Pt Pinole Regional Shoreline:
This 2300 acre park on the western shore of Pinole, was acquired in 1973 from Bethlehem Steel who acquired it from Atlas Powder Company, it's original owner for almost 100 years. It features 12 miles of trails with excellent views of the bay and abundant bird life, a marsh, numerous picnic tables and a 1200' fishing pier. The ecology is mostly grasslands and Eucalyptus forests.

Dotson Marsh Dotson is the southern marsh section of Point Pinole Park. It became a park in 2008 and a few years later was renamed the Dotson Family Park in honor of a local family that fought development. There are about 3.5 miles of trails on 200 acres leading north up to the Point Pinole Park.

Directions, Pt. Pinole: From Highway 80, take the Richmond Parkway west to Giant Highway. Go right on Giant to the park entrance on the left. The parking lot is at the end, and the park entrance is over the railroad bridge.

Directions, Dotson: Take Richmond Parkway to Goodrick Road. Go north on Goodrick to the end.
Parking lot coordinates: 37.97927, -122.36502

Link: to park & trail map here
Location map: here
$3 on weekends for parking. 

Trail Links:
Bay View & Marsh Trails
     Feb. 12, 2009  Pt. Pinole
Feb. 4, 2010 Pt. Pinole
     Sept 6, 2018 Dotson











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