Westside Jacks Peak Trio LbNA # 12637
|Placed Date||Dec 5 2004|
|Last Found||Jun 19 2010|
Easy to moderate 1 mile loop. Dogs okay on trails, bikes allowed only on paved roads. Picnic tables available.
Take Hyw 1 south, exit on Hwy 68 to Salinas, make a right on Omlsted Rd. and a left on Jacks Peak Rd. You can park outside gate it is about 1 1/2 miles to hike to parking area. Fee at gate is $4 pick up a trail map while you are there.
Rabbits Den Letterbox
Find the trailhead to skyline trail and park in the parking lot below. Follow the skyline trail until you come to a sign that says "Things to do in Monterey" Enjoy the veiw of Monterey Bay, Seaside, Moss Landing and at times Santa Cruz. Now take a look behind you take a hike up the steep incline and stop at that large boulder and read the plaque. Okay enough of that, now turn right and take 22 steps down the trail to a large pine tree. On the SE side of the tree in a hole at base you will find your prize covered in sandstone and pine needles.
Quails Covey Letterbox
Now hike it back to that sigh that said "Things to do in Monterey" continue on skyline trail (you can make a short detour to Jacks Peak the highest point at the park, its not far). Or you can make a right down some wooden steps on skyline trail until you come to marker #9. Have a seat on the wooded bench and enjoy the veiw of Carmel Bay and Point Lobos. When your finished, take a look behind you, up the hill is a fallen pine. Behind the pine on the downward side covered in sandstone is your 2nd prize.
A Lions View Letterbox
Continue down skyline trail zig zagging your way through the swithbacks enjoying the view of Carmel Valley until you come to maker #14. Now count 87 steps and on the left side of trail there should be a huge fallen tree with roots facing trail. On the SE side of tree at root end covered in sandstone is your 3rd prize.
Continue on skyline trail to the parking lot where you started.
Park hours 10am to sunset.