Oakland/Berkeley(East Bay), CA

Bay Trail: San Leandro Marina to Hayward

This is one of the most continuous sections of shoreline along the Bay Trail. This is a prettier and less developed section of the Bay Trail than our Emeryville to Richmond route. Starting at San Leandro Marina, follow the Bay Trail south, for up to 7 miles to Hayward, at Rt. 92. Of course, the run can be shortened by turning around at any point. There are great views of the water, and salt marshes/sloughs. Most of the trail is right along the shoreline. Mainly unpaved and flat as a pancake!

A nice add-on, at the northern end of the trail in Marina Park, is the 1+ mile loop out to Faro Point.

One can continue south from Hayward, crossing a bike/pedestrian bridge over Rt. 92, along the Bay Trail, along the Eden Landing Ecological Preserve and into Coyote Hills Regional Park. Or, north toward the airport.

Bay Trail North of San Leandro
Essentials
  • 7 miles one-way. Faro Point loop is ~ 1 mile
  • Flat
  • Anywhere along trail; North terminus is San Leandro Marina; South Terminus is San Mateo Br.
  • BART runs along I-880, but car very helpful to get to the Bay Trail. Good parking