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Turtleback Point Loop Walk

A short loop at China Camp State Park

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.7 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
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Overview :  Walk along one of San Pablo Bay’s sensitive wetlands area and lowland forest edge around Turtleback Hill. Views of Mount Diablo, Mt.... more »

Tips:  An extremely easy trail that is generally ADA compliant.

Please visit the DPR website for accessibility details at China Camp SP

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Points of Interest

1. Trail Head

The trail head is on North San Pedro Road. Dirt area parking is available on both sides of the road. The bay side strip can get narrow.

2. Interpretive Signage

Informational sign and view across marsh to Bullet Hill and portions of Chicken Coop Hill.

3. Jakes Island

Informational sign. Views of Jakes Island just across the marsh. Note: the park is actively protecting and working towards regenerating the marsh habitat between Turtleback and Jakes. Please stay out of the tidal flats.

4. Interpretive Signage-

Informational signage. “The Uplands above the High Tide Line”. Bay Laurel, Black Oak, and Coastal Live Oak are the predominant tree cover here. Great vistas along San Pablo Bay toward Novato and Petaluma.

5. Interpretive Signage

“The Tidal Mudflats and Tidal Animals”. Continue the walk around the northerly side of the hill with views across to Gallinas Creek, and northerly towards Novato and Petaluma.

6. Return to Trail head