Albany Bulb is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Albany, California 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.

Length1.9 miElevation gain26 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyFishingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachDog friendlyPartially pavedViewsWildflowersWildlifeMuddyRockyWashed outOff trailNo shade
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This trail should be attempted only at low tide or with the expectation of getting wet.

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Cassie Castrejon
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WalkingGreat!

Beautiful mellow walk, part of this route is through some really rough broken concrete chunks. So if your pup is small or has delicate paws like mine, then be careful. Going clockwise, many of the concrete blocks are covered in art. Then past that there is a bunch of installation art. On a Sunday afternoon the parking lot was packed, but luckily got a spot.

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Felix Hasert
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Bird watchingGreat!

The castle was built without structural engineering, and could cave in more at any second. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, and watch out for metal sticking out concrete. The castle has some so watch out. Some trails can be dangerous because of the landscape. Don't feel bad if you feel like you can't take every trail. The beach is dog friendly, and windy. Very friendly atmosphere.

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Amy McClanahan
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Hiking
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samantha B
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Hiking

Great little trail >> go at low tide

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Katherine French
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RunningGreat!

Fun place to walk: nice views of SF and lots of local art (sculptures from odds and ends). Some of the trails down to the water are a bit precarious/overgrown. Lots of ppl walking dogs. Only a few paths are paved for bikes. Really beautiful at sunset.

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Scott H
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HikingGreat!

I've lived in the Bay Area for more than 25 years, and I just discovered the Albany bulb within the last 11 months. It's a great place to park, take a short walk, and see the San Francisco Bay from a slightly different vantage point.

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Rachel Lucas
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Suzanne Pyatt
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Hiking

Weird

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Jasmine Rodriguez
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Kathleen McNee
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Nature trips

I love this little hike at low tide when the path along the water is available. It reminds me of the levels in Mario Brothers where the water goes up and down. The park used to be a dump and has a lot of art and sculptures made from waste. A bit of a Burning Man vibe. I go at least once a week. :)

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La Moki
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Hiking

I couldn’t walk around the Delta because it was too wet otherwise perfect trail for sunsets. If you go for a sunset make sure to go counter clockwise and get there at least an hour before.

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Karina Drew
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Hiking

Trails are Super wide and easy to navigate even at night (little to no lighting) great views of bay, bridges, and city. Bring a sweater and a sweetheart!

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Natalia P
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Walking

This walk was OK, but it was just what we needed to escape the heat! The views of SF are great and it’s always nice to watch the doggos play at the beach

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M L
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HikingRockyScramble

Beautiful and also wet and rocky. Nice easy length.

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Jane Blunck
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Hiking

Easy trail w stunning views from the bay. I decided to go around the loop on the rock formation, the tide was a little high but the water felt refreshing ( not cold al all), I wish I was wearing proper hiking shoes or sandals, my sneakers were not a good idea because of the green algal bloom.

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Rossi Snipper
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Walking
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Greg Thorson
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Hiking

Tough parking, but a nice stroll with great views of the Bay!

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Tyler Chuck
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Hiking

A fantastic find! A quirky little area that’s a good place for a walk. It can get pretty windy on the side facing the Bay. Much of the path is mainly rocks. It’s hard to pass the little path between the water areas when the tide is high. My feet definitely got wet and it’d be easy to slip on a submerged rock. Definitely would recommend!

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Alyssa Cho
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Hiking

Very windy and dusty. Fun to explore and find art sculptures and graffiti

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Lola Kopels
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Hiking

Beautiful area. Love being that close to the ocean. But this is really a place for people with dogs.

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Jessica Porter Schultheis
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Hiking

Great little walk, glad we wore sturdy hiking boots to walk over the rocks along the jetty

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Tina Nguyen
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Hiking

Exploring the art in Albany Bulb was fun for one day trip since i live not too far from Oakland City. It is dogs friendly,and popular spot to exploring.( so it’s not enough parking space). A lot of great graffiti artists, wildflowers , pretty cool urban art towards to the end. It has manny miles of hiking trails. ( I hiked a little over 2 miles). Hiking along with Albany Beach very peaceful, I can able to see Bay Bridge, San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge,and much much more. I left a lot of footprints at the trail,and took home a lot of pictures. I will comeback when I’m in Berkeley.

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Carlos A
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Was fun at night when the tide was high

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bruno HIRAULT
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Hiking

Accessible à pied depuis Solano , mais pas agréable de devoir franchir la freeway et la voie de chemin de fer . Si vous avez un

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Charlie C
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Hiking

Great graffiti and right on bay . Dog friendly. Lots to see !

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Lisa V
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Hiking

Great local walk that was easy enough for me to do after recovering from an ankle injury. Beautiful views of the bay on a clear day

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Ren S
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Walking

Cool place, interesting art. Very picturesque.

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Nicola G
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Hiking

Great little artistic walk

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L M
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Surreal setting. Juxtaposition of ocean views, guerrilla art, and urban rubble to explore.

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