Landfill Loop

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

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

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