Sunday November 9th, 2008
|Address:|| ||37.432528, -122.088243|
|Lat / Long:|| ||37.43, -122.08|
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|Area:|| ||San Francisco|
|Trail:|| ||Shoreline at Mountain View|
||4.89Km (3.04 miles )|
| ||Fees:||No parking or entrance fees.|
| ||Notes:||"Shoreline at Mountain View (that is the somewhat snobbish but official name) is Paved path around the lakemore than a park, it's a recreation extravaganza, with a golf course, restaurants, a boating lake, kite flying field, and miles of trails. All the facilities are well used, but most people seem to show up at Shoreline for a walk or run. You'll see seniors and young moms, high school runners, and tech folks on their lunch hours, taking advantage of the flat paved and dirt paths around the lake and bay.|
A string of parks and preserves allows hikers to explore the bay to the north and south, with Shoreline as a logical staging area. The Bay Trail ties together Mountain View's Shoreline with Palo Alto's Baylands, and when new segments are completed the trail will reach Sunnyvale's Baylands. Hikers can stick to the Bay Trail, which runs rather uncomfortably close to the highway at times, or can choose to walk along the levee trails which stretch out to meet the bay. "