Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline – 4 miles, easy

Popular with locals, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline offers great views of the San Pablo Bay. The park once housed explosive manufacturers, was considered for NASA Mission Control Center, and was eventually acquired by the East Bay Regional Park District. Remains of its sordid history are still visible; foundations, magazines, and piers provide clues to this once noisy landscape. This 4-mile loop guided us around the outer edges of the park. Eucalyptus trees lined much of the trails and provided a stunning foreground to the vivid colors of the sunrise.

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I loved the sunburst behind the tree and the colors it brought out in the grass.

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It was a cloudy morning on the bay but the clouds played well with the rising sun.

The park has many picnic areas and benches and more are being added. This would be a great place to cool off during one of East Bay’s dreaded heat waves.

california; east bay; east bay regional parks; point pinole regional shoreline Remanants of the days when Point Pinole housed private industry.

Remanants of the days when Point Pinole housed private industry.

california; east bay; east bay regional parks; point pinole regional shoreline This pier is a popular fishing spot, no fishing license required to fish from the pier.

This pier is a popular fishing spot, no fishing license required to fish from the pier.

There is a shuttle that runs from the parking area to picnic areas and the pier. Check with the Park District for schedules.

Parking fees are collected on weekends and major holidays April though October.

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For more information and adventure ideas in the area, please visit our page: East Bay Regional Park District