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Review of Point Pinole

Point Pinole
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Point Pinole is one of the most peaceful places I've ever visited. My girlfriend and I took our bikes to enjoy the scenery. The San Pablo Bay views are great and tranquil.

You can fish on the pier, bike, cook out with the family, or ride horseback. This is awesome in the sense that you feel like you're in another place when really your just a few miles from civilization lol.

Visited July 2013
Thank Maddindividual
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Richmond, CA
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49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great hikes and views”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Walked through this park today. It is a wonderful place to hike, and usually not very hot. Has a popular fishing pier and good signs about the history of this park land.

Visited April 2012
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Oakland, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Easy Hike with a Panoramic Vista of San Pablo Bay”
Reviewed May 16, 2010

Great walk around Point Pinole yesterday with our two dogs - We are pretty new to the area (moved here a year ago) and we'd not been there before. It was a little disappointing to have to pay for parking but what a gorgeous place and it certainly deserves the public to chip in for maintenance. We saw almost no litter on our two hour walk around and to the Point where the fishing wharf is. Lots of hawks soaring overhead so I kept my tiny dog close by - and lots of other kinds of birds, red winged blackbirds, swallows and others we could nto identify - a real bird watchers dream. There were few people on the trails for a beautiful Saturday and though cool when we arrived, the sun allowed us to doff our sweatshirts - all in all, it was a great place to hike with dogs - no horses out that day - highly recommend it for an outing with kids (there is a playground not far from the parking lot - plus what looked like a barbeque space that can be reserved for a party. Mostly wild land with shoreline and wooded paths through eucalyptus groves which of course were intensely sweet smelling.

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Berkeley, CA
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pinole Pt pier had a fantastic view. Yummy berries at bus stop back.”
Reviewed July 6, 2004

Visited Pinole Point park last Saturday with a friend. It cost $4 to park. Instead of walking, we took the shuttle bus to the point and walked out the pier. There were several groups of people fishing on the pier. Wind was blowing something fierce, but the view was terrific. Bring a map of the whole bay so that you can identify distant landmarks. The park ranger told us that there were berries in the park so we brought plastic bags. At the bus stop, while waiting for the bus back, we collected a couple of pints of blackberries. According to the ranger, the berries will be ripe there for the next 6 weeks.

The park has trails for walking and running, play areas for children, and dogs and horses are allowed.

The park is a gem. We saw very few other park users that day.

1 Thank SRNBerkeley_CA
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