Jutting out into San Pablo Bay, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline treats visitors to expansive views of the Bay and beyond. The park invites hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders, and birders: It supports a rich assemblage of birds in its marshland, eucalyptus groves, meadows, freshwater pond, and sandy shores. The pier at the north end of the park is popular with anglers.
From the Richmond BART station, take the AC 71 right to the trailhead. After passing the historic Parchester Village on the way in, you'll arrive at the parking lot with views of the bay, Richmond hills, and the Amtrak tracks. From there you can get on the shuttle (runs daily, except Tuesday and Wednesday, check […]
Point Pinole is a great place to visit on a sunny day any time of year. This easy loop gives you great views over a relatively flat trail, and you'll cross through some fascinating history — this was once the domain of dynamite factories making explosives for the mining and construction industries. But there's still […]