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For Ord National Monument

Recreation Opportunities

Mountain biking on the Fort Ord National Monument, photo by BLM

The Fort Ord National Monument offers world-class recreation for residents and visitors to the Central California Coast. Lands of the former Fort Ord offer 86 miles of trail on approximately 7,200 acres - open every day from dawn to dusk for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, wildlife/wildflower photographers and nature enthusiasts. Visitors can choose to walk or ride the narrow single track trails atop the grassland hills or the generous winding trails through oak woodlands and maritime chaparral.

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Anza NHT logoJuan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail on Fort Ord National Monument

There are many stories to be told on the former Fort Ord - some are found under logs or in wetlands. Some stories are found in diaries and notes from long-ago travelers: visitors are able to re-trace the steps of Juan Bautista de Anza who led a overland colonizing expedition from Sonora, Mexico to upper California in 1775-1776. His route was reconstructed by comparing geographic features to details described in Anza's diary as he led about 240 people from Mexico through Arizona and into California. His expedition resulted in the establishment of the Presidio of San Francisco de Asis. The BLM manages portions of the trail in cooperation with the National Park Service. The National Park Service administers the entire trail system in partnership with many private, local, state and federal agencies including the BLM. Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail is one of many National Historic Trails on BLM lands.


Horsebacking riding mountian biking Dogs must be on leash no motorized vhicles

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Bureau of Land Management
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940 2nd Avenue
Marina, CA 93933-6009
Phone: (831) 582-2200
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