Bayview and Red Hill Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fremont, CA that features beautiful wild flowers 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.
Gentle climbs, scenic bay views and traces of American Indian heritage await at the west edge of Fremont, California Coyote Hills Regional Park is a great place to introduce a friend to hiking: scenic and steep enough to warm somebody to the idea of nice days walking on dirt. If the modest hills overlooking San Francisco Bay force you to work up a sweat on the way up the Red Hill Trail, you can cool down by walking the wide gravel Bayview Trail along water's edge. Trails on this track: Bayview Trail > Soap Root Trail > Red Hill Trail > Bayview > Lizard Rock Trail > Chochenyo Trail. An enlightening side trip is to the Tuibun Village site east of the marshes near the Visitors Center. The Tuibun Ohlone Indians built a shellmound there 2,000 years ago. If you're feeling really ambitious, take the trail over Highway 84 and check out the birds and other animals at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (note dogs aren't allowed there).
Love this place for running. Not to easy with hills but plenty of straight away paths to balance it out.
I love to run on this trail. Always something to look at.
The bayview trail was paved so it will be great to do during the upcoming rainy season. I somehow got off track so the loop i took was shorter than i would have liked.
This is a good place for short hikes but great for mountain biking. Hills to climb for more difficulty but a perfect starting point to ride out on the levees and follow Alameda Creek to Niles Canyon
Took my 7 and 5 year olds. Great hiking variety (from "mountain" to marsh) with wonderful views. Fun letterboxes in the area, too.
This loop trail is well-maintained and very clean (I only saw and picked up two pieces of trash). This trail is paved the entire length and is suitable for hiking and biking. There are several unpaved "shortcuts" that can take you back to the visitor center in case you don't want to hike the full loop, though these shortcuts all take you over the hilltop so the grade is steeper that way. There is no shade anywhere along the trail, but the cool wind coming off the bay helps to keep you comfortable. The view is quite lovely on both sides of the hill: on the inland side you will see several large marshes full of cranes and other bird life and on the bay side you will see large salt evaporation ponds filled with yellow algae. We saw lots of small beautiful wildflowers, squirrels, crickets, birds, dragon flies, and even a white praying mantis.