San Francisco Bay Trail: San Lorenzo Creek to Hayward Landing

MODERATE 4 reviews

San Francisco Bay Trail: San Lorenzo Creek to Hayward Landing is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Leandro, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

This route follows the trail out and back, but also features a small loop around a salt marsh at the far end of the hike. With marsh views to the east and the Bay to the west, there is always plenty to marvel at. Birdwatchers especially will appreciate the abundant shorebirds and other wildlife along the way. The trail is flat, making for easy jogging or biking. On a sunny day, the light reflects beautifully on the bay and marsh waters. Trail Directions: Beginning your walk at the Grant Ave. staging area, follow the trail north for .19 mile to the San Lorenzo Creek channel. Turn left and follow the trail along the creek for .19 mile, then make a left onto the San Francisco Bay Trail. Keep straight on the San Francisco Bay Trail for about 2 miles. Cross the bridge at Hayward’s Landing, then continue straight for .29 mile to begin a short loop around the marsh. Make a sharp left, making sure to follow the path that is flat and directly next to the marsh, not the trail that leads up a small hill. Walk .19 mile, then make another left for a short walk back to the San Francisco Bay Trail. Make a right to head back the way you came. Follow the San Francisco Bay Trail for about 2 miles, then turn right before crossing San Lorenzo Creek. Follow this trail for .2 mile, then turn right again to take the paved trail .17 mile back to the Grant Ave, staging area. Park Hours: Between 5am and 10pm unless otherwise posted Fees: No fee

hiking
7 months ago

road biking
Sunday, September 10, 2017