You like a good trail mix? How about a blend of ridgetop rambling, bridge and bay views, and a eucalyptus forest. Get it all on a 2.5-mile loop with Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline.
Starting from Eckley Pier head uphill on Bull Valley Trail and take a break at the bench overlooking the glistening Carquinez Strait.
Follow Carquinez Overlook Trail around a ridge and into a eucalyptus forest.
Pop out to a view of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge and the marshland of Benicia State Recreation Area. Keep right, following the trail back into the eucalyptus forest.
Follow the unnamed trail on your left and climb out to the highest point in this part of the park, and a beautiful vista starring the Carquinez Bridge, the strait, and San Pablo Bay.
Park at Eckley Pier to find the trailhead. No water is available at this location. After reaching the highest point, follow the trail downhill and reconnect with Bull Valley Trail. Dog-friendly!