Las Gallinas Valley Ponds
Two of the three ponds hold treated wastewater; the third is a freshwater pond with three islands that attract nesting birds. As you circle around the ponds on the trail network, you can see Mount Diablo to the east, Mount Tamalpais to the west, and all sorts of wildlife, including a fantastic array of waterfowl. On winter weekends, don't be surprised if you see flocks of birdwatchers toting cameras and binoculars.
Trailhead: Just south of the parking lot
Length: 2-4 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Mostly level or gentle
Terrain: Moderately Firm
Obstacles: Thick weeds growing down the middle of some trail stretches may be difficult to negotiate.
DescriptionNext to the classroom building by the parking lot, a steep concrete path leads across a bridge to the main trail. Just past the bridge is an accessible picnic area, although the table has no roll-under space. Two loop trails soon branch off and circle the storage ponds. On one loop I saw mergansers and a cinnamon teal...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
Accessible Picnic Tables: Limited Accessibility
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Reviewed by Eileen Ecklund, March 15, 2013
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