Hayward Regional Shoreline

Once a salt marsh in the traditional territory of the Ohlone and Chochenyo, Hayward Regional Shoreline offers five miles of trails, and hosts more than 200 species of migrating and native birds annually. Comprising 1,815 acres, it opened to the public in 1980, and is administered by the East Bay Regional Park District.

The 10 Essentials

ACTIVITIES:

  • bird-watching
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • picnicking
  • trail running

HIGHLIGHTS:

~5 miles of well-graded easy trails open to bicycles and pedestrians

Access to the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

Fantastic bird-watching opportunities

Amazing sunsets over the San Francisco Bay

HABITAT:

Tidal and freshwater marshes and wetlands at sea level.

AVAILABILITY:

Open year-round; day-use only. Check park website or call for current open hours.

AMENITIES:

2 free parking / staging areas
Vault toilets
Drinking fountains
Benches and interpretive panels

PERMITS / FEES:

No permits required
No fees!

SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS:

The Shoreline is part of the Audubon Society San Francisco Bay – South Important Bird Area

The main trail is part of the 500-mile proposed San Francisco Bay Trail

ACCESSIBILITY:

Kid-friendly
Dogs are allowed, on leash, north of the Winton Ave. staging area
ADA: Parking available at both staging areas. Facilities are accessible. Almost all trails are flat hard-packed dirt and/or gravel.
Transit: Alameda County #86 at Winton Ave & Cabot Blvd (0.7 mile)

NEAREST SERVICES:

San Lorenzo is the nearest full-service city.

HEADS-UP!

Due to the heavy abundance of nesting birds and native vegetation, PLEASE stay on trail, and keep dogs leashed.

Flora & Fauna

More than 200 bird species are found at Hayward Seashore annually, and it is one of the most abundant areas of natural vegetation on the continent. In addition to the typical species found in this habitat, you may also see:

  • California least tern (ENDANGERED)
  • California clapper rail (ENDANGERED)
  • Seaside heliotrope
  • Western sandpiper
  • Western marsh rosemary
  • Douglas / salt marsh baccharis
  • Marsh gumplant
  • Little blue heron
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