Bay View Trail

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, California

Elevation Gain320ft
Trailhead Elevation20ft
Elevation Min/Max20/81ft
Elevation Start/End20/20ft

Bay View Trail

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.

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Hiking Through History San Francisco Bay Area (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"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." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: San Francisco's East Bay (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
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"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.”" Read more

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Trail Information

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Nearby City
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
East Bay Regional Park District, 2950 Peralta Oaks Ct., PO Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381; (888) EBPARKS;
Local Contacts
USGS Mare Island; East Bay Regional Park District map and brochure to Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Local Maps

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Dec 2018