Landfill Loop is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Richmond, California that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 13 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


road biking


bird watching





no dogs

9 days ago

Good for birders. Black neck stilts, white pelicans were seen among many others. Nice views of China Camp and Mt. Tam. Faint smells occasionally from Garbage Mountain.

bird watching
1 month ago

Yes, the smells can be tough at times. The Bay is a highly industrialized and anthropomorphically disturbed place. It used to be an open sewer. It has been filled and dumped in and choked with heavy metals and effluent of industry. It used to be worse and many improvements have been made and it can still be depressing to confront our own filth and damage from our overly consumptive lifestyles. All that being said, you should hike here at least once. Go in winter when migrating shorebirds and waterfowl have flown a thousand miles to use the surrounding marshes and open waters. If you are a photographer, there are many interesting and beautiful views. If you are a tracker, you can find red fox, skunk, ground squirrel, gopher, raccoon, rats, mice, cat and many bird tracks in the mud. So, yeah. It's not pristine, but it's home.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Another landfill in the Bay Area?? Great. Yea you know us nature lovers. Love to hike around the effing landfill. Wtf is this. Cali should be called “land of the trash dump” Sorry guys. I know Cali isn’t just a giant landfill, and it has a lot of people so the trash has to go somewhere. But this is getting ridiculous. I’ve never seen so much trash in my life everywhere as I do in the Bay Area. It’s so disappointing. I’m sad for the earth here.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Occasional ripe aromas from Garbage Mountain are well worth tolerating for this intriguing dirt and gravel loop around the Landfill park. Lots of great birdwatching. very few people, good views across restored marshlands and San Pablo Bay and a striking confluence of industry (refineries, waste management and solar panels) and nature. We saw not another soul on the loop and it seemed that we were the first the birds had seen in a long time. Don't go too early on a weekend morning. Gates are only open 9-5 Sat & Sun ((7-5 weekdays) and beware closures on some major holidays

4 months ago

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