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Shoreline Hiking Trail – China Camp State Park

Shoreline Hiking Trail – China Camp State Park

Shoreline Hiking Trail – China Camp State Park

Location: San Rafael, CA
Difficulty: Moderate
Features: Hiking trails, horseback riding, bike friendly, bird watching, no dogs, wildlife observation

A part of the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the China Camp State Park is a state park of California. It is known for its hiking and mountain biking trails – one of these is the Shoreline Hiking Trail. The Shoreline Hiking Trail is an out and back trail that features stellar views of the San Pablo Bay. The trailhead starts at the parking area, near the entrance on the North San Pedro road. The trail ends at the intersection at Biscayne Drive.

About China Camp State Park. China Camp State Park is a California state park that surrounds a historic Chinese American shrimp fishing village and salt marsh. The park is located on the shore of the San Pablo Bay in San Rafael. Established in 1976, the 1,500 acre park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Moreover, the park is also part of the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine. Prior Chinese settlement, the area was inhabited by indigenous Coast Miwok people. To date, the park boasts a wide variety of outdoor activity options, such as overnight camping, paddle boarding, biking, and hiking. The area also serves as a good picnic ground.

Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) Appreciate the history of the area.

Trails may either be constructed for hiking purposes or may have a story behind it that is worth knowing about. Visit the locality’s website or information center on site to learn about the area.

2) Keep gear organized.

Often enough, it is hard getting everything inside your backpack. Organize your gear with a dry sack.

3) Everything is worth a shot.

Bring a camera.

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