Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in the northwest extremity of Contra Costa County feels quite remote—not a coincidence, since… Read more.
If a paved trail doesn't suit your needs, then this trail should do the trick. With comfortably rocked paths,and friendly visits from the local wild life, the Bayview Trail will take you right along the Bay giving you clean air, and a cool breeze.
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The journey is as scenic as the destination at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, a 2,315-acre parkland right next to densely populated Pinole, Richmond, and San Pablo.
Trails lead through breezy meadows with wildflowers in season, through aromatic eucalyptus woods, or along bluffs and beaches on San Pablo Bay.
There are beautiful views of Mt. Tamalpais, the Marin shoreline, and San Pablo Bay with its sailboat and shipping traffic.
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline features over 100 species of bird due to a myriad of habitats within its 2,315 acres. Bird life can be found on sandy shores, marshland, eucalyptus groves, meadows, and in a fresh water pond while meandering along the park's twelve miles of trails.
• Parking provided for small fee inside of the park.
• Water: Bring your own.
• Parking Fee: Collected when the Kiosk is attended on weekends and major holidays from April through October.
• Car/Trailer: $3.
• Dog Fee: $2 per dog are collected when the Kiosk is attended on weekends and major holidays from April through October.
• Best time of year for this hike: Spring and summer.
• Distance: 1.7 miles
• Degree of difficulty: Easy to moderate.
• Park Hours: Open between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. unless otherwise posted or permitted.
Please note: Goat grazing is a part of the Regional Park’s overall vegetation management program. It is strongly recommended that dog owners keep their animals leashed at all times when approaching the herd.