Oyster Bay Trail, San Francisco Bay Trail Loop

EASY 16 reviews

Oyster Bay Trail, San Francisco Bay Trail Loop is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Leandro, California that offers scenic views 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
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

partially paved

views

Oyster Bay’s outer loop provides views of both protected wetland habitat and the San Francisco Bay. From the moment you enter the park, you can feel and smell the fresh salt air coming off the bay. Enjoy the breeze and the sounds of the bay lapping at the rocky shore as you walk, bike, or jog along the shore. There are benches along the trail where you can rest and look out over the bay. The interior trail is grassier and less traveled, and offers a different, slightly wilder side of the park. Taking this trail leads to a shaded picnic area. Trail Directions: From the park entrance on Neptune Drive, take the paved San Francisco Bay Trail to the left, along the creek. Stay left as you follow the trail along the bay shoreline and western edge of the park. At the Bill Lockyer Bridge, continue straight; do not cross the bridge. After about 800’ make a sharp right onto a wide, unmarked dirt trail, which will take you up a small hill. After another 600’ go left to connect with a wide gravel trail that will continue the loop. Continue to keep left – the trail will head downhill and return to the Neptune Drive entrance. Alternatively, to extend your trip, once you have connected with the large gravel trail, you may choose to explore the interior of the park. To do this, take the second right at a large dirt fork next to a eucalyptus tree. Keep right and follow the dirt trail south until you come to a crossroads with another wide, dirt path, then make a left. This trail will lead you through a line of trees to a paved trail, picnic area, and restrooms. Take a left on the paved trail and then turn right at the restrooms, continue for 200 ft, then take a left on to the San Francisco Bay Trail to return to the Neptune Drive entrance.

6 months ago

Awesome with dogs!

6 months ago

Great off-leash area, and it looks like they are currently expanding the trail to access Davis St. There’s also a water fountain with dog access, so no need to carry water.

mountain biking
Monday, July 10, 2017

The outer, paved trail is part of the San Francisco Bay trail. There are some benches where you can sit down and watch the sun set, or watch the planes land and take off from Oakland airport. The interior of the park is under construction right now and they have it all dug up. I'm sure it will be nice once it's completed, but you might want to avoid that section for now.

hiking
8 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

road biking
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

hiking
Monday, August 28, 2017