POINT MOLATE & RICHMOND/SAN RAFAEL BRIDGE
Thanks to Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA), a 1.1-mile Bay Trail section runs from the Point Richmond Historic District to the Stenmark Drive exit from I-580 where it intersects with the completed Richmond/San Rafael Bridge Trail and the planned Point Molate Trail. This two-way, multi-use trail begins at the intersection of Tewksbury Ave. & Castro St. and crosses under I-580 at Marine St. before continuing to Stenmark Drive.
The San Francisco Bay Trail Plan includes a 4.2-mile spur from the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge north along the shoreline through the City of Richmond’s 400+ acre Point Molate property and around the City’s former Terminal 4 at Point San Pablo to terminate at the Point San Pablo Harbor. This is the largest gap in the planned Bay Trail route through Richmond.
The City of Richmond and East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) have secured funds to build 2.5 miles of Bay Trail along the shoreline between the RSR Bridge and the northern border of the City’s Point Molate property at Stenmark Drive. This Point Molate Bay Trail will provide the first public access to this shoreline, other than Point Molate Beach Park, since the Huichin tribe of the Ohlone people inhabited the area.
Richmond/San Rafael (RSR) Bridge Trail
Point Molate Trail
The Point Molate Bay trail is fully funded, and constructions expected to begin in 2021. This $6.5 million project is made possible by City and EBRPD funds augmented by the following grants:
– $2.2 million Prop. 68 Recreational Trails & Greenways grants
– $2.0 million Plan Bay Area Priority Conservation Area grants
– $0.9 million Recreational Trails Program grant
POINT MOLATE TO POINT SAN PABLO HARBOR
Chevron has committed to provide EBRPD a trail easement over its land between Point Molate and the City’s former Terminal 4 at Point San Pablo. Access over a rail corridor will be required between the Terminal 4 site and Point San Pablo Harbor.
Also see the Point San Pablo Peninsula / Point Molate website