Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Newark Slough Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly 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 but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Newark Slough is nice loop around the berms of Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. It is a stopover for many migratory birds, so remember to bring your binoculars.
Nice morning trip.
A pleasant, easy loop -- though be prepared for lots of wind and sun. Not crowded even on Memorial Day. Some cool bird life. A good place to get moving -- some cool views though it can be monotonous for stretches. I enjoyed it. Seemed like it would be a great little running or cycling loop. (My recorded track is under a nearby San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge listing by mistake.) The tiny loop by the pump house is worth doing -- egrets and cormorants over there.
Nice flat walking with limited shade. The visitor center is worth a stop.
Surprised to find there are two entrances to the park. One in Fremont the other in Milpitas / Alviso area. Nice place for casual stroll. Small museum currently under construction for renovations. Can be a bit smelly due to salt marshes but there is usually a nice breeze.
For visitors. Stay at the Aloft hotel across the street and run or hike here. Beautiful place. Too bad the hotel doesn't still offer use of bikes.
Fantastic- short local hike to do with your family on a weekday evening!