​​​Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse


Directions to Marina Equestrian Center Park

  • There is no signage to Marina Equestrian Center Park, and Google maps and GPS are deceptive, due to the streets' having been part of Fort Ord. Nevertheless, the directions are straightforward:
  • From Hwy 1, exit Imjin Pkwy and turn R at California Avenue. Go through the five-way stop and turn R on 9th Street to park.
  • From Hwy 101, exit Sanborne Road (Monterey Peninsula) and head west. Sanborne Road becomes Blanco Road. Continue west to the end of Blanco and turn R on Reservation Road, L on Imjin Road, L on California Street. Go through the five-way stop and turn R on 9th Street to park.  


The Sgt Allan MacDonald Cavalry Trail

The Sgt Allan MacDonald Cavalry Trail takes horse riders and hikers from the Marina Equestrian Center Park to Comanche's Grave* in Fort Ord National Monument. This gently rolling 6.5 mile roundtrip feels like wilderness nearly all the way.


The Fort Ord Warhorse Cycling Tour

Here's Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse's nifty 11-mile bike ride we lead for Fort Ord Warhorse Day and Veterans Day Celebration. The route takes you from the historic Marina Equestrian Center Park to Comanche's Grave* and the cavalry watering troughs in Fort Ord National Monument. It continues through Cal State Monterey Bay to Fort Ord Dunes State Park and the overlook of the Pacific Ocean at the site of Stilwell Hall. Follow at your own risk and have fun. The images below are pages one and two of the route slip.    


*Comanche was the last ceremonial warhorse of Fort Ord and belonged to Sgt Allan MacDonald—one of the last living horse cavalrymen and a friend of the Fort Ord warhorse.