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Carquinez Straits Park - Nejedly Staging trails loop

Carquinez Straits Regional Park. From Nejedly Staging area in Martinez. 3.5 mile scenic loop.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3.3 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  This guide is from the Nejedly Staging area on Carquinez Scenic Dr. near the old cemeteries in Martinez. The staging area includes... more »

Tips:  As usual bring drinking water. There are no water troughs so bring stock water. Dogs are allowed in the park but must be under... more »

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Points of Interest

1. On the California Riding and Hiking Trail

Riding up a portion of the CA Riding and Hiking Trail.

2. Back portion of Franklin Ridge Loop

Riding down on the back portion of Franklin Ridge Loop trail.

3. After climbing up the far end of Franklin Ridge Loop

Pretty significant short climb (about 200 feet) from the bottom of the loop. We stopped to rest the horses.

4. Overlooking the Carquinez Straits

Looking to the North over the Carquinez Straits while we were stopped.

5. The Benicia Bridge

Overlooking the straits with a view of the Benicia Bridge.

6. Overlooking Martinez

7. Hulet Hornbeck Trail

Coming down Hulet Hornbeck trail back to the staging area. Trail is fairly steep and narrow. Not recommended for green horses or timid riders!