Carquinez Strait Trail

Benicia State Recreational Area, California

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Carquinez Strait Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Solano County, California. It is within Ninth Street Park, Glen Cove Waterfront Park, and Benicia State Recreational Area. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 43 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 691 feet. Near the trailhead there are drinking waters.
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Carquinez Strait Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Solano County, California. It is within Ninth Street Park, Glen Cove Waterfront Park, and Benicia State Recreational Area. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 43 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 691 feet. Near the trailhead there are drinking waters. This trail connects with the following: San Francisco Bay Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Benicia State Recreational Area
Distance: 2.3
Elevation Gain: 691 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 43 feet
Top Elevation: 149 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Parks: Glen Cove Waterfront Park
Elevation Min/Max: 10/149 ft
Elevation Start/End: 43/43 ft

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"Pass through swaths of grassland and stands of eucalyptus on this easy trail overlooking the strategic Carquinez Strait. This short loop trail overlooks what once was one of the busiest shipping lanes in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Carquinez Strait links San Pablo Bay to Grizzly Bay and,
hence, San Francisco to the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta.

The strait also presented a short paddle from the East Bay to the North Bay for native people, a relitively easy, protected traverse from one set of oak- and grass-covered hills to the next. This region of the Bay Area, though growing more residential as time passes, has long been industrial."

"Roam rolling ridgelands in northern Contra Costa County on a trail named for longtime East Bay Regional Open Space District planner and trail enthusiast Hulet Hornbeck. It follows the old California Riding and Hiking Trail, a round-the-state trail system planned in the mid-1900s. One of the few remaining segments of this trail it follows wide, unpaved service trails along the exposed ridge south of the Carquinez Strait and ends in the Alhambra Valley of Martinez, where you can visit John Muir’s home. The first and last legs of the trail are short and steep."

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Jun 2018