Miller Knox Regional Shoreline
- Fishing pier
- Accessible Restrooms
- Accessible Parking
- Particularly good for families
outing. It's mostly flat, open, and easily accessible. Its main features are a shallow
saltwater lagoon, where many waterfowl feed and nest, and the wide, asphalt path that meanders for a mile around it. The shore of the lagoon is dirt, and when it’s dry, a wheelchair can easily get to the water’s edge. Swimming and wading are not allowed.
Keller Beach, at the park’s north end, is much less accommodating, but it’s worth the effort if you want seclusion, views, and to get close to the beach. A sidewalk follows Dornan Drive north from Miller/Knox to the pedestrian entrance to the beach. There an asphalt path leads very steeply down from the road to several tree-lined terraces that overlook the beach and the Bay. Considerably higher than the beach, the terrace offers a good view of Angel Island and San Francisco. From here the path travels steeply down to the compact, sandy beach.
Immediately south of the park is Ferry Point Pier, where you can take an asphalt path to the water to see remnants of a pier and pump house. From the early 1900s to the late 1960s, this was the western terminus of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. From here barges and ferries took railcars, freight, and people to ferry slips at San Francisco’s China Basin and Pier 43. Fishing is allowed here.
Trails and Pathways
- Bay Trail
- Trailhead Location:
- Canvasback picnic area and Ferry Point
- Trail Length:
- Under one mile total
- Typical Width:
- 4 ft. & above
- Typical Grade:
- Typical Terrain:
- Accessible Parking:
- Yes – designated accessible parking, van accessible, firm, level or slope no greater than 2%;
All lots have accessible spaces. For closer access to Keller Beach you can park on Dornan Dr., but there are no designated accessible spaces.
- Accessible Restroom:
- Yes – Miller/Knox’s four accessible restrooms—two at the north lot, one at the south lot, and one at the Pintail picnic area by the lagoon—have no sinks. An accessible restroom with a sink is at the Ferry Point parking lot.
- Accessible Picnic Table:
- Yes – firm & stable path to tables, firm & stable surface, 27" or greater knee clearance; Barbecue grills and picnic tables on packed dirt are scattered among
clusters of trees in the park
- Other Things of Interest:
- Across from the park, at the Golden State Model Railroad Museum, you can see three model train layouts covering 10,000 square feet. It's closed in winter; check the website for hours.