Directions to Marks Ranch

Marks Ranch is adjacent to Toro County Park in Salinas, CA. Click here for a Google pin of the gate entrance. Google Maps often misrepresents our address. We strongly urge you to familiarize yourself with the location of Marks Ranch before race day.

From Salinas:

  1. Take CA-68 West.
  2. Take the Portola Road exit (towards Toro Park).
  3. At the stop sign, turn right onto Portola Drive and continue until the next stop sign.
  4. Turn left at the stop sign onto 117th Drive and follow our Race for Open Space signs.
      i. There will be cars parked on the road, but these are for Toro Park and you should drive past them.
      ii. Do not drive into the subdivision (this means you went too far).
  5. Marks Ranch will be on your right-hand side. The gate will be open; please drive in. If parking has filled, you will need to park next door at Toro Park. Attendants will direct you.

From Monterey Peninsula:

  1. Take CA-1 to CA-68.
  2. Take CA-68 East exit towards Salinas
  3. Take the Portola Road exit (towards Toro Park).
  4. At the stop sign, continue straight/very slight left onto 117th Drive and follow our Race for Open Space signs.
         i. There will be cars parked on the road, but these are for Toro Park and you should drive past them.
         ii. Do not drive into the subdivision (this means you went too far).
  5. Marks Ranch will be on your right-hand side. The gate will be open; please drive in. If parking has filled, you will need to park next door at Toro Park. Attendants will direct you.

Below is a map of the Portola exit from CA-68 and how far you have to drive past Toro Park to get to Marks Ranch.