San Francisco Bay Shoreline Guide: A State Coastal Conservancy Book: Access Maps to the entire San Francisco Bay Trail, Second Edition

San Francisco Bay Shoreline Guide: A State Coastal Conservancy Book: Access Maps to the entire San Francisco Bay Trail, Second Edition

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San Francisco Bay Shoreline Guide: A State Coastal Conservancy Book: Access Maps to the entire San Francisco Bay Trail, Second Edition by State Coastal Conservancy

The second edition of the popular San Francisco Bay Shoreline Guide is the one essential book for anyone who wants to explore the remarkably diverse San Francisco Bay shoreline. Comprehensive, compact, user-friendly, and studded with full-color maps and illustrations, the Guide covers the more than 325 miles of the shoreline Bay Trail already open to the public, a corridor that will eventually encircle San Francisco and San Pablo Bays with a continuous 500-mile network of bicycling and hiking trails.

The Bay Trail offers access to commercial, industrial and residential neighborhoods; points of historic, natural and cultural interest; recreational areas like beaches, marinas, fishing piers, boat launches, and over 130 parks and wildlife preserves. It passes through highly urbanized areas like downtown San Francisco as well as remote natural areas like the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The Bay Trail consists of paved multi-use paths, dirt trails, bike lanes, and sidewalks. The Guide includes natural, cultural, and historic features that reveal the Bay Area's rich multicultural heritage. It also highlights the various ecosystems that coexist along this unique urban shoreline. Common plant and animal species are illustrated and described for easy identification. Icons indicate sites suitable for various activities: boating, fishing, biking, hiking, birdwatching, picnicking, and wheelchair riding. A reference section contains public transit information, names of Bay-related organizations, and many useful phone numbers.

Access Maps to the entire San Francisco Bay Trail , including:











Kite flying



Nature centers





Places to take children




Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520274365
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/31/2012
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,229,156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Guide and San Francisco Bay 2

How to Use This Book 11

San Francisco 14

Fort Point to Aquatic Park 16

Fisherman's Wharf to Mission Bay 22

China Basin to Candlestick Point 28

North San Mateo 31

Sierra Point Parkway to SamTrans Peninsula 33

Bayfront Park to Shoreline Park 39

South San Mateo 43

Foster City to Bair Island 45

Port of Redwood City to Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge 49

South Bay 53

Dumbarton Bridge and Piers to Moffett Field 56

Sunnyvale Baylands Park to Newark Slough 68

Fremont/Hayward 73

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge to Coyote Hills Regional Park 75

Alameda Creek to Hayward Regional Shoreline 81

San Lorenzo/San Leandro 85

Marina Park to Bay Farm Island 87

Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline to Robert Crown Memorial State Beach 90

Common Plants and Plant Communities 96

High Spot Geology 98

Oakland/Berkeley 99

North Alameda and Oakland 101

Emeryville and Berkeley to Point Isabel 111

Indigenous People 118

Richmond/San Pablo 120

Point Isabel's Northern Shoreline to Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline 122

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to Point Pinole 129

Northeast Bay 137

Pinole Shores Regional Park to San Pablo Bay Regional Trail 140

The Carquinez Strait-Crockett to Martinez 144

Benicia to Vallejo 150

Aliens in the Bay 156

Guide to Ships and Boats 158

Napa/Sonoma 159

Napa Valley 162

Sonoma Valley 167

Wetland Restoration Around the Bay 170

Petaluma/Novato 172

Petaluma/Novato 174

North Marin 179

Hamilton Field to Santa Venetia 181

Point San Pedro to San Rafael Creek 184

How to Care for the Bay 188

South Marin 190

Corte Madera and Larkspur 192

Tiburon Peninsula 195

Richardson Bay 198

Strawberry Point 200

Mill Valley 201

Sausalito Waterfront 203

Fort Baker 206

Acknowledgments 209

References/Resources 211

Illustration Credits 219

Index 223

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"Should be on any California road-tripper's reading list . . . sure to delight.—Earth Magazine

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