Magazine article Sunset

A Walk to a Walker's House

Magazine article Sunset

A Walk to a Walker's House

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The most recently completed segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail presents an interesting new possibility for the weekend hiker: approaching, on foot, the Contra Costa County farmhouse of that more ambitious hiker John Muir. A tour of the historic home makes an appropriate midpoint respite on a 6-mile (round-trip) stroll.

On weekend days between 10 and 4:30, you can enter the John Muir National Historic Site through a rear gate, near a pleasant picnic spot in Muir's father-in-law's fruit orchard. (On Wednesdays, Thursday, and Fridays, you must walk another 3/4 mile to the main entrance on Alhambra Road; the site is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.)

You start at the Nejedly Staging Area in Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline. (From State 4 in Martinez, drive north on Alhambra Avenue; turn left on Escobar Street, then right on Talbart Street, and bear left onto Carquinez Scenic Drive.)

At the trailhead, pick up a park map--useful even though not yet revised to show the new trail. …

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