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Explore 25 segments of the San Francisco Bay Trail. When completed, it will be a 500-mile-long trail running continuously around the Bay.

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Bring water, but overall a relatively easy trail, goes through a neighborhood for about 3/4mi. Nice views, parked at the entrance from the 780 and had to pay $6.00 (Thanksgiving holiday). Will definitely be back, would like to do some more exploring. There is camping, and picnic areas. Water was shut off, signs said for repairs. There are bathrooms near the picnic areas. Lots of access to the water.

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Great walk

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Nathan Tsang reviewed Bay Trail: Oakland to Albany
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Beautiful route! Followed Mandela Parkway to Emeryville, Passed Eastshore State Park, Emeryville Marina, Berkeley Marina, Shorebird Park, and Cesar Chavez Park, and ended at Albany Bulb. I recorded a total of 15.6 miles on mostly paved or flat walkways.

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Nathan Tsang reviewed Bay Trail: Albany to Richmond
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The beginning of the route was beautiful, but the waterfront path from the Rosie The Riveter Visitor Center to Richmond Ferry Terminal was closed so I had to take the Marina Way South to the Crane way Pavillon. Also Going around the Harbor Channel was a long and boring walk on the roadway. Recommend taking a small section like Albany to Richmond Marina Bay.

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I concurred with Nancy's review. Not much of a trail, most on streets or in industrial parks. I will not go again at any time soon.

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Herbert Yu reviewed Bay Trail: Alameda and Oakland
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Tyler Chuck reviewed Bay Trail: Oakland to Albany
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A great trail along the Bay! The Emeryville Marina section is mainly on a paved path or on wooden planks. It’s beautiful, especially at sunset.

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David Paul Tuttle reviewed Bay Trail: Richmond - San Rafael Bridge
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Great

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Joanna Iturriaga reviewed Bay Trail: Alameda and Oakland
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Jose Guizar reviewed Bay Trail: Alviso to Newark
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John Parks reviewed Bay Trail: Carquinez Strait
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Mainly for walking and hiking a little too small and crowded to bike

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Unfortunately this beautiful, easy route with its historic piers and wartime batteries was somewhat spoilt by the total lack of face coverings on others I encountered during this pandemic stroll. I could count on one hand along my 6.5-mile walk the number of other people wearing face masks, and it was busy. Good thing it was foggy and breezy!

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nice cycling of bay trail

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Tarsha Cheek reviewed Bay Trail: Oakland to Albany
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Magically refreshing

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Walking

Unhealthy air quality

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Perfect for a leisure walk

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Walking

Unhealthy air quality

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Scenic, ok even in heat wave

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Not much of the actual Bay Trail to be seen. Quite edgy. Mostly public streets.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 23, 2020
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I parked on the Castro Street in Richmond, walked to the Scenic Area in San Rafael and back for a total of 11 miles. The weather was perfect: sunny, warm, and with some cool wind. The path was wide open and well marked. If you don't mind the constant traffic noise this would be a fun walk.

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Hiking in the ocean, mountains, lakes, hills,waterfalls are fun but I love to hike on the bridge too. I have done GGR and Bay Bridge and today 6/7/20, Richmond Bridge is on my list. It was easy for me to find a parking. I was hiking from Richmond on the East to San Rafael on the West. It is 5.4 miles from point A to point B. The bridge provides me the scenic views such as the gorgeous body of ocean. It’s not the same as the GGB and Bay Bridge, but i still get some really pretty view of the bay while I was there. Mount Tam, San Joaquin, SF bay. GGB, Twin Peak, Bay Bridge. After I finished the hike I went and check out Ferry Point and Point San Quentin Village. They are a lot more to do around the bridge. Folk come and check this area out. It is good for family day trip.

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