Bothin Marsh and Sausalito-Mill Valley Path
- Accessible Restrooms
- Accessible Parking
- Particularly good for families
Trails and Pathways
- Sausalito-Mill Valley Path
- Trailhead Location:
- Off Pohono St. in the Shoreline Office Center parking lot
- Trail Length:
- 2-4 total miles
- Typical Width:
- 4 ft. & above
- Typical Grade:
- Mostly gentle
About 1.5 miles out, you come to 14-acre Bayfront Park, which surrounds a quiet inlet at the northernmost tip of Richardson Bay. The western side of the park contains a dog run, sports fields, a skateboard park, and picnic tables. A bridge with a two-inch ledge at both ends leads to the park's eastern side, with a playground, softball field, and more sports fields. From the east-side parking lot, a paved trail leads south a few hundred yards. At the "Public Shoreline" sign, follow the decomposed-granite trail uphill to an overlook with a view of the lagoon below. In my power wheelchair I safely climbed a steep section with a cross-slope, but people in manual wheelchairs may need assistance. Steps lead down from the crest of the hill to a .25-mile trail that hugs the shoreline, traveling behind a landscaped condominium complex. To reach this section by wheelchair you need to backtrack to the shoreline sign and continue on the sidewalk, turning onto Shelter Bay Avenue where it dead-ends at the trail.
- Accessible Parking:
- Yes – designated accessible parking, van accessible, firm, level or slope no greater than 2%;
Parking for the Mill Valley-Sausalito Path trailhead is in the Shoreline Office Center parking lot off Pohono St. in Sausalito; none of the designated Bay Trail spots at the lot's northern end are signed as accessible, but if you have a placard you can park in any of the spaces that are. At Bayfront Park, several accessible spots are in the Mill Valley Middle School lot off Sycamore Ave. on the park's western side and in the lots off Hamilton Dr. on the eastern side.
- Accessible Restroom:
- Yes – At Bayfront Park, accessible restrooms are on the eastern side, in the northernmost parking lot off Hamilton Dr. (tight 90-degree turn to enter). Public restrooms at the Sewerage Agency building off Sycamore Ave. on the park's western side were locked when I visited, and I was unable to verify their accessibility.
- Accessible Picnic Table:
- ; Several picnic tables on the park's western side, near the dog park, are on a level, firm surface but have no knee clearance.