2. LaRiviere Marsh Trail -Fremont

Overview Map Highlighting Fremont Headquarter Trails

0.7 miles one way

Amenities and Uses
Parking, restrooms and drinking water near visitor center, hiking. No pets. No bicycles.

Trail Surface
Compacted, mostly flat dirt levee with wooden boardwalk.

Wildlife and historic salt pond structures viewing. Trail leads through tidal salt marsh, restored from a commercial salt crystallizer bed. This trail is probably the best place on the refuge to view the endangered Ridgway’s rail as it comes out at low tide to feed in the muddy slough channels.

Connections to Other Trails
Easily connects to Harrier Spur Trail to Tidelands Trail and Newark Slough Trail. Connects to Marshlands Rd., the paved portion of the Bay Trail that goes over the Dumbarton Bridge. Easily connects to the Quarry Trail which leads to the Apay Trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Directions to Trailhead
From HWY 84 on the east side of the Dumbarton Bridge in Fremont, take the Thornton Ave. exit. Drive 0.6 miles south on Thornton Ave. and turn right onto Marshlands Rd. Turn right at the first parking lot.

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Tidelands and LaRiviere Marsh Trail Map