SF Bay Trail-Point Potrero

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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This beautiful ride hugs the scenic shoreline along the SF Bay Trail from Berkeley out to Emeryville Marina, Cesar Chavez Park, Point Isabel, Marina Bay, Point Richmond and Point Potrero.

Begin the ride at the south end of Aquatic Park at the end of Bolivar Dr in Berkeley.

Cross over I-80 on the Bike/Ped Bridge to the SF Bay Trail and head south on the SF Bay Trail towards Emeryville.

Ride out along Powell St to its ends at Marina Park/Emeryville Marina and the pier. Enjoy the views!

Reverse route back towards Berkeley.

Turn left on University Ave to Marina Blvd and take the Multi-use path off the road for a scenic jaunt around Cesar Chavez Park.

Continue on the Multi-use path that runs behind the Double Tree by Hilton and take Marina Blvd back to the SF Bay Trail Spur along University Ave.

Head north on the SF Bay Trail to Gilman St and Buchanan St Extension for the climb up to Golden Gate Fields’ (GGF) upper parking lot.

At the bottom of hill, cut through the lower parking lot of GGF onto Buchanan St and continue on the SF Bay Trail towards the Richmond Costco on Central Ave.

The SF Bay Trail continues around the EBMUD Treatment Plant to Pt Isabel Doggie Park.

Stay on the SF Bay Trail through the marshes and wetlands along the Richmond Inner Harbor.

Stay on the SF Bay Trail and wind your way along the edge of Marina Bay to the Richmond Marina.

The trail weaves its way around Salute Restaurant to Marina Bay Yacht Harbor and the Craneway Pavillion at Ford Point.

Exit the trail on Harbour Way and take Hoffman Blvd to Cutting Blvd into Pt Richmond for a lunch stop at Little Louie’s.

Exit Little Louie’s and roll through the Ferry Point tunnel to Dornan Dr and out along the residential development at Brickyard Cove.

The out and back on Sandpiper Spit offers a view of the beautiful waterfront homes.

The extension of the Ferry Point Loop Trail is a wonderful way to bypass the steep climb on Seacliff Dr to Pt Potrero.

Stay on the Ferry Point/Shipyard 3 Trail and make your way out to see the Red Oak Victory and the Whirley Crane.

Ride around the old deco style warehouse before getting back on the Ferry Point/Shipyard 3 Trail.

Exit Potrero Point and go pass the colorful boxcars along Canal Blvd.

Reverse your way back along the city streets towards Ford Point and take Hall Ave back to the SF Bay Trail.

Cut across Marina Park and head east along the multi-use path through the Marina Bay Community homes.

The path re-connects with the SF Bay Trail for the return towards Point Isabel. Stay straight on the SF Bay Trail along Rydin Rd and cross Central Ave to get back onto the trail.

The climb up and over to the upper parking lot at GGF takes you back along the SF Bay Trail to the Bike/Ped Bridge at Aquatic Park.

This leisurely flat ride offers expansive views of San Francisco Bay along the shoreline from Emeryville all the way out to Pt Richmond!

Garmin Stats:
37.51 Miles with 381′ of elevation gain
Max elevation: 86′
Max grade: 5%
Terrain: Flat with climbs up the back side of Golden Gate Fields

Weather: Cool morning with afternoon sun. Temps ranged from the high 50’s to the mid 70’s with NW winds.


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