Contra Costa Feeder Trail #1 to Sky and Dutra Ranches
Climb through oak and bay woodland to open grassland and experience expansive views to Mount Diablo, the Carquinez Strait, and beyond. This trail, a section of the Carquinez Strait Scenic Loop Trail, takes you through two John Muir Land Trust preserves—Sky Ranch and Dutra Ranch—and along the Lengthof the currently accessible historic Contra Costa Feeder Trail #1. The route ends at a ranch on Ferndale Road.
• From: Dutra Road
• To: Ferndale Road in Martinez
• Length: 3.3 miles one-way (includes 0.9 mile on connector trail); car shuttle possible.
• Elevation Gain/Loss: 995 feet/440 feet
• Accessibility: Hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers
(This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads, and more, buy the book from Wilderness Press. For more resources to plan your trip, visit our Trail Tools page.)