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Point Pinole To Wildcat Creek
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Northern Shoreline

The Northern Shoreline is a unique area.

Point Pinole - Northern Shoreline• Wildcat and San Pablo Creeks - the two largest creeks in Contra Costa County - flow under the Bay Trail within 0.6 miles of each other creating large scenic and biologically productive tidal marshes as they enter San Pablo Bay south of 2315-acre Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. 
Extending boldly into San Pablo Bay, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline is the largest shoreline park in the entire Bay Area. 

The City of Richmond has completed a Class I (off road) Bay Trail parallel to the Richmond Parkway from Cutting Blvd. near Point Richmond to Goodrick Ave. south of Point Pinole.  This provides access to the Wildcat Creek Regional Trail connecting with the Wildcat Marsh & Landfill Loop Trails.

Click Here to see a slide show of the April 30, 2011 grand opening. festivities for the Landfill Loop of the San Francisco Bay Trail providing public access to the shoreline of San Pablo Bay and the rich tidal wetlands at the mouths of San Pablo Creek and Wildcat Creek.  In addition to the 2.8-mile Bay Trail loop, Republic Services has provided a one mile scenic trail on the upper slopes of the former landfill plus a 0.2 spur trail along Wildcat Creek’s tidal wetlands. Click Here to read about the Wildcat Marsh Trail.
See the Video of a Red Fox on the trail courtesy of Bukay Media. 

Four Miles of Gaps To Close.

Landfill Loop TrailFour miles of Bay Trail gaps remain on the north shoreline as follows referring to the inset map beginning in the south and working north:

  • Parkway/Wildcat Marsh Trail 0.3
  • Parkway/Goodrick Ave. 0.3
  • Goodrick Ave. 0.4
  • Goodrick Ave./Bay View Trail 1.5
  • Atlas Rd./Cook’s Point Trail 0.23
  • Atlas Rd./Richmond border 1.3
  • Subtotal 4.03
East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is working to complete Bay Trail connections with Point Pinole Regional Shoreline as follows:

•  Goodrick Ave. to Bay View Trail:    EBRPD completed the massive grading phase for the 150-acre Breuner Marsh Restoration and Public Access Project in late 2014. On August 11, 2015, EBRPD's Board of Directors voted to award a $1.5 million contract to begin constructing the Phase 2 public access portion of the project.

CLICK HERE to view the public access plan, which includes a staging area with 27 motor vehicle parking spaces and restrooms accessible from the northern end of Goodrick Ave. Leading north from the staging area over Rheem Creek, Phase 2 will include 0.3 miles of new Bay Trail with a 0.3-mile scenic spur trail enhanced by picnic areas and vista points with park benches. Construction of Phase 2 is expected to be completed by February 2016.

Phase 3 will begin next year to complete the Bay Trail link with Point Pinole Regional Shoreline by building another 1.2 miles of Bay Trail via a boardwalk along the eastern edge of Giant Marsh to reach the Bay View Trail in the park. On April 6, 2015, the City of Richmond authorized retaining BKF Engineers to provide design and environmental services to make shovel ready for construction a 0.4-mile Class I trail along Goodrick Ave. to connect the Breuner Marsh Trail with the Class I Bay Trail parallel to the Richmond Parkway.
Breuner Marsh
Breuner Marsh Restoration & Public Access Project after Completion of Grading Phase;
Aerial drone photo looking north by Sidney Temple of Questa Engineering.

• Atlas Road Entry to Cook’s Point Trail: EBRPD has completed design plans and assembled funds for building a bridge over the UP rail tracks providing a new Bay Trail link with Cook’s Point Trail and expects to go out for bids in 2015 with opening in 2016. Upon completion, the City of Richmond will own and maintain the bridge with the Bay Trail as a new public road entry to Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.
Click Here for more information on this planned second entrance to Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Avocets in Landfill Tidelands Wildcat Marsh & Landfill Loop
Avocets in Landfill Tidelands Wildcat Marsh & Landfill Loop
North Richmond Shoreline