July 28, 2009

Coyote Hills - Bike Ride

Thanks to some free time today I headed over to Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont. Coyote Hills is part of the East Bay Regional Park District. It is 978 acres of marshland and grass covered hills along the bay in Fremont. Its located on Patterson Ranch Road off of Paseo Padre Parkway. There's only a small brown sign to let you know its there. They have a visitor center, restrooms and picnic tables. There is a $5 entry fee. This is a park that I used to visit often, but must admit I have not been here at all in the last several years. I don't recommend it as a place to go hiking, but for going for a walk. Or as I did on this particular day, its a nice place to go for a bike ride. I rode 2 loops of the Bayview Trail. The Bayview Trail is a 3.5mile paved, easy loop around the hills starting right at the visitor center trailhead. This gives you some great views of the bay as you ride along. The major downsides of the park is that it gets extremely windy here, and sometimes you get some funky smells coming in off the bay. I hoped to post a bunch of pictures but I forgot my camera, and my cellphones camera wasn't up to the task. My plan is to return soon to ride the Alameda Creek Trail which connects to Coyote Hills.

Trail Map from the EBRPD Website