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A large park with varied terrain - nothing strep, but hilly - forest, meadow and Bay views - great for biking, even a fishing pier. And very underused.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Jay C
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A large park with varied terrain - nothing strep, but hilly - forest, meadow and Bay views - great for biking, even a fishing pier. And very underused.

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Thank Jay C
Richmond, California
2 reviews
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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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Thank cdmann237
Richmond, California
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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384 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
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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Thank Cameron M
Richmond, California
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank aoiffa
Vernon, Canada
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98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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