Bay View Marsh Trail

EASY 43 reviews

Bay View Marsh Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Pablo, 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Explore the marsh Point on this loop trail. There are stunning views of the Bay as you walk along the shoreline on The Bay View Trail. Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline is a little known jewel of the East Bay Regional Park District. Located just off the Richmond Parkway in Richmond, it was the location of the Giant Powder Plant. The Giant Powder Company was the first company in America to produce dynamite. The park is approx 2,600 acres with a variety of very easy trails. The park also includes a playground, volley ball court, picnic areas, a fishing wharf, shuttle service and equestrian trailer parking. All trails are old roads from the powder plant and wander throughout the park, following the shoreline with beautiful views of the San Pablo Bay and Marin and through the eucalyptus trees.

walking
21 days ago

Love this park. Absolutely beautiful views of the bay. Very easy walk. It can get windy though. Great place for a leisurely walk, plenty of seating along the way to rest and reflect. Great for dogs as well!

22 days ago

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walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

TIPS:
- Windbreaker will be VERY helpful in the shore Portion of trail as we still felt the cold breeze despite 80 degree weather.
- sun shading apparel (hat, sunglasses) not needed.
- Trekking pole not needed.
- 2 rest rooms with drinking fountains. One at the beginning and one at the mid point (where the pier is)
- parking fee only when gate is staffed.

Pretty relaxed and easy hike. Good for conditioning or for strolling. My BIL and I brought our 2 yo daughters and they enjoyed the hike PLUS there's a playground at the beginning of the trail that they enjoyed.

hiking
1 month ago

TIPS:
- Windbreaker will be VERY helpful in the shore Portion of trail as we still felt the cold breeze despite 80 degree weather.
- sun shading apparel (hat, sunglasses) not needed.
- Trekking pole not needed.
- 2 rest rooms with drinking fountains. One at the beginning and one at the mid point (where the pier is)
- parking fee only when gate is staffed.

Pretty relaxed and easy hike. Good for conditioning or for strolling. My BIL and I brought our 2 yo daughters and they enjoyed the hike PLUS there's a playground at the beginning of the trail that they enjoyed.

mountain biking
1 month ago

2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

2 months ago

One of my very favorite! Great views of the bay, great for kids too.

hiking
3 months ago

Simple hike with amazing views. There were also a lot of safety procautions taken to protect vistors. The park can be pretty busy, recommended to go in the morning if you would like a little more seclusion.

5 months ago

6 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Love this walk. We've been doing it for years and it's a great place to enjoy one of the few places where the bay edge / marsh can be viewed in a relatively pristine state. It's also interesting because it's at the transition point between bay and delta water and so there is a lot of diverse landscape. Good for jogging or walking, one could spend an hour or a day here. Great eucalyptus forest covers much of the landscape. Very beautiful.

walking
8 months ago

Pt Pinole Regional Park

walking
9 months ago

Nice place to stroll with my dogs. Pretty good views that you wouldn't normally see. My wife liked this one because there wasn't any hills... We saw quite a few hikers and runners that day.

10 months ago

Hiking here is like a stroll in the park! This trail is great for running.