Quail and Bayview Loop

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Quail and Bayview Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fremont, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 141 feet Route Type: Loop

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Trail Highlights: This hike takes you past the Dairy Glen group camping area and out around the base of the hills to provide great views of the bay and the multicolored salt evaporation ponds. Seagulls wheel high above you as you are buffeted by the cool bay air. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a bald eagle amongst the seagulls, shorebirds, and redwing blackbirds that call the park their home. The trail is mostly flat and much of it is paved, making it a good choice for runners and walkers alike. Trail Directions: Starting from far end of the Visitor Center parking lot, find Quail Trail heading to the south and gently uphill. Follow Quail Trail for .15 mile until you reach the intersection with the Bay View Trail. Make a right on Bay View Trail. After .24 mile, the trail forks; follow the paved trail to your right, following signs for Bay View Trail. After .07 mile, keep straight. Follow the paved Bay View Trail along the shore for about 1.5 miles, then continue as the trail heads inward for another .8 miles back to the Visitor Center. Park Hours: Nov-Apr 8am – 5pm; May 8am – 7pm; Jun-Aug 8am – 8pm; Sept 8am – 7pm; Oct 8am – 6pm Fees: $5/vehicle; $2/dog
Note: Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times.

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4 months ago

Super windy on Bay side. Major allergy attack. Lots of people hiking into the park which is 1.5 miles in itself. Took an extra hike up the hill. Nice views both Bay side and towards the hills behind Fremont.

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5 months ago

We did this trail in the early morning while the sun was still behind the morning clouds. The trail had a nice view of the hills and of the bay. We enjoyed the many wildflowers in bloom and saw lots of birds.

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5 months ago

Exposed trail, very easy

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Beautiful panoramic views of the salt ponds (wetlands) around the east bay. Flowers blooming everywhere in the Spring with rolling green hills. Loved this hike and even more so, as dogs are welcomed!

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6 months ago

This is a great trail to do with all age groups.

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