Miller Knox Regional Shoreline
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.
Trailhead: Canvasback picnic area and Ferry Point
Length: Under one mile total
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Level
DescriptionTo reach Ferry Point from Miller/Knox, follow the asphalt path south past the Canvasback picnic area. Railroad tracks and a chain-link fence separate the park from the Bay, but you still have great views of the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge, Angel Island, and Mt. Tamalpais. The wind can be brutal here. As you approach Ferry Point, the asphalt path...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
clusters of trees in the park
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Reviewed by Bonnie Lewkowicz, January 3, 2015
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