Arrowhead Marsh Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakland, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
One of the best places to observe birds in the East Bay, the San Leandro shoreline hosts a wonderful array of waterbirds, from long-legged waders such as the great blue heron, to small shorebirds like the least sandpiper. Birds will be most numerous fall through spring. Plan your visit for a rising or falling tide when the birds are active and not too far away to identify.