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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.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 337 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Beach

Forest

Paved

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Wild flowers

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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).

Entrance fee/parking costs $5. The visitor center includes lots of local Native American history, small gift shop, and butterfly garden. Visitor center facilities boast shady areas around picnic tables, phone, restrooms, drinking water,

Coyote Hills Regional Park website http://www.ebparks.org/parks/coyote_hills

Wear sunscreen; shade is scant here. Much of the bay water at the park's edge is shallow and dank -- it can smell nasty at times. Contact the park: 888-327-2757, option 3, extension 4519. Park hours: April to October: 8 am to 8 pm; October to April: 8 am to 6 pm. Parking: $5 per vehicle

From South Bay or East Bay areas, take I-880 to Fremont. Go West on Decoto Rd/Hwy 84. Exit right (North) to Paseo Padre Pkwy (last exit before Toll booth). Turn left onto Patterson Ranch Rd., which ends at the Coyote Hills Regional Park visitor center. From Peninsula take Dumbarton Br. (Toll).

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Jasmine King
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Hiking

Lots of trails, good for walking or biking. Nice views of the bay and a lot of wildlife. Was not too crowded.

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Raul Rodriguez
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HikingNo shade

Started at roughly 8am and finished about 945am on a Wednesday morning. I was surprised at the amount of people at that time. Was lucky and saw mama Turkey with about 5 baby Turks. Nice view of the dumbbarton bridge with a nice breeze despite there being no shade. However, there is a strong smell of rotten eggs because of the marsh. Lots of bikers and people hiking but many of them are not following socia distancing protocols and many do not have a mask. I went off trail a little bit and walked by the police training how to shoot their guns. Nice view of a rock at the end. I would rate this a 3.5 star but compared to other local hikes it is a 4.

Yogesh HN
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HikingNo shade
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Mitchel Calderon
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HikingNo shade

Great trail. You can use your phone

Dongil Lee
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Hitesh Shah
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Hiking

Excellent neighborhood trail with many small trails around.

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Maryam Khademi
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Hiking

Beautiful trail that passes by water and shrubbery, and dog friendly too. Some hikers were not wearing masks tho!! Please wear em and observe the 6 ft minimum distance.

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Christy Zhu
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HikingOver grown

Beautiful trail. Great for running. Not many people and all follow social distancing :) I accidentally scared a turkey as I ran passing it.

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Joey Le
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Hiking

A bit windy at the Bayview trail. Wear windstopping gear! But, clean and empty. Saw other walkers and runners occasionally.

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Jessie Budge
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HikingRocky
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Lupe Santacruz
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Gordon Lister
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Hiking

dog friendly, mostly paved. can be lots bicycle traffic

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Jentel Das
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RunningFeeNo shade

Great run! But the trails you mention are not the correct trails for this track... Parking 5$

Elvira Velasquez
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HikingNo shade

Pleasantly surprised. Nice views. Dog friendly. No one was at entrance to charge parking but by time we left someone was manning it. Sign says pay here for parking but no kiosk available.

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Suzanne Moncrieff
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HikingFeeNo shade

The first loop of this trail would be fine with a jogging stroller - planning on bringing my baby back here. I did this trail in January and the hills were green, slight cloud cover was good, and the visibility up the bay was spectacular.

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Yauheni Audzeichyk
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Steve Truong
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Hiking

A nice and easy short walk in the fall. It brown almost everywhere and the water level in the marshes has receded but the water is not totally gone.

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Zhou Jie Li
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HikingNo shade

一圈下来没几个人影,无聊的野狼公园

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Nicole Tong
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HikingNo shadeRocky

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.

Cecily Mott
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HikingNo shade

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

Halle Ritter
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HikingNo shade
Rohit Mishra
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Bird Watching

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!

Divya Singh
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Catherine W.
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HikingNo shade
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Daisy Chung
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Hiking

Bay view hike with sheep

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Sarah Best
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Hiking

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

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Krystal Ni
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HikingBugsNo shade
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