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Phone Number: (510) 562-PARK
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Silence, spectacular bay views, and beautiful meadow and forest trails

This large park is a paradise for walkers, bikers, picnickers and fishers, tucked out of the way against the San Francisco Bay in a semi-hidden location in Pinole. A large picnic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This large park is a paradise for walkers, bikers, picnickers and fishers, tucked out of the way against the San Francisco Bay in a semi-hidden location in Pinole. A large picnic area with play structures is near the park entrance, although you have to walk some distance to reach it from the parking lot. After that, the point is usually... More 

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Richmond, California
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I just discovered Point Pinole for myself. It is a really lovely park with some awesome views of the bay. It is home to an old munitions factory so there's strange little paths and odd little hobbit like hills. There is also are a really nice pier that looks out onto the ultra cool oyster bed created by local environmental... More 

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Thank Jane G
Martinez, California, United States
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343 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

It's pretty enough, considering that industry and commercial operations are in the distance from most views. There is a combination of trails along the waterside and through the groves of eucalyptus and poison oak. The entire park is fairly level, with less than 100 ft of relief, and all the trail grades are quite shallow. Some trails are narrow and... More 

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Richmond, California
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Point Pinole is not the easiest place to find, but it is well worth small parking fee. A short walk away from the parking lot, the entrance of the park opens to a vista of well spaced out picnic tables and trees. Several trails in addition to the main road go out from there, and you can choose to walk... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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81 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Bought a lunch and headed to the park. Walked a bit and found a great spot for our picnic. Couldn't see the bay, but we were surrounded by trees with washrooms and a fountain close by. Afterwards, we walked out to the point and spent quite a bit of time on the pier. The wind shelters were put up for... More 

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Thank Mitsuo F
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful park. Walk to fishing pier. Trail by bay or walk through forest. Well maintained recreation area, picnic area, beautiful!

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Thank Sararm14
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you go during the week, it's rarely crowded so one can traverse the trails in peace. Not super big, there are trails that wind through trees, fields and along the San Pablo bay waterfront; there is a shuttle that transports people to and from a fishing pier. There are informative/educational signs about the flora/fauna that thrive in the area.... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This regional park is a gem, and also a historical place here in the SF Bay Area. All the trails for hiking, biking and just plain exploring are well marked, paved and a lot of fun when exercising. It's also a place to picnic, bring your dog for walks, as well as numerous photo ops too. It's also a nice... More 

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Thank Mike M
Oakland, California
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 3pm on a windy weekend day. Ended up walking about 4 miles in this park -- we walked the coastline to the pier and down the paved 'trail' back. Great views of SF bay, San Pablo bay and parts between. Remember to bring layers - on a sunny day, we here happy to have wind breakers over... More 

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San Francisco, Ca USA
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

With top rated schools, reasonable real estate and rentals, please don't come to Pinole. While it's only a half hour to SF (if you leave early enough), with lots of restaurants and a big mall (HIlltop Mall), we are fully 10 minutes from BART! If everyone comes to Pinole, before you know it, our costs will skyrocket. We won't be... More 

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