Richmond now has 34 miles of Bay Trail in place. According to a January 2018 report from TRAC, Trails for Richmond Action Committee, the 34 miles represent nearly 10% of the 355 miles completed of the planned 500-mile walking and cycling path along the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.

Great Blue Herons & Gadwall Mallards Photo/Alan Jensen

Here are some highlights of their progress report:

  • For the first time, residents of neighborhoods such as North Richmond and Hilltop can walk and bike the Bay Trail to Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.
    • East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) completed two projects and now the Bay Trail links Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Landfill Loop and Wildcat Creek trails with the Plunge, Hilltop, North Richmond, Iron Triangle, Atchison Village and Point Richmond neighborhoods.
  • At Pt. Molate construction is underway on 1.16 mi. of Bay Trail between Castro St. & Stenmark Drive. According to the report, EBRPD completed a 65% preliminary design to extend the Point Molate Bay Trail 2.5 miles from the RSR Bridge to the northern border of the City’s Point Molate property, including a mile of Bay Trail on a shoreline easement donated by Chevron and 1.5 miles on City property.
  • Plans to extend the Bay Trail across the Richmond San Rafael Bridge are getting closer to fruition, which is quite a