"View the surrounding cities" Fremont Peak State Park Things to Do Tip by Ewingjr98
Fremont Peak State Park Things to Do: 6 reviews and 28 photos
From the summit of Fremont Peak, you can see about 30 miles in every direction: Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Santa Cruz, Moss Landing, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas and just about everything in between. Only the southeasterly view is limited due to the large TV, radio, and cellular towers on the neighboring hill, plus the Gavilan Range extending in that direction is pretty significant, maybe restricting the view to 10 miles. I have read that Fremont Peak was one of Steinbeck's favorite spots to visit to view his hometown of Salinas, and it's easy to understand why.
Monterey and Pacific Grove are 25 miles away to the southwest of the peak. Downtown Salinas is only 10 miles away, also the the southwest. San Juan Bautista is 6 miles away to the north, and Hollister about 9 miles to the northeast. Far off in the distance to the northwest you can just make out the northern end of the Monterey Bay at Santa Cruz perhaps 33 miles away.
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