Bay View Trail

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, California

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Bay View Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Richmond, California. It is within Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 20 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 320 feet. Near the trailhead there are informations, a picnic site, and drinking water. Along the trail there are a marsh, woods, and benches.
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Bay View Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Richmond, California. It is within Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 20 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 320 feet. Near the trailhead there are informations, a picnic site, and drinking water. Along the trail there are a marsh, woods, and benches. This trail connects with the following: Packhouse Trail, Angel Buggy Trail, Biazzi Trail, Cooks Point Trail, Giant Station Trail and Nitro Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Distance: 1.7
Elevation Gain: 320 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 20 feet
Top Elevation: 81 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Bay View Trail
Parks: Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Elevation Min/Max: 20/81 ft
Elevation Start/End: 20/20 ft

Bay View Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Given that this route loops through the former dynamite works of the Giant Powder Company, there’s a temptation to call the hike explosive. But it’s not. Instead, this peaceful ramble features stunning views and gentle terrain, with the occasional bunker punching the historic button."

"It’s tempting to call this an explosive hike, given that the Bay View Trail and Point Pinole Trail wander through the former dynamite works of the Giant Powder Company. Instead, the hike is a peaceful affair, perfect for bird-watchers and hikers alike. Wandering along the edge of San Pablo Bay, with shorebirds wheeling on the sea breeze, it would be difficult to envision Point Pinole as the site of a dynamite factory. Yet it was on this point that the Giant Powder Company churned out explosives in a thriving enterprise that, according to the park brochure, included a company town, railroad, production facilities, and a dance hall. For eighty years, the brochure explains, “[two] billion tons of dynamite were manufactured here.”"

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