Bay Trail: Point Isabel to Shimada Friendship Park
From the Isabel Street lot, a .5-mile trail with uneven asphalt in places leads to a wooden bridge over Hoffman Channel; on the other side is an undeveloped part of the park, which due to the rough terrain isn’t very accessible. From the park’s eastern end you can connect to a section of Bay Trail that follows the shoreline nearly 2 miles to Shimada Friendship Park, then continues several miles farther, almost to the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge. Water activities are popular at the pocket-sized Shimada Park, where on a breezy day you’re likely to see people surfboard sailing.
Trailhead: Foot of Rydin Rd.
Length: Over 4 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: Level
DescriptionThe paved Bay Trail runs adjacent to the Hoffman Channel bridge just outside the dog park fence and extends west for 2 miles to Shimada Friendship Park; Marina Bay Park is beyond, and the trail then continues .75 miles more to Lucretia Edwards Park. The breezy, level stretch of trail along Hoffman Marsh and Meeker Slough is a...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
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|Managing Agency:||East Bay Regional Parks|
|Address:||2701 Isabel St.|
|Hours:||Pt. Isabel Shoreline Park: 5 am-10 pm. Shimada Friendship Park: Sunrise to sunset.|
|Dogs:|| In restricted areas|
Allowed off leash at Pt. Isabel Shoreline Park, on leash on the Bay Trail
|Public Transportation:||AC Transit|
Reviewed by Bonnie Lewkowicz, October 15, 2014
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