Our wetlands are an important stop on the Pacific Flyway, a major bird migration route. Stroll with docent Laurel Stell to learn why birds migrate, why they stop along the San Francisco Bay, and to spot the birds in action. Trail is easy and level. All ages and abilities welcome. Meet at the SF2 trail parking area on the west side of the Dumbarton Bridge.
Driving Directions: The trailhead is located in the west of the Dumbarton Bridge, on the south side of Highway 84. From the East Bay: Cross the Dumbarton Bridge and exit at the Ravenswood Unit sign near the PG&E substation. Drive the frontage road east and under the bridge and back west. Parking is to your right. From the West (Menlo Park): drive Highway 84 toward the Dumbarton Bridge, exit at the Ravenswood Unit sign and drive east on the frontage road. Parking is to your left.
Questions? Call Hope 408-262-5513 ext.104
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SF2 trail parking area on the west side of the Dumbarton Bridge
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge - Alviso
Containing almost 30,000 acres of estuarine habitat, uplands, open water, mudflats, salt ponds, and salt marshes, including much of southern San Francisco Bay, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for many wildlife. Its purpose is to protect wildlife habitat for endangered species and migratory birds, and to offer opportunities for nature study. The refuge has two main facilities - an Environmental Education Center in Alviso and a Visitor Contact Station in Fremont. The EEC in Alviso is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m and the Visitor Contact Station is open Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Both are closed on all federal holidays.
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex and is administered by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.