Newark Slough Trail

EASY 26 reviews

Newark Slough Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly 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.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The Newark Slough is nice loop around the berms of Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. It is a stopover for many migratory birds, so remember to bring your binoculars.

walking
9 days ago

An easy walk around the slough with views of the SF Bay, bridges and cityscape. (No dogs)

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road biking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Nice morning trip.

walking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A pleasant, easy loop -- though be prepared for lots of wind and sun. Not crowded even on Memorial Day. Some cool bird life. A good place to get moving -- some cool views though it can be monotonous for stretches. I enjoyed it. Seemed like it would be a great little running or cycling loop. (This entry may be a duplicate with the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge listing by mistake.) The tiny loop by the pump house is also worth doing -- egrets and cormorants over there.

walking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A pleasant, easy loop -- though be prepared for lots of wind and sun. Not crowded even on Memorial Day. Some cool bird life. A good place to get moving -- some cool views though it can be monotonous for stretches. I enjoyed it. Seemed like it would be a great little running or cycling loop. (My recorded track is under a nearby San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge listing by mistake.) The tiny loop by the pump house is worth doing -- egrets and cormorants over there.

walking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 02, 2016

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Wonderful sight of nature that's such heart opening! Beautiful weather today too! So close to the bridge and toll plaza and nice learning of marshland and February birds there as well.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Nice flat walking with limited shade. The visitor center is worth a stop.

hiking
Friday, June 05, 2015

It used to look like The previous photo posted.

My son and I like to hike on the Mallard Sough Trail at the Don Edwards wildlife refuge located near Alviso . We have seen a layer of intense green algae like pea soup growing over the salt water pond very rapidly with a sulfuric smell. It has worried me to see snowy Egrets swimming around in it. Also black legged stilts and other rare birds.

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Photos on the left are from algae on the Mallard Slough trail at Don Edwards refuge.


This was taken on the Lagoon next to the trail called Mallard Slough, not the salt pond on the other side of the trail that has algae . The first photo was taken April 27, 2015. The photo below was taken June 3rd.


No birds !! And drained way down even though it was full of water a week ago. I have never seen it look so desolate . I'm concerned since I did see at least 2 dead birds in the path.


I'm concerned that this is the last of these birds in our salt marshes. Very sad.

Mary Hahn


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In the past this place was beautiful but the beauty has been spoiled by the algae bloom. Possibly an industrial seepage from nearby facilities .

I need to figure out how to post photos for this.

hiking
Sunday, February 01, 2015