Category Archives: San Francisco Bay Trail

hikes on segments of the San Francisco Bay Trail

Alviso Marina County Park and Alviso Slough Trail

Recently an idea occurred to me to combine two hikes in one, via a visit to Alviso Marina County Park and Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1974 as the nation’s … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Trail: Dumbarton Bridge and Shoreline Trail

On a day when I wanted to go for a hike but preferred something less strenuous than usual, I decided to walk across San Francisco Bay.  That may sound ambitious, but it actually wasn’t!  The Dumbarton Bridge crosses the bay … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Trail: Bedwell Bayfront Park

A recent hike took me to Menlo Park for a walk along the frontage of San Francisco Bay to the beginning of the Dumbarton Bridge on the San Francisco Bay Trail. I later returned to the starting point of that … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Trail: Menlo Park

The San Francisco Bay Trail is a work-in-progress network of trails encircling San Francisco and San Pablo Bays along the shoreline. I am sometimes surprised at how much of the trail is in parks and other recreation-type areas quite literally … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Trail: Redwood Shores

Redwood Shores, at the northwest end of Redwood City, is an intimate combination of housing, commerce, and ecological reserves. It lies on kind of a peninsula of land between the Belmont and Steinberger Sloughs with an extensive network of lagoons. … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Trail: Mountain View to Palo Alto

This spring a friend has been training to participate in the San Francisco Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  Participants in this two-day event walk a full marathon on the first day and a half marathon on the second day, 39.3 … Continue reading

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