New Year at Coyote Hills: 6.7 Mi Easy Hike
January 4, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
A New Year Tradition, first Saturday in January join us with a lovely way to start off the New Year.
In the East Bay Regional Park District’s. Coyote Hills Regional Park is comprised of 1,266 acres of marshland and rolling grassland covered hills, located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, northwest of the cities of Fremont and Newark. This hike will allow you to explore the through the Marsh Enjoying the variety of water fowl and other creatures, then we will enjoy a nice climb to the peak and enjoy spectacular views of the bay and the peninsula.
Hike Route: Starting point, Quarry Staging Area, We cross over to the other side of the road and (Bayview Trail) and take Muskrat Trail straight, at the first junction (marsh in front) go Right staying on Muskrat Trail, at the second junction continue Left on Muskrat Trail, at the ‘T’ junction go Right onto the D.U.S.T Trail, cross Left over Alameda Creek, and continue Left on the paved path on Alameda Creek Trail, then Left uphill on Red Hill Trail, up several hills arrive at the Rock outcrop at the top (break and group photos) after continue down and up on Red Hill Trail, arrive at last hill, go along the back side facing the bay, take single track Red Hill Trail meandering down the side of the hill, then go Right on Bayview Trail along the water, Right on Nike Trail between the hills, Right on Bayview Trail, at the Visitor’s Center, go Right through the Yellow swing gate onto Quail Trail, then go Left on Bayview Trail and then return back to Quarry Staging Area at approximately 3:00pm.
Level: Easy plus / Moderate
Total Distance: 6.7 Miles loop
Hiking Time: 3.5 hours
Elevation: 500 – 700 feet
Parking fee: Fee Parking Lot
Official Trail Use: Fee for Leashed Dogs allowed, Restrooms and water available.
GPS Coordinates for Trailhead:
Latitude: 37°33’05.9″N Longitude: W -122°05’08.0″W
Meeting Point: Quarry Staging Area, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont, CA 94555
Directions: The Park’s main entrance is at the west end of Patterson Ranch Road/Commerce Drive in Fremont. From I-880, take Highway 84 west, exit at Paseo Padre Parkway, turn right, and drive north about one mile. Turn left on Patterson Ranch Road. This is the park’s entrance road and will take you to Quarry Staging Area.
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