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Best trails in Coyote Hills Regional Park

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Looking for a great trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park, California? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 12 easy trails in Coyote Hills Regional Park ranging from 1 to 8.6 miles and from 6 to 1,325 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

With its striking hills, scenic shoreline, preserved wetlands, native village site, and Visitor Center, Coyote Hills offers something for everyone. The varied, almost otherworldly landscape of the park makes for a good spot to get away for the day. The bay side of the hills is often windy, but brave the gusts, and you’ll be rewarded with sights that may awe and inspire you. Coyote Hills Regional Park was dedicated to public use in 1967. Comprised of nearly 980 acres of marshland and rolling grassland covered hills, this busy park is located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, northwest of the cities of Fremont and Newark. The most popular visitor activities by far are bicycling, walking, bird watching, jogging, nature exploration, and picnicking. Well used every season of the year, spring, summer, and fall tend to be the most popular. But the park's winter beauty is wonderful to behold. Park Hours: Nov-Apr 8am – 5pm; May 8am – 7pm; Jun-Aug 8am – 8pm; Sept 8am – 7pm; Oct 8am – 6pm Fees: $5/vehicle; $2/dog
Note: Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. Accessibility: There are two designated, handicapped-accessible parking spaces by the visitor center. There are accessible stalls in the restrooms at the visitor center and accessible drinking fountains. At Quarry Staging area there is an accessible toilet. For more accessibility information visit: https://www.ebparks.org/parks/coyote_hills/default.htm#access_info

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Map of trails in Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Top trails (19)
#1 - Bayview and Meadowlark Trail Loop
Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
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. 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). Accessibility: This trail is paved and typically at least three feet wide. The steepest grade (between 8% and 12% is on the second loop) to the south but this loop can be bypassed by bearing left at the trail intersection at about 2.5 miles. This point has been marked with a waypoint on the map, and also just the more level trail without the second loop has been made into its own trail page. That can be viewed here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/bayview-and-meadowlark-accessibleShow more
#2 - Quail and Bayview Loop
Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Trail Highlights: This hike takes you past the Dairy Glen group camping area and out around the base of the hills to provide great views of the bay and the multicolored salt evaporation ponds. Seagulls wheel high above you as you are buffeted by the cool bay air. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a bald eagle amongst the seagulls, shorebirds, and redwing blackbirds that call the park their home. The trail is mostly flat and much of it is paved, making it a good choice for runners and walkers alike. Trail Directions: Starting from far end of the Visitor Center parking lot, find Quail Trail heading to the south and gently uphill. Follow Quail Trail for .15 mile until you reach the intersection with the Bay View Trail. Make a right on Bay View Trail. After .24 mile, the trail forks; follow the paved trail to your right, following signs for Bay View Trail. After .07 mile, keep straight. Follow the paved Bay View Trail along the shore for about 1.5 miles, then continue as the trail heads inward for another .8 miles back to the Visitor Center. Park Hours: Nov-Apr 8am – 5pm; May 8am – 7pm; Jun-Aug 8am – 8pm; Sept 8am – 7pm; Oct 8am – 6pm Fees: $5/vehicle; $2/dog
Note: Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times.Show more
#3 - Tuibun, Red Hill, Bayview, and Chochenyo Trail Loop
Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
#4 - Quail Red Hill Bayview Loop
Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#5 - Bayview, Alameda Creek, Shoreline, and Apay Way Trail Loop
Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Length: 14.2 mi • Est. 5 h 52 m
#6 - Bayview Trail to No Name Trail Loop
Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
#7 - Tuibun Trail
Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
#8 - Red Hill Loop Trail
Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 45 m
Offering 360-degree views that extend from San Francisco to the Santa Cruz Mountains, this park contains an extensive brackish marsh, habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds.Show more
#9 - Apay Way to Bay View Trail to Red Hill Trail Loop
Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Starting near the Newark Slough parking lot, the Quarry Trail goes across Hwy 84 to enter Coyote Hills Regional Park. From here, take Apay Way and continue on to Bay View trail, all the while enjoying fine views of the bay from the hills. You can return to Apay Way junction either taking Red Hills trail or looping back by Bay View Trail. Retrace the steps by Apay Way and Quarry trail to reach the starting point. Show more
#10 - Chochenyo Trail to Tuibun Trail Loop
Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
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