monterey Peninsula from Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey to Bird Rock at Pebble Beach. We continue walking south from Carmel Beach to Monastery Beach then shuttle to Garrapata State Park. On our final full day we visit the spectacular Point Lobos State Natural Preserve.

Walk type –Moderate, shorter walks can be accommodated.

Max capacity 20



We will meet and our vehicles will remain at a group camping site located in Monterey Veterans Memorial Park. We will shuttle to the start of our hikes and their return. Hikes can experience a vertical change of 700 ft. While most of the hike is packed dirt, there are some uneven areas with protruding rocks, roots, and minor obstructions. Each day, you have the option of doing the longer hikes or walk less and spend more time in chosen areas. We will provide options for both breakfast and lunch. If you have any special requests regarding diet -please let your Walk Leader know. Dinners will be prepared by volunteer “food angels” who support Coastwalk. We ask that you bring any personal food or drug items in well-marked sturdy containers to be placed in one of our ice chests. To all, please bring a marked container for leftovers. (They are equally great along the trail the next day). Do bring along a camp chair for a comfortable time around the campfire. You will have your vehicles nearby each day so transporting items should not be an issue.


Please note this Itinerary is subject to change due to weather and tidal conditions.

Monday, June 10 –  Arrive at Veterans Memorial Park, set up camp, hike from camp to Huckleberry Hill and Quarry. 

Tuesday, June 11 – Shuttle bothways:  Elkhorn Slough Reserve, combined with a hike from Zmudowski Beach to Moss Landing. 

Wenesday, June 12 – Shuttle bothways: Monterey Peninsula from Fisherman’s Wharf to Bird Roack at Pebble Beach. 

Thursday, June 13 – Shuttle bothways: Carmel Beach to Monastery Beach, then to Garrapata State Park.

Friday, June 14 – Shuttle bothways: Pt. Lobos

 Saturday, June 15 – Break Camp, pack up and leave. You can choose, explore the “Path of History” in Old Town Monterey.


What to bring on a Coastwalk 



Jacket – (wind and water resistant)

Long pants

Hiking shorts

Hiking boots

Walking shoes


Long Sleeve shirt



Tee shirt


Bandanna, handkerchief 


Soap or body wash, Bio based/biodegradable



Dental floss

Daily Medications and vitamins

Shampoo, bio based/biodegradable


Insect repellent

Comb or brush

Towel and wash cloth

Personnel first aid items

Sleep wear

Poncho or rain gear 

Camping gear

Tent, with footprint (pad underneath tent to keep your tent dry)

Sleeping bag with pad

Plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork and spoon

Cloth napkin

Tupperware container, for left-overs

Flashlight or head lamp

Small Folding chair/ camp chair

Day pack

Canteen, hydration pack or 2 water bottles, 1 liter minimum each


All meals are provided but feel free to bring your own food or snacks. 

Nice to have



Hiking poles

Linda Schwaberow Walk Leader, Bob Adams Chuckwagon Master, Gail Williams, Donna Barnett, Donna Lockhart, Larry Rutherford, Bill Daniels & other Coastwalk Volunteers.