Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline: Arrowhead Marsh Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The San Leandro shoreline, in one of the East Bay’s busiest industrial corridors, hosts a wonderful array of waterbirds, from long-legged waders such as the great blue heron, to small shorebirds like the least sandpiper. This out-and-back trip follows a level, paved pathway that runs from Garretson Point to Swan Way, passing San Leandro Bay, Elmhurst Creek, San Leandro Creek, Arrowhead Marsh, and Airport Channel, all productive birding areas. Birds will be most numerous in fall through spring, because the San Francisco Bay, on the Pacific Flyway, attracts large numbers of migrating and wintering species, many of which are on northern breeding grounds during the late spring and early summer. Plan your visit for a rising or falling tide when the birds are active but not too far away to identify. Benches and picnic tables along the way provide plenty of opportunities to sit, watch birds, and enjoy the view."