Pinole Shores Regional Park

  • Accessible Parking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Bicycling

Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Bicycling

Information

Website:
visit link
Address:
End of Pinole Shores Dr. (west of San Pablo Avenue)
Region:
San Francisco Bay Area
Phone:
Info: 888-327-2757
Hours:
8 am-4 pm
Dogs:
On leash
Last Visited:
April 2005
Pinole Shores, east of the much larger Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, is a pleasant 1 mile paved hiking-jogging path along a hillside above the busy Southern Pacific railroad track, adjoining houses and condos for much of its length. It unfortunately is not contiguous with Point Pinole EBRP; in fact, even by car, getting from one to the other is a navigational challenge, but if you find yourself in the area, the birds, wildflowers, and views of San Pablo Bay are nice. The frequent trains are interesting to watch.

Trails and Pathways

Trail:
Pinole Shores west
Trail Length:
Under one mile total
Typical Width:
4 ft. & above
Typical Grade:
Mostly gentle
Terrain:
Hard
Trail Overview: From the parking lot, a left turn takes you west toward Point Wilson, along the moderate slopes of a grassy hillside and through pleasantly wooded gullies. A low, blackpainted cyclone fence borders both sides of the trail for much of its length, which partly skirts suburban back yards. A little over a half-mile takes you to the turnaround spot, with benches along the way. To the west across the water are the eucalyptus groves on Point Pinole's peninsula; past them Mount Tamalpais and the blue hills of Marin. It's possible to go another 200 yards or so over rough-mown grass beyond the end of the paved trail before reaching the end of the public right-of-way.
More Info: Unfortunately there are a few short steep stretches where assistance may be required.
Trail:
Pinole Shores east
Trail Length:
Under one mile total
Typical Width:
4 ft. & above
Typical Grade:
Steep
Terrain:
Hard
Trail Overview: A right turn from the parking lot leads you northeast, briefly along an oak-shaded clifftop, then down into Gately Gulch to cross a willow-shaded stream frequented by red-winged blackbirds, before ascending to the gated turnaround on an open knob. The distance from the parking lot to this end of this trail is also about a half mile. It also has benches, but its steep stretches are a bit tougher.

Accessibility Features

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking:
Yes – designated accessible parking, van accessible, hard

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