Bayview and Meadowlark Trail Loop

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Bayview and Meadowlark Trail Loop is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fremont, 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.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 337 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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. Trails on this track: Bayview Trail > Soap Root Trail > Red Hill Trail > Bayview > Lizard Rock Trail > Chochenyo Trail. 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).

hiking
no shade
5 days ago

A few people in a circle, the boring wolf park

hiking
no shade
rocky
21 days ago

This trail is stinky because it’s next to a marsh. Plus, there is no shade. I did not enjoy the walk because it was hot and the smell gets really pungent the longer you go. I will not go back there.

hiking
no shade
23 days ago

Love this trail! It's super easy and fun with my little human and dog. If you live in the area get the parks pass and parking is free. Also allows you to do all other east bay parks

hiking
no shade
26 days ago

bird watching
1 month ago

Quaint little park. There is a $5 fee and the best way to avoid is to park half a mile outside the park and simply walk into it. Plenty of parking (and roadside parking) available. There are only a handful of easy to moderate trails, really good cycling track!

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Bay view hike with sheep

Very little shade but decent breeze. Paved most of the way. Lots of water fowl. A pretty day.

hiking
bugs
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

all good but notice bird shits on the road, especially when going to narrow offroads between fields, they are everywhere!

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I took my pup out with me on this hike. If you coming in through the entrance the fee is $5 for a car and $2 for a dog. I thought it was well with the fee, it was beautiful! Unfortunately a number of the trails near the water do not allow dogs. Due to that, my pup and I fooled an altered route where we went up red road trail, which provides a nice challenge and insanely magical views!

Great trail for scenery walk with kids and dogs

walking
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Beautiful trail, good for beginners!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

We enjoyed our first run!

hiking
Thursday, March 08, 2018

Easy trail, definitely enjoyable.

Monday, January 22, 2018

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

bird watching
Monday, January 08, 2018

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

running
Friday, January 05, 2018

easy trail, beatifull views

Monday, January 01, 2018

Monday, November 20, 2017

Good

hiking
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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.

hiking
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.

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