Bay Area Hikes: The Berkeley Marina

Next up in our series on Bay Area Hikes is César Chávez Park, at the Berkeley Marina. “Hike” is a bit of a misnomer here, because there aren’t very many steep inclines at this park (and by “not very many,” I mean “none at all”). Nonetheless, it is a lovely place to get a good walk in.

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The park is situated alongside the bay, affording stunning views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from almost every angle as you follow the paths that ribbon along the edge of the water, and into the foothills.

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One of my favorite aspects of the marina is that the colors change dramatically with the time of day and season. I visit frequently and have had the honor of enjoying the landscape in green

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orange

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purple

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and blue.

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In the summer, locals take advantage of the foothills for picnics, and flying kites.

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I, of course, always appreciate the scent of wildflowers and fennel, mixed with fog.

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Where are you walking these days? Hope you have a great weekend!

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