Where in Martinez Can You Catch This View?

Climb high on this Martinez road and the landscape unfurls before you. Do you know where this picture was taken? Leave your guess in the comments.

Which Martinez road offers this view of the land and shoreline below? Leave you guess in the comments.

Chris Kapsalis July 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Top of Pine Street! I love that view!
Steven Larsen July 20, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Pine at Harbor View?
Doreen July 20, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Best view in town. I watch the fireworks from up there.
KIMBERLY MILLER July 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Pine & Bush St. Love to drive home this way. Always a beautiful site.
Char July 20, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Pine and Bush. My kids walked that route to school.
Nancy Shepardson Cutright July 20, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Pine & Bush. I used to live. Ear the top of bush & walked to Mtz elementary from here daily.
Jed July 20, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Well it's certainly NOT the "MARTINEZ/NORTH CONCORD" BART station...
Barbara Glenn July 20, 2012 at 03:18 PM
The top of Bush and Pine- my favorite view!
Carolyn July 20, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Top of pine, this view is breath taking when you get to the right spot. Love it.
Randy Merrell July 20, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Pine St. Love that view.
Mieke Degger Sherwood July 20, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Pine Street, its a great view.............
Emily Henry (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Correct, everyone! Isn't that a stunning view? I was driving and had to pull over to take it all in for a few moments. Where else are there spectacular views in Martinez?
Chris Kapsalis July 20, 2012 at 05:10 PM
You have to check out Harbor View drive off shell ave. And also for a great view of Mount Diablo and valley, go to Arnold Dr. near the 680/Highway 4 intersection is awesome! But by far the Best view in Martinez is hiking the ridge line above Alhambra High School. There is parking and a hiking path at the top of F street. Incredible views up there all the way!!
Jim Mannion July 20, 2012 at 08:56 PM
I was up on Green and Main Street today, and there's a very cool view looking east towards downtown.
Emily Henry (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Thanks, Chris! I'll definitely check it out. Martinez is certainly not short on stunning scenery! Anywhere else I should know about? Perhaps a scenic route for a walk or run?
Emily Henry (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 09:16 PM
You didn't happen to get a picture, did you Jim?
Jim Mannion July 20, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I didn't get a picture, but I'll take a few next time. In regards to good runs in town, my new favorite has been running North on Castro Street towards downtown, then up to Rankin Park with the kids in the jogging stroller. A lot quieter than Alhambra when you're jogging with the kids. If you're looking for a long, hill workout with a sidewalk, you can get up and over Reliez Valley Road into Lafayette, starting somewhere Golden Hills Park. Snake Road towards the Brickyard along the Carquinez Straits is a great run as well, with amazing views of the water and Benicia.
Chris Kapsalis July 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Man we have endless trails and cool places here. Old Snake road is great and has a great view of the strait. Mount Wanda. The walk over the Benicia Bridge ( Park on Marina Vista near 680.) Briones has some great spots and views and is I think larger than Martinez in Whole. I haven't been since they redid it, but used to like Rankin parks hike paths hi up the hills, with great views and even of the cemetery, and I think it connects to the F street hike trail. We love hidden lakes paths and views. But the King of all views, and second best 360 view of land in the world I heard, only 2nd to Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, is Mount Diablo. Been up there countless times and still each time I am blown away by the view. I still swear I saw Mount Shasta from there, despite a park ranger saying it was not possible. You Can see Lassen and the Sierra's , and the Farallon Islands, very good on a clear day. Now I want to go for a hike!!
Glynn Shaffer July 21, 2012 at 01:02 AM
From my house at the SW end of Main Street and Carquinez Way....
Frederika Villacarlos July 21, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Ran to the marina on Pine Street this morning. The climb is tough but the view is superb! :-)
Frederika Villacarlos July 21, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Nice tips. Would you recommend this even if someone was running along? Safe enough? Thanks.


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