Marina Equestrian Center is conveniently located on the former Fort Ord, gateway to the scenic Monterey Peninsula. With easy access to Highway 1, there are a variety of hotels and restaurants located near by. We are a short trailer ride from the beach and other equestrian-friendly parks and trails, or access BLM trails on horseback directly from our facility.
Important information about BLM and Toro Park:
Fort Ord, once one of the largest military installations in the US, is a newly designated National Monument. The park features 86 miles of recreational trails spanning 7200 acres. The parks and trails are multi-use and accommodate hikers, mountain bikers, horse back riders, photographers and nature enthusiasts of all kinds. The undeveloped land, some of the last on the Monterey Peninsula, is the natural habitat for 35 species of rare plants and animals.
Full-service restrooms are located at the following:
- Marina Equestrian Center (2830 5th Avenue)
- Badger Flats Trailhead (Portola Drive)
- Creekside Trailhead (Reservation Road)
- BLM Office @ Eucalyptus Rd. East
Potable water is not available on the trails, pack in what you need. There is a 7/11 convenience store in the Toro Park Estates shopping center off Hwy 68 and tap water is available at the BLM office and at Laguna Seca Recreation Area, which also offers a full-service restroom at the shooting range and Port-A Potty facilities at the raceway. Cell phone coverage is good on the ridges, but can be limited in canyons.
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Equestrian-friendly parks and trails:
Salinas River State Beach(dogs are not allowed)
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