Explore the most popular birding trails in Coyote Hills Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 day ago

Beautiful trail, good for beginners!

6 days ago

20 days ago

This was a breathtaking hike. I loved seeing the animals and birds along the way. On my trail up the hill I saw a herd of sheep being moved through the mountain which is a rare sight to see because they all walk behind one another. There must have been 200 of so if them herding. I even saw a Mama and her baby. Beautiful sight and views are spectacular! After finishing the hike I ended up hiking 3.2 miles as I parked outside the gate. Before 8am.

1 month ago

This was a beautiful hike. I saw birds, pelicans, rabbits and deer on this trail. The gate opens at 8am for cars but you can park further away if you want to start earlier like I did. No lizards on trail and I was totally ok with that.. There were a few hikers early in the morning which surprised me. No dogs allowed, so leave your furry friend at home.

4 months ago

We enjoyed our first run!

6 months ago

Easy trail, definitely enjoyable.

6 months ago

Nice easy hike. Beautiful views. A bit windy and chilly.

Easy trail with nice views and beautiful birds ❤️ can spot dumbarton bridge and 92 freeway! It has no shade but nice ocean breeze.

8 months ago

I love the meadowlark trail
Loop part of this trail for birding! Also fewer people! The bayview
on a foggy day was meh.

on Red Hill Loop Trail

8 months ago

nice view.

trail running
8 months ago

easy trail, beatifull views

8 months ago

10 months ago


11 months ago

Four stars for the paved roads, nice facilities (there's a visitor's center and restrooms, a garden, and a picnic area) and the beautiful views of the bay. Negatives are that the smell is truly awful (a marsh is a marsh) and it's not really a hike, more of a walk. Not a lot of elevation gain.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Beautiful trail.

Great trail.

Great views of the Bay and hills

Friday, August 18, 2017

Not my fav. I ran it a few times only because it was local. The views are chill, but for a person that likes to jog/hike this hike kinda sucks lol. Smells like shit and there's very little shade. I almost got sprayed by a skunk, I probably cleared all the spider webs one morning lol.

mountain biking
Monday, August 14, 2017

This was a fun bike ride. The wind was blowing hard toward the south-east as it frequently does. This made the Bayview trail tough sledding. For this reason, I chose to do the loop counter-clockwise to take advantage of the tailwind on the back nine.

There is a series of switch backs that takes you up the hill to the Red Hill trail (see my track). Then it's a series of ups and downs akin to riding a roller coaster, which was a blast! And don't forget to stop at the top and take in the views, because they are fantastic! I like when you're going down a steep hill and can see where the path is headed. And better yet there is an uphill on the other side that will slow you down so you don't need to use your brakes at all.

The tailwind made coming back on Bayview trail a breeze, literally and figuratively. The recording shows that I topped out at 23 mph, and I was in a middle gear not really pushing hard at all.

I did the loop on a Trek 7.2 hybrid with trail tires. A mountain bike would be preferred on Red Hill. You can ride a road bike on Bayview, but I wouldn't recommend it for Red Hill.

on Bayview Trail

trail running
Sunday, August 13, 2017

My favorite running trail - expansive views, varied terrain (several other hillier trails connect to this one).

An excellent hike with views of SF Bay from Newark. Red Hills trail will offer an energetic workout for those choosing to do it.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

The last time I hiked this trail was 30 years ago. The trail is still the same but most of the trail is now paved and lots more new trails cutting through this main trail. We chose to do the incline part first up the steps to re-enact my first hike up here. The views of the bay, the meadow, the eucalyptus trees, and the sight of a herd of about a couple hundred sheep homing was a plus. Though it's the dry season, the smell of licorice along the trail was a nostalgic reminder of the good ol' days.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A longer version of the Bayview trail.
the part on No-name trail is full of birds and is rather long, so biking is a good options. (I hiked this time, but I did bike this trail once).
Very nice sights and wildlife on the trail


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I liked this trail a lot! Beautiful and refreshing

road biking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Beautiful trail with lots of scenery to enjoy and piers to take restful breaks on. The marsh smells, well, like a marsh... So just expect nature to be itself. The paved roads were mildly bumpy, but not enough to discourage cycling.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

wilderness surrounded by the city life,
anytime I'm tired of the city crowd, this is my hideaway, alongside the Don Edwards wild life refuge

road biking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

One of the most scenic places. Not too many people on weekdays. A great way to spend your day.

mountain biking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Brilliant all the way!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Great View. Fun trail to walk. I suggest combining it with Red Hill Trail to get a bird’s eye view of the bay. For a full day hike you can start at the end of Alameda Creek trail and Beard Staging center or Quarry Staging center. Take the spur off at Alameda Creek Trail and go up to the top of Red Hill. On the back side of Red Hill is the Dairy Glen center which has a bath room, bbq pit, water fountain and pavilion. The hills will give your quads a good work out. They are steep so coming down can be rough on the knees.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Easy to vary your route. Lots of side trails. Very beautiful views of the Bay

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