We began our walk on the western/southern side of the Carquinez Bridge, part of I-80. The pedestrian approach runs alongside the exit at the southern edge of the bridge.
We did not walk alone. Another dog/human pair was finishing up their constitutional as we began. We continued along the curving approach…
until we reached the bridge proper. The dogs can safely walk below the concrete barrier, limiting the noise they are exposed to. I find it helpful to wear earplugs.
Off to our left is Mare Island and Vallejo.
While to our right, we can watch as the original bridge is being disassembled.
There is a Rest Stop at the Vallejo End of the bridge. It’s here where we make a water stop and enjoy the scenery slightly removed from the freeway noise.
San Pablo Bay with Mt. Tamalpais hazy in the distance.
And Crockett from across the bridge.
Including The Nantucket restaurant. This waterside restaurant used to allow the dogs to join us at dinner, but no longer.
Katy and Jake Enjoy The Break.
This Trail is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail.
Recommendation: When other trails are washed out from rain, or heat makes walking inland too hard on us, this walk (short of a mile each way) is the perfect way to stretch our legs. There is water available at the Vallejo end, and ample parking at the Crockett end in the parking lot next to The Dead Fish restaurant.