Franklin Ridge Loop

Contra Costa County, California

Distance2.3mi
Elevation Gain1,227ft
Trailhead Elevation87ft
Top630ft
Elevation Min/Max87/630ft
Elevation Start/End87/87ft

Franklin Ridge Loop

Franklin Ridge Loop is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Contra Costa County, California. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 87 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,227 feet. This trail connects with the following: California Riding and Hiking Trail (MC2CT) and Hulet Hornbeck Trail (MC2CT).

Franklin Ridge Loop Professional Reviews and Guides

"What, another hike through the rolling grasslands and oak-studded hillsides of the East Bay? Well, sure. Remember, you’re in East Bay Regional Park District territory, where one park can look just like another. Still, open space is open space, and this park system is dog-friendly, so you might as well enjoy what they have to offer."

"What, another hike through the rolling grasslands and oak-studded hillsides of the East Bay? Well, sure. Remember, you’re in East Bay Regional Park District territory, where one park can look just like another. Still, open space is open space, and this park system is dog-friendly, so you might as well enjoy what they have to offer. And this hike, on the east side of the Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline near Martinez (where hiker extraordinaire John Muir was born), offers something the others can’t—exceptional views of the strait, which is the gateway to the San Joaquin Delta. You’ll be hiking up and down and up and down, but there are enough benches and rest stops for gazing out onto the choppy, frothy, olive-brown waters of the strait. From the top of Franklin Ridge, you’ll also see Mount Diablo, Mount Tamalpais, as well as ships passing under the Interstate 680 bridge."

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Trail Information

Contra Costa County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
East Bay Regional Park District
Local Contacts
USGS Benicia
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Sep 2018