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Click on the first letter of the birding spot you want to locate.

This list was originally compiled by Larry Tunstall, to whom we are grateful. It was originally intended to be more than a birding resource, rather, a resource for all public places in the East Bay. Hence you will find schools listed and a million other things where birding is not a primary reason for visiting. Nevertheless, we think this is a good birding resource.     

This list was last maintained by Patrick King. He took Larry's original list from 1998 and reduced some of the content. What he didn't do is update any addresses and phone numbers that have changed. Therefore, use any of these details at your own risk.

For birding, the primary use of this index is probably to locate obscure references that birders use to identify places. When first starting birding, they are often perplexed by birding alerts for places like "Franks Dump" and "Mount Trashmore." They were not on many maps.

But the list is really much more than that. All of the trails, cricks, sloughs, fire roads, ponds, points, and peaks then referenced are listed here. If, for example, a Yellow Warbler is known to be singing on Upper Packrat Trail in Tilden Regional Park, you can use this resource to find that trail or that park.

Over time the list will go through some further revisions. The references to Thomas Guides will be removed and the list will probably be further reduced. We are considering removing all of the "bricks and mortar" references, and welcome any comments and suggestions along these lines. Remember that it was intended to be more than a birding resource.

[Text as originally published by Mt. Diablo Audubon Society in the late 1900s]

A A Moore Memorial Grove
Located on south slope of Mission Peak in Mission Peak Regional Preserve. Access via Grove Trail. A A Moore had a ranch here.

Abbey, The
Home built in 1886 by Joaquin Miller for himself and his wife Abbie on his land "The Hights" in the Oakland hills, now Joaquin Miller Park. Abbie lived there until her death in 1939. The house is preserved as a Historical Landmark.

Abraham Braxton Park
Richmond city park at Plaza Cir & Plaza Way.

Abrigo Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Abrigo Valley Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.
Birding by Richmond, p. 23.

Acacia
Picnic site in Tilden Regional Park on Lake Anza Rd.

Acalanes High School
Public high school in Lafayette.
1200 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette CA 94549.  Tel: (925) 935-2600.

Acalanes Open Space
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  K-4,5 (as "Acalanes Ridge Recreation Area").
Walnut Creek city open space above intersection of Hwy 680 & Hwy 24, with various trail access points. Short hikes with sweeping vistas of Mt. Diablo.

Acorn Flat
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-5.
Small level area at about 1420 ft elevation on ridge southwest of Moses Rock Ridge.
Access by Burma Rd.

Adams Middle School
Public middle school in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County north of El Cerrito.
5000 Patterson Cir, Richmond CA 94805.  Tel: (510) 235-5464.   http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/adams/index
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Adams Park
Oakland city park at Grand Ave & Harrison St (north of Grand Ave). The Veterans Memorial Building (built in 1928) is located in this park.

Adams Point
High land between the two arms of San Antonio Slough, owned by Edson Adams (one of the three founders of Oakland). Boat landings usable at high tide made this tree-covered knoll a popular picnic spot for boaters from all over the Bay Area. Adams never did build on the site, and it became an unofficial public park. In 1909 the city of Oakland purchased it from Adams and created Lakeside Park.

Addams
See Jane Addams Pre-School.

Adeline Street Park
Small Berkeley city park near spot where BART tracks go underground at Adeline St & 62nd St.

Adobe Center
20395 San Miguel Ave, Castro Valley CA 94546.
Art studios, art gallery, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Adobe Park
Pleasanton city park at Foothill Rd & Old Foothill Rd.

Advent Christian School
Private school in unincorporated Alameda_County south of Livermore.
2828 Marina Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 447-6269.

Aeolian Yacht Club
Bay Farm Island Bridge, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 523-2586.

African American Museum & Library
5606 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA 94608.  Tel: (510) 597-5053.

Agua Caliente Creek
See Arroyo Agua Caliente.

Agua Fria Creek
See Arroyo Agua Fria.

Agua Vista
Reservable picnic site in Del Valle Regional Park.

Airport Channel
Channel navigable for small boats, extending from San Leandro Bay for some distance southsoutheast along Doolittle Dr.

Aitken
See Kenneth C Aitken Senior and Community Center.

Alameda Adult School
Public adult school in Alameda.
2250 Central Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 522-3858.

Alameda County Fairgrounds
Located at Pleasanton Ave & Rose Ave in Pleasanton.  Tel: (925) 426-7600.

Alameda Creek
DeLorme Northern California  Originates in northeastern Santa Clara County and flows generally northwestward through Sunol Regional Wilderness, then west through Niles Canyon, between Fremont and Union City, and into San Francisco Bay. A large portion of its water is taken south of Sunol Wilderness through the Alameda Diversion Tunnel into Calaveras Reservoir and used by the San Francisco Water Department. The creek below Niles Canyon was extensively modified (widened, straightened, and enclosed between banks) by the US Army Corps of Engineers, a job finished in 1972. An older channel of the creek also remains, extending through Union City and out into the bay from Alvarado Large rubber dams in the creek channel in Fremont divert water into percolation ponds to refresh the groundwater supply. See Alameda County Water District.

Alameda Creek Quarries Regional Recreation Area
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-5.  Most of this area in northern Fremont is still under development, but some facilities for fishing and model boat sailing are open. It includes a number of former salt evaporation ponds and gravel pits linked to Alameda Creek.
East Bay Regional Park District.
Birding by Richmond, pp. 9-10.

Alameda Creek Regional Trail
A 12-mile trail along Alameda Creek from the bayshore in Coyote Hills Regional Park to the hills in Fremont.
The mostly unpaved trail on the north bank of the creek is used mainly by equestrians, while hikers, bicyclists and joggers tend to use the paved trail on the south bank of the creek.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/alameda.htm
Birding by Richmond, pp. 9-10.

Alameda Diversion Tunnel
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-7. 
Carries water from a diversion dam on Alameda Creek south of Sunol Regional Wilderness into Calaveras Reservoir. Part of the San Francisco Water Department system.

Alameda Gateway Ferry Terminal
Alameda terminal for the Alameda-Oakland Ferry, with connections to San Francisco and Angel Island.
On Main St at the entrance to the former US Naval Air Station at Alameda.

Alameda Grove
Reservable picnic site in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Alameda Harbor
The body of water between Alameda and Coast Guard Island, originally part of Brooklyn Basin.

Alameda High School
2201 Encinal Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 337-7022.

Alameda Marina
Near the southeastern end of Alameda Harbor.
1815 Clement Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 521-1133.

Alameda Memorial State and Regional Beaches
Name given in 1967 to beaches on southwest shore of Alameda, including the former Neptune Beach, which had become a State Park in 1959. Later renamed as Crown Memorial State Beach.

Alameda Naval Air Station
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3. 
Built on landfill in San Francisco Bay, completed in 1940. For decades it was headquarters for Fleet Air Pacific, aircraft carrier-based units, and seaplanes, with extensive facilities for aircraft maintenance and repair as well as naval air supply. Main gate at the north end of Main St in Alameda. In 1993, it was ordered shut down as part of the government base-closure program. The Navy was scheduled to begin turning property over to the city of Alameda in January of 1997, but environmental problems have delayed the process. As of May 1998, transfer of property is expected to begin in January 1999. Plans for civilian use of the property are still being completed.
(Alameda city website on base closure)
http://home.earthlink.net/~clearh2orev/ wecc (citizens group dealing with pollution and other problems)

Alameda Park
Alameda city park near Central Ave & Lincoln Ave.

Alamo Canal
Carries water from Alamo Creek and Dublin Creek south through Pleasanton along Hwy 680 into Arroyo Del Valle.

Alamo Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  BC-6.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  JK-9.
Flows from south slope of Oyster Point in Mt. Diablo State Park generally southward through San Ramon into Alamo Canal in Pleasanton. See also West Branch Alamo Creek.

Alamo Oaks
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6. 
Unincorporated town (housing development?) in Contra Costa County just west of Oakhill Park, forming indentation in north boundary of Danville.
Access on Oak Smith Rd from Stone Valley Rd.

Alamo Plaza
Shopping center at Stone Valley Rd & Danville Blvd in Alamo.  Tel: (925) 947-6633.

Alamo Ridge
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  D-7.
Ridge forming south side of Stone Valley, southeast of Alamo.

Alamo School
Public elementary (K-5) school in Alamo.
100 Wilson Rd, Alamo CA 94507.  Tel: (925) 938-0448.   http://www.aes.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Alamo Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Alaska Basin
A small body of water extending from Oakland Inner Harbor into Alameda, just west of Fortmann Basin. Used for dock facilities of Encinal Terminal. Name comes from the fact that the Alaska salmon fleet long wintered here and in Fortmann Basin.

Albany Bulb
See The Bulb.

Albany Crescent
The bayshore between Point Isabel and The Bulb. Note that Cerrito Creek (currently marked by an accumulation of tires, shopping carts, and other junk) is the dividing line between Contra Costa County and Alameda County. The completion of segments of the Bay Trail and Eastshore State Park has this area in a state of constant change in 1999. Probably the best viewing spot right now is from Buchanan St at the north end of the parking lots for Golden Gate Fields, just before or just after a high tide. Eventually there will be a trail all along the shore here to facilitate birding in both counties.

Albany High School
Public high school in Albany.
603 Key Route Blvd, Albany CA 94706.  Tel: (510) 559-6550.   http://www.citynight.com/~ahs/
Main building demolished in 1998 and being replaced.
Albany Unified School District.

Albany Hill
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3.
Isolated hill just inland from the shore of San Francisco Bay in western Albany.
Elevation about 300 ft.
Friends of Albany Hill:   http://www.imaja.com/ change/environment/albanyca/albanyca

Albany Hill Park
Albany city park at north end of Albany Hill.
Trails in oak woodlands up the hill most easily accessed from north end of Madison St or Jackson St on the hill.

Albany Middle School
Public middle school in Albany.
1000 Jackson St, Albany CA 94706.  Tel: (510) 559-6540.
Albany Unified School District.

Albany Mudflats
Shallow San Francisco Bay cove just north of Golden Gate Fields racetrack parking lots in Albany, at low tide forming mudflats noted for good winter shorebird viewing. Access from the west end of Buchanan St.

Albrae
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-6. 
One-time station on the South Pacific Coast Railroad near west end of present Auto Mall Pky in Fremont.

Al Caffodio Park
Park in Livermore at Chippewa Way & Shawnee Rd.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Alder Creek
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-6.
Flows from southeast slope of Meridian Flat on Mt. Diablo southeast into Curry Canyon.

Alder Creek Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-6.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park extending from Meridian Flat along ridge north of Alder Creek to Frog Pond Rd.

Alders
Reservable picnic site in Tilden Regional Park.

Alexander Park
At Pomona St & Rolph Ave in Crockett.

Alhambra
See also Lake Alhambra.

Alhambra Cemetery
On Carquinez Scenic Dr just west of Martinez.

Alhambra Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  J-2.
Flows from Briones Regional Park into Carquinez Strait at Martinez Regional Shoreline.
Friends of Alhambra Creek:   http://www.museumca.org/creeks/org. html#alhambra
Originally called el Hambre ("Hunger"). The name was later "prettified" to refer to the Moorish palace in Granada.

Alhambra Creek Staging Area
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  J-2,3 (as "Alhambra Valley Staging Area").
Entrance to Briones Regional Park.  Picnic tables, restrooms, water, parking lot.
Off Reliez Valley Rd not far east of the intersection with Alhambra Valley Rd.

Alhambra Creek Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  J-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Alhambra High School
Public high school in Martinez.
150 E St, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 313-0440.   http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/martinez/ahs /index.htm
Martinez Unified School District.

Alhambra Valley
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  J-2.
The valley of Alhambra Creek south from Martinez into the north end of Briones Regional Park.
The wide lower valley of Arroyo del Hambre Creek is often also considered a part of Alhambra Valley.
The name is also applied to the unincorporated neighborhood just south of the Martinez city limits along Alhambra Valley Rd.
Originally Cañada del Hambre ("Hunger Valley").

Alhambra Valley Road
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-4. 
East Bay Northern Trail Map  DE-2.
Extension of Pinole Valley Rd going east from Hwy 80 (name changes at eastern boundary of Pinole), running north of Briones Regional Park, then turning north to end at Alhambra Ave not far south of Hwy 4 south of Martinez.

Alhambra Valley Staging Area
See Alhambra Creek Staging Area.

Alisal School
Public elementary school in Pleasanton.
1454 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-9751.
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Allendale Recreation Center
Oakland city recreation center at 3711 Suter St.  Tel: (510) 535-5635.

Allendale Year Round School
Public elementary school in Oakland.
3670 Penniman Ave, Oakland CA 94619.  Tel: (510) 879-1010.

Allison
See Mount Allison.

Almond Avenue Elementary School
Public elementary school in Livermore.
1401 Almond Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-3350.   http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Almond/almond
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Almond Elementary School
See Almond Avenue Elementary School.

Almond Park
Park in Livermore on Almond Ave between Edgewood Way and Almond Cir.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Almondridge Park
At Almondridge Dr & Almond Tree Ct in Antioch.

Altamont
Tiny town near Altamont Pass on Altamont Pass Rd.

Altamont Creek
Flows from near Altamont Pass westward through Livermore and into Arroyo Las Positas near Hwy 580.

Altamont Pass
Route over the hills between Livermore and Tracy in the Central Valley. Once applied to the high point on Altamont Pass Rd (near the "town" of Altamont), but now applied to the high point on Hwy 580.

Altamont Speedway
Automobile racetrack near the intersection of Hwy 580 & Hwy 205 in western San Joaquin County at the eastern end of Altamont Pass. Famous as the site of the 1969 free Rolling Stones concert at which a murder was widely regarded as marking "the end of the '60s," or "the day the music died."

Alvarado Area
Northwest portion of Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.
See Alvarado Park.

Alvarado Elementary School
Public elementary school (K-4) in Union City.
31100 Fredi St, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 471-1039.   
New Haven Unified School District.

Alvarado Middle School
Public middle school (5-8) in Union City.
31604 Alvarado Blvd, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 489-0700.
New Haven Unified School District.

Alvarado Park
(1) East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  A-3.
Created as a private park in 1909, a Richmond city park from 1923 through 1985, and now the Alvarado Area of Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.
The open-air pavilion and dance platform (later a roller rink) are gone, but extensive stone masonry remains in a unique variation on the National Park Service style of "rustic park architecture."  There are picnic facilities, play structures, and an amphitheater.
(2)

Union City city park at Smith St & Watkins St.

Alvarado Place Center
Shopping center in Union City at Alvarado Blvd & Dyer St.

Alvarado Plaza
Shopping center in Union City at Alvarado Blvd & Dyer St.

Alvarado Staging Area
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  A-3 (unlabeled).
In Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.
Parking and toilet facilities at end of Wildcat Creek Trail east of San Pablo, reached from Arlington Blvd or McBryde Ave via Park Ave.

Alviso Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-6. 
Receives flow of Guadalupe River on border of northeastern Santa Clara and extends northward past the Alviso Marina and northwestward into the wetlands to open into Coyote Creek near its mouth, just south of the Alameda County border.

Amador
See Amador Valley.

Amador Adult School
4659 Bernal Ave #C, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-4280.
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Amador Center
Shopping center in Pleasanton at Santa Rita Rd & Valley Ave.

Amador Community Park
Pleasanton city park at Santa Rita Rd & Black Ave.
Aquatic center, Amador Recreation Center, rentable group picnic area.

Amador Recreation Center
Pleasanton city recreation center. Rentable patio group picnic area (May-Sept).
4455 Black Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566.

Amador Theater
Pleasanton city facility, located at Amador Valley High School. Can be rented.

Amador Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6.
The valley of Arroyo Las Positas, including Pleasanton and part of Livermore. José María Amador was granted much of the land in this area. The town that grew up around his adobe (modern Dublin) was known as Amador's or Amador Valley.

Amador Valley Community Park
See Amador Community Park.

Amador Valley High School
Public high school in Pleasanton.
1155 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 846-2818.
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Amber Swartz Park
Pinole city park at Savage Ave & Moraga Dr.

Ambrose Park
At Wollam Ave & Memorial Way in Bay Point.

Amelia Earhart
See Earhart Elementary School.

American Heritage Christian High School
Private high school in Hayward.
425 Gresel St, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 471-1010.

American High School
Public high school in Fremont.
36300 Fremont Blvd, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 796-1776.
Fremont Unified High School.

American President Lines Terminal
Port of Oakland facility (berths 60, 61, 62, 63) in Oakland Inner Harbor.
1395 Middle Harbor Rd, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 272-3920.  Fax: (510) 452-2573.   http://www.apl.com/
Operated by Eagle Marine Services. A container freight terminal.

Anchor Marina
On Taylor Slough on western shore of Bethel Island.
1970 Taylor Rd, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (925) 684-2182.

Anderson
See Booker T Anderson Eastshore Park.

Andrew N Christensen School
See Christensen School.

Andrus Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  C-2. 
Delta island, protected by levees, in the southwestern tip of Sacramento County between the Sacramento River and the Georgiana Slough, separated from Brannan Island by Jackson Slough.
Access from Rio Vista or Lodi on Hwy 12.

Angel Kerley Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-5.
Extends from Burma Rd at Poker Table Flat to North Gate Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Ann & Chucks Harbor
On Sand Mound Slough on southern shore of Bethel Island.
4230 Stone Rd, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (925) 684-2388.

Anna Yates Elementary School
Public elementary school in Emeryville.
1070 41st St, Emeryville CA 94608.  Tel: (510) 652-7137.
Emery Unified School District.

Anthony Chabot Regional Park
See Chabot Regional Park.

Anthony W Ochoa Middle School
Public middle school in Hayward (formerly Anthony W Ochoa Intermediate School).
2121 Depot Rd, Hayward CA 94545.  Tel: (510) 293-8532.

Antioch Bridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1 (unlabeled). 
Carries Hwy 84/160 over the San Joaquin River between Antioch and Sherman Island. Official name is Senator John A Nejedly Bridge. Named in 1978 by the California Assembly for a state legislator.

Antioch Christian Tutorial High School
Private high school in Antioch.
640 E Tregallas Rd, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 757-1837.

Antioch Christian Tutorial School
Private elementary school in Antioch.
640 E Tregallas Rd, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 757-1837.

Antioch Community Park
Antioch city park at James Donlon Blvd & Blythe Dr, adjacent to Contra Loma Regional Park and Lone Tree Golf Course.

Antioch Delta Field Base Pier
See Antioch Pier.

Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge
Two separate tracts of land, located along Wilbur Ave & Fulton Shipyard Rd, just west of Antioch. The 67 acres of sand dunes and former dune areas form an isolated dunes ecosystem with a unique assemblage of plants, insects, and reptiles. The Refuge protects critical habitat for 3 endangered species: Lange's metalmark butterfly, Contra Costa wallflower, and Antioch Dunes evening primrose. A major restoration project is underway to restore and improve the habitat. To protect the endangered species, this Refuge is closed to the public. It is administered as part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Antioch Fishing Pier
On the San Joaquin River at the end of H St in Antioch.

Antioch High School
Public high school in Antioch.
700 W 18th St, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-5300.
Antioch Unified School District.

Antioch Marina
See Barbara Price Marina Park.

Antioch Middle School
Public junior high school in Antioch.
1500 D St, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-5316.

Antioch Municipal Golf Course
See Lone Tree Golf Course.

Antioch Municipal Reservoir
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7. 
Located in Lone Tree Golf Course in southwestern Antioch.

Antioch Pier
Fishing pier on San Joaquin River in Antioch Regional Shoreline.
Near site of former Antioch Delta Field Base Pier.
Built on some of the pilings from the earlier bridge.

Antioch Point
Between New York Slough and San Joaquin River, at west end of Dow Wetlands Preserve in Antioch.

Antioch Regional Shoreline
A small (7-acre) park on the south shore of the San Joaquin River at the foot of the Antioch Bridge.
Fishing pier, picnic tables, small beach, meadow (kite flying).
Access on Bridgehead Rd.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/antioch.htm

Antioch Square
Shopping center at 20th St & A St in Antioch.

Anza Lake
See Lake Anza.

Apay Way
Unpaved multiuse trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park, connecting to Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Apperson Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-7. 
Originates on the northeast side of Apperson Ridge and flows northward, westward, then northwestward into San Antonio Creek. The lower valley of this creek is now flooded by San Antonio Reservoir up to the fork of the main creek and South Fork Apperson Creek.

Apperson Ridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-7. 
Ridge north of Sunol Regional Wilderness, tending northwest to southeast, southwest of Indian Creek.
In 1968, Utah Construction & Mining Co obtained a 30-year lease on the ridge and requested a zoning variance to allow quarrying of rock that would bring the entire ridgetop down below the level of surrounding hills. In a long public battle, the East Bay Regional Park District managed to prevent the quarrying. Years later, Oliver De Silva Co attempted to quarry the ridge. Unlike Utah, De Silva worked out a compromise with EBRPD that limiting days and hours of quarry work, kept the work out of sight and sound of visitors to Sunol Wilderness, left the ridgeline relatively intact, and provided economic compensation to EBRPD was unavoidable ecological damage, so the De Silva quarrying was approved in 1983. (See Stein, A Vision Achieved, pp 71-75.)

Appian 80 Center
Shopping center at Appian Way & Hwy 80 in Pinole.  Tel: (925) 254-1074.

Aquatic Park
Berkeley city park surrounding an enclosed "lake" between Hwy 80 and the Southern Pacific railroad tracks, from Ashby Ave north nearly to University Ave.  The eastern shore of the water here is close to the original shoreline of San Francisco Bay.

Arata Overlook Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Arbolado Park
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  D-3.
Walnut Creek city park at Arbolado Dr & Sutton Dr.

Archway School
Private K-8 school in Oakland.
"Founded [in 1973] to nurture children's curiosity and love of learning."
250 41st St or 4103 Terrace St, Oakland CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 655-5030 or (510) 547-4747.   http://www.dnai.com/~archway/

Ardenwood Elementary School
Public elementary school in Fremont.
33955 Emilia Ln, Fremont CA 94555.  Tel: (510) 794-0392.   http://www.vargastudios.com/ardenweb.htm
Fremont Unified School District.

Ardenwood Historic Farm
See Ardenwood Regional Preserve.

Ardenwood Regional Preserve
Entrance on Ardenwood Blvd (Newark Blvd) just north of Hwy 84 in Fremont.  Tel: (510) 796-0199.
Also known as Ardenwood Historic Farm.
A part of the former Patterson Ranch, including the mansion and its elaborate Victorian Gardens, as well as a working farm demonstrating agricultural practices from the 1870s to the present.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/arden.htm

Ardilla Group Camp
Reservable group campsite in Del Valle Regional Park.

Ark Pre-School & Child Care
Private school in Livermore.
4161 East Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 447-8279.

Arlington Park
El Cerrito city park at 1120 Arlington Blvd.  Tel: (510) 234-9631.

Armstrong
See also Neil Armstrong School, Neil Armstrong School Park.

Armstrong University
2222 Harold Way, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 848-2500.

Arrowhead Marsh
"Arrowhead-shaped" marsh extending into San Leandro Bay between Airport Channel and San Leandro Creek. Thought to have been formed by debris washed downstream when winter rains washed out Anthony Chabot's first attempt at a dam to create Lake Chabot. Access from shoreline entrance on Swan Way between Doolittle Dr & Pardee Dr. There are a parking lot, restrooms, picnic facilities, and elevated viewing structure at the end of the road. The marsh is a wildlife sanctuary. From the water it can be approached closely only in canoes or kayaks. From land, you can take a boardwalk a short distance from shore to observe endangered California Clapper Rails and other wildlife. In 1998, an area of landfill along San Leandro Creek toward Swan Way was restored to saltwater marsh (see Erstwhile Marsh).
http://www.museumca.org/creeks/haymap. html#Chabot
Birding by Richmond, p. 103.

Arrowhead Marsh Trail
Paved multiuse trail in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline, extending from mouth of Elmhurst Creek past Arrowhead Marsh and along the east edge of Airport Channel.

Arrowsmith Academy
Private college preparatory school in Berkeley.
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 540-0440.   http://www.arrowsmith.org/

Arroyo
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-7.
Picnic area on South Gate Rd near Rock City in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Arroyo Agua Caliente
Creek originating on south slopes of Mission Peak and flowing westward to vanish into the storm drains of Fremont. Once flowed into Coyote Creek via Mud Slough. The name ("Hot Water Creek") comes from the fact that the flow from the Warm Springs hot springs goes into this creek.

Arroyo Agua Caliente Park
Fremont city park at Paseo Padre Pky & Parkmeadow Dr.

Arroyo Agua Fria
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-6 (as "Agua Fria Creek"). 
Originates on west slope of ridge between Monument Peak and Mount Allison, and flows generally westward, passing through Fremont near Warren Ave in storm sewers to empty into Coyote Creek via Mud Slough.

Arroyo de la Laguna
Modern equivalent of the creek that drained Tulare Lake on the site of modern Pleasanton. Formed by junction of Arroyo del Valle and Alamo Canal just west of the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Flows southsoutheastward and southward into Alameda Creek not far south of Sunol.

Arroyo del Cerro
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  E-4.
Creek flowing from north side of Long Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park westnorthwest into Pine Creek.

Arroyo del Hambre Creek
Creek flowing from northwest of intersection of Stone Valley Ct and Stonehurst Dr southwest of Martinez close to Alhambra Valley Rd and into Alhambra Creek. This name ("Hunger Creek") originally applied to all of Alhambra Creek.

Arroyo de los Coches
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-6. 
Originates in the hills east of Milpitas and flows generally westward into Berryessa Creek (once turned more northward and flowed into Penitencia Creek not far south of Calera Creek).

Arroyo del Valle
Originates northeast of Mount Hamilton in Santa Clara County. Flows generally northward and northwestward through Lake Del Valle and south of Livermore to Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, then westward through Pleasanton to join Alamo Canal and become Arroyo de la Laguna. Also called Arroyo Valle.

Arroyo Flats
Picnic site in Garin Regional Park.

Arroyo High School
Public high school in San Lorenzo.
15701 Lorenzo Ave, San Lorenzo CA 94580.  Tel: (510) 317-4000.  Fax: (510) 278-9067.
San Lorenzo Unified School District.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with lawns, swim center, restrooms, and parking.

Arroyo la Laguna
Once carried overflow from Lake Elizabeth southward into the wetlands around the mouth of Coyote Creek. Now entirely vanished into the storm drains of Fremont.

Arroyo Las Positas
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-1. 
Creek flowing from near Altamont Pass west through Livermore and into Arroyo Mocho Canal (once Arroyo Mocho Creek). The two creeks once emptied into Tulare Lake, where Pleasanton is today.

Arroyo Mocho
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  CD-1. 
Flows from extreme northeastern Santa Clara County northward and northwestward along Mines Road and through Livermore, becoming Arroyo Mocho Canal. The Spanish word mocho refers to something that is "cut off," in reference to the fact that the original creek vanished without flowing into another stream.

Arroyo Mocho
Reservable picnic site in Del Valle Regional Park.

Arroyo Mocho Canal
Lower course of Arroyo Mocho west of Livermore, flowing in an engineered channel through Pleasanton into Alamo Canal (the creek once flowed into Tulare Lake during very wet weather).

Arroyo Mocho Elementary School
Public elementary school in Livermore.
1040 Florence Rd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-3444.   http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/Schools/ Mocho/mocho  or   http://206.110.198.9/
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Arroyo Park
Union City city park on Quarry Lakes Dr or Clover St.

Arroyo Seco
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-1. 
Flows from north of Crane Ridge northwestward through Livermore into Arroyo Las Positas.

Arroyo Seco Elementary School
Public elementary school in Livermore.
5280 Irene Way, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4700.   http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/Schools/ Seco/seco
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Arroyo Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-6.
Hiking/equestrian trail in southern Tilden Regional Park, extending from near South Park Dr to Seaview Trail.

Arroyo Valle
See Arroyo del Valle.

Arroyo Viejo Creek
Drains area from Leona Heights Regional Open Space (Rifle Range Branch) through Sequoyah Country Club (Country Club Branch) to Knowland Park in the southeastern part of Oakland, flowing generally west through Holy Redeemer College and Arroyo Viejo Recreation Area to become an engineered channel near Hegenberger Expy that empies into Damon Slough. Much of the upper course of the creek and its branches in the hills remains relatively natural.

Arroyo Viejo Recreation Area
Oakland city recreation area at 7701 Krause Ave.  Tel: (510) 615-5755.

Artist Point
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  GH-7.
Reservable group picnic site off South Gate Rd at Rock City in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Arts Magnet
See Berkeley Arts Magnet.

Arts Magnet School
Public elementary school in Oakland.
5263 Broadway Ter, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 879-1580.
Oakland Unified School District.

Ashby Place Park
Small Berkeley city park at Ashby Ave & Ashby Pl.

Ashland
Neighborhood east of San Leandro and south of Chabot Regional Park, bounded on the south by Hwy 238 (or San Lorenzo Creek) and on the east by Castro Valley (the dividing line is roughly along Crest Ave and Rolando Ave), in unincorporated Alameda County. An agricultural area until after World War II, then developed extensively with apartments, which now are targeted for redevelopment.
Ashland Community Association meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Ashland Hall, 16490 Kent Ave, San Lorenzo CA 94580.

Ashland Park
Park in Ashland at 1530 167th Ave.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns, parking, community center with meeting rooms, rest rooms.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Ash Street Park
Newark city park at south end of Ash St.

Atchison Village Park
Richmond city park at W Bissel St & Curry St.

Athan Downs
San Ramon city park at Hwy 680 & Montevideo Dr.

Athenian School
Private school in Diablo with grades 6 through 12.
"The only coeducational college preparatory day and boarding school in the San Francisco Bay Area."
2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd, Diablo CA 94506.  Tel: (925) 837-5375.   http://www.athenian.org/

Athol Plaza
Oakland city park at Lakeshore Ave & Foothill Blvd.

Atlantic Plaza
Shopping center at Railroad Ave & Atlantic Ave in Pittsburg.

Augustin-Bernal Park
Pleasanton city park at Longview Dr & Longview Ln, adjacent to Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

August L Schilling Elementary School
See Schilling Elementary School.

Avenue Terrace Park
Oakland city park at Bennett Pl & Guido St.

Avon
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5. 
Unincorporated "town" in Contra Costa County southwest of Port Chicago.
Access on Waterfront Rd.

Ayers Elementary School
Public elementary school in Concord.
5120 Myrtle Dr, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 682-7686.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Ayers Ranch
Unincorporated town in Contra Costa County between Concord and the Concord Naval Weapons Station, around the intersection of Laurel Dr & Ayers Rd.

Azevada Elementary School
Public elementary school in Fremont.
39450 Royal Palm Dr, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 657-3900.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for Joseph Azevada.

Azeveda Park
Fremont city park at Royal Palm Dr & Diamond Head Ln.

Babe Ruth Baseball Field
At Somersville Rd & 6th St in Antioch.

Baby Bottle Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-5.
Flows northward from San Pablo Ridge into south end of San Pablo Reservoir.

Baby Bottle Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-5.
Fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands, extending from Inspiration Point to El Toyonal Rd.

Baby Bottle Trail
Corresponds to parts of Upper Horse Trail, Pipeline Trail, and Baby Bottle Road.

Baccharis Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Multiuse trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Back Creek
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3.
Flows from northwestern end of Bald Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park north into Donner Creek just inside the Clayton city limits.

Back Creek Road
Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-3.
Fire road and multiuse trail extending from Regency Dr in Clayton south along Back Creek into Mt. Diablo State Park, and then heading northwest over ridge to Mitchell Creek.

Back Creek Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3,4.
Hiking trail extending up Back Creek from the point where Back Creek Rd doubles back up the hill, eventually climbing the west side of the valley to join Meridian Ridge Rd near Murchio Gap.

Backpack Road
Multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness leading from Camp Ohlone Rd to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail and the backpack campsites clustered nearby.

Bacon Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2. 
Delta island, protected by levees, in western San Joaquin County between Old River and Middle River.
Access from Hwy 4 southwest of Stockton by Lower Jones Rd and Bacon Island Rd.

Baden Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Flows from San Pablo Ridge just south of Inspiration Point down into San Pablo Reservoir.

Badger Cove
Long narrow flooded streamvalley in Lake Del Valle northeast of Venados Camp.

Baer
See Max Baer Park.

Balancing Rock
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-7.
Near Knobcone Point in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Access by Knobcone Point Rd.

Bald Ridge
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4,5.
Extends northwest from Mt. Diablo to Eagle Peak in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Bald Ridge Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4,5.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending along Bald Ridge from Prospectors Gap to Meridian Ridge Rd.

Baldwin
See John Baldwin School, John F Baldwin Park.

Ballena Bay
Just west of Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda, sheltered from San Francisco Bay by Ballena Isle.

Ballena Bay Yacht Club
1150 Ballena Blvd, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 523-2292.   http://www.bbyc.org/

Ballena Bay Yacht Harbor
1150 Ballena Blvd, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 523-5528.

Ballena Isle
Island created by landfill at the southwestern corner of Alameda to shelter the yacht harbor of Ballena Bay. Also has an office complex.

Ballena Isle Marina
1150 Ballena Blvd, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 523-5528 or (800) 675-7547.   http://www.ballenaisle.com/

Bancroft Elementary School
Public elementary school in Walnut Creek.
2200 Parrish Dr, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 933-3405.
Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

Bancroft Library
Library on campus of University of California - Berkeley specializing in California history and rare books and manuscripts.
University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720-6000.  Tel: (510) 642-6481 (reference desk) or (510) 642-3781 (administrative office).   http://library.berkeley.edu/BANC/

Bancroft Middle School
Public middle school in San Leandro.
1150 Bancroft Ave, San Leandro CA 94577.  Tel: (510) 667-3560.   http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/ bancroft/bancroft.htm
San Leandro Unified School District.

Banks
See Harvey O. Banks Delta Pumping Plant.

Barbara Price Marina Park
Antioch city park on San Joaquin River at L St & 1st St.

Barbeque Terrace Horse Camp
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-6  and  B-10 (inset).
Reservable group camp in Mt. Diablo State Park outfitted for equestrian groups.
Access by road from South Gate Rd not far south of Park Headquarters.

Barbeque Terrace Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  FG-6.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park extending from Wall Point Rd to Barbeque Terrace Horse Camp.

Barnard-White Middle School
Public middle school (5-8) in Union City.
725 Whipple Rd, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 471-5363.   http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Barnard/bwhite. html
New Haven Unified School District.

Barn Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-5.
Flows from San Pablo Ridge northeast into southern tip of San Pablo Reservoir.

Bar-X Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-2.
Flows south from unlabeled ridge between Pinole Ridge and Franklin Ridge into Pinole Creek about 2.5 miles east of intersection of Alhambra Valley Rd & Castro Ranch Rd.

Bar-X Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-1,2.
Unpaved fire road & hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands in Contra Costa County.
Extends from Alhambra Valley Rd north to ridgetop and loops back down in the valley of Bar-X Creek to connect with Pereira Rd just north of its intersection with Alhambra Valley Rd.
The portion from ridgetop connection with Ridge Rd down Bar-X Creek is a part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Bass Cove
(1) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Northern arm of Lake Chabot in valley of Grass Valley Creek.
(2)
Reservable picnic site in Don Castro Regional Recreation Area.

Bass Cove Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail on northwest shore of Lake Chabot (Bass Cove), extending from West Shore Trail to junction of Goldenrod Trail and Cascade Trail.

Bateman Park
Berkeley city park at Colby St & Prince St.

Bay Area Ridge Trail
Eventually will provide hiking along ridgetops all the way around San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay.
Portions of the planned trail are already in use, and others are being added as time goes by.
The idea of this trail was proposed by William Penn Mott in the 1950s.  The council was formed in 1987 to begin the task of creating the trail.  By the mid-90s, over 150 miles of the proposed 400-mile trail were open to the public.
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, 311 California St #510, San Francisco CA 94104.  Tel: (415) 391-0697.
See Bay Area Ridge Trail by Jean Rushmore, published by Wilderness Press, which includes maps and descriptions of the trail segments, with cultural and natural history commentaries.

Bay Bridge Terminal
Port of Oakland facility (berths 8, 9, 10) just south of the Bay Bridge toll plaza, formerly used by the Oakland Army Base and now inactive.

Bay Creek Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Bayfair Mall
Shopping mall at E 14th St & Bayfair Dr in San Leandro.  Tel: (510) 357-6000.
This was the site of the Oakland Race Track in the late 1940s, served by a streetcar line running along E 14th St to the intersection of Foothill Blvd & Mission Blvd, where the Hayward Plunge was located. The streetcar line was removed when the AC Transit District was organized.

Bay Farm Island
A small, low-lying island in San Francisco Bay south of Alameda, separated from Alameda by wetlands and the San Leandro Channel, and separated from the mainland by wetlands. The original island was in the area south of Mecartney Rd. Oakland purchased almost 700 acres of wetland in 1927 for its airport (narrowly beating San Francisco to the purchase). Another large portion of the wetland is now Alameda's Chuck Corica Municipal Golf Complex, and some has been developed as a residential neighborhood of Alameda.

Bay Farm Island Bridge
Bridge carrying Hwy 61 across San Leandro Channel, connecting Otis Dr in Alameda with Doolittle Dr on Bay Farm Island (also in the city of Alameda).

Bay Farm Year Round Elementary School
Public elementary school in Alameda (on Bay Farm Island).
200 Aughinbaugh Way, Alameda CA 94502.  Tel: (510) 748-4010.
Alameda Unified School District.

Bay Leaf Trail
Multiuse trail in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

Bay Trail
Eventually to be a hiking/bicycle trail circling San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay as near the shoreline as is feasible.
Parts of the trail are already in use; others are being added as time goes by.
State legislation in 1987 directed the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to begin planning this 300-mile trail, with spur trails linking it to the Bay Area Ridge Trail.  Over 100 miles of the trail were open to the public by the mid-90s.
http://www.abag.ca.gov/bayarea/ baytrail/baytrail

Bay Trees Park
Park in eastern Castro Valley at 19855 Cull Canyon Rd, adjacent to Earl Warren Park and Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, tennis courts, handball, sand volleyball, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Bayview Circle Park
Concord city park on Bayview Cir near intersection of Hwy 4 and Port Chicago Hwy.

Bayview Elementary School
Public elementary school in San Pablo.
3001 16th St, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 237-0363.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Bay View Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Bayview Trail
(1) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Joaquin Miller Park.
(2)
Paved multiuse trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Bay Vista
Reservable picnic site in Roberts Regional Recreation Area of Redwood Regional Park.

Beach Cafe, The
Located in the Doolittle area off Doolittle Dr in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline. A favorite gathering spot for breakfast or lunch after birdwalks.

Beach View
Reservable picnic site in Del Valle Regional Park.

Beacon Harbor
On Piper Slough on east shore of Bethel Island.
3861 Willow Rd, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (925) 684-2174.

Beacon School
Private nonsectarian school in Oakland for age 2.5 years through highschool: Beacon Pre-School, Beacon Kindergarten and Beacon Day School (founded 1982), Beacon High School (founded 1991). Noted for innovative programs and individualized instruction.
2101 Livingston St, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 436-4466  or  (800) 463-3312.

Beaconsfield Open Space
At east end of Beaconsfield Pl in Oakland.

Bear Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-4.
Flows from Briones Regional Park into San Pablo Reservoir; dammed to create Briones Reservoir.

Bear Creek Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-4.
Extends from San Pablo Dam Rd / Camino Pablo at west edge of Orinda past Briones Reservoir and Briones Regional Park to Alhambra Valley Rd.

Bear Creek Staging Area
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-4.
Western entrance to Briones Regional Park.  Parking lots, picnic facilities, restrooms, water, hiking/riding/biking trails, and trails to archery range and youth group overnight camping shelters.
Off Bear Creek Rd north of Orinda / Lafayette.

Bear Creek Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-4.
Unpaved hiking/horse trail in Briones Regional Park, extending to meet Old San Pablo Trail west of Orinda.

Bear Gulch
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-1. 
Creek originating on western slope of Mount Lewis and flowing northward, northwestward, then southwestward into Alameda Creek.

Bearinda Cove
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-4.
On north side of Briones Reservoir.  Land access from Bear Creek Rd via Bear Oaks Dr and Bearinda Ln.

Beartrap Ridge
Short ridge extending eastward from Valpe Ridge south of Trout Creek.

Beaver Bay
Marina between Beaver Ln and Starboard Dr in Discovery Bay.

Bechtel Mini Park
Park in Hayward at 399 Ross Pl.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Behring Auto Museum
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-10.
Museum of automobiles in Blackhawk Plaza, operated by the University of California (in return for the donation of the collection by the Blackhawk developer).
3750 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Blackhawk CA 94506.  Tel: (925) 736-2277.

Bel Air
Shopping center at Treat Blvd & Bel Air Dr in Concord.

Bel Air Elementary School
Public elementary school in Bay Point, just north of Ambrose Park (across Hwy 4).
663 Canal Rd, Bay Point CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 458-2606.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Belgum Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  B-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

Bella Vista Recreation Area
Oakland city recreation area at 2450 11th Ave.

Bella Vista Year Round School
Public elementary school in Oakland.
1025 E 28th St, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 879-1020.
Oakland Unified School District.

Belshaw Elementary School
Public elementary school in Antioch.
2801 Roosevelt Ln, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4140.
Antioch Unified School District.

Benicia-Martinez Bridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5. 
Bridge on Hwy 680 crossing Carquinez Strait / Suisun Bay boundary between Army Point in Benicia and Suisun Point just east of Martinez. Official name is George Miller Jr Bridge - named in 1975 by the California Assembly for a state legislator whose son is a member of Congress.

Bentley Elementary School
Private elementary school in Oakland.
1 Hiller Dr, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 843-2512.
Oakland Unified School District.

Bentley's Marina
See Doc's Marina.

Berean Christian High School
Private high school in Walnut Creek.
245 El Divisadero Ave, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 945-6464.

Berkeley Adult School
Located on the former Berkeley High School West Campus.
1222 University Ave, Berkeley CA 94702.  Tel: (510) 644-6130.
Berkeley Unified School District.

Berkeley Aquatic Park
See Aquatic Park.

Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier School
Public elementary school in Berkeley.
1645 Milvia St, Berkeley CA 94709.  Tel: (510) 644-6225.
Berkeley Unified School District.

Berkeley Community Theater
On campus of Berkeley High School.
1930 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 644-6893.

Berkeley High School
2246 Milvia St, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 644-6120.
East Campus Continuation School Independent Study Program, 1950 Carleton St, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 644-6159.
West Campus.  Now Berkeley Adult School.
Berkeley Unified School District.

Berkeley Hills
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  B-3,4.
Ridge between East Bay shoreline and Wildcat Creek.
Grizzly Peak Blvd runs near the crest for much of its length.

Berkeley Jewish Theater
1414 Walnut St, Berkeley CA 94709.  Tel: (510) 848-0237.

Berkeley Marina
201 University Ave, Berkeley CA 94710.  Tel: (510) 644-6376.   http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/PW/marina
City of Berkeley.
Properly applied to the docking facilities in the landfill area at the west end of University Ave. The term also is often applied to the entire expanse of landfill near University Ave into
San Francisco Bay west of Hwy 80.

Berkeley Meadow
Area of landfill on the north side of University Ave between Hwy 80 and the Berkeley Marina. Originally scheduled for development with high-rise apartments and/or office buildings, but now expected to be included in the future East Bay Shoreline regional park.

Berkeley Montessori School
Private elementary school in Berkeley.
2030 Francisco St, Berkeley CA 94709.  Tel: (510) 843-9374.

Berkeley Pier
West end of University Ave (at Seawall Dr) in Berkeley.
This is a small rebuilt remnant of the auto-ferry pier that once extended 3.5 miles out into San Francisco Bay (portions of that old pier are still visible, but not accessible).

Berkeley Repertory Theater
2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 845-4700.  http://www.berkeleyrep.org/

Berkeley Rose Garden
Berkeley city park on Euclid Ave, across street from Codornices Park.

Berkeley Way Mini-Park
Berkeley city park at Berkeley Way & West St.

Berkeley Yacht Club
1 Seawall Dr, Berkeley CA 94710.  Tel: (510) 649-0216  or  (510) 540-9167.   http://www.well.com/user/pk/BYC
Located at the Berkeley Marina.

Berkwood Hedge Elementary School
Private elementary school in Berkeley.
1809 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94703.  Tel: (510) 843-5724.

Berryessa Creek
Originates in the hills northwest of San Jose and glows generally westward to just west of Hwy 680, where it is diverted into storm channels that carry it generally northward into Calera Creek. It originally flowed into Penitencia Creek.

Best Plaza
Shopping center in Pleasanton at Stoneridge Dr & Springdale Ave.

Bethany
Small town at intersection of Hwy J-4 (Byron Hwy or Byron-Bethany Rd) and Bethany Rd in western San Joaquin County.

Bethany Reservoir
On the California Aqueduct north of Altamont Pass. Water from Clifton Court Forebay is pumped uphill into this reservoir to begin its trip south in the aqueduct. Also the starting point for the South Bay Aqueduct.

Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area
Surrounds Bethany Reservoir. Access from Hwy J-4 southeast of Byron via Bruns Rd and Christensen Rd. Boating, fishing, picnicking, California Aqueduct Bikeway.
Tel: (925) 687-1800.

Bethel Christian Academy
Private elementary school in El Sobrante.
431 Rincon Ln, El Sobrante CA 94803.  Tel: (510) 223-9550.

Bethel Harbor
On northern Bethel Island on Piper Slough.
Access from Bethel Island Rd via Harbor Rd.  Tel: (925) 684-2141.   http://www.bethelharbor.com/

Bethel Island
(1) DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1.  Delta island protected by levees south of San Joaquin River in northeastern tip of Contra Costa County, separated by Taylor Slough from Jersey Island and by False River from Bradford Island. This tract was dredged from the Delta in 1860. Frank & Anne Bethel bought the land in 1901. It was only a farming area until the 1930s when hunters and fishermen established a weekend colony near the old wagon bridge crossing Dutch Slough. After World War II, boaters and others began to visit the island, but the bridge still carried only a one-lane road. Electricity and telephones reached the island in 1946 and the post office in 1947.
Access from Oakley by Cypress Rd and Bethel Island Rd.
Birding by Richmond, p. 34.
(2)
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1.  Small town in Contra Costa County at south end of Bethel Island, at Bethel Island Rd and Stone Rd.
Chamber of Commerce, 6155 Bethel Island Rd, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (925) 684-3220.   http://www.bethelisland-chamber.com/
Post Office, 6444 Bethel Island Rd, Bethel Island CA 94511.
Population is about 2,500 and growing, with nearly half of the residents over age 50.

Bethel Island Golf Course
See Golf Club at Bethel Island, The.

Bethel Tract
See Bethel Island.

Bevatron Building
Particle accelerator at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Bicentennial Park
Pleasanton city park at Tanager Dr & Tahoe Ct.

Bidwell Elementary School
Public elementary school in Antioch.
800 Gary Ave, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4116.
Antioch Unified School District.

Bidwell Park
Park in Hayward at 175 Fairway St.
Picnic facilities, play area, ball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, horseshoe courts, volleyball courts, lawns, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Big Bear Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3.
Short hiking (or multiuse?) trail near the MacDonald Staging Area in Chabot Regional Park.

Big Bend Meadow
Picnic site on Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Big Break
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1. 
A small bay in the California Delta, south of the San Joaquin River, north of Oakley and west of Jersey Island.
Created early in this century by a break in the levee on the south side of the San Joaquin River, flooding a farmed Delta "island."

Big Break Marina
Thomas Contra Costa  p.22  D-3.  Thomas 1997  p.576  C-4.
On south shore of Big Break, north of Oakley.
On Big Break Rd.  Tel: (925) 757-5501.

Big Break Regional Trail
Multiuse trail to be built along south shore of Big Break, connecting to not-yet-built Delta Environmental Science Center.
East Bay Regional Park District.

Big Bull Valley
Stream flowing north about one mile into reservoir just southwest of Port Costa.

Big Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.116  DE-4.  Thomas 1997  p.673  BC-7.
Creek flowing from south side of Weidemann Hill east and southeast into South San Ramon Creek (now vanished from surface in San Ramon).

Big Leaf
Reservable picnic site in Tilden Regional Park, near Lone Oak Rd & Central Park Dr.

Big Meadow
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Big Oak Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.71  E-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.631  D-1.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-6.
Unpaved hiking/equestrian trail in Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area.

Big Rock
Reservable picnic site in Temescal Regional Recreation Area.

Big Spring
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Spring a short distance from the head of Donner Creek on the northeast slope of Mount Diablo.

Big Springs
Picnic site on South Park Dr in Tilden Regional Park.

Big Springs Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Tilden Regional Park, extending from near South Park Dr to Seaview Trail.

Big Trees Park
Thomas 1997  p.716  C-1.
Park in Livermore at Kathy Way & Irene Way.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Big Trees Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Hiking trail in Joaquin Miller Park.

Bill Clark Park
Thomas 1997  p.696  C-4.
Park in Livermore on Hillflower Dr.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Birchfield Park
Thomas 1997  p.711  G-4 (as "Kenneth Birchfield Memorial Park").
Park in Hayward at Santa Clara St & W Winton Ave.
Picnic facilities, play area, basketball courts, horseshoe courts, lawns, restrooms.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Birch Grove Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-7.
Newark city park at Robertson Ave & Birch St.

Bird Island
Very small island just west of southern part of Brooks Island.

Bird Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3.
Short hiking trail near MacDonald Staging Area in Chabot Regional Park. Also known as Bird Loop Trail.

Bishop Ranch Business Park
Thomas 1997  p.673  D-2 (unlabeled).
Opened in 1982 on 585 acres of the old Bishop Ranch. Occupies approximately the area bounded by Norris Canyon Rd, Alcosta Blvd, Ascot Dr, and Hwy 680. Provides almost 6 million square feet of office space, housing about 200 companies.
Sunset Development Company, One Annabel Ln, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 866-0100.   http://www.bishopranch.com/

Bishop Ranch Regional Open Space
Thomas Contra Costa  p.116  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.673  BC-4,5.
West of San Ramon in Contra Costa County.
Ridgetop hiking/equestrian trails, kite flying, blanket picnicking, wildlife.  No facilities.
Take Bollinger Canyon Rd west from Hwy 680 and go left on Morgan Dr;  watch for signs marking staging area.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/bishop.htm< /A>

Bixler
Thomas Contra Costa  p.65  D-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.597  F-7 (unlabeled).
Small "town" in Contra Costa County near intersection of Bixler Rd & Orwood Rd, east of Brentwood.

Blackberry Creek
The branches of this creek flow from the hillside around John Hinkel Park in Berkeley to the area near the intersection of Colusa Ave & San Pedro Ave. From there the drainage has been captured in underground channels and diverted into storm drains under Marin Ave.

Blackberry Spring
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  J-6.
Spring on eastern slopes of Mt. Diablo, in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Black Creek
Thomas 1997  p.732  H-3 (as "Dry Creek").
Branches of this creek originate east and southeast of Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park and flow past Tolman Peak into Dry Creek near the park boundary.

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.55  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.594  F-4.
Southwest of Antioch in Contra Costa County.
More than a dozen coal mines and five towns flourished in this area after coal was discovered in the 1850s.  The last mine closed soon after the turn of the century, but the area had a brief commercial rebirth from the 1920s through 1940s in the mining of silica sand used for glass making and metal casting.  Since then, it has been used as rangeland, and acquisition of parkland began in 1973.
Hiking/equestrian/bicycle trails, historical artifacts and exhibits, picnic sites, wildlife, geologic formations.
Access on Somersville Rd from Antioch.  Tel: (925) 757-2620.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/black.htm

Black Diamond-to-Mt. Diablo Regional Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.52  C-7 (as "Black Diamond Trail").  Thomas 1997  p.594  C-5 (as "Black Diamond Trail").  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-1.
Unpaved multiuse trail extending from Cumberland Trail at west end of Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve west to Clayton and then south to Mt. Diablo State Park.
East Bay Regional Park District.

Black Diamond Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.52  E-7.  Thomas 1997  p.594  E-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Blackhawk Country Club East
Thomas 1997  p.654  CD-3.
Private golf club.
599 Blackhawk Club Dr, Blackhawk CA 94506.  Tel: (925) 736-6565.

Blackhawk Country Club - Falls Course
Thomas 1997  p.654  A-3.
599 Blackhawk Club Dr, Blackhawk CA 94506.  Tel: (925) 736-6550.

Blackhawk Country Club - Lakeside Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6 (as "1070").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.101  A-3 (as "Blackhawk Country Club").  Thomas 1997  p.654  A-2.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-9 (as "Blackhawk Country Club").
599 Blackhawk Club Dr, Blackhawk CA 94506.  Tel: (925) 736-6565.

Blackhawk Plaza
Thomas Contra Costa  p.101  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.653  J-5.
Shopping center on Blackhawk Plaza Cir off Camino Tassajara, just east of Blackhawk Rd, in Blackhawk.

Black Hawk Ridge
Thomas Contra Costa  p.82  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.634  A-7.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-8.
Part of the Black Hills in southern Mt. Diablo State Park, north of the town of Blackhawk.

Black Hawk Ridge Road
Thomas Contra Costa  p.101  B-3 (as "35-6").  Thomas 1997  p.654  B-2 (as "35-6").  Mount Diablo Trail Map  I-8.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from West Pl north of Blackhawk up to Black Hawk Ridge, then down to Sycamore Creek East Fork and up to Knobcone Point Rd.

Black Hills
Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.610  FG-2.
Form the large Cutter Point extending north into Briones Reservoir.

Black Hills
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6,7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.82  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.634  AB-7.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-7 to J-8.
Range of hills (Fossil Ridge, Black Hawk Ridge, Oyster Point) extending across southern Mt. Diablo State Park.

Black Oak Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.591  B-7.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  GH-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Black Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.613  E-4 (not marked).  Mount Diablo Trail Map  F-3.
High point in Mt. Diablo State Park at end of ridge extending south from Mount Zion.
Elevation 1791 ft.

Black Point Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-3.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Blacow Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.773  B-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
40404 Sundale Dr, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 656-5121.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for John Blacow.

Blacow Park
Thomas 1997  p.773  BC-1.
Fremont city park at 40400 Sundale Dr.

Bluegum
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-5 (as "Blue Gum").
A group camping site in Tilden Regional Park on Lone Oak Rd.
Reservations (for organized youth groups only) must be made 14 days in advance.  Tel: (510) 636-1684.

Blue Heron
Reservable picnic site in Doolittle area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Blue Oak
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6  or  D-9 (inset).
Picnic area off Summit Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Blue Oak Trail
(1) Thomas 1997  p.591  G-7 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  J-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.
(2) Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Boardman
See Mount Boardman.

Bobcat Cove
Thomas 1997  p.736  D-7 (unlabeled).
Small cove on southwest shore of Lake Del Valle.

Bobcat Trail
Hiking trail at Camp Ohlone.

Bob Walker Regional Trail
In Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, this unpaved multiuse trail consists of sections of various trails forming a tour through most of the preserve.

Bob Walker Ridge
In Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Bockman Channel
Flood control channel emptying into San Francisco Bay in Hayward Regional Shoreline between San Lorenzo Creek and Sulphur Creek.

Bohannon School
Thomas 1997  p.711  D-2 (as "Cont HS").
Public continuation high school in San Lorenzo.
800 Bockman Rd, San Lorenzo CA 94580.  Tel: (510) 317-4400.
San Lorenzo Unified School District.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with ball fields, soccer fields, lawns.

Bolinas Creek
Thomas 1997  p.672  E-2.
Flows from southern end of Little Hills Ranch Regional Recreation Area south and southeast into Crow Creek near intersection of Crow Canyon Rd & Bellina Canyon Rd.

Bollinger Canyon School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.102  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.673  D-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-6) school in San Ramon.
2300 Talavera Dr, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 824-0390.   http://www.bes.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Bollinger Canyon School Park
Thomas 1997  p.673  CD-4 (unmarked).
San Ramon city park at Bollinger Canyon Rd & Talavera Dr.

Bollinger Canyon Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Bollinger Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.97  CD-4.  Thomas 1997  p.652  C-2.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  H-3.
Flows from west edge of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness generally southeastward through the wilderness and into San Ramon Creek in northwestern San Ramon.

Bolte
See Dorothy Bolte Park.

Bonaire Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  A-5.
San Leandro city park at Juniper St & Sagewood St.   http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparksbonaire
Picnic facilities, large group picnic areas, play apparatus, horseshoe pits, unique mounded turf areas, parking, restrooms. Info on picnic area rentals: (510) 577-3462.

Booker T Anderson Eastshore Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  B-5.  Thomas 1997  p.609  A-2.
Richmond city park at Cypress Ave & Ells Ln.

Boone Acres Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.117  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.673  F-7.
San Ramon city park at Davona Dr & Westwood Ave.

Boorman Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.588  H-7.
Richmond city park at S 25th St & Maine Ave.

Booster Park
Thomas 1997  p.773  J-7.
Fremont city park at 500 Gable Dr.

Booth Memorial Center
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-5 (as "Booth Memorial Hospital").
2794 Garden St, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 535-5088.
Operated by The Salvation Army.

Borges Ranch
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  D-4,5.
Ranger station in Shell Ridge Recreation Area, near border of Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Borges Ranch Trail
Hiking trail in Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Bort Meadow
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  DE-4.
Upper valley of Grass Valley Creek in Chabot Regional Park.

Bort Meadow Staging Area
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-4.
Entrance to Chabot Regional Park from Redwood Rd, providing access to MacDonald, Grass Valley, and Brandon trails as well as reservable youth-group campsite in Bort Meadow. Parking area.

Botanic Garden
See Regional Parks Botanic Garden.

Bouldin Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.26  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.558  E-1.
Delta island in San Joaquin County, protected by levees, east of junction of Mokelumne River and San Joaquin River.
Access from Rio Vista or Lodi by Hwy 12.

Boundary Group Camp
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-6  or  B-9 (inset).
Reservable group campsite off North Gate Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Boundary Oak Golf Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5 (as "1720").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.50  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.613  A-1,2.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  D-2 (as "Walnut Creek Municipal Golf Course").
3800 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 934-6211.   http://www.boundaryoak.com/

Bowling Green
Thomas 1997  p.629  F-2 (as "Bowling Greens").
Berkeley city park at 1450 Addison St (at Acton St) according to Thomas 1997, or at Acton St & Bancroft Way according to the city website.

Bowman School
Thomas 1997  p.712  B-5 (unlabeled).
Public year round elementary school in Hayward.
520 Jefferson St, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 293-8567.

Boyd
See Nancy Boyd Park.

Boyds Harbor
Thomas Contra Costa  p.29  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.577  G-1.
On Piper Slough on east shore of Bethel Island.
Access by Willow Rd.  Tel: (925) 684-0922.

Boy Scout Camp Cove
Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.590  F-7.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-4.
On north shore of Briones Reservoir.

Boy Scout Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-3,4.
Short creek flowing from slopes of Lawson Hill south into Boy Scout Camp Cove on Briones Reservoir.

BPC Day School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  E-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.629  D-2 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in Berkeley.
2027 7th St, Berkeley CA 94710.  Tel: (510) 845-0876.

Bradford Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.27  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.557  A-3.
Delta island, protected by levees, in the northeastern tip of Contra Costa County south of the San Joaquin River, north of Jersey Island, and west of King Edward Island.

Brandon Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Chabot Regional Park, extending south from Bort Meadow to Willow Park Golf Course. Part of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail and the Bay Ridge Trail.

Brannan Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  C-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.25  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.244  B-1,
Delta island, protected by levees, in the southwestern tip of Sacramento County south and east of the Sacramento River, and west of Andrus Island.
Access from Rio Vista or Lodi via Hwy 12.

Braxton
See Abraham Braxton Park.

Brazil Building
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5,6.
In Tilden Regional Park on Anza View Rd off Central Park Dr, near East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden.
Hall, patio, and commercial kitchen available by reservation for weddings, social events, and meetings.
Tel: (510) 540-0220.
The building was constructed by the Works Progress Administration and contains the interior from the Brazilian exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair.

Brazil Quarry Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.51  A-5.  Thomas 1997  p.593  D-4.
Concord city park near Kent Way & Heather Glen Ln, on Mt. Diablo Creek.

Brenkwitz Alternative High School
Thomas 1997  p.711  G-1 (as "Cont HS").
Public continuation (maintenance and motivation) high (and middle) school in Hayward.
22100 Princeton St, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8595.  Fax: (510) 727-1139.

Brentwood Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.62  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.596  G-6.
Shopping center at Brentwood Blvd & Sand Creek Rd in Brentwood.

Brentwood Country Club
Thomas 1997  p.616  C-2,3.
1740 Balfour Rd, Brentwood CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 516-3400.

Brentwood Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.62  B-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.616  G-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Brentwood.
929 2nd St, Brentwood CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 634-3408.   http://www.brentwood.k12.ca.us/ brentwood/welcome
Brentwood Union School District.

Brentwood Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.62  C-3,4.  Thomas 1997  p.616  G-1.
Brentwood city park at 2nd St & Oak St.

Bret Harte
Francis Bret Harte, b 1836, d 1902.
Famous for his stories about the Mother Lode country, although he was there only for about 2 months in 1855.
http://www.solopublications.com/jurn6103.htm

Bret Harte Middle School
(1) Thomas 1997  p.650  E-4 (as "Jr HS").
Public middle school in Oakland (formerly Bret Harte Junior High School).
3700 Coolidge Ave, Oakland CA 94602.  Tel: (510) 879-2060.
Oakland Unified School District.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.712  A-2 (as "Int").
Public middle school in Hayward (formerly Bret Harte Intermediate School).
1047 E St, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 293-8522.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Recreation and Park District that includes ball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, lawns, restrooms, parking.

Bret Harte Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.98  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.653  B-2.
Danville city park at Diablo Rd & Camino Tassajara.

Brewer
See Edna Brewer School.

Brickyard Cove
Upscale housing development with docks at each house, on north shore of Harbor Channel east of Point Richmond.
Part of the large brick kilns of the Richmond Pressed Brick Company are preserved on the grounds.
Sometimes called Brickyard Landing.

Brickyard Cove Marina
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.608  C-3.
In Richmond south of Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, on San Francisco Bay near mouth of Harbor Channel.
1120 Brickyard Cove Rd, RichmondCA 94801.  Tel: (510) 236-1933.

Brickyard Landing
See Brickyard Cove.

Bridal Nook
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6  or  C-10 (inset).
Picnic area on South Gate Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Bridgepoint High School
Public high school in Newark.
Newark Unified School District.

Bridgepoint Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  C-6.
Newark city park at Spruce St & Meadowlark Ct.

Bridle Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Hiking/equestrian trail paralleling part of Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Brier Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.753  A-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
39201 Sundale Dr, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 657-5020.
Fremont Unified School District.

Briones
In 1829, Felipe Briones built a home near what is now the Bear Creek Staging Area, cultivating the land and raising cattle.  Briones was killed in 1840, and in 1842 his widow, Maria Manuela Valencia Briones, petitioned Governor Alvarado for a grant to the land the family had occupied.  The grant, covering three square leagues, was issued in June 1842, legally creating Rancho Boca de la Cañada del Pinole ("ranch at the mouth of Pinole Canyon"), popularly known as Rancho San Felipe.  The title was contested when California achieved statehood, but was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1860.  After that, much of the rancho was purchased by Simon and Elias Blum.  Challenges to the boundary survey continued, and it was not until 1878 that a patent to the 13,316.26-acre rancho was issued.  Much of this land is now included in Briones Regional Park.

Briones Crest Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.43  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.591  B-5.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Briones Hills
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  CD-1.  Thomas 1997  p.591  B-6.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-3.
Ridge north of upper Bear Creek valley.
In Briones Regional Park.

Briones Peak
Thomas 1997  p.611  E-1 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  HJ-3,4.
In Briones Regional Park near Briones Crest Trail.
Elevation 1483 ft.

Briones Regional Park
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.43  CD-6  to  p.46  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.591  C-5.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-3,4 (as "EBRPD-BP").
Access from (1) Briones Rd off Alhambra Valley Rd south of Martinez,  (2) Reliez Valley Rd a short distance east of junction with Alhambra Valley Rd,  (3) intersection of Reliez Valley Rd and Gloria Ter,  (4) Pleasant Hill Rd not far north of Hwy 24,  or (5) Bear Creek Rd a short distance north of intersection with Happy Valley Rd.
Hiking/horseback/bicycle trails, picnic sites, birdwatching, archery range.  Youth group overnight camping shelters.

East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/briones.htm
Birding by Richmond, pp. 23-24.

Briones Reservoir
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.610  FG-1.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-4.
Created by damming of Bear Creek.  Completed in 1964, this reservoir has a watershed of 8.59 square miles and holds 60,510 acre-feet of water. Mokelumne River water from Pardee Reservoir can be pumped here for storage. Overflow flows into San Pablo Reservoir.
Elevation (full) 576 ft.
East Bay Municipal Utilities District.

Briones Reservoir View Point
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-3,4.
At end of Pereira Trail in western tip of Briones Regional Park.

Briones Ridge Road Staging Area
Thomas Contra Costa  p.43  E-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.591  D-4 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-2,3.
Entrance to Briones Regional Park.  Parking lot, water, restrooms.
Best entrance for trails to John Muir Nature Area, Sindicich Lagoons, Maricich Lagoons.
Access on Briones Rd from Alhambra Valley Rd just west of intersection with Reliez Valley Rd.

Briones Road Trail
See Old Briones Road Trail.

Briones-to-Las Trampas Regional Trail
Eventually will connect Briones Regional Park to Las Trampas Regional Park.
Currently consists of a steep hiking trail extending from Lafayette Ridge Trail in the extreme southeastern tip of Briones Park and connecting to the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail, which in turn connects to the Valle Vista Staging Area and EBMUD trails leading to Redwood Regional Park.  The connection to Las Trampas Park does not yet exist.
East Bay Regional Park District.

Briones-to-Mount Diablo Regional Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  AB-2,3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  K-4,5.
This multiuse trail extends from the Lafayette Ridge Staging Area at the southeastern tip of Briones Regional Park to the Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail in Walnut Creek.  It leaves the Canal Trail again at Heather Farms Park and extends south through Shell Ridge Open Space and Diablo Foothills Regional Park to Mt. Diablo State Park.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/brdiotr.htm

Briones Valley
(1) DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.84  BC-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.615  D-5 (unlabeled).
A valley south of Antioch traversed by Briones Valley Rd west of Deer Valley Rd.
(2) The valley of Bear Creek, now partially flooded to form Briones Reservoir, continuing east at the eastern tip of the reservoir where Bear Creek flows in from the northeast.

Bristow
See William B Bristow Middle School.

Brittleleaf Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3,4.
Short hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park extending from MacDonald Trail to an overlook of Upper San Leandro Reservoir.

Broadway Plaza
Thomas Contra Costa  p.75  B-3.  Thomas 1997  p.612  D-6.
Shopping mall in Walnut Creek.
1249 Broadway Plz, Walnut Creek CA 94596.  Tel: (925) 939-7600.

Broken Oaks Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-2.
A short (0.14 mile) multiuse side loop from Sobrante Ridge Trail in Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve.

Brome Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-5.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands on east slope of San Pablo Ridge.

Brook
Picnic site in Tilden Regional Park.

Brookdale Park
Thomas 1997  p.650  E-7.
Oakland city park at High St & Brookdale Ave.

Brookfield Recreation Center
Oakland community recreation center at 9175 Edes Ave.  Tel: (510) 568-6924.

Brookfield Village
Thomas 1997  p.670  FG-6.
Neighborhood of Oakland near 98th Ave & Edes Ave.

Brookfield Village Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  G-6.
Oakland city park at Jones Ave & Edes Ave.

Brooklyn
A town on the east side of San Antonio Slough (now Lake Merritt), formed in 1856 by the consolidation of the towns of Clinton and San Antonio. In 1870 the town was incorporated and annexed the small town of Lynn to the northeast. In 1872, Oakland annexed Brooklyn. When Oakland became the county seat of Alameda County in 1873, the county buildings were located at 20th Ave & E 14th St, in what had been Brooklyn.

Brookside Hospital
See Doctors Medical Center San Pablo Campus.

Brookside Meadow
Picnic site on Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Brooks Island
Originally named Isla de Carmen by Jose de Canizares in 1775, as part of the first nautical survey of San Francisco Bay by Spanish soldiers under the command of Manuel de Ayala.
See Brooks Island Regional Shoreline.

Brooks Island Regional Shoreline
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3 (as "Brooks Island").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.G  just south of 37 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.608  G-5 (unlabeled).
A small island just south of Richmond Inner Harbor with a 160-foot-high rocky peak.  A long sand spit extends to the west along a breakwater built to protect Harbor Channel and the Inner Harbor.  The island was used as a quarry from 1892 to 1938, and its rock is said to have been used by San Quentin prisoners constructing the south cell block as well as Treasure Island.  Earlier, the island had been used as a living site by Native Americans, and then for grazing, fruit production, and oyster farming by Europeans.  Now owned by the City of Richmond but managed by EBRPD.
Bird sanctuary, open to the public only by reservation.  A caretaker lives on the island and provides guided tours by prior arrangement.  Tel: (510) 636-1684.  Access by boat only.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/brooks.htm< /A>

Brook Street Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.72  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.611  F-6.
Lafayette city park at Brook St & Hough Ave.

Brookvale
Thomas 1997  p.752  F-2.
Shopping center in Fremont at Fremont Blvd & Nicolet Ave.

Brookvale Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
3400 Nicolet Ave, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 797-5940.
Fremont Unified School District.

Brookvale Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-1.
Fremont city park at Nicolet Ave near Ashton Pl (a long narrow park extending through a subdivision).

Brookwood Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.44  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.591  H-7.
At Taylor Blvd & Withers Ave in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County just outside the northern city limits of Lafayette.

Brothers, The
Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.587  GH-2.
Islands west of Point San Pablo in San Francisco Bay.
See East Brother Light Station.

Browns Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.554  FGH-7.
At the junction of the San Joaquin River and Suisun Bay, in northeast Contra Costa County.
North of Pittsburg, separated from the city by New York Slough, and from Winter Island to the east by Middle Slough.

Browns Island Regional Shoreline
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.554  FGH-7.
This park occupies most of 595-acre Browns Island near the east end of Suisun Bay and just north of Pittsburg.
Access is only by boat, and there are no facilities.
The shoreline is home to six rare and endangered plant species and a variety of waterbirds.
Fishing and birdwatching are permitted.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/browns.htm< /A>

Bruce Lee Spring Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park extending from Donner Canyon Rd to Cardinet Oaks Rd.

Bruce Lee Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-2.
Hiking trail extending from Oakhurst Country Club in Clayton south to Mt. Diablo State Park, as part of the Black Diamond-to-Mt. Diablo Regional Trail, then as a multiuse trail west to Mitchell Creek.

Brushy Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.112  AB-3.  Thomas 1997  p.657  A-4.
Flows from eastern slope of Brushy Peak in northeastern Alameda County north and then northeast into Italian Slough.

Brushy Peak
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.111  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.676  F-3.
In northeastern Alameda County, north of Livermore.
Elev 1702 ft.

Brushy Peak Regional Preserve
507-acre open space preserve north of Livermore. Not open to public. Call LARPD for information about guided tours.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Buchanan Field
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.13  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.572  D-6.
Airport just outside Concord city limits at northwest edge of city.
171 John Glenn Dr, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 646-5722.

Buchanan Field Golf Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5 (as "1082").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.592  C-1.
Located in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County just southwest of Buchanan Field and just north of the border between Concord and Pleasant Hill.
3330 Concord Ave, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 682-1846.

Buchanan Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.574  D-6.
Pittsburg city park at Buchanan Rd & Harbor St on Kirker Creek.

Buckeye
Reservable picnic site in Tilden Regional Park on WIldcat Gorge Trail north of Lake Anza.

Buckeye Group Camp
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-7.
Reservable group campsite on South Gate Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Buckeye Ravine Loop
Hiking trail (multiuse trail on part of the loop) in Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Buckeye Trail
(1) Thomas 1997  p.611  E-2.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park extending from Briones Crest Trail to Lafayette.
(2) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  DE-4.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park near Bort Meadow.

Buckhorn Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.96  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.651  H-4.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-3.
Flows from northwest slope of Rocky Ridge (west of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness) west and then south to join with Kaiser Creek just before flowing into Upper San Leandro Reservoir.

Buckle Point
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-5.
On south slope of Long Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park, access by North Gate Rd.

Buena Vista Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  A-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.612  B-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in WalnutCreek.
2355 San Juan Ave, Walnut Creek CA 94596.  Tel: (925) 944-6822.
Walnut Creek School District.

Buena Vista Park
Thomas 1997  p.753  F-4.
Fremont city park at Mission Blvd & Mackintosh St.

Bufflehead
Reservable picnic site in Arrowhead Marsh area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Bulb, The
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  B-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  A-6 (unlabeled).
Landfill area at end of narrow peninsula into San Francisco Bay at west end of Buchanan St in Albany.
This is the common name used locally, though it does not appear on maps.

Bull Valley Staging Area
Thomas 1997  p.550  G-5 (unlabeled).
Off Carquinez Scenic Dr just west of Port Costa, in western portion of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline.

Bull Valley Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in western portion of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline (just east of Crockett).

Bunche Center Continuation School
Thomas 1997  p.649  E-2 (as "Cont HS").
Public high school in Oakland.
1240 18th St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-3080.
Oakland Unified School District.

Bunker Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Newark.
6071 Smith Ave, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 794-2020.   http://www.nusd.k12.ca.us/nusd/ourschl/ bunkr.htm
Newark Unified School District.
Named for James L Bunker.

Burbank School
Thomas 1997  p.711  H-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Hayward.
353 B St, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8568.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District that includes picnic tables, ball fields, soccer fields, lawns, restrooms, recreation center building.

Burg Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  E-1.  Thomas 1997  p.588  J-5.
Richmond city park at Clinton Ave & 30th St.

Burckhalter Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  J-1 (as "Park").
Oakland city park on Edwards Ave near Hwy 580.

Burma Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-5.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Stage Rd at Pine Pond to Deer Flat Rd on Moses Rock Ridge.

Burton Valley Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.74  D-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.631  J-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school (K-5) in Lafayette.
561 Merriewood Dr, Lafayette CA 94549.  Tel: (925) 284-7046.   http://www.lafsd.k12.ca.us/burton_valley/
Lafayette School District.

Bush Hill
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.550  F-5(?) (unlabeled).
Just south of Crockett, north of Crockett Blvd.

Bushrod Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  H-5.
Oakland city park at 560 59th St.  Tel: (510) 652-5612.

Bushy Dell Creek
Once flowed from Piedmont Park in Piedmont into Pleasant Valley Creek near the present intersection of Grand Ave & Wildwood Ave in Oakland. Now flows almost entirely in underground storm drainage pipes.

Butterfly Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-3.
Flows northwest into flooded portion of Scow Canyon in San Pablo Reservoir, opposite Newell Creek.

Buttonwood
Reservable picnic site in Garin Regional Park.

Byron Airport
See Contra Costa County Byron Airport.

Byron Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.91  C-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.637  D-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Byron.
14401 Byron Hwy, Byron CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 634-2128.
Byron School District.

Byron Hot Springs
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-1,2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.93  C-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.637  DE-6 (unlabeled).
Now-abandoned resort between Byron and Clifton Court Forebay.

Byron Tract
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  AB-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.94  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.637  H-2.
Delta farming area south of Indian Slough, west of Middle River, and east of Byron.
Part of the northern area of this tract has been developed to create Discovery Bay.

Cabello Elementary School
Public elementary (K-4) school in Union City.
4500 Cabello St, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 489-4141.   http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Cabello/ cab_home
New Haven Unified School District.
Named for Refugio M Cabello.

Cabrillo Bay
Marina between Cabrillo Point and Discovery Point in Discovery Bay.

Cabrillo Elementary School
Public elementary school in Fremont.
36700 San Pedro Dr, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 792-3232.
Fremont Unified School District.

Cabrillo Park
Fremont city park at San Pedro Dr & Balboa Way.

Caffodio
See Al Caffodio Park.

Calaveras Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-7. 
Originates on south side of Poverty Ridge (Santa Clara County) and flows southward, northwestward, and northward into Alameda Creek just south of Sunol Regional Wilderness and just below Little Yosemite. The lower valley of this creek was dammed to create Calaveras Reservoir.

Calaveras Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-5 (unlabeled). 
Point in Alameda County on San Francisco Bay at the northern side of the mouth of Coyote Creek. Located in Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Calaveras Reservoir
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-7. 
Storage reservoir for the San Francisco Water Department system, created by damming Calaveras Creek. Water from Alameda Creek is diverted into this reservoir by a diversion dam and the Alameda Diversion Tunnel. Most of the reservoir is in Santa Clara County, but a small portion near the dam is in Alameda County. Access from Calaveras Rd south of Sunol Regional Wilderness.
Surface elevation 233 ft.

Calaveras Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-7.
The lower valley of Calaveras Creek, now partly filled by Calaveras Reservoir.

Caldecott Tunnel
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  A-1.
Three-bore tunnel carrying Hwy 24 through the Berkeley Hills at an elevation of about 750 ft.  Originally called the Broadway Low-Level Tunnel, it replaced a short tunnel at an elevation of about 1050 ft (now closed, reached by Tunnel Rd on the west or Old Tunnel Rd on the east).  Opened in December 1937 with one two-lane bore in each direction; the third bore was added in 1964.  Now the direction of traffic in the central bore is changed from 2 to 7 times per day, depending on traffic patterns.  Named for Thomas Caldecott, president of the highway district that built the tunnel.

Calera Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-6. 
Originates on the south slope of Monument Peak in Ed R Levin County Park (Santa Clara County) and flows generally southwestward into Lower Penitencia Creek.

California Aqueduct
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-2. 
Part of the California State Water Project, which delivers water from the Feather River all along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley and into southern California. The full official name is Governor Edmund G. Brown California Aqueduct.
Carries water from the California Delta at Clifton Court Forebay southward along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley (where it is used for irrigation) and over the mountains to the Los Angeles area.

California College of Arts & Crafts
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3,4. 
Broadway & College Ave, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 653-8118.
Most diverse curriculum in arts, architecture and design west of the Mississippi.

California Delta
Commonly called "The Delta" or the Sacramento Delta; more correctly called the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
A triangle of tangled sloughs and "islands" in the low-lying middle of the Central Valley, where the waters of the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River mingle, with much overflow during the rainy season.  The Delta occupies about 1,000 square miles.
http://www.californiadelta.org/  or   http://www.bay-delta.org/

California Delta Highway
Hwy 4 from Hwy 680 in Martinez to Hwy 5 near Stockton. Named in 1987 by the California Senate.

California High School
Public high (9-12) school in San Ramon.
9870 Broadmoor Dr, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 803-7400.   http://www.chs.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

California Orientation Center for the Blind
400 Adams St, Albany CA 94707.  Tel: (510) 559-1208.

California Recreational Trail
See California Riding & Hiking Trail.

California Riding & Hiking Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  DEF-1 (as "California Recreational Trail").
Unpaved multiuse trail between Martinez (Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline) and Concord (Newhall Community Park), eventually to be extended to Mt. Diablo State Park.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/calrhktr.htm

California School for the Blind
500 Walnut Ave, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 794-3800.  Fax: (510) 794-3813.   http://home.earthlink.net/~brianmont/

California School for the Deaf
39350 Gallaudet Dr, Fremont CA 94538.   http://www.csdf.k12.ca.us/
The school was founded in San Francisco in 1860, the first special education program in California. It moved to Berkeley in 1869 and to Fremont in 1980.

California State University, Hayward
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward CA 94542.  Tel: (510) 885-3000.   http://www.csuhayward.edu/
California State University.
Established in 1957 as the State College for Alameda County, with a few hundred students meeting in classrooms in downtown Hayward. Moved to campus in Hayward hills in 1963. Granted university status in 1972 and given the present name.

California State University, Hayward, Contra Costa Campus
4700 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 602-6700.
California State University.

Callahan Gulch
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-2. 
Creek originating near boundary between Alameda County and San Joaquin County and flowing westward into Arroyo Mocho.

Calvary Christian Academy
Private elementary & high school in El Sobrante.
4892 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante CA 94803.  Tel: (510) 222-3828.

Calvin Simmons Middle School
Public middle school in Oakland (formerly Calvin Simmons Junior High School).
2101 35th Ave, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 879-2050.

Cambridge Elementary School
Public elementary school in Concord.
1135 Lacey Ln, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 686-4749.
Mt Diablo United School District.

Cambridge Park
Concord city park on Victory Ln near Monument Blvd.

Camel Rock
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-5.
On North Gate Rd near Burma Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Cameron Loop Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-7.
Unpaved multiuse trail east of Lake Chabot in Chabot Regional Park.
Birding by Richmond, pp 27-28.

Camp Force Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-7.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park extending a short distance southeast from Curry Point.

Camp Ohlone
(1)
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-1 (as "Camp Ohlone Regional Park").  A hike-in reservable group campsite administered by Sunol Regional Wilderness, located about 5 miles south of the main wilderness area, surrounded by San Francisco Water Department lands. The East Bay Regional Park District land here includes 240 acres with hiking trails and a swimming area created by a removable dam in Alameda Creek. Some EBRPD staff residences are located at this site. The campsite is closed during fire season (usually June through October). This land was originally settled by the Whitlock family, but much of the present landscape is the work of Eric Erickson, a Swedish immigrant, lumberjack, apprentice mason, and key worker on the Alameda Diversion Tunnel from Alameda Creek to Calaveras Reservoir. His home is now used as an EBRPD staff residence.
(2) See Sycamore Grove Park.

Camp Ohlone Regional Park
See Camp Ohlone.

Camp Ohlone Road
Multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness, extending through San Francisco Water Department land to Camp Ohlone.

Campolindo High School
Public high school in Moraga.
300 Moraga Rd, Moraga CA 94556.  Tel: (925) 376-5986.

Campolindo Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-6.
Unpaved hiking/equestrian trail in Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area.

Camp Parks
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6 (as "Camp Parks Military Reservation").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.117  B-6.
Military reservation in east Dublin that formerly occupied most of the area bounded by Hwy 580, Tassajara Rd, the county line, and Dougherty Rd, also extending north a short distance into Contra Costa County. A portion of this area is still used by the US Army as a Reserve Forces Training Area, including the 91st Division Leadership Academy, HQ 4th Bde, and Co B 319th Signal Battalion. The main area still in use by the military is along Seville Rd.
Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area.  Tel: (925) 803-5600. Also see Federal Correctional Institution Pleasanton.

Camron-Stanford House
Thomas 1997  p.649  H-4.
This Italianate Victorian house on the southwest shore of Lake Merritt in Oakland was built in 1876, possibly as part of Samuel Merritt's real estate speculation in the area. It was occupied by five different families (Camrons, Hewes, Seatons, Stanfords, Wrights) until 1907, when Oakland purchased it as headquarters for the Oakland Public Museum (now the Oakland Museum of California). After the new museum was built in 1969, part of the house was restored to the period around 1880 when the David Hewes family occupied it (some space is rented to nonprofit organizations for offices). During hours when the house is open, an educational historical program is offered to the public. It is the only remaining example of the luxury houses that once surrounded the lake, with lawns stretching down to private boathouses on the shore.
1418 Lakeside Dr, Oakland CA 94612.  Tel: (510) 836-1976 or (510) 874-7800.

Cañada del Aliso
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-6.
Creek originating on northwest slope of Mission Peak and flowing westward to disappear into the storm drains of Fremont. Once flowed into Arroyo la Laguna.

Cañada del Cierbo
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-4.
Creek just south of Cummings Skyway (south of Crockett).  Not shown on other maps (could be north fork of Rodeo Creek?).

Cañada de los Poblanos
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  AB-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.84  C-4 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.615  F-7 (unlabeled).
A section of the valley of Marsh Creek that trends straight from northwest to southeast and has a flat bottom.  Deer Valley Rd intersects Marsh Creek Rd where the latter runs straight along this Cañada.

Canal Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.575  A-7.
Antioch city park at Gentrytown Dr & DiMaggio Way (on the Contra Costa Canal).

Cann
See William Cann Memorial Park.

Cannery Park
Thomas 1997  p.711  G-2.
Park in Hayward at 125 B St.
Picnic facilities, play area, ball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, lawns, snack bar, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Cañon Drive
Thomas Contra Costa  p.41  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.609  H-4.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-5.
Paved road extending from intersection with Wildcat Canyon Rd near Summit Reservoir down to meet Central Park Dr and end at entrance to Tilden Nature Area.
Once a part of a northward extension of Wildcat Canyon Rd to Alvarado Park.

Canterbury Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.36  A-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.589  A-1 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in Richmond, just south of Hilltop Mall.
3120 Shane Dr, Richmond CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 222-5050.

Canvasback
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Canyon
Thomas 1997  p.630  J-7.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2.
Unincorporated town in Contra Costa County, among redwoods on east side of Berkeley Hills between Oakland and Orinda.  Once a resort on the Sacramento Northern Railroad Company tracks between Oakland and Sacramento. More recently, famous as a haven for unconventional refugees from urban life.
Access from Pinehurst Rd.
Post Office, Pinehurst Rd, Canyon CA 94516.

Canyon Lakes Golf Club
Thomas Contra Costa  p.102  C-4 (as "Canyon Lakes Country Club").  Thomas 1997  p.673  F-1.
Built in Watson Canyon in northeastern San Ramon.
640 Bollinger Canyon Way, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 735-6511.

Canyon Meadow Staging Area
Entrance area for Redwood Regional Park, accessed by road from Redwood Gate. Parking, restrooms, water, picnic areas. Disabled access.
Birding by Richmond, pp 95-96.

Canyon Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.692  D-4 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in Castro Valley.
19600 Cull Canyon Rd, Castro Valley CA 94552.  Tel: (510) 538-8833.
Castro Valley Unified School District.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with ball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, lawns, parking.

Canyon Nook
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6  and  C-10 (inset).
Picnic area on Summit Rd near park headquarters in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Canyon Trail
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.71  C-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.631  B-1 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-6.
Unpaved hiking/equestrian trail in Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area.
(2) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail (fire road) in Redwood Regional Park near Canyon Meadow Staging Area.
Birding by Richmond, p 96.

Canyon Trail Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.589  B-7.
6757 Gatto Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 215-4370.
El Cerrito city park.

Canyon View Park
Thomas 1997  p.712  E-4.
Park in Hayward at Farm Hill Dr & Daisy Ct.
Picnic facilities, play area, ball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Canyon View Trail
Hiking trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Cappy Ricks Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.F  D-5  and  p.10  A-2 (as "Ricks Memorial Park").  Thomas 1997  p.571  E-3.
Martinez city park at Arreba St and La Salle St.

Carden West School
Thomas 1997  p.714  C-2 (unmarked).
Private school in Pleasanton.
4444 Black Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 846-7171.

Cardinet Oaks
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-3.
Hill just outside Mt. Diablo State Park.
Elevation 1451 ft.

Cardinet Oaks Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4 to I-3.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Marsh Creek Rd to Donner Canyon Rd.

Carlos Bee Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  J-7.
Park in Castro Valley at Grove Way & Tanglewood Dr.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, play area, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Carmelite Monastery
Thomas Contra Costa  p.41  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.609  F-2.
At end of Jessen Ct off Highgate Rd in northern Kensington.

Carnegie Park
Thomas 1997  p.715  G-1.
Park in Livermore at 4th St & S K St.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
.

Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area
Thomas 1997  p.738  B-1 to G-3.
1,500-acre recreation area providing facilities for off-road vehicles (motorcycles and 4-wheel-drive). An additional 3,000 acres are scheduled to open soon. Open daily. Day use and camping fees, no reservations.
Located along Tesla Rd / Corral Hollow Rd in the valley of Corral Hollow Creek, in Alameda and San Joaquin Counties.
Mail address: 17999 Tesla Rd, Livermore CA 94550.
Shipping address: 18600 Corral Hollow Rd, Tracy CA 95376.
Ranger station.  Tel: (925) 447-9027.
Shop.  Tel: (925) 455-5918.
California State Parks.   http://cal-parks.ca.gov/DISTRICTS/ OHMVR/csvra272.htm

Carney
See Tyrone Carney Park.

Carols Harbor
Thomas Contra Costa  p.31  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.557  F-7.
On western shore of Sand Mound Slough, near eastern end of E Cypress Rd.
4850 Sandmound Blvd, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (925) 684-2803.

Carondelet High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.592  F-7.
Catholic girls high school in Concord, founded by Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet.
1133 Winton Dr, Concord CA 94518.  Tel: (925) 686-5353.   http://www.carondelet.pvt.k12.ca.us/

Carousel
Reservable picnic site in Tilden Regional Park near Hershell Spillman Merry-Go-Round.

Carquinez Bridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.4  A-1.  Thomas 1997  p.550  D-3,4.
On Hwy 80 between Rodeo and Vallejo, crossing Carquinez Strait. The original bridge, built in 1927, now carries 3 lanes of southbound traffic and is scheduled to be replaced soon by a new bridge. A parallel bridge built in 1958 carries 4 lanes of northbound traffic.

Carquinez Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.4  A-1.  Thomas 1997  p.550  D-5.
Public middle school in Crockett.
1099 Pomona St, Crockett CA 94525.  Tel: (510) 787-1081.
John Swett Unified School District.

Carquinez Overlook Loop Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in western portion of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline (just west of Port Costa).

Carquinez Scenic Drive
Road from east edge of Crockett to west edge of Martinez, near the south shore of the Carquinez Strait.  A landslide in 1982 caused closure of a central portion of this road about a mile long (from near Nevada Dock to near the west edge of the eastern portion of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline).  Thus, you cannot now drive between Crockett and Martinez on this road (although many maps show the road as continuous).

Carquinez Strait
DeLorme Northern California  p.94-95  D-4.  Thomas 1997  pp.550-551.
Narrow channel from Suisun Bay into San Pablo Bay.
Before shipping channels were dredged in San Francisco Bay, the deep water in the Strait made it a natural site for wharfs where deep-water ships could load and unload.  Thus a variety of ports on both sides of the Strait specialized in handling and processing various products (see entries for individual towns and cities).

Carquinez Strait East Staging Area
On Carquinez Scenic Dr in eastern portion of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline (just west of Martinez).  Also called Nejedly Staging Area.

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline
DeLorme Northern California  p.94-95  D-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.4  D-1,  p.7  A-4 and C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.550  G-5  and  p.571  B-3.
Currently a number of separate segments, with hopes for a future continuous shoreline park on much of the south shore of the Carquinez Strait.
Take Carquinez Scenic Dr west from Martinez to Nejedly Staging Area, or east from Port Costa to Bull Valley Staging Area.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/carquin.htm

Carquinez Strait Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.3  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.550  B-4,5.

Carter
See Verdese Carter Middle School, Verdese Carter Park.

Casa Cerrito Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.609  D-2.
El Cerrito city park at Portola Dr & Navellier St.

Casa Verde Park
Thomas 1997  p.732  B-5.
Union City city park between San Luis Ct and San Carvante Way. This is a long, thin park extending through the middle of a subdivision.

Cascade
See Lake Cascade.

Cascade Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park, running along Grass Valley Creek in its steep lower canyon north of Lake Chabot.

Castle Hill
Thomas Contra Costa  p.77  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.632  D-3.
In Walnut Creek, just east of Rossmoor Leisure World.

Castlemont High School
Thomas 1997  p.671  A-3.
Public high school in Oakland.
8601 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland CA 94605.  Tel: (510) 879-3010.

Castle Park Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  BC-2.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Joaquin Miller Park.

Castle Rock
(1) Mount Diablo Trail Map  E-5.
Sandstone formation east of Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area and Diablo Foothills Regional Park, between Pine Creek and Little Pine Creek.
Elevation 972 ft.
(2)
Rocky hilltop in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Castle Rock Park
See Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area.

Castle Rock Recreation Area
See Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area.

Castle Rock Regional Park
See Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area.

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area
Thomas Contra Costa  p.76  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.613  A-7.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  E-4 (as "Castle Rock Park").
Also known as Castle Rock Recreation Area, or Castle Rock Regional Park.
Formerly Castle Rock Park, a privately owned reservable picnic area.
Access by Castle Rock Rd from Walnut Creek.
Geologic formations, picnic facilities, swimming pool, playground, volleyball courts, softball field.
Reservations required for admission; picnic facilities for groups of 10 to 3,000 people (catering service available).
Tel: (925) 462-1400.
Closed in the winter.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/castle.htm< /A>

Castle Rock Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Castle Tree
Reservable picnic site in Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area.

Castle View
Reservable picnic site in Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area.

Castlewood Country Club
Thomas 1997  p.714  C-6.
707 Castlewood Dr, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 846-5151.
Private golf course just outside Pleasanton city limits near Sunol Blvd exit from Hwy 680.

Castro Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.609  C-2.
Public elementary school in El Cerrito.
7125 Donal Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 234-6200.

Castro Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.609  C-1,2.
El Cerrito city park at 1420 Norvell St.  Tel: (510) 215-4370.

Castro Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.34  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.588  A-6.
On San Francisco Bay in Richmond, just north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
The deteriorating piers here served ferries to Marin County before the bridge was built.

Castro Rocks
Thomas Contra Costa  p.34  C-3.
Small "islands" just south of the east end of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
A small colony of seals breed here.

Castro's Landing
See Lakeshore Park.

Castro Valley Community Park
See Castro Valley Park and Community Center.

CastroValley Market Place
Thomas 1997  p.692  D-5.
Shopping center in Castro Valley on E Castro Valley Blvd near Chaparral Ln.  Tel: (510) 381-7310.

Castro Valley Park and Community Center
Thomas 1997  p.691  HJ-3.
Park in Castro Valley at 18988 Lake Chabot Rd.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, play area, tennis courts, basketball courts, ball fields, soccer fields, horseshoe courts, lawn, parking, rest rooms.
Community center building includes snack bar, meeting rooms, Chanticleer's Little Theatre.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Castro Village
Thomas 1997  p.692  A-5.
Shopping center in Castro Valley at 20630 Patio Dr.  Tel: (510) 538-9600.

Cathedral Camp
Hike-in backpack campsite in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Catholic Cemetery
Thomas Contra Costa  p.9  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.571  C-3.
On Carquinez Scenic Dr just west of Martinez (across the road from Alhambra Cemetery).

Cattail Cove
Reservable picnic site in Contra Loma Regional Park.

Cattlemen's
Reservable picnic site in Garin Regional Park.

Cave Point
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  J-8.
A short distance east of Knobcone Point, just outside the boundaries of Mount Diablo State Park.
Elevation about 2040 ft.
Access from Knobcone Point Rd.

Cave Rocks Road
Multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Cayetano Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  BC-7.  Thomas 1997  p.675  F-2.
Flows from southern Contra Costa County south into Arroyo Las Positas in northwestern Livermore.

Cedar Camp
Reservable group campsite in Del Valle Regional Park.

Cedar Camp Trail
Multiuse trail in Del Valle Regional Park.

Cedar Lawn Memorial Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.793  J-2.
48800 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 656-5565.

Cedar Mountain
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.757  G-4.
Peak on Cedar Mountain Ridge in southeastern Alameda County.
Elevation 1120 ft.

Cedar Mountain
Reservable picnic site in Del Valle Regional Park.

Cedar Mountain Ridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.757  C-1.
Between Arroyo Mocho and Arroyo Del Valle in southeastern Alameda County.

Cedar-Rose Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  E-1 (unmarked).
Berkeley city park over underground BART tracks between Cedar St and Rose St, east of Chestnut St.

Celebration Christian Center
Thomas 1997  p.696  A-3 (unmarked).
Private school in Livermore.
1135 Bluebell Dr, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 455-4250.

Cemetery Creek
See Glen Echo Creek.

Centennial Park
(1) Thomas 1997  p.711  H-3.
Park in Hayward at 24000 Amador St.
Picnic facilities, play area, ball fields, basketball courts, soccer fields, lawns, snack bar, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.714  D-5.
Pleasanton city park at Sunol Blvd & Mission Dr.
(3)
Thomas 1997  p.715  F-1.
Park in Livermore at Holmes St & Murrieta Blvd.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Centerville Community Center
Thomas 1997  p.753  A-4 (unmarked).
3355 Country Dr, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 791-4324.
Located in Centerville Community Park.

Centerville Community Park
Thomas 1997  p.753  A-4 (as "Centerville Park").
Fremont city park at Country Dr & Hastings St.
10 acres with ball field, basketball courts, picnic facilities, playground, 3 lighted tennis courts, handball/racquetball courts, lawns, restrooms, Centerville Community Center.

Centerville Junior High School
Thomas 1997  p.752  J-4 (as "Jr HS").
Public junior high school in Fremont.
37720 Fremont Blvd, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 797-2072.
Fremont Unified School District.

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Treatment Plant
Thomas Contra Costa  p.13  B-5.  Thomas 1997  p.572  C-5.
At Imhoff Dr & Imhoff Pl east of Martinez.
http://www.centralsan.org/

Central Junior High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.574  F-5.
Public junior high school in Pittsburg.
1201 Stoneman Ave, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 473-4450.
Pittsburg Unified School District.

Central Park
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.609  C-4.
Richmond city park at Central Ave & Yolo Ave (surrounded on three sides by El Cerrito).
(2)
See Fremont Central Park.

Central Park Drive
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.609  HJ-4.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  CD-5.
Paved road in Tilden Regional Park, extending from Wildcat Canyon Rd to Cañon Dr.

Central Reservoir
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-5.
Water reservoir in Oakland near 23rd Ave & 32nd St.
East Bay Municipal Utility District.

Central Reservoir Recreation Area
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-5.
Oakland city recreation area near Central Reservoir on Sheffield Ave north of E 29th St.

Central Valley
Sometimes called the Great Valley, this watershed is bounded by the Coast Ranges on the west, the Sierra Nevada on the east, the Cascade Range on the north, and the Transverse Ranges on the south. The northern portion (Sacramento Valley) is drained by the Sacramento River, and the southern portion (San Joaquin Valley) by the San Joaquin River. These two rivers merge in the California Delta to flow through San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate into the Pacific Ocean.

Century House
Pleasanton city facility with rentable rooms and patio.
2401 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton CA 94566.

Century Plaza
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.575  A-5.
Shopping center in eastern tip of Pittsburg, at Century Blvd & Somersville Rd.

Cerrito Creek
Largely underground now, this creek once flowed west from the Berkeley Hills near where Arlington Ave crosses the Berkeley - Kensington boundary to enter San Francisco Bay through a wetlands (a summering place for the Miwok people) just south of Point Isabel that extended inland as far as the present San Pablo Ave.  The creek is still exposed in much of its upper course above Colusa Ave, in a partially rebuilt channel along the south side of El Cerrito Plaza, and in a completely rebuilt channel through Creekside Park.

Cerrito Vista Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.609  D-2.
El Cerrito city park at 950 Pomona Ave.  Tel: (510) 526-9809.

Cerro Este Road
Unpaved multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Cerros
See Los Cerros Middle School.

Cesar E Chavez Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.35  D-7 (unmarked).  Thomas 1997  p.588  G-5 (unmarked).
960 17th St, Richmond CA 94801.  Tel: (510) 412-5081.  Fax: (510) 412-3353.   http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/chavez/
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Cesar E Chavez Middle School
(1) Thomas 1997  p.712  B-6 (as "Int").
Public middle school in Hayward (formerly La Vista Intermediate School).
27845 Whitman St, Hayward CA 94545.  Tel: (510) 293-8581.  Fax: (510) 538-8478.

(2)
Public middle school (5-8) in Union City.
2801 Hop Ranch Rd, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 487-1700.
New Haven Unified School District.

Cesar E Chavez Park
Originally called North Waterfront Park.
Berkeley city park at west end of Spinnaker Way, including the northern extension of the landfill around the Berkeley Marina.  Kite flying, dog walking, jogging/hiking trails, birdwatching.
University Avenue exit. Go west to stop sign and turn right. The park is 1/2 mile straight ahead.

Chabot Canal
Thomas 1997  p.694  B-7.
In northern Pleasanton, flowing from just south of Hwy 580 near Hopyard Rd southward into Arroyo Mocho Canal.

Chabot College
Thomas 1997  p.711  F-5.
Community college in Hayward.
25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward CA 94545.  Tel: (510) 786-6600.   http://www.chabot.cc.ca.us/
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.

Chabot Equestrian Center
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-4,5.
In Chabot Regional Park, on Skyline Blvd near Keller Rd. Horse boarding and rentals, guided trail rides.
14600 Skyline Blvd, Oakland CA 94619.  Tel: (510) 638-0610 or (for boarding) (510) 569-4428.

Chabot Family Campground
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-6 (as "Chabot Family Camp").
A year-around getaway in Chabot Regional Park only minutes from Oakland or San Leandro, with 75 trailer, tent, or walk-in campsites, hot showers, naturalist-led campfire programs, an amphitheater, and hiking/fishing access to Lake Chabot. Road access to the campground is via Marciel Rd and Lakeview Rd off Redwood Rd (Marciel Staging Area). There is a camping fee. For information about current policies on reserving campsites, call (510) 562-2267. Access gate closed from 10 PM to sunrise.

Chabot Gun Club
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-6 (as "Marksmanship Range").
In Chabot Regional Park. Access via Marciel Rd off Redwood Rd (Marciel Staging Area).
Pistol, rifle, and shotgun ranges open to the general public. Hunter safety courses offered.
9999 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley CA 94546.  Tel: (510) 569-0213.

Chabot Observatory
Thomas 1997  p.650  H-6.
The original observatory was built in 1883 by Anthony Chabot. It was given to the Oakland school system with the condition that it be forever free to the public and the public schools. The original observatory was in downtown Oakland; the current observatory was opened in 1929. Because it sits in the Hayward Fault zone, a 1977 law bans its use by school classes. In 1989 plans were approved for a new observatory and science center in Joaquin Miller Park, where the telescopes and planetarium as well as other facilities will open to school classes and the public in 1999. See Chabot Observatory & Science Center.
4917 Mountain Blvd, Oakland CA 94619-3014.  Tel: (510) 530-3480.   http://www.cosc.org

Chabot Observatory & Science Center
New expanded home of Chabot Observatory in Joaquin Miller Park, scheduled to open in 1999.
10902 Skyline Blvd, Oakland CA 94619.  Tel: (510) 530-3480.  Fax: (510) 530-3499.   http://www.cosc.org

Chabot Park
Thomas 1997  p.671  D-7.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6,7.
San Leandro city park at Estudillo Ave & Sylvan Cir.   http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparkschabot
Rustic 10-acre park in the hills near Lake Chabot. Picnic facilities, large group picnic area, play equipment, amphitheater, volleyball court, large grassy field, restrooms. Rental information: (510) 577-3462.

Chabot Park Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail extending from San Leandro's Chabot Park into Chabot Regional Park and connecting with West Shore Trail and Bass Cove Trail.

Chabot Recreation Center
Thomas 1997  p.630  A-4.
6800 Chabot Rd, Oakland CA 94618.

Chabot Regional Park
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-4,5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.95  DE-7.  Thomas 1997  p.671  F-4.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6 (as "EBRPD-AC").
Official name is Anthony Chabot Regional Park (see Anthony Chabot).
Located in the hills northeast of Oakland and San Leandro in Alameda County.
Fishing and boating at Lake Chabot, Chabot Family Campground, multiuse trails, Chabot Equestrian Center, marksmanship range (Chabot Gun Club), Willow Park Golf Course.
Access from Lake Chabot Rd, Redwood Rd (Proctor Staging Area, Willow Park Golf Course, Chabot Staging Area, Marciel Staging Area, Bort Meadow Staging Area, MacDonald Staging Area), and Skyline Blvd (Parkridge Rd, Chabot Equestrian Center).
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/anchabot.htm
Birding by Richmond, pp 27-28.

Chabot School
Thomas 1997  p.630  A-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
6686 Chabot Rd, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 879-1060.

Chabot Staging Area
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  G-6.
Entrance to Chabot Regional Park where Redwood Rd crosses San Leandro Creek east of Lake Chabot.
Parking. Access to Willow View Trail and to Miller Rd and Ramage Peak Trail in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands to the east (permit required); this is also the beginning of the Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail, which currently extends only about 6.5 miles to Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.

Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail
This trail is under development by East Bay Regional Park District. It will extend from Chabot Regional Park to Garin Regional Park. The section from the Chabot Staging Area to Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area is complete.

Chadbourne Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.753  F-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
801 Plymouth Ave, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 656-5242.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for Joshua Chadbourne.

Chadbourne Spring
Near the east end of Mill Creek Rd on the northeast edge of Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Chamise Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.97  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.652  E-2.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Channel Estuary Park
See Estuary Park.

Channel Marina
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.608  F-1.
On Santa Fe Channel off Harbor Channel on the south shore of Richmond.
230 W Cutting Blvd, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 233-2246.

Chaparral Hill
Thomas Contra Costa  p.69  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.630  C-1.
A short distance westsouthwest of Chaparral Peak, just over the boundary into Alameda County, on the border of the University of California - Berkeley campus.

Chaparral Loop Trail
Hiking trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Chaparral Peak
Thomas Contra Costa  p.69  B-5.  Thomas 1997  p.630  D-1.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-6.
Just south of Tilden Regional Park and just east of Grizzly Peak Blvd, in Contra Costa County.
Elevation 1609 ft.

Chaparral Spring
Spring near the head of Goethels Canyon.

Chaparral Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  BC-2.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Joaquin Miller Park.

Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.732  F-3.
32992 Mission Blvd, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 538-3131.

Charles F Kennedy Park
Thomas 1997  p.732  G-6.
Union City city park at Decoto Rd & Meyers Dr.

Charles Lee Tilden Regional Park
See Tilden Regional Park.

Charles P Howard
See also Howard School.

Charles P Howard Terminal
Thomas 1997  p.649  E-5 (as "Howard Terminal").
Port of Oakland facilities (berths 67 and 68) at foot of Market St.
One Market St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 238-4406.  Fax: (510) 238-4420.   http://www.ssofa.com/stevedoring/ howardterminal/
Operated by Stevedoring Services of America, 1900 Embarcadero, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 535-1110.   http://www.ssofa.com/

Charlie Dorr Mini-Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  F-3 (unmarked).
Small Berkeley city park in 2200 block of Acton St.

Charlotte Wood Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.98  E-5 (as "Int").  Thomas 1997  p.653  C-5 (as "Int").
Public middle (6-8) school in Danville. Formerly Charlotte Wood Intermediate School.
600 El Capitan Dr, Danville CA 94526.  Tel: (925) 552-5600.   http://www.cwms.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Charter Square
Thomas 1997  p.752  D-1.
Shopping center in Fremont at Charter Square Ter & Enea Ct.

Chase Pond
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6.
On south slope of Mt. Diablo at about 1800 ft elevation.
Access by Chase Pond Rd.

Chase Pond Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-7.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Frog Pond Rd to Chase Pond.

Cherry Grove Park
Thomas 1997  p.690  J-1.
San Leandro city park at Leonard Dr & Williams St.   http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparkscherry
Neighborhood-oriented park with picnic facilities, play areas, tennis courts, night lighting, parking, restrooms. Adjacent to Muir School's large lawns.

Cherryland
Thomas 1997  p.691  F-7 (unlabeled).
Neighborhood in unincorporated Alameda County northwest of Hayward, bounded roughly by Hwy 880 and Hwy 238 (or San Lorenzo Creek). Agricultural area until after World War II. William Meek (see Meek Estate) was an agricultural pioneer in this area.
Cherryland Community Association, PO Box 3, San Lorenzo CA 94580-0003.  Tel/Fax: (510) 481-8549.

Cherryland Park
Thomas 1997  p.711  F-1.
Park in Cherryland at 198 Grove Way.
Picnic facilities, play area, basketball courts, horseshoe courts, lawns, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Cherryland School
Thomas 1997  p.711  G-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Cherryland.
585 Willow Ave, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8569.  Fax: (510) 582-7133.

Chevron Oil Refineries
Thomas Contra Costa  p.34  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.588  B-6.
In western Richmond, north of the access to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
Access by private roads from Chevron Way.

Chichibu Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.55  E-1.  Thomas 1997  p.595  C-1.
Antioch city park at Longview Rd & Acorn Rd.

Children's Fairyland
After World War II there was great interest in creating places for family recreation. The city of Oakland created this Mother Goose village in Lakeside Park on the banks of Lake Merritt in 1950. It was the first such amusement park in the United States and is said to have inspired Walt Disney to create Disneyland. Adults are not admitted without children. There is an admission fee.
Grand Ave & Bellevue Ave, Oakland CA 94610.  Tel: (510) 238-6876.

Chilpancingo Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  B-3.  Thomas 1997  p.592  C-2.
Pleasant Hill city park on Golf Club Rd at Grayson Creek.

Chimes Creek
Thomas 1997  p.650  H-7 (unmarked).
Flows westnorthwest between Oakdale Ave & Hillmont Dr in Oakland, flowing into Lion Creek in the Mills College campus. Short segements of the creek remain at the surface.

China Wall
Rock formation in southern end of Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Chipman Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.649  E-7 (as "MID").
Public middle school in Alameda.
401 Pacific Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 748-4017.
Alameda Unified School District.

Chipps Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  AB-2.  Thomas 1997  p.554  B-5.
Delta island, protected by levees, forming the southern shore of Honker Bay, bounded on the south by Suisun Bay, and separated by Spoonbill Creek from Van Sickle Island.
Located in Solano County.

Chochenyo Trail
Unpaved hiking/bicycling trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park. Extends from parking area at park entrance past Indian shellmound to Visitor Center.

Chochenyo Trailhead
Parking, restrooms, drinking water at eastern end of Chochenyo Trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park, near park entrance. Parking only for organized groups by reservation.

Chown Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Redwood Regional Park. The portion of this trail between French Trail and Stream Trail is for hikers only, and this portion is shown on the trail map cited above as Sidney Trail.

Christensen Park
Thomas 1997  p.696  C-2.
Park in Livermore on Bridgeport Cir.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Christensen School
Thomas 1997  p.696  C-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary & middle school in Livermore.
5757 Haggin Oaks Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4702.   http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Christen/christen
Head Start Program at this site.  Tel: (925) 371-0172.
Named after Andrew N Christensen.
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Christian Center Elementary & High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.574  E-5.
Private schools in Pittsburg.
1210 Stoneman Ave, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 439-2552.

Christian Community Schools
Thomas 1997  p.753  E-3 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school (preschool through 8th grade) in Fremont.
39700 Mission Blvd, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 651-KIDS.   http://www.infolane.com/ccs/
Fremont Community Church.

Christian Heritage Academy
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-2.
Private high school in Fremont.
36060 Fremont Blvd, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 797-7938.

Christian Penke Park
Thomas 1997  p.731  H-1 (as "Penke Park").
Park in Hayward at Tahoe Ave & Morningside Dr.
Picnic facilities, play area, basketball courts, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Christ the King Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  A-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.592  A-5 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in Pleasant Hill.
195 Brandon Rd, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 685-1109.

Chuck Corica Municipal Golf Complex
Thomas 1997  p.670  B-5,6.
Alameda public golf course at Clubhouse Rd off Island Dr on Bay Farm Island.  Tel: (510) 522-4321.
Built on filled wetlands.

Cinderella Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  BC-2.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Joaquin Miller Park.

Circle, The
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  B-3.  Thomas 1997  p.609  G-6 (unlabeled).
Traffic "roundabout" at intersection of Arlingon Ave, Marin Ave, and Los Angeles Ave in north Berkeley.
A replica of the original fountain was recently placed in the center.

City Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.574  D-2,3.
Pittsburg city park at N Parkside Dr & Railroad Ave.

City View
Reservable picnic area at Crown Memorial State Beach.

Civic Center Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  EF-6,7.
Newark city park at south end of Civic Terrace Ave.

Civic Park
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.75  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.612  C-5.
Walnut Creek city park at Civic Dr & Broadway, near main civic buildings.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.714  D-4.
Pleasanton city park at Main St & Bernal Ave, near city hall and main library.

Clancy's Place
Reservable picnic site in Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area.

Claremont
Thomas 1997  p.630  C-4.
Neighborhood of Oakland centered around the intersection of Claremont Ave & College Ave, extending east into the hills north of the intersection of Hwys 13 & 24.

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  E-7.  Thomas 1997  p.630  AB-2.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-7.
205 acres of undeveloped land, bordered by the University of California's ecological preserve to the north and east.
Hiking/equestrian trails only.
Access from Claremont Ave.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/claremon.htm

Claremont Country Club
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3 (as "1112").  Thomas 1997  p.630  A-6.
5295 Broadway Ter, Oakland CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 653-6798.

Claremont Hotel
See Claremont Resort & Spa.

Claremont Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.629  J-5 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in Oakland.
5750 College Ave, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 879-2010.

Claremont Resort & Spa
Thomas 1997  p.630  A-3 (unmarked).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-7 (as "Claremont Hotel").
Built in 1915, and almost completely rebuilt just before 1940. Prominent landmark on the hills above Berkeley and Oakland (located just at the line between the two cities). Formerly known as the Claremont Hotel.
41 Tunnel Rd, Oakland CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 843-3000.   http://www.claremontresort.com/

Clark
See also Bill Clark Park.

Clark-Boas Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  B-2,3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

Clark Canyon
Thomas 1997  p.693  E-2.
Small creek flowing from northwest corner of Dublin southeastward to vanish under the streets of Dublin.

Clayton Community Park
Thomas 1997  p.614  A-1.
Clayton city park on Marsh Creek Rd at Regency Dr.

Clayton Hill
Thomas Contra Costa  p.54  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.594  D-7.
South of western part of Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, just eastsoutheast of Kreagor Peak.

Clayton Oaks Road
Thomas Contra Costa  p.54  A-6 (as "11-24").  Thomas 1997  p.613  J-3 (as "11-24").  Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-3.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from end of Rialto Dr in Clayton to Cardinet Oaks Rd.

Clayton Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.593  H-7.
Clayton city park at Clayton Rd & Main St.

Clayton Station
Thomas Contra Costa  p.51  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.593  F-5.
Shopping center at Kirker Pass Rd & Clayton Rd in Clayton.

Clayton Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  FG-1.
Valley of Mt. Diablo Creek from Clayton down to Concord Naval Weapons Station.

Clayton Valley Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.51  B-7 (as "Clayton Valley Shopping Center").  Thomas 1997  p.593  E-5.
Shopping center at Ygnacio Valley Rd & Clayton Rd in Concord.

Clayton Valley Center Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  A-1.  Thomas 1997  p.593  E-6.
Concord city park on Alberta Way near Valmar Dr.

Clayton Valley High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  A-1.  Thomas 1997  p.593  D-5.
Public high school in Concord.
1101 Alberta Way, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 682-7474.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Cleveland Park
Thomas 1997  p.690  H-1.
San Leandro city park at the south end of O'Donnell Ave.   http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparkscleveland
Small park with picnic facilities, play area, lawn.

Clifton Court Forebay
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.94  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.638  B-6.
A large "reservoir" in the delta (in Contra Costa County) along Old River that serves as the intake point for the California Aqueduct.
Access by Clifton Court Rd from Hwy J4 southeast of Byron.
Birding by Richmond, p. 35.

Clinton
A village on the east bank of San Antonio Slough extending approximately between the present 3rd Ave and 13th Ave in Oakland and near the shore of San Antonio Estuary, laid out about 1850 by Moses Chase and three Patten brothers, Robert, William, and Edward, who legally purchased land from Antonio Peralta. Named for Mary Ellen Clinton, Chase's fiancée, who died in Massachusetts while he was earning his fortune in California. The village prospered, and in 1856 it was combined with San Antonio to form Brooklyn. A house that Chase built at 404 E 8th St was the oldest frame house in Oakland when it was demolished in 1948.

Clinton Square
Thomas 1997  p.649  J-5.
Oakland city park at E 12th St & 6th Ave.

Clipper Bay
Thomas Contra Costa  p.92  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.617  G-6.
Marina inside of Dolphin Pl and Cypress Point in Discovery Bay.

Clyde
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.11  E-7.  Thomas 1997  p.572  G-2.
Unincorporated town in Contra Costa County north of Concord.

Clyde Park
Thomas 1997  p.572  G-2.
At Norman Ave & Sussex St in Clyde.

Coal Canyon Trail
Hiking trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Coal Mine Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-3.
Flows southeast into flooded portion of Scow Canyon in San Pablo Reservoir, into cove shown at Thomas Contra Costa  p.39  D-7 (unlabeled) or Thomas 1997  p.590  A-6 (unlabeled) (the largest cove on the Scow Canyon arm of the reservoir).

Coast Guard Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3.  Thomas 1997  p.649  J-7 (as "Government Island").
Island in Brooklyn Basin (Oakland Inner Harbor), created in 1915 from dredge dumpings when the channel through the Basin was deepened. US Coast Guard Northern California headquarters. Originally called Government Island.
Coast Guard general information, Tel: (510) 437-3700.   http://www.uscg.mil/D11/msosf/

Cobbledick Creek
Thomas 1997  p.650  E-1 (unmarked).
Flows near Scout Rd in Oakland into Shepherd Creek.

Codornices Creek
Now largely underground, this creek once flowed from the area above Codornices Park (where two branches of the creek still join on the surface) on the west side of the Berkeley Hills west through Berkeley (where the creek is still visible in Live Oak Park) and Albany to empty into San Francisco Bay just at the south edge of the present Golden Gate Fields racetrack.  One branch of Codornices Creek once flowed from around the location of Cragmont East - Kindergarten School to join the main creek near the present intersection of The Alameda, Martin Luther King Jr Way, and Hopkins St; that branch of the creek is now largely redirected through underground channels to flow under Marin Ave.

Codornices Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.609  H-7 (as "Codornices Playground").
Berkeley city park at 1201 Euclid Ave.  Tel: (510) 644-6530.

Coffeeberry Spring
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-5.
Spring on south slope of Long Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Access from Burma Rd.

Coffeeberry Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-6.
Hiking trail and firebreak off Redtail Trail in Chabot Regional Park.

Coffey Mill Gulch
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.777  H-7.
Creek originating on northwest slope of Eylar Mountain in northeastern Santa Clara County and flowing generally westward and northwestward into Eylar Canyon.

Cogswell Marsh
Thomas 1997  p.711  B-6 (as "Salt Evaporator").
The first marsh restored to tidal action (in 1980) in the Hayward Regional Shoreline. This is a saltwater marsh with mudflats.

Colby Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  H-5.
Oakland city park at 451 61st St.

Cole School
Thomas 1997  p.649  E-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
1011 Union St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-1090.
Oakland Unified School District.

Coliseum Gardens
Thomas 1997  p.670  F-3.
Oakland city park at 69th Ave & Brentford St.

College Heights Park
Thomas 1997  p.712  D-4.
Park in Hayward at 27020 Fielding Dr.
Picnic facilities, play area, par course, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

College of Alameda, The
Thomas 1997  p.649  F-7.
555 Atlantic Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 522-7221.   http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us/coa/coa.htm< /A>
This campus of
Peralta Community College District was opened in June 1970. One of its features is a school of aviation.

College of the Holy Names
See Holy Names College.

College Park High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.592  B-3.
Public high school in Pleasant Hill.
201 Viking Dr, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 682-7670.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

College Preparatory School, The
Thomas 1997  p.630  A-5.
Private high school (grades 9-12) in Oakland.
6100 Broadway, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 652-0111.

College Square Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  B-3.  Thomas 1997  p.592  C-2.
Shopping center at Contra Costa Blvd & Golf Club Rd in northern Pleasant Hill.

Collier Canyon
Thomas 1997  p.675  C-5.
Valley and creek east of San Ramon and Dublin, flowing south into Arroyo Las Positas near Livermore Municipal Airport.

Collins Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  E-4 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.569  F-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Pinole.
1224 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole CA 94564.  Tel: (510) 724-3086.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Colonial Acres School
Thomas 1997  p.691  E-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Cherryland.
17115 Meekland Ave, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 481-4613.
San Lorenzo Unified School District.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with play area and lawns.

Columbian Gardens
Thomas 1997  p.670  G-7.
Oakland city park at Koford Rd & Empire Rd, near 98th Ave exit from Hwy 880.

Columbia San Leandro Hospital
See San Leandro Hospital.

Columbine Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park along part of the northern shore of Lake Chabot.

Columbus School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  E-7 (unmarked).  Thomas 1997  p.629  E-2 (unmarked).
Public elementary school in Berkeley.
920 Allston Way, Berkeley CA 94710.  Tel: (510) 644-8812.
Berkeley Unified School District.

Columbus School Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  D-2 (unmarked).
Park jointly maintained by Berkeley and Berkeley Unified School District at 2211 7th St.

Concannon Vineyard
Thomas 1997  p.716  B-3.
Winery in unincorporated Alameda County south of Livermore. Established in 1883. Still managed by Concannon family members, although no longer owned by the family. http://donaldlaird.com/ landmarks/counties/600-699/641
Open daily, tasting room, picnic area, winery tours on weekends.
4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 456-2505 or (800) 258-9866.  Fax: (925) 456-2511.   http://www.concannonvineyard.com/

Concord Boulevard Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.48  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.593  C-2.
Concord city park at Concord Blvd & Mendocino Dr.

Concord Community Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.48  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.592  H-3.
Concord city park at Cowell Rd & Ridgewood Dr.

Concord High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.48  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.593  B-1,2.
Public high school in Concord.
4200 Concord Blvd, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 687-2030.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Concordia Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  G-1.
Oakland city park at 64th Ave & Brann St.

Concord Naval Weapons Station
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.14  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.572  H-5.
Official title is United States Naval Weapons Station Concord.
Separate port facilities on Suisun Bay are called Port Chicago.

Concord Park & Shop Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  D-3.  Thomas 1997  p.592  E-2.
Shopping center at Willow Pass Rd & Market St in northern Concord.

Concord Pavilion
Thomas Contra Costa  p.51  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.593  H-4.
Outdoor amphitheater.
2000 Kirker Pass Rd, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 671-3100.   http://www.concordpavilion.org/

Concord Terminal Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.48  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.592  G-2.
Shopping center at Clayton Rd & East St in northern Concord.

Condor Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Coney Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.94  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.638  E-6.
A delta island, protected by levees, within a bend of Old River, bounded on the west by West Canal and Clifton Court Forebay.

Conlon Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.41  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.609  G-1.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-4.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

Contempo Park
Thomas 1997  p.732  A-6.
Union City city park at Meteor Dr & Gemini Dr.

Contra Costa Canal
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.12  B-5.  Thomas 1997  p.552  AB-7.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  BCD-2.
Built as an irrigation canal by the US Bureau of Reclamation in 1937-1948. Martinez and some other communities draw their drinking water from the canal.
Intake is from the California Delta at Rock Slough in eastern Contra Costa County.  Meanders through northern Contra Costa County, west through Oakley, Antioch, Pittsburg, Bay Point and Port Chicago, then south through the Concord Naval Weapons Station and Concord and Walnut Creek, west again and then north through Pleasant Hill to Martinez, ending just west of Pacheco Slough.
Contra Costa Water District.

Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  CD-2.
A greenbelt multiuse trail linking Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Pacheco.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/canaltr.htm

Contra Costa Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.592  D-6.
Shopping mall near Hwy 680 & Monument Blvd in eastern Pleasant Hill.
2302 Monument Blvd, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 686-4646.

Contra Costa Christian High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.46  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.612  A-2.
Private high school in Walnut Creek.
2721 Larkey Ln, Walnut Creek CA 94596.  Tel: (925) 934-4964.

Contra Costa College (West Campus)
Thomas Contra Costa  p.35  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.588  J-2.
2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 235-7800.

Contra Costa Country Club
DeLorme Northern California  p.105 A-5 (as "1129"),  Thomas Contra Costa  p.44  E-3  and  p.47  A-3.  Thomas 1997  p.592  A-2.
Located in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County, surrounded by Pleasant Hill on three sides and Martinez on the north.
801 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 685-8288.

Contra Costa County Byron Airport
Thomas Contra Costa  p.93  C-7 (as "Byron County Airport").  Thomas 1997  p.657  F-2.
South of Byron and west of Clifton Court Forebay. Access from Hwy J4.
The county has purchased sufficient land here for future construction of a major airport to serve the eastern county.

Contra Costa County Fairgrounds
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.575  BC-4,5.
At 10th St & L St in Antioch.

Contra Costa County Farm Rehabilitation Center
See Marsh Creek Detention Facility.

Contra Costa County Feeder Trail #1
Thomas 1997  p.590  J-1 (unlabeled).
Unpaved multiuse trail extending from Pereira Rd (also called Pereira Ranch Rd) near intersection of Alhambra Valley Rd and Bear Creek Rd eastnortheast across Franklin Ridge to meet Franklin Canyon Rd near intersection with Dutra Rd.
Parts of this trail are labeled as Pereira Rd and Ferndale Rd on some maps.

Contra Costa Rock Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  A-2 (as "Pk").  Thomas 1997  p.609  G-5 (as "Park").
Berkeley city park on Contra Costa Ave between Los Angeles Ave & Yosemite Rd.

Contra Loma Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.575  B-6.
Antioch city park at Mahogany Way & Manazanita Way.

Contra Loma Regional Park
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.55  DE-4.  Thomas 1997  p.595  AB-3.
In southern part of Antioch, adjacent to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, this park features the 80-acre Contra Loma Reservoir, with year-round fishing, swimming, windsurfing, and boating.  Also picnic sites, snack stand, paved bicycle/hiking trails.
Access on Frederickson Ln from Golf Course Rd in Antioch.  Tel: (925) 757-0404.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/conloma.htm

Contra Loma Reservoir
DeLorme Northern California  p.105 A-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.55  D-3.  Thomas 1997  p.595  B-2.
In Contra Loma Regional Park in southern Antioch.
Contra Costa Water District.

Contra Loma Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.55  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.595  A-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Cook
See also Dan Cook Canyon.

Cook's Point
Thomas Contra Costa  p.1  D-3  (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.568  H-3 (unlabeled).
Small point about midway along the north shore of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, in Whittell Marsh (at end of Cook's Point Trail).  Not labeled on maps.

Cook's Point Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Corcoran Mine Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.57  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.594  J-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Corduroy Hills Trail
Hiking trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Corica
See Chuck Corica Municipal Golf Complex.

Cornell Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  E-3  (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  E-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Albany.
920 Talbot Ave, Albany CA 94706.  Tel: (510) 559-6510.
Albany Unified School District.

Cornell Park
Thomas 1997  p.617  J-4.
At Discovery Bay Blvd & Willow Lake in Discovery Bay.

Coronado Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  D-3  (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.608  H-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Richmond.
2001 Virginia Ave, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 233-7800.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Corpus Christi School
Thomas 1997  p.650  D-3 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in Piedmont.
1 Estates Dr, Piedmont CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 530-4056.

Corral Camp
Reservable group campsite near Bollinger Canyon Rd in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.
Particularly suitable for equestrian groups.

Corral Hollow Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.717  GH-7.
Flows from southern tip of San Joaquin County generally northwestward into Alameda County and then eastward along Tesla Rd / Corral Hollow Rd into the Central Valley south of Tracy.

Corvallis School
Thomas 1997  p.691  B-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in San Leandro.
14790 Corvallis St, San Leandro CA 94579.  Tel: (510) 481-4655.
San Lorenzo Unified School District.

Costa Peak
On western boundary of Briones Regional Park.
Elevation 1235 ft.

Cottontail Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-5 (unlabeled).
Multiuse trail in Chabot Regional Park.

Cottonwood Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105 C-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.119  D-5,6.  Thomas 1997  p.694  J-1.
Flows in Doolan Canyon from east of San Ramon and Dublin south into Arroyo Los Positas near Hwy 580 in northwestern Livermore.

Coulter Pine Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-3.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Mitchell Canyon Rd to Back Creek Rd.

Country Club Branch
See Arroyo Viejo Creek.

Country Club School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.117  C-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.693  G-1.
Public elementary (K-6) school in SanRamon.
7534 Blue Fox Way, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 803-7430.   http://www.cces.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Country Fair
Thomas Contra Costa  p.117  C-1 (as "County Fair").  Thomas 1997  p.673  G-4.
Shopping center in San Ramon at Alcosta Blvd & Montevideo Dr.

Country Manor Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.56  D-3.  Thomas 1997  p.595  G-2.
Antioch city park on Asilomar Dr near Palomar Dr.

Country Wood Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  D-3 (as "Country Wood Shopping Center").  Thomas 1997  p.612  F-1.
Shopping center in Walnut Creek at Treat Blvd & Bancroft Rd.

County East Mall
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.574  J-5.
Shopping mall in Antioch.
2556 Somersville Rd, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 754-5230.

Course at Wente Vineyards, The
Thomas 1997  p.735  J-1 (unmarked).
18-hole championship golf course with practice range and practice greens. Opened in 1998.
5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 456-2475.

Cowell
Thomas 1997  p.613  BC-5 (unlabeled).  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  E-1.
Neighborhood of Concord northeast of intersection of Cowell Rd & Ygnacio Valley Rd.

Coyote Creek
(1)
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-5.  Thomas 1997  p.792  E-2.
Originates in Santa Clara Couny east of Morgan Hill near Henry W Coe State Park. Flows generally southward, then westward and northwestward through Coyote Lake and Anderson Lake, through eastern San Jose and along the western border of Milpitas, then westward as the boundary between Alameda County and Santa Clara County into the southern end of San Francisco Bay. This creek was named by Spanish explorers in 1776.
(2) DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.102  D-5,6.  Thomas 1997  p.673  G-1.
Flows from northeastern San Ramon south into South San Ramon Creek (today vanishes from the surface before Alcosta Blvd).

Coyote Hills
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.751  G-4.
Small range of hills west of northern Fremont on the shore of San Francisco Bay, just south of Alameda Creek. Included in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Coyote Hills Regional Park
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.751  HJ-3,4.
West of northern Fremont on the shore of San Francisco Bay (with wetlands of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge between this park and the open Bay), this park includes the Coyote Hills and adjacent marshes. Visitor center with displays and naturalist activities, multiuse trails, birdwatching, picnic facilities, group campsite, restored Native American shellmound village, wildlife sanctuary, parking. Access to Alameda Creek Regional Trail and trail access to the National Wildlife Refuge.
Access via Patterson Ranch Rd from Paseo Padre Pky or Commerce Dr in Fremont. Parking fee.
Visitor Center (at west end of Patterson Ranch Rd).  Tel: (510) 795-9385.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/coyote.htm

Coyote Trail
Hiking trail (unpaved multiuse trail for part of its length) in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Crab Cove
Thomas 1997  p.669  F-2 (unlabeled).
Cove at northwestern end of Crown Memorial State Beach, formerly known as Oyster Bay.

Crab Cove Marine Reserve
Thomas 1997  p.669  F-2 (unlabeled).
The shoreline of Crab Cove and the water within the cove have been designated by the State of California as a marine reserve, the first estuarine reserve of its kind in California. All plants and animals within the intertidal zone are protected from all forms of collecting, except that rod-and-reel fishing for fin fish is allowed. Administered by Crab Cove Visitor Center.

Crab Cove Visitor Center
Thomas 1997  p.669  F-2 (as "Oyster Bay Exhibit Hall").
1252 McKay Ave, Alameda CA 94501-7805.  Tel: (510) 521-6887.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/crab.htm
The former Oyster Bay Exhibit Hall in Crab Cove at the northwest end of Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda. There are exhibits about San Francisco Bay organisms and about the history of Alameda. The Old Wharf Classroom is used for school groups and other programs. A number of naturalists are stationed here, with extensive public educational programs from March through November (the Center is closed from December through February). Opened in 1980. The East Bay Regional Park District Exhibit Lab also is housed here, designing and creating exhibits for use throughout the EBRPD system.
Access on McKay Ave from Central Ave, just west of Webster St.
East Bay Regional Park District.

Cragmont
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.609  HJ-6.
Neighborhood of Berkeley on hillsides between Marin Ave and University of California - Berkeley.

Cragmont East - Kindergarten School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  B-2  (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  H-5 (unlabeled).
Public kindergarten school in Berkeley. May be closed.
830 Regal Rd, Berkeley CA 94708.  Tel: (510) 644-6408.

Cragmont Rock Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-3 (as "Cragmont Pk").  Thomas 1997  p.609  H-6 (as "Cragmont Park").
Berkeley city park on Easter Way at Regal Rd.

Cragmont School at Franklin
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  E-6  (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.629  E-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Berkeley.  Cragmont School (now closed) was located near the east end of Cedar St, just northwest of the University of California - Berkeley campus.
1150 Virginia St, Berkeley CA 94702.  Tel: (510) 644-8810.
Berkeley Unified School District.

Craib Meadows
Wedding site in Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland.

Crandall Creek Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  E-2.
Fremont city park at Mohawk River St & Snake River Pl.

Crane Ridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.737  BC-3.
Southeast of Livermore, between Arroyo Mocho and a branch of Arroyo Seco. Access by unpaved Crane Ridge Rd from Mines Rd.

Creekside
Picnic site on South Park Dr in Tilden Regional Park.

Creekside Center
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.5  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.569  H-3.
Shopping center in Hercules at Sycamore Ave & Hwy 80.
(2) Thomas 1997  p.691  G-7 (unmarked).
Shopping center on Mission Blvd near Mattox Rd in Castro Valley.

Creekside Park
(1) Thomas 1997  p.616  E-3.
Brentwood city park at Claremont Dr & Crescent Dr, at junction of Dry Creek and Marsh Creek.
(2) Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.609  C-5.
El Cerrito city park on the north shore of Cerrito Creek just across the creek from Albany Hill.  Playground and picnic facilities.  Access from Belmont Ave or Santa Clara Ave.
(3) Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.569  F-6 (unlabeled).
Pinole city park at Pinole Valley Rd where it crosses Pinole Creek southeast of Hwy 80.

Creek Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Creek View
Reservable picnic site in Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.

Crescent Park Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  B-5.  Thomas 1997  p.609  A-2.
Richmond city park on Hartnett Ave off Bayview Ave.

Crescent Ridge Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  D-3.  Thomas 1997  p.611  CD-1.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-4.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Crespi Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.569  C-6.
Public middle school in El Sobrante.
1121 Allview Ave, El Sobrante CA 94803.  Tel: (510) 223-8611.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Cresta Blanca Winery
Thomas 1997  p.735  J-1 (unmarked).
Located in unincorporated Alameda County south of Livermore, across the road from the Veterans Hospital. Founded in 1882 by Charles Wetmore. Cresta Blanca wine won the grand prize at the Paris Exposition of 1889, for the first time bringing California wines to international attention. This winery is now a part of the Wente Estate Winery operation (purchased by the Wente family in 1981 and restored), specializing in sparkling wines. This site is now called Wente Vineyards.   http://donaldlaird.com/ landmarks/counties/500-599/586
Open daily, tasting room, tours, Wente Vineyards Restaurant, The Course at Wente Winery (golf course), Wente Concerts at the Vineyards (in summer).
5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 456-2405.  Fax: (925) 456-2401.

Crest Trail
Hiking trail in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Croce Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.696  C-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Livermore.
5650 Scenic Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4706.   http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/Schools/ Croce/croce
Named after Leo R Croce.
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Crocker Highlands School
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
525 Midcrest Rd, Oakland CA 94610.  Tel: (510) 879-1110.

Crocker Park
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-2.
Piedmont city park at 55 Hampton Rd.

Crockett Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.59  D-1 (as "Pk").  Thomas 1997  p.596  C-1.
In Oakley at Empire Ave & Gateway Dr.

Crolls Garden
Reservable picnic area at Crown Memorial State Beach.

Crossings, The
Thomas 1997  p.575  G-7.
Shopping center at Deer Valley Rd & Hillcrest Ave in Antioch.

Crossroads, The
Thomas 1997  p.753  B-5.
Shopping center in Fremont at Fremont Blvd & Walnut Ave.

Crow Canyon Commons
Thomas Contra Costa  p.102  A-3.  Thomas 1997  p.673  D-1.
Shopping center in San Ramon on Crow Canyon Pl just east of intersection of Hwy 680 and Crow Canyon Rd.
Tel: (925) 930-8098.

Crow Canyon Country Club
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6 (as "1133").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.102  A-1.  Thomas 1997  p.653  E-7.
711 Silver Lake Dr, Danville CA 94526.  Tel: (925) 735-5700.

Crow Canyon Gardens
Thomas 1997  p.673  B-2.
The gardens were initially planted in 1978 as a source for fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables for Virginia Mudd's new Mudds Restaurant (next door). Her goal was to advance the art of growing, preparing and serving fresh wholesome food - to show the direct connection between the garden or farm and the dishes served in the dining room. In 1990 Virginia Mudd sold the restaurant and moved to New Mexico. The city of San Ramon purchased the 7 acres of gardens along San Ramon Creek as a park, maintained by the nonprofit Crow Canyon Institute. The restaurant was purchased by its general manager. The Institute provides ecological classes, a summer day-camp program, and community gardens. It grows food for the Contra Costa Food Bank. Much more information is provided on the website.
20 Boardwalk, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 820-7471.

Crow Canyon Road
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  BC-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.99  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.673  A-2.
Extends from Camino Tassajara in eastern Danville through northern San Ramon and along Crow Creek to Hwy 580 in Castro Valley. A popular commute route as a shortcut from Hwy 680 to Hwy 580.

Crow Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.99  AB-5.  Thomas 1997  p.672  F-6.
Flows from area west of northern San Ramon west and then south and southwest into San Lorenzo Creek in Castro Valley.

Crown Memorial State Beach
Thomas 1997  p.669  FG-2.
On the southwest shore of Alameda. Alameda's sandy beaches were popular resorts before 1880 (the beaches were much more extensive before landfill altered the currents - the present beach was actually created artificially on landfill). The most famous resort was Neptune Beach, created in 1916 at the end of Webster St, served by the streetcar line from Oakland. The resort went bankrupt in 1939, and the military purchased the land, operating a training facility for maritime officers centered at Oyster Bay (now Crab Cove). In 1959, California obtained the land and made it a State Park. It was later named for Robert W. Crown, a deceased state Assemblymember. The park is operated for the state by the East Bay Regional Park District. The beach extends from Crab Cove at the northwest to the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary at the southeast. Access from McKay Ave, Westline Dr, and Shoreline Dr. No fee.
http://www.ebparks.org/parks/crown.htm
Birding by Richmond, pp. 10-11.

Cuesta Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.97  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.652  C-3.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area
Thomas 1997  p.692  C-1.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  G-7.
This is a long, narrow park extending north-south along Cull Creek in Castro Valley, and there are hiking/equestrian trails extending the length of the park. However, most visitors come to swim in the 1.5-acre lagoon, whose water is pumped from the adjacent Cull Canyon Reservoir. There are picnic sites, and fishing is allowed in the reservoir with a California fishing license and an EBRPD fishing access permit.
Main access is from Crow Canyon Rd on Cull Canyon Rd and Columbia Dr.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/cullcan.htm

Cull Canyon Reservoir
Thomas 1997  p.692  C-4.
Water reservoir and fishing lake on Cull Creek in Castro Valley, within Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.

Cull Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  BC-5.  Thomas 1997  p.672  B-2.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  GH-6.
Flows from southwestern corner of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness generally southward through Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area into Crow Creek.

Cumberland Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.52  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.594  C-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Cummings Skyway
Highway running between Hwy 80 not far south of Crockett and Hwy 4 at the western end of Franklin Canyon.

Curran Branch
See Peralta Creek.

Curran Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Tilden Regional Park, extending from Wildcat Gorge Trail near Lake Anza to Inspiration Point.

Curry Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.82  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.634  AB-5.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  IJ-6,7.
Creek flowing from south slopes of Mount Diablo generally east and northeast into Marsh Creek.

Curry Canyon Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  J-6.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Curry Point down Curry Canyon to Morgan Territory Rd.

Curry Cave Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  J-7.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Curry Canyon Rd up to Knobcone Point Rd.

Curry Point
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-7.
Point on South Gate Rd near head of Curry Canyon, at east edge of Rock City, in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Elevation 1774 ft.

Curt Flood Sports Complex
Thomas 1997  p.670  D-3 (not marked).
Oakland city recreation area on Oakport St between Lesser St and 66th Ave.
The parking lot is access for the Damon Marsh area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Curtner Creek
Thomas 1997  p.774  ABC-6.
Originates on west slope of Monument Peak and flows westward into Arroyo Agua Fria.

Cutter Cove
Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.610  F-2.
On southeast shore of Briones Reservoir.

Cutter Point
Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  D-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.610  F-1 (unlabeled).
The large point formed by the Black Hills extending north into Briones Reservoir.

Cutter Point Trail
A short unpaved hiking trail on EBMUD land at Cutter Point.
Access from Bear Creek Rd.  Picnic area.

Cypress Bay
Thomas Contra Costa  p.91  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.617  G-6.
Marina between Sand Point Ct and Beacon Pl in Discovery Bay.

Cypress Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.34  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.608  C-1.
In San Francisco Bay not far north of Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline, in Point Richmond.

Cypress Square
Thomas 1997  p.576  C-5.
Shopping center at Main St & Big Break Rd in Oakley.

Dairy Glen
Group campsite in Coyote Hills Regional Park. Reservations required, for organized groups only.

Dam Cove
Small inlets in Lake Del Valle just south of the dam. Boating is not allowed in this area.

Damon Marsh
A small marsh along the eastern shore of San Leandro Bay north of Damon Slough. A wildlife sanctuary as part of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline

Damon Marsh Trail
Paved multiuse trail in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline extending from East Creek Slough to Damon Slough (0.84 mi). Take the 66th Ave exit from Hwy 880, go west to Oakport St, then northwest about half a mile to the parking area of the Curt Flood Sports Complex. Go toward the water, and the trail goes to the left. Sometimes called Oakport Trail.

Damon Slough
Arroyo Viejo Creek and Lion Creek empty into Damon Slough, which extends from near Hegenberger Rd & Snell St to San Leandro Bay in Oakland, bordering the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Complex grounds on the north. The mouth of the slough is in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline and can be accessed from Damon Marsh Trail.

Dana Plaza
Shopping center at Landana Dr & Concord Blvd in Concord.

Dan Cook Canyon
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-7.
Creek in Mt. Diablo State Park flowing from near Rock City west and then south into a reservoir just outside the park boundary.

Dan Cook Canyon Trailhead
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-7 (unlabeled).
On South Gate Rd at boundary of Mount Diablo State Park, providing access to Summit Trail to Rock City.
Very limited parking; no other facilities.

Danville South Park
Danville city park on Camino Ramon between Joaquin Dr and Franciscan Dr.

Dark Canyon
A narrow section of the valley of Marsh Creek.

Davis
See also John Hubert Davis Park.

Davis Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-4. 
Between Rodeo and Crockett.  Access by private road only.

Dawg Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-1,2.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands.
Extends from Alhambra Valley Rd northwest to Windmill Rd.

Dayton Playground
San Leandro city playground at 1500 Dayton Ave.

Deadman Gulch
Short creek flowing westnorthwestward into Eylar Canyon in southeastern Alameda County.

De Anza High School
Public high school in Richmond.
5000 Valley View Rd, Richmond CA 94803.  Tel: (510) 223-3811.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

De Anza Park
Pittsburg city park at end of Nautilus Pl.

Decoto Plaza
Union City city park at E St & 6th St.

Deep Cove
Northwestern arm of Briones Reservoir.

Deep Creek Park
Fremont city park at Deep Creek Rd & Macbeth Ave.

Deer Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7. 
Flows east from southeastern corner of Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve into Marsh Creek in Brentwood.

Deer Creek Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Deer Flat
(1) Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-5.
Flat area with well at about 2150 ft elevation on ridge northwest of Mt. Diablo.
Access from Mitchell Canyon Rd, Deer Flat Rd, or Meridian Ridge Rd.
(2)
Flat area at Camp Ohlone, reached via Bobcat Trail.

Deer Flat Creek
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-4.
Flows from northwest slope of Mt. Diablo generally northwest into Mitchell Creek.

Deer Flat Creek Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Short hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park extending from Deer Flat Creek up to Murchio Gap.

Deer Flat Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-5.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park extending from Juniper Campground to Deer Flat.

Deer Flat Trail
See Juniper Trail or Deer Flat Rd.

Deer Jaw Trail
Multiuse trail in Del Valle Regional Park.

Deer Lake
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  C-4.
In northern part of Shell Ridge Recreation Area in Walnut Creek.

Deer Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7. 
The valley of Deer Creek, south of Antioch.

Deer Valley Plaza
Shopping center at Lone Tree Way & Deer Valley Rd in Antioch.

Deerview Park
Park in Castro Valley at 5780 Thousand Oaks Dr.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, play area, basketball courts, par course, lawns, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

De Fremery Park
Oakland city park at Adeline St & 18th St.

Del Amigo High School
Public continuation high (10-12) school in Danville.
189 Del Amigo Rd, Danville CA 94526.  Tel: (925) 552-5571.   http://www.dahs.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Del Amigo Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, connecting via hiking/equestrian trail east of the park to Clipper Hill Rd and Starview Dr in Danville.

De La Salle High School
Roman Catholic high school in Concord.
1130 Winton Dr, Concord CA 94518.  Tel: (925) 686-3310.   http://www.dlshs.org/

Del Prado Park
Pleasanton city park at Paseo Santa Cruz & Hansen Dr.

Del Rey Elementary School
25 El Camino Moraga, Orinda CA 94563.  Tel: (925) 376-4478.
Orinda Union School District.

Del Rey Park
Park in San Lorenzo at Bockman Rd & Channel St.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Delta De Anza Regional Trail
Paved multiuse trail extending from Willow Pass Rd & Evora Rd in Concord east through Bay Point, Pittsburg, Antioch, and Oakley to join Marsh Creek Regional Trail not far south of Big Break.
Portions of the trail are not yet completed.
Named to commemorate route taken by Spanish explorer Juan Bautista De Anza during his 18th-century expedition into the Delta region of today's eastern Contra Costa County.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/deanza.htm< /A>

Delta Fair Center
Shopping center in Antioch at Delta Fair Blvd & Buchanan Rd.

Delta Memorial Hospital
3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 779-7200.

Delta-Mendota Canal
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-3. 
Part of the federal Central Valley Project, designed to deliver water from Shasta Lake in far northern California to agricultural lands along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.
The canal takes water from Old River south of Clifton Court Forebay, near the junction of Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and San Joaquin County. The Tracy Pumping Plant lifts the water and it then flows south along the west side of the San Joaquin Valley to the city of Mendota, west of Fresno. The newer California Aqueduct closely parallels the Delta-Mendota Canal but carries more water and continues much farther south.

Delta-Mendota Pipeline
A short section of the Delta-Mendota Canal south of the Tracy Pumping Plant, where the water is pumped uphill through a closed pipeline.

Delta View Golf Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6 (as "1456"). 
2242 Golf Club Rd, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 434-4040.   http://services.golfweb.com/oncourse /gwid/03975

Delucchi Park
Pleasanton city park at 1st St & Angela St.

Del Valle Continuation High School
Public continuation high school in Livermore.
2253 5th St, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4709.   http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Del_Valle/del_valle
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Del Valle Regional Park
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-1 (as "Lake Del Valle State Recreation Area").  About 4,000 acres surrounding Lake Del Valle, southeast of Livermore. Formerly Lake Del Valle State Recreation Area. The park offers picnic facilities, group picnic sites, fishing, swimming, boating (including boat rentals), family camping and group campsites, and trails for hiking, horseback riding, and bicycling. There is a parking fee, and some facilities have special fees. Access via Del Valle Rd from Mines Rd, or via Arroyo Rd from Livermore (this staging area near the dam was opened in 1998). The Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail from this park provides access to Ohlone Regional Wilderness (the trail continues to Sunol Regional Wilderness and Mission Peak Regional Preserve).
Tel: (925) 373-0332.  Boating and fishing: (925) 449-5201.  Windsurfing: (925) 455-4008.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/delval.htm< BR> Birding by Richmond, p. 67.

Del Valle Reservoir
See Lake Del Valle.

Derby Creek
This creek, now completely replaced by stormdrains, once flowed from near the intersection of Bancroft Way & College Ave in Berkeley southwest to enter San Francisco Bay near the present Emeryville Market Place.

Devaney Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6. 
Creek flowing from west of Pleasanton north and northeast into Dublin Creek.

Devil's Elbow
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-5.
A point just south of Mt. Diablo summit, on Summit Rd.

Devil's Hole
(1) A small valley in the upper course of Cull Creek in the southwestern corner of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.
(2)
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-1,2.  A small valley southwest of Sugarloaf Butte in southeastern Alameda County.

Devil's Hole Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, extending from Upper Trail to Devil's Hole.

Devil's Pit
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-2. 
A small valley southeast of Sugarloaf Butte in southeastern Alameda County.

Devil's Pulpit
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-5.
A point extending east a short distance from Mt. Diablo.

Devil's Slide
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-8.
On Sycamore Creek Rd at west end of Black Hawk Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Dewey Alternative School
Public alternative high school in Oakland (formerly Dewey/Baymart Continuation High School).
3709 E 12th St, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 879-3100.
Oakland Unified School District.

Diablo
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  FG-8.
Unincorporated town in Contra Costa County northeast of Danville and southwest of Mt. Diablo State Park.
Post Office, 1701 El Nido, Diablo CA 94526.

Diablo Country Club
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6 (as "1160").  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-8.
Located in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County just northeast of Danville.
1700 Clubhouse Rd, Danville CA 94526.  Tel: (925) 837-4221.

Diablo Creek Golf Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5 (as "1127"). 
4050 Port Chicago Hwy, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 434-4040.

Diablo Foothills Regional Park
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  D-5.
Located west of Mt. Diablo State Park and southeast of Shell Ridge Recreation Area, adjacent to Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area.
Geologic features, wildflowers, multiuse trails, wildlife, panoramic views of Mt. Diablo and surroundings.
No developed facilities.
Access via Briones-to-Mount-Diablo Regional Trail.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/diablo.htm< /A>

Diablo Hills Golf Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5 (as "1163"). 
1551 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 939-7372.

Diablo Plaza
Shopping center in San Ramon at Crow Canyon Rd & San Ramon Valley Blvd (just off Hwy 680 at Crow Canyon Rd exit).

Diablo Ranch
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-6.
On North Gate Rd on private land surrounded by Mt. Diablo State Park.

Diablo Ranch Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-6.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from North Gate Rd to Angel Kerley Rd.

Diablo Shadows Park
Walnut Creek city park at Diablo Shadow Dr & Brandywine Way.

Diablo Valley College
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5. 
321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 685-1230.  http://www.dvc.edu/
Contra Costa Community College District.

Diablo Valley Overlook
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-5.
Scenic view point on Summit Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Diablo View Middle School
Public middle school in Clayton.
300 Diablo View Ln, Clayton CA 94517.  Tel: (925) 672-0898.   http://intergate.cccoe.k12.ca.us/cws/dvms/
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Diablo View Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Diablo Vista
Reservable picnic site in Roberts Regional Recreation Area of Redwood Regional Park.

Diablo Vista Park
Danville city park at Crow Canyon Rd & Tassajara Ranch Dr, on West Branch Alamo Creek.

Dianda Plaza
Shopping center at Clayton Rd & Thornwood Dr in Concord.

Dimond
Neighborhood of Oakland centered around Lincoln Ave & MacArthur Blvd.

Dimond Canyon
Valley of Sausal Creek in the Oakland Hills.
Hugh Dimond purchased this land in 1867. After making a fortune in the mercantile and liquor trades during the Gold Rush, he retired to the valley in 1877, building a home in what is now lower Dimond Park (this house burned in 1913). He died in 1896. The same year, his son Dennis Dimond moved the adobe bricks from the original Luis Peralta home to the canyon, using them to build a small cottage. The property was sold to the city of Oakland in 1917. For years, the adobe cottage was used as a Boy Scout headquarters.

Dimond Canyon Park
See Dimond Park.

Dimond Park
Oakland city park at Lyman Rd & Whittle Ave and extending along Sausal Creek. The concrete walls, dams, and other erosion control structures were built in 1937 to 1940 by the Works Progress Administration. Note the present state of their ongoing battle with the creek. See also Dimond Canyon.
Shown as Dimond Canyon Park in some references.
3860 Hanly Rd, Oakland CA 94602.  Tel: (510) 531-7055.

Dinkelspiel House
A house built at Dunsmuir House & Gardens during the time the estate was owned by the Hellmans. Now used as a part of the public facilities there.

Dinosaur Hill Park
Pleasant Hill city park on Taylor Blvd where it leaves Pleasant Hill heading southwest toward Lafayette.

Discovery Bay
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2. 
Planned community in eastern Contra Costa County, with each home having a boat dock.  Access by Hwy 4 or by water from Indian Slough or Werner Dredger Cut.  Created in the 1970s in the northern part of Byron Tract, originally as a retirement or second-home village, but later becoming a general middle-income to luxury residential community.
Served by Byron Post Office.
http://www.discoverybayhomes.com/community .asp
Byron Union School District.
Liberty Union High School District.
Estimated population (mid-1990s): 6,000.

Discovery Bay Country Club
1475 Clubhouse Dr, Discovery Bay CA 94514.  Tel: (925) 634-0700.

Discovery Bay Elementary School
Public elementary school (K-4) in Discovery Bay.
1700 Willow Lake Rd, Discovery Bay CA 94514.  Tel: (925) 634-2150.
Byron Union School District.

Discovery Bay Shopping Center
At Discovery Bay Blvd & Sand Point Rd in Discovery Bay.

Discovery Bay Swim & Racquet Club
At Discovery Bay Blvd & Willow Lake Rd in Discovery Bay.

Dixon Landing
An early boat landing located roughly where Lower Penitencia Creek flows into Coyote Creek just south of the Alameda County border.

Doc Harrington Park
Alameda city park at 3400 Oleander Ave on Bay Farm Island.

Doc's Marina
On south shore of Dutch Slough just east of Bethel Island Rd.
3212 Dutch Slough Rd, Oakley CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 684-3962.

Doctors Medical Center San Pablo Campus
Formerly Brookside Hospital (now merged with Doctors Hospital of Pinole and owned by Tenet Health System).
2000 Vale Rd, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 235-7000.

Doe Library
Main library on campus of University of California - Berkeley.
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Main/

Dogwood Park
Park in Livermore on Olivina Ave near Oriole Ave.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Dolan Park
Dublin city park at Iglesia Dr & Padre Way.

Donald L Rheem Elementary School
Public elementary school in Moraga.
90 Laird Dr, Moraga CA 94556.  Tel: (925) 376-4441.
Moraga School District.

Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-5 (as "Don Castro Regional Park").  Area surrounding Don Castro Reservoir, which is stocked with trout and catfish and also contains bass and bluegill. From Easter through October, the recreation area is used primarily for swimming in the lagoon beside the reservoir (in water provided by EBMUD). The swimming area includes a bathhouse, snack bar, sandy beach, and extensive lawns. Picnic sites also are available. There is an entry fee for the recreation area. The reservoir and lagoon were created in 1964 by the Alameda Flood Control and Water Conservation District through the damming of San Lorenzo Creek.

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
DeLorme Northern California  p.105 D-5 (as "San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge").  This refuge has wetlands around much of the South Bay and may eventually include the wetland restoration of most of the present salt evaporation ponds. The Visitor Center is in Fremont (Refuge Headquarters and a native plant nursery also are located here), and the Environmental Education Center is in Alviso. The refuge encompasses over 18,000 acres of estuarine habitat, including uplands, open water, mudflats, salt ponds, and salt marshes. It is a major area on the Pacific Flyway for mitratory waterfowl and shorebirds, as well as providing habitat for endangered California Clapper Rail, California Least Tern, and salt marsh harvest mouse. Brown Pelicans, Peregrine Falcons, harbor seals and a variety of saltwater fishes also benefit from the refuge.
Visitor Center & Refuge Headquarters, PO Box 524, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 792-0222.   Fax: (510) 792-5828.
Located in Fremont at the west end of Marshlands Rd (off Thornton Ave in Newark). Marshlands Rd continues west to the stub of the old Dumbarton Bridge, now a fishing pier, but this portion of the road is not normally open to public automobile traffic (bus shuttles are provided at some times). The headquarters here manages the entire San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex of seven refuges.
Environmental Education Center, Alviso.  Tel: (408) 2652-5513.  Located at the north end of Grand Blvd at the intersection with Zanker Rd (take Zanker Rd 2.1 miles north from Hwy 237).
The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is a nonprofit organization established in 1987 to promote public awareness and appreciation of San Francisco Bay and to raise funds for education and outreach programs at several refuges.
The refuge was founded in 1972 as the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The name of Representative Don Edwards, who played a major role in establishing the refuge, was added to the official title after his death. This was the first refuge in the nation located in an urban area.
US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Donlan Canyon
Upper portion of Dublin Creek.

Donlan Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-7 (unlabeled). 
Flooded Delta island in San Joaquin River north of West Island (boundary levees remain above water).
Separated from Sherman Island by Mayberry Slough.

Donlan Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6. 
Hill at the southwest edge of Dublin.
Elev 1138 ft.

Donlon School
Public elementary school in Pleasanton.
4150 Dorman Rd, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-4221
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Donner Cabin Site
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3.
At intersection of Donner Canyon Rd & Bruce Lee Spring Trail in northern Mt. Diablo State Park.

Donner Canyon
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3,4.
Upper valley of Donner Creek, east of Meridian Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Donner Canyon Road
Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-3,4.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from junction of Back Creek and Donner Creek up Donner Creek to Meridian Point, where it meets Meridian Ridge Rd.

Donner Canyon Trailhead
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3 (unlabeled).
At northern boundary of Mt. Diablo State Park.
Park at the end of Regency Dr or Mountaire Pky in Clayton; walk down to the creek, and then south to the park gate.
Provides access to Back Creek Rd, Donner Canyon Rd, and Bruce Lee Trail.
No facilities.

Donner Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Flows from northeast flank of Mt. Diablo generally north into Mt. Diablo Creek in Clayton.

Doolan Canyon
Valley of Cottonwood Creek east of Dublin.

Doolan Park
Park in Livermore at Junction Ave & Ladd Ave.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Doolittle
Picnic and parking area off Doolittle Dr near The Beach Cafe in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline. Sometimes called Doolittle Beach. This and a variety of features near the airport are named for James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle, a University of California graduate and famed military pilot, who among other things planned and led the first bombing mission to Japan in World War II (a one-way mission from an aircraft carrier) and served as a high-ranking Air Force general near the end of the war.

Doolittle Beach
Doolittle area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.
Birding by Richmond, p. 103.

Doolittle Pond
Small water area separated by levees from San Leandro Bay, across Doolittle Dr from the north end of Oakland Airport. A wildlife sanctuary, part of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline. Access a small parking lot from Doolittle Dr near Harbor Bay Pky, at sign indicating model airplane field.
Birding by Richmond, p. 11.

Doolittle Trail
Paved multiuse trail in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline, extending 0.5 mile southeast from The Beach Cafe, along Airport Channel.

Dornan Grove
In Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline off Dornan Dr north of parking lots.  Planted by a Boy Scout troop in honor of Robert Dornan.

Dornan Grove Trail
Hiking trail in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Dorothy Bolte Park
Berkeley city park at 500 Spruce St (at Michigan Ave).

Dorr
See Charlie Dorr Mini-Park.

Dorris-Eaton Elementary School
Private elementary school in Saranap (unincorporated Contra Costa County).
1847 Newell Ave, Walnut Creek CA 94595.  Tel: (925) 933-5225.

Dougherty
Neighborhood of Dublin near Dougherty Rd & Dublin Blvd. James Witt Dougherty was an early American settler, and the first post office in the area was called Dougherty's Station.

Dougherty Hills
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6. 
Range of hills east of central San Ramon.
Max elev 861 ft.

Dougherty Hills Park
Dublin city park at Amador Valley Blvd & Stagecoach Rd.
Undeveloped open space.

Dougherty's Station
See Dougherty.

Dover Elementary School
Public elementary school in San Pablo.
1871 21st St, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 237-1088.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Downer Elementary School
Public elementary school in San Pablo.
1777 Sanford Ave, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 234-3851.   http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/downer/
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Downer Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-2.
Unpaved hiking trail in Pinole Valley Park, connecting to Morningside Trail in Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve.

Dow Wetlands Preserve
On south shore of San Joaquin River in western Antioch, just east of entrance to New York Slough.

Dracena Park
Piedmont city park at Blair Ave & Dracena Ave.

Drake's Bay
Marina between Starboard Dr and Starfish Ct in Discovery Bay.
NOTE:  The well-known Drakes Bay, of course, is at Point Reyes in Marin County.

Drawbridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-6. 
Originally a small railroad settlement in the marsh along the South Pacific Coast Railroad tracks. Hunting clubs established here eventually became notorious "wide open" spots for drinking, gambling, and prostitution. The abandoned settlement is now in the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Driftwood Bay
Marina between Beacon Pl and Windward Point in Discovery Bay.

Driftwood Marina
On south shore of San Joaquin River just east of Antioch Bridge.
On Bridgehead Rd.  Tel: (510) 757-9449.

Dry Creek
(1) DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-1.  Flows east through the southern part of Brentwood into Marsh Creek at Creekside Park.
(2)
Branches of this creek originate northeast of Garin Regional Park and flow generally southward through that park and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park into Alameda Creek on the border between Fremont and Union City.
(3)
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-1.  Originates northeast of Lake Del Valle and flows northwestward and then southwestward into Arroyo Del Valle.
(4) Originates at northwest end of Crane Ridge and flows northwestward and then westward through a storm channel into Arroyo Mocho.

Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park
Located in Hayward hills southeast of Garin Regional Park. Undeveloped except for hiking/equestrian/bicycle trails. Access from end of Tamarack Dr, or by trail from Garin Regional Park. Named to honor early settlers of the region.
East Bay Regional Park District.   http://www.ebparks.org/parks/garin.htm
Established with a gift of 1,200 acres by the Meyers sisters, the largest private gift of land in the district's history.

Dry Creek Trail
(1) Hiking/equestrian trail in Garin Regional Park and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park.
(2)
Unpaved multiuse trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve above Ohlone College.

Dublin Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6.
The valley that Hwy 580 follows from the pass east of Castro Valley down into Dublin.

Dublin Canyon Road
Extends from Foothill Rd in northwest Pleasanton westward just south of Hwy 580 to become E Castro Valley Blvd.

Dublin Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6. 
Flows from the west edge of Dublin ¨(north of Donlan Point) southeast and east into Alamo Creek. Upper valley is called Donlan Canyon.

Dublin Place Center
Shopping center at Amador Valley Blvd & Regional St in Dublin.

Dublin Plaza
Shopping center at Amador Valley Blvd & Regional St in Dublin.

Dublin Sports Grounds
Dublin city park at Dublin Blvd & Civic Plz.
Baseball diamonds, soccer fields, picnic facilities, play equipment, restrooms.

Dublin Square Center
Shopping center at Dublin Blvd & Donlon Way (near San Ramon Rd exit from Hwy 580) in Dublin.

Dublin Swim Center
Dublin city facility at Village Pky & Davona Dr.

Duck Blind Marsh
Area on the shore of San Francisco Bay just north of the Bay Bridge toll plaza, at the southwest end of the Emeryville Crescent. Access is from the last exit before the bridge when heading west on Hwy 80. This area is scheduled for extensive change when the new eastern end of the bridge is constructed.

Duck Pond Loop Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Martinez Regional Shoreline.

Duffel Plaza
Shopping center at Stevenson Blvd & Ballentine Dr in Newark.

Dumbarton Bridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-5. 
The original automobile bridge between Dumbarton Point in Fremont and Ravenswood Point in Menlo Park was opened in January 1927. It was the first vehicle bridge crossing San Francisco Bay (only 1.2 miles over water at this point). It was a low-level bridge with a lift span. In December 1984 it was replaced by a new high-level bridge carrying three lanes of traffic in each direction. The bridge is located within the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. A walkway above the toll booths connects the refuge with Coyote Hills Regional Park to the north via hiking trails. There is also a railroad bridge south of the highway bridge, but it went out of use in 1982. There is talk of restoring rail service across the bridge as part of a new commuter rail service.

Dumbarton Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-5. 
Point in Fremont on the eastern shoreline of southern San Francisco Bay, where the shoreline turns eastward toward Mowry Slough. With Ravenswood Point on the western shoreline, Dumbarton Point forms the narrowest spot in the bay. The first Dumbarton Bridge across the bay here was built in 1927. A Scots investor, J Barr Robertson, obtained ownership of a townsite near Jarvis Landing. He named the point after Dumbarton Point in Scotland (where the River Clyde enters the North Sea), and called the townsite Newark after the castle on Scotland's Dumbarton Point. In 1875 work was begun on a railroad from Dumbarton Point through the townsite, but the project never got past initial grading. The next year the project was bought out (see Newark) and became part of the South Pacific Coast Railroad, a narrow gauge railroad from Dumbarton Point to Santa Cruz (later extended north to Alameda and ferry connections to San Francisco).

Dune
Reservable picnic area at Crown Memorial State Beach.

Dunn Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail (fire road) in Redwood Regional Park, connecting Equestrian Arena to other trails in the park.

Dunsmuir House & Gardens
Alexander Dunsmuir came to the Bay Area in 1878 to oversee the family business here (his father was a wealthy coal baron in British Columbia). He bought a large estate in the East Bay Hills, with rolling hills, farms, and fruit orchards. He built an elegant mansion in 1899 as a wedding gift for his fiancee Josephine, but Alexander died in New York on their honeymoon and Josephine lived alone in the new house until she died in 1901. The estate was purchased in 1906 as a summer home by I W Hellman Jr, a Wells Fargo Bank executive. The Hellmans called it Oakvale Park. The mansion was remodeled and enlarged in 1913. Mr Hellman died in 1920, but Mrs Hellman lived there until the late 1950s. In the early 1960s, Oakland purchased the estate, intending to create a conference center. When these plans did not work out, a nonprofit organization was created to preserve and restore the estate, which was owned by the city and jointly operated by the city and the nonprofit group. In June 1989, the nonprofit Dunsmuir House and Gardens Inc was given full responsibility for operating the 50-acre estate as an educational, historical, cultural, and horticultural resource.
2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland CA 94605.  Tel: (510) 615-5555.   http://www.dunsmuir.org/

Durant Park
Oakland city park at 651 29th St.

Durant Square
Shopping center in Oakland at E 14th St (International Blvd) & Durant Ave. (Because the other side of the street is in San Leandro, the name change of E 14th St was not made here.)

Durham Elementary School
Public elementary school in Fremont.
40292 Leslie St, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 656-6360.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for J Haley Durham.

D.U.S.T. Marsh
Marsh in Coyote Hills Regional Park that purifies stormdrain runoff. The acronym stands for Demonstration Urban Stormwater Treatment. The marsh was constructed in the early 1980s by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) as a model to study the effectiveness of using wetlands to remove pollutants from urban runoff before allowing it to flow into the Bay. Today the marsh is maintained by the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and it remains one of the few examples of successful stormwater treatment projects in the world.

D.U.S.T. Trail
Unpaved hiking/bicycling trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Dutch Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1. 
Extends from the San Joaquin River to Sand Mound Slough (some of the western end of Dutch Slough near the San Joaquin River is now a part of Big Break).
Separates Jersey Island and Bethel Island from the Contra Costa County mainland.
Birding by Richmond, p. 34.

Dutra Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  EF-5.
Flows southwest into San Pablo Creek, just south of Briones Reservoir.

DVC Plaza
Shopping center at Golf Club Rd & Old Quarry Rd in northeastern Pleasant Hill.

Dwight D Eisenhower Highway
Hwy 80 from San Francisco to the Nevada state line. Named in 1973 by the Federal Highway Administration. Named after the US President.

Eagle Crest Trail
Multiuse trail in Del Valle Regional Park.

Eagle Loop Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Eagle Peak
(1) DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-4.
About 2 miles northwest of Mt. Diablo in Mt. Diablo State Park, joined to Mt. Diablo by Bald Ridge and Ransom Point.
Elevation 2369 ft.
(2)
In Las Trampas Regional Wilderness near Vail Peak.
Elevation 1720 ft.

Eagle Peak Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  GH-4.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Meridian Ridge Rd at Murchio Gap over Eagle Peak and on to Back Creek Rd near the north end of the park.

Eagles Eyrie
Hike-in backpack campsite in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Eagles Nest Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  CD-4.
Unpaved hiking/equestrian trail on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands (permit required), extending from Nimitz Way in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park to Old San Pablo Dam Rd near the north end of San Pablo Reservoir.
Part of Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Eagle Spring
Spring in Mission Peak Regional Preserve on eastern slope of Mission Peak.

Eaglesridge Park
Antioch city park at Eagleridge Dr & Greystone Dr.

Eagles' View
Reservable picnic site in Del Valle Regional Park.

Eagles' View Road
Multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Eagles' View Trail
Hiking trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Eagle Trail
(1) Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.
(2)
Unpaved multiuse trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Earhart Elementary School
Public elementary school in Alameda (on Bay Farm Island).
400 Packet Landing Rd, Alameda CA 94502.  Tel: (510) 748-4003. 
Named in honor of aviator Amelia Earhart.
Alameda Unified School District.

Earl Warren Park
Park in Castro Valley at 4660 Crow Canyon Rd, adjacent to Bay Trees Park.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns, parking, restrooms.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.
Named for Earl Warren, California Governor and US Supreme Court Chief Justice, who was District Attorney of Alameda County in the 1930s.

East Avenue Middle School
Public middle school in Livermore. Formerly East Avenue Intermediate School.
3951 East Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4711.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca .us/Schools/East_Avenue/east_avenue
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

East Avenue Park
Park in unincorporated area just north of Hayward city limits at 3221 East Ave.
Picnic facilities, play area, hiking/riding trails, basketball courts, horseshoe courts, lawns, amphitheatre, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

East Avenue School
Public year round elementary school in unincorporated area just north of Hayward city limits.
2424 East Ave, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8570.  Fax: (510) 582-7016.
A portion of the grounds is a park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with ball fields, soccer fields, and lawns.

East Bay French American School
See Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley.

East Bay Municipal Utility District
Water district serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
A permit to use many trails in EBMUD watershed lands is available for a modest fee at any EBMUD business office.
Bicycles, motor vehicles, fires, liquor, camping, and swimming are generally not allowed on EBMUD land.
Administrative Offices, 375 11th St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 835-3000.  http://www.ebmud.com/

East Bay Regional Park District
Formed in the 1930s in Alameda County to use a slight increase in property taxes to purchase watershed land that the East Bay Municipal Utility District had declared surplus in the 1920s, turning the land into public parks for recreation and conservation.
Contra Costa County joined the district later.
Administrative offices at 2950 Peralta Oaks Ct in Oakland.
EBRPD, PO Box 5381, Oakland CA 94605-0381.  Tel: (510) 635-0135.  http://www.ebparks.org/
General Park Information,  Tel: (510) 562-7275, which is  (510) 562-PARK.
Reservations for camping and picnic sites or for park events,  Tel: (510) 636-1684.
See Mimi Stein, A Vision Achieved: Fifty Years of East Bay Regional Park District, 1984.

East Bay Sierra School
Private elementary (K-6) school in El Cerrito.
960 Avis Dr, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 527-4714.

East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail
A 31-mile hiking/equestrian trail (bicycles allowed on some segments) connecting Richmond to Castro Valley, from the northwest end of Wildcat Canyon Regional Park to the south end of Anthony Chabot Regional Park.
The trail is administered by the East Bay Regional Park District.

East Bay Waldorf Elementary School
Private elementary school in Emeryville.
1275 61st St, Emeryville CA 94608.  Tel: (510) 547-1842.

East Beach Swim Area
Swimming area in Lake Del Valle. Lifeguards on duty in season.

East Branch Green Valley Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  FG-8.
Flows from south slope of Fossil Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park southwest to the park boundary and then west into Green Valley Creek near the intersection of Diablo Rd & Green Valley Rd.

East Brother Light Station
Point San Pablo (see The Brothers).
Bed and breakfast inn as well as functioning lighthouse.

East Campus Continuation School
See Berkeley High School.

East Creek
Empties into San Leandro Bay at East Creek Slough according to the Oakland Museum's Guide to East Bay Creeks, but the accompanying map does not show a creek with this name. Probably equivalent to the combination of Seminary Creek and 54th Avenue Creek.

East Creek Point
Point in Oakland extending into San Leandro Bay between the Tidal Canal and East Creek Slough.

East Creek Slough
East Creek and Peralta Creek drain into this slough, which empties into San Leandro Bay near the foot of 50th Ave in Oakland. The slough survives as engineered channels about as far inland as the BART track. The creeks are mostly in underground storm drains northeast of the tracks.
Birding by Richmond, p. 102.

East Fork Sycamore Creek
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-8.
Flows from south slope of Knobcone Point in Mt. Diablo State Park south and then west to join West Fork Sycamore Creek.

East Fossil Ridge Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-7.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Rock City to east end of Fossil Ridge.

East 14th Street
In the late 1990s, E 14th St in Oakland was renamed International Blvd because the older name had become associated with crime and drugs.

East Marin Island
See Marin Islands.

Eastmont
Neighborhood of Oakland near Eastmont Mall.

Eastmont Mall
Shopping mall in Oakland at 73rd Ave & Bancroft Ave.
7200 Bancroft Ave, Oakland CA 94605.  Tel: (510) 632-1131.  http://www.realmalls.com/

East Ridge Trail
(1) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail (fire road) along the northeast side of Redwood Regional Park from Skyline Gate Staging Area to Pinehurst Gate Staging Area.
(2)
Old hiking trail in Del Valle Regional Park. Extends from spot where Del Valle Rd enters the park to Ridgeline Trail. Not recommended.

Eastshore Freeway
Hwys 880 and 80 from San Jose to Richmond. Named by the California Senate in 1968. Also see Kent D Pursel Memorial Freeway.

Eastshore State Park
This park, to be administered by the East Bay Regional Park District, will stretch along the shore of San Francisco Bay from the eastern end of the Bay Bridge to Point Isabel. Land for the park was purchased from Catellus in 1998 and toxics were removed from it, but detailed plans for the park are to be developed in 1999.

East Shore Trail
(1) Mostly unpaved multiuse trail in Contra Loma Regional Park.
(2) Paved hiking/bicycle trail in Temescal Regional Recreation Area.
(3) Paved multiuse trail along southeast shore of Lake Chabot (Honker Bay) in Chabot Regional Park.
(4)
Multiuse trail in Del Valle Regional Park (no bicycles on northern part of this trail).

East Side Boat Launch Area
Facilities for boating, fishing, and windsurfing at Lake Del Valle. Tour boat dock. Food, bait and tackle, firewood, and rental boats and sailboards available. See Del Valle Regional Park.

East Side High School
Public high school in Oakland . Opened in 1981 as Necessary Small High School, Lockwood Campus. Designed to help students who were not succeeding in regular public schools. A few months after opening, students chose the name East Side High School.
6701 E 14th St, Oakland CA 94621. 
May be closed.
Oakland Unified School District.

East Tank Trail
Old hiking trail in Del Valle Regional Park. Not recommended.

East Vista Point
Hilltop scenic viewpoint (accessible only by hiking trails) in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Eastwood Plaza
Shopping center in Antioch.
At E 18th St & A St.

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley
Private elementary school in Berkeley, teaching in French and English for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Also known as East Bay French American School.
1009 Heinz Ave, Berkeley CA 94710.  Tel: (510) 549-3867.  http://www.ebfas.org/

Eddybrook Hollow
Reservable picnic area in Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area.

Eden Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-5. 
Creek flowing from west of southern San Ramon (west of Hollis Canyon) southwestward to join with Palomares Creek and become San Lorenzo Creek.

Edendale Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  E-5.
Park in Ashland at 16278 Ashland Ave.
Play area, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Eden Gardens School
Thomas 1997  p.711  F-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Hayward.
2184 Thayer Ave, Hayward CA 94545.  Tel: (510) 293-8501.  Fax: (510) 783-4069.

Eden Greenway
Thomas 1997  p.711  H-5 (as "Park").
Long narrow park in Hayward extending from Hesperian Blvd through Southgate Park to Harder Rd and eventually to extend to Whitman St.
Picnic facilities, play area, hiking/riding trails, basketball courts, par course, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Eden Township
When Alameda County was created in 1853, it was divided into six townships. Eden Township included Rancho San Lorenzo, Rancho San Leandro, and a small part of the southern edge of Rancho San Antonio. Although the area was noted for turbulent land disputes, it also was famous for its orchards and other crops.

Edison Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.670  B-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Alameda.
2700 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 748-4002. 
Alameda Unified School District.

Edith
See also Point Edith State Wildlife Area.

Edith Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5 (as "Point Edith").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.11  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.552  C-5.
On south coast of Suisun Bay east of Martinez and north of Avon.
In Point Edith State Wildlife Area.

Edna Brewer Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-4 (as "Jr HS").
Public middle school in Oakland (formerly Edna Brewer Junior High School).
3748 13th Ave, Oakland CA 94602.  Tel: (510) 879-2100. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Edna Hill School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.62  C-4 (as "Mid").  Thomas 1997  p.616  H-2 (as "Mid").
Public intermediate school (grades 5-6) in Brentwood.
140 Birch St, Brentwood CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 634-3548.  http://www.brentwood.k12.ca.us/EHS/ welcome
Brentwood Union School District.

Edwards Field
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  BC-7.  Thomas 1997  p.629  H-2.
Track and field stadium near the southwest corner of the University of California - Berkeley campus.

Egret
Reservable picnic site in Arrowhead Marsh area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

88th Avenue Mini Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  H-4.
Oakland city park at 88th Ave & Plymouth St.

85th Avenue Mini Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  H-4.
Oakland city park at 85th Ave & Holly St.

El Cerrito High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  E-7.  Thomas 1997  p.609  E-4.
Public high school in El Cerrito.
540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 525-0234. 
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

El Cerrito Plaza
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.609  D-4.
Shopping mall at San Pablo Ave & Carlson Blvd in El Cerrito.  Tel: (510) 524-6535.  http://www.elcerritoplaza.com/
Currently largely vacant;  planning process underway for redevelopment.
Cerrito Creek runs along the southern edge of the parking lot.

Elder
Picnic site in southern Tilden Regional Park.

Elderberry Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.97  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.652  D-4.
Unpaved multiuse trail (hiking/equestrian only for a short part of its course paralleling Bollinger Canyon Rd) in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

El Divisadero Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.612  F-3.
Walnut Creek city park on El Divisadero Ave near San Carlos Dr.

El Dorado Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.48  D-2 (as "Int").  Thomas 1997  p.593  B-2 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in Concord (formerly El Dorado Intermediate School).
1750 West St, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 682-5700.  http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/ cws/mdusd/eldorado/eldorado
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Eldridge Park
Thomas 1997  p.711  J-7 (unmarked).
Park in Hayward at Hamrick Ln & Rieger Ave.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Eldridge School
Thomas 1997  p.711  J-6 (unlabeled).
Public year round elementary school in Hayward.
26825 Eldridge Ave, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 293-8503.  Fax: (510) 783-3922.

Elizabeth
See Lake Elizabeth.

Ellerhorst Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.5  B-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.569  G-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Pinole.
3501 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole CA 94564.  Tel: (510) 758-1000.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Ellis Lake Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.592  F-2.
Concord city park at Clayton Rd & Ashbury Dr.

El Mercado Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.732  G-6.
Shopping center in Union City at Alvarado-Niles Rd & Decoto Rd.

Elmhurst
Thomas 1997  p.670  H-5.
Neighborhood of Oakland around 98th Ave & International Blvd. This area grew up around a station on an electric train line that was an extension of a downtown streetcar line.

Elmhurst Canal
Thomas 1997  p.670  E-5.
Storm drainage ditch emptying into San Leandro Bay at the mouth of San Leandro Creek.

Elmhurst Creek
Small creek draining area between Arroyo Viejo Creek and San Leandro Creek, now confined to underground storm drains. Empties into Elmhurst Canal (which is considered the mouth of Elmhurst Creek on some maps).

Elmhurst Creek Trail
Short paved multiuse trail in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline, extending from Edgewater Dr along south shore of Elmhurst Canal (or Elmhurst Creek) and connecting with Garretson Point Trail, San Leandro Creek Trails, and Arrowhead Marsh Trail.

Elmhurst Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.670  H-5.
Oakland city park at 98th Ave & B St.

El Monte
Neighborhood of Concord near Clayton Rd & Babel Ln.

El Monte Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.48  B-4 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.592  J-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Concord .
1400 Dina Dr, Concord CA 94518.  Tel: (925) 685-3113.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

E L Musick Elementary School
See Musick Elementary School.

El Padro Park
Thomas 1997  p.715  E-3.
Park in Livermore at El Padro Dr & Lido Dr.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

El Portal Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.35  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.588  J-2.
Shopping center in San Pablo.
114 El Portal Dr, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 235-3855.

El Rancho Verde School
Thomas 1997  p.732  F-2 (as "Cont HS").
Public alternative high school in Hayward.
541 Blanche St, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 471-5126.  http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/erv/index
New Haven Unified School District.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with ball fields, lawns, snack bar, restrooms, parking.

Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary
Thomas 1997  p.669  J-4 (unlabeled).
An area of restored saltwater marsh at the southeast end of Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda. There is no entrance to the marsh area, but there is good viewing from the sidewalk along Shoreline Dr and from a viewing platform near Broadway. From Broadway and Shoreline Dr, take a dirt trail between the marsh and the backyards of houses (this is a public path) to another viewing platform that overlooks a sizeable mudflat area. A wide variety of shorebirds and waterfowl can be observed in the sanctuary, including the endangered California Clapper Rail. Named for Elsie B Roemer, a birder and environmentalist who played a major role in getting some wetlands restored along the Alameda and Oakland shoreline. Administered by Crab Cove Visitor Center.

El Sobrante Christian School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.36  D-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.569  E-7 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in El Sobrante.
5100 Argyle Rd, El Sobrante CA 94803.  Tel: (510) 223-2242.

El Sobrante Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  D-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.569  D-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in El Sobrante.
1060 Manor Rd, El Sobrante CA 94803.  Tel: (510) 223-4500.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

El Sobrante Ridge
See Sobrante Ridge.

El Venado
Reservable group campsite in Chabot Regional Park north of Lake Chabot.

Embarcadero Cove
A small complex of gardens, ponds and restored homes converted to offices - a real estate venture of the Port of Oakland.
Off the Embarcadero on the Oakland shore of Brooklyn Basin.
1 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 532-6683.

Embarcadero Cove Marina
Thomas 1997  p.649  J-6 (as "Tiny's Harbor").
1 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 532-6683.

Emerson School
Thomas 1997  p.629  J-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Berkeley.  Until 1993 was a K-3 school.
2800 Forest Ave, Berkeley CA 94705.  Tel: (510) 644-6890. 
Berkeley Unified School District.

Emerson School
Thomas 1997  p.629  H-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
4803 Lawton Ave, Oakland CA 94609.  Tel: (510) 879-1150. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Emerson Slough
Thomas Contra Costa  p.24  D-4,5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.576  J-5,6 (unlabeled).
Extends south from Dutch Slough to Contra Costa Canal at Sellers Ave.

Emery
See Point Emery.

Emery High School
Thomas 1997  p.629  F-6.
Public high school in Emeryville.
1100 47th St, Emeryville CA 94608.  Tel: (510) 652-1056.
Emery Unified School District.

Emery Middle School Academy
Thomas 1997  p.629  E-5 (unmarked).
Public middle school in Emeryville.
1275 61st St, Emeryville CA 94608.  Tel: (510) 595-1855.
Emery Unified School District.

Emeryville Crescent
Thomas 1997  p.629  D-7 (unlabeled).
Area of mudflats and shoreline on the Bay side of Hwy 80 from Powell St in Emeryville to the Bay Bridge eastern approach.

Emeryville Fishing Pier
Thomas 1997  p.629  C-5 (as "Fishing Pier").
At west end of Powell St in Emeryville (the pier actually extends east and southeast, forming the northern boundary of the Emeryville Marina).

Emeryville Marina
Thomas 1997  p.629  C-6.
Near west end of Powell St in Emeryville.
Tel: (510) 596-4340.
City of Emeryville.

Emeryville Market Place
Thomas 1997  p.629  D-5.
Shopping center at north end of Bay St in Emeryville.

E M Grimmer Elementary School
See Grimmer Elementary School.

Emma C Smith Elementary School
See Smith Elementary School.

Emmaton
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1.
Small Delta town in southwestern tip of Sacramento County, on Sherman Island.
Access from Antioch or Rio Vista on Hwy 84/160.

Emmet
See Point Emmet.

Emmons Canyon
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-6.
Creek in Mt. Diablo State Park, flowing through gap southeast of Pine Ridge and then west into Valley Creek.

Emmons Canyon Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-6.
Fire road and multipurpose trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from end of Emmons Canyon Dr (also marked as Emmons Canyon Rd on Mt. Diablo Trail Map) up the canyon to Wall Point Rd.

Empire Cut
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.598  H-3.
Canal extending from Middle River east to Whiskey Slough and Turner Cut, with Mildred Island and McDonald Island on the north and Lower Jones Tract on the south.

Encina Grande Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.50  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.612  H-2.
Shopping center in Walnut Creek at Ygnacio Valley Rd & Oak Grove Rd.

Encinal de San Antonio
The peninsula now occupied by the city of Alameda.

Encinal de Temescal
The area now occupied by Emeryville, Piedmont, and central and north Oakland. When Rancho San Antonio was split in 1842 among Don Luís Peralta's four sons, Vicente received this area. Oakland presumably got its name from the older Spanish name.

Encinal High School
Thomas 1997  p.669  E-1.
Public high school in Alameda.
210 Central Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 748-4023. 
Alameda Unified School District.

Encinal Terminal
Thomas 1997  p.649  H-7.
Shipping terminal operated by Encinal Terminals Inc.
2020 Sherman St, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 748-1811.

Encinal Yacht Club
Thomas 1997  p.649  H-7.
Located at the eastern end of Pacific Marina on the north shore of Alameda in the Oakland Inner Harbor, just west of Alaska Basin.
Tel: (510) 522-3272.

Equestrian Arena
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3 (as "Hunt Equestrian Field").
In Redwood Regional Park off Redwood Rd just east of Skyline Blvd.

Erstwhile Marsh
Thomas 1997  p.670  E-6 (not marked).
In 1998, the East Bay Regional Park District restored a large area of landfill southeast of Arrowhead Marsh in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline to saltwater marsh. This wetland was originally filled for airport warehouses that never were built. A lawsuit by the Audubon Society and others eventually forced the airport to pay for this restoration in mitigation of some of its damages to the environment. With no new name assigned to this newly restored marsh in late 1998, Joseph Morlan suggested using this name that Elsie Roemer had applied to it before it was filled.

Escondido Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Chabot Regional Park.

Escuelita
See La Escuelita School.

Estuary Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  G-6.
Oakland city park on the Embarcadero at the mouth of Lake Merritt Channel (once San Antonio Slough). Located on land owned by the Port of Oakland. Boat ramp, group picnic area, fishing pier, playing field, restrooms. Pathway along water connects the park to Jack London Village and Jack London Square. Officially named Channel Estuary Park.

Estudillo Canal
Thomas 1997  p.691  AB-6.
Storm drainage channel that flows from near the Bayfair Mall in San Leandro generally westward into San Francisco Bay near Marina Park, between Marina Golf Course and Tony Lema Golf Course.

Eucalyptus Grove Park
Thomas 1997  p.772  H-1.
Newark city park at Newpark Mall Dr & N Magazine.

Eucalyptus Island
Thomas Contra Costa  p.94  D-3.  Thomas 1997  p.638  B-4.
Small delta island north of Clifton Court Forebay, between Widdows Island and King Island. No road access.

Eucalyptus Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Eugene Spring
At head of Koopman Canyon southwest of San Ramon.

Evergreen Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.670  H-1.
Cemetery, mausoleum and crematory in Oakland.
6450 Camden St, Oakland CA 94605.  Tel: (510) 632-1602.

Eylar Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.777  GHJ-6.
Creek originating on the northeast slope of Eylar Mountain in Santa Clara County and flowing generally northward and westward into Arroyo Del Valle.

Eylar Mountain
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-2.
In northeastern Santa Clara County, just south of the Alameda County border.
Elevation 4,089 ft.

Fairchild Gulch
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-2. 
Creek originating on the north slope of Eylar Mountain in Santa Clara County and flowing northwestward into Eylar Canyon in Alameda County.

Fairlands Park
Pleasanton city park at W Las Positas Blvd & Weymouth Ct.

Fairlands Day Care
Public day care facility in Pleasanton, located at Fairlands School.

Fairlands School
Public elementary school in Pleasanton.
4151 W Las Positas Blvd, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-4210.
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Fairmead Park
Richmond city park at Loyola Dr & Duke Path.

Fairmont Elementary School
Public elementary school in El Cerrito.
724 Kearney St, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 525-5235.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Fairmont Linear Park
Park in unincorporated area of San Leandro at Fairmont Dr & E 14th St.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Fairmont Park
El Cerrito city park at Stockton Ave & Lexington Ave.

Fairmont Terrace Park
Park in San Lorenzo at Berkshire Dr & Manchester Rd.
Picnic tables, play area, basketball courts, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Fair Oaks Elementary School
Public elementary school in Pleasant Hill.
2400 Lisa Ln, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 685-4494.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Fairoaks Park
Pleasant Hill city park at north end of Hampton Dr in eastern Pleasant Hill, near Leh Hester Park.

Fairview Park
(1) Antioch city park at Aster Dr & Crestview Dr.
(2)
Park in unincorporated area of Hayward south of Don Castro Regional Recreation Area, at 2841 Romagnolo St.
Play area, lawns, recreation center building, restrooms.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Fairview School
Public elementary school in unincorporated area east of Hayward.
23515 Maud Ave, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8571.  Fax: (510) 733-0342.

Fairway Greens Park
Park in Hayward at 30504 Vanderbilt St.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Fairway Park
Shopping center in Hayward at Mission Blvd & Rousseau St.  Tel: (510) 487-0400.

Fairways Golf Course
Rose Ave & Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 462-4653.
Located in the infield of the race track at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Falls Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Middle Trail past two falls to Cardinet Oaks Rd.

False Gun Vista Point
Hilltop scenic viewpoint (accessible only by hiking trails) in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

False River
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1. 
Extends from the San Joaquin River back to the San Joaquin River, forming the southern boundary of King Edward Island and Bradford Island. Was the northern boundary of the now-flooded Franks Tract.

Fan Marsh
Narrow shoreline marsh along Airport Channel between Doolittle Pond and Doolittle Beach in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Farrar Park Harbor
On Dutch Slough on southern shore of Bethel Island, near bridge entrance to the island.
440 Riverview Pl, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (510) 684-2352.

Far West Alternative School
Public alternative school in Oakland.
5263 Broadway Ter, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 879-1580. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Fashion Faire
Shopping center in San Leandro at Hesperian Blvd & Fairmont Dr.

Fault Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-3.
Flows southeast from Sobrante Hill (on Oursan Ridge) into Deep Cove in Briones Reservoir.

Fay Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2. 
Small San Joaquin County delta island in Old River east of Palm Tract.
No road access.

Federal Correctional Institution Pleasanton
Federal prison in eastern Dublin, located in the old Camp Parks just west of the county Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center. This facility was previously a federal youth prison, but is now a low-security prison with many women inmates. It often is known informally as Camp Parks.
Tel: (925) 833-7500.

Felt Spring
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-6.
Spring in Mt. Diablo State Park, near Rhine Canyon Rd.

Fern
Picnic site in Tilden Regional Park.

Fernandez Park
Pinole city park at Tennent Ave & Park St.

Fernando Pacheco Adobe
In Hillcrest Community Park in Concord.
3119 Grant St, Concord CA 94520.

Fern Dell
Picnic site on Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Fern Hut
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2.
Reservable campsite for organized youth groups in Redwood Regional Park off Stream Trail. Restrooms, water. Reservations: (510) 636-1684.

Fernside
Neighborhood of Alameda.

Fernside Center
Thomas 1997  p.670  B-2.
Shopping center in Alameda at Blanding Ave & Broadway.

Fern Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Hiking trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Ferry Point
Another name for Point Richmond.
Now a small park that is part of the Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Fiesta
Reservable picnic site in Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area.

Fiesta Grande
Reservable picnic site in Del Valle Regional Park.

Finley Road
Thomas Contra Costa  p.85  AB-4.  Thomas 1997  p.654  G-1,2.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  K-7.
Road leading northnortheast from Camino Tassajara up Tassajara Creek valley east of Mt. Diablo State Park, becoming a fire road and multiuse trail that extends through Riggs Canyon to Morgan Territory Rd.

Fire Circle
Campfire site in Redwood Regional Park.

Fire Interpretive Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  HI-5.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park around summit of Mt. Diablo.
Views, geologic outcrops, and stages of vegetation recovery from 1977 and earlier fires.

Fischer Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  C-2,3.
Fremont city park at Deep Creek Rd & Maybird Cir.

Fishermans Cut
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.29  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.557  D-5.
Canal separating Bradford Island and King Edward Island.
Extends from San Joaquin River to False River.

Fishway Interpretive Site
Exhibit along the fishway for spawning rainbow trout near Redwood Gate to Redwood Regional Park.

Flag Hill
In Sunol Regional Wilderness. Named in 1904 when the son of a summer camper climbed to the top of this hill to plant a US flag on the Fourth of July. Elevation 1360 ft.

Flag Hill Road
Multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness, extending from High Valley Rd to the top of Flag Hill.

Flag Hill Trail
Hiking trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness, extending from near School Camp to top of Flag Hill.

Fleming Point
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.609  B-6.
On San Francisco Bay west of Albany, originally a hill separated by marshland from the mainland, now site of the Golden Gate Fields racetrack.

Floresta Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  B-5. San Leandro city park at 3750 Monterey Blvd.  http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparksfloresta
Picnic facilities, play area. Lawns and baseball diamond on adjacent school site.

F M Smith Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  J-4.
Oakland city park at Newton Ave & Park Blvd.

Footbridge
Reservable picnic site in Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.

Foothill Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  E-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.574  F-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Pittsburg.
1200 Jensen Dr, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 473-4300.

Foothill High School
Thomas 1997  p.713  J-2.
Public high school in Pleasanton.
4375 Foothills Rd, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-4243.
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Foothill Meadows
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-1.
Oakland city park on 38th Ave near Foothill Blvd.

Foothill Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.50  A-5 (as "Mid").  Thomas 1997  p.612  H-2 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in Walnut Creek.
2775 Cedro Ln, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 939-8600.  http://169.199.114.69/
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Foothills Park
Thomas 1997  p.591  H-3.
Martinez city park at Alhambra Ave & Benham Dr.

Foothill Square
Thomas 1997  p.671  B-5.
Shopping center in Oakland at MacArthur Blvd & 108th Ave.

Foothills Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Ford Channel
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  CD-7.  Thomas 1997  p.608  G-3.
Shipping channel connecting Harbor Channel to Richmond Marina Bay in Richmond Inner Harbor.

Ford Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.35  E-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.588  J-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Richmond.
2711 Maricopa Ave, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 234-8336.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Forest Park
Thomas 1997  p.630  D-6.
Neighborhood of Oakland in the hills, centered around Broadway Ter east of Hwy 13 and south of Hwy 24.

Forest Park Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  C-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
34400 Maybird Cir, Fremont CA 94555.  Tel: (510) 713-0141.
Fremont Unified School District.

Fortmann Basin
Thomas 1997  p.649  J-7.
Extends into Alameda from Alameda Harbor. Until the 1930s, this was the main docking area for the wintering salmon-catching tall sailing ships of the Alaska Packers' Fleet. Now it contains Grand Marina and Fortmann Marina.

Fortmann Marina
Thomas 1997  p.649  HJ-7.
1535 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 522-9080.

Fossil Ridge
Thomas Contra Costa  p.81  DE-5.  Thomas 1997  p.633  HJ-6.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  GH-7.
In Mt. Diablo State Park just south of Rock City, forming the south slope of the valley of West Fork Sycamore Creek, and part of the Black Hills.

Fossil Ridge Trail
See East Fossile Ridge Trail and West Fossil Ridge Trail.

Four Corners
Neighborhood of Concord near intersection of Monument Blvd & Meadow Ln / Oak Grove Rd.

14th Avenue Creek
Originally flowed from area near McChesney Junior High School to drain into the Oakland Estuary around the present Vantage Point Park. Now flows entirely in storm drainage pipes under 14th Ave.

Foxboro Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.5  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.569  J-3.
Hercules city park at Canterbury & Newbury.

Fox Tail Trail
Multiuse trail in Round Valley Regional Preserve.

Fox Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Franklin Canyon
The upper portion of Franklin Creek valley, on the slopes of Franklin Ridge.

Franklin Canyon Golf Course
Thomas Contra Costa  p.6  B-3.  Thomas 1997  p.570  E-4.
On Hwy 4 just west of Christie Rd, within (recently expanded) Hercules city limits.
Along Rodeo Creek.
Tel: (510) 799-6191.

Franklin Canyon Road
Extends from intersection of Cummings Skyway and Hwy 4 along Franklin Creek to Alhambra Ave south of Martinez.  The non-freeway portion of Hwy 4 between Hwy 80 and Franklin Canyon is also considered a part of Franklin Canyon Rd.

Franklin Creek
Flows from south of Port Costa close to Hwy 4 to join Alhambra Creek south of Martinez.

Franklin Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.669  G-1,2 (unmarked).
Public elementary school in Alameda.
1433 San Antonio Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 748-4004. 
Alameda Unified School District.

Franklin Hills Open Space
Thomas 1997  p.571  D-5.
In hills west of Martinez, just southeast of and connecting to the eastern segment of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline.
Access by trail from many directions, such as Wallin Dr & Serrano St.

Franklin Park
Thomas 1997  p.669  H-2.
Alameda city park at 1300 San Antonio Ave.

Franklin Recreation Center
Thomas 1997  p.649  J-5.
Oakland city recreation center at 1010 E 15th St.  Tel: (510) 238-7741.

Franklin Ridge
Thomas Contra Costa  p.9  A-3.  Thomas 1997  p.570  H-3,5.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  GH-1.
Southwest and south of Martinez.

Franklin Ridge Loop Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in eastern portion of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline (just west of Martinez).

Franklin School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  E-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.629  E-1 (unlabeled).
Former elementary school in Berkeley.
See Cragmont School at Franklin and Thousand Oaks at Franklin.

Franklin Year-Round School
Thomas 1997  p.649  J-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
915 Foothill Blvd, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 879-1160.
Oakland Unified School District.

Frank Salfingere Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.592  C-3.
Pleasant Hill city park on Taylor Blvd at Grayson Creek.
Site of community center.

Frank's Dump
Franks Dump is at Hayward Regional Shoreline in Hayward. Take the Winton Avenue exit from Interstate 880, and go West to the end. Park at the West Winston Ave parking lot. Franks Dump is the active refuse area to the north. You can take either trail out to the bay and then head north along the Bay Trail.

Franks Marina
Thomas Contra Costa  p.31  E-1.  Thomas 1997  p.577  H-3.
On Piper Slough near the (south)eastern tip of Bethel Island.
7050 Riverview Dr, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (925) 684-3477.

Franks Tract
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.30  AB-4.  Thomas 1997  p.557  HJ-7.
Delta island protected by levees in northeastern Contra Costa County, now flooded except for small area at northwestern tip.

Franks Tract State Recreation Area
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.29  B-3.  Thomas 1997  p.557  C-6.
Includes both flooded and unflooded parts of old Franks Tract.
Access by boat only.  Fishing, boating, beaches, wildlife viewing.
Administered by California State Parks.  Tel: (916) 777-7701.   http://www.ceres.ca.gov/dpr/

Frederick Mini-Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  A-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  G-5 (as "Park"). 
Berkeley city park at Arlington Ave & Yosemite Rd.

Fred E Weibel Elementary School
See Weibel Elementary School.

Fremont Center
Thomas 1997  p.753  D-6.
Shopping center in Fremont at Fremont Blvd & Grimmer Blvd.

Fremont Central Park
Thomas 1997  p.753  D-4.
Fremont city park at Paseo Padre Pky & Stevenson Blvd, surrounding Lake Elizabeth.
Nearly 500 acres with visitor center, swim lagoon, Stivers Lagoon Nature Area, picnic facilities, reservable group picnic sites, lawns, footpaths, bicycle and jogging trails, 4 playgrounds, 6 softball fields, 10 soccer fields, 18 tennis courts (9 of them lighted), 3 sand volleyball courts, golf driving range, 4 snack bars, Fremont Community Center, fishing and boating on Lake Elizabeth, restrooms.

Fremont Christian High School
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-4.
Private high school in Fremont.
4760 Thornton Ave, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 792-4700.

Fremont Community Center
Thomas 1997  p.753  D-5 (unmarked).
Fremont city recreation facility located in Fremont Central Park.
40204 Paseo Padre Pky, Fremont CA 94538.

Fremont Drag Strip
Thomas 1997  p.773  D-5.
Access on Christy St from Auto Mall Pky.

Fremont Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.21  A-4 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.575  D-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Antioch.
1413 F St, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4101.
Antioch Unified School District.

Fremont Hub Center
Thomas 1997  p.753  A-5.
Shopping mall in Fremont at Fremont Blvd & Mowry Ave.
39210 Fremont Blvd, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 792-1720.

Fremont Memorial Park Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.753  D-7.
4250 Irvington Ave, Fremont CA 94538.

Fremont Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.753  A-4.
Shopping center in Fremont at Fremont Blvd & Mowry Ave.

Frenchmen's Curve
Reservable picnic site in Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area.

French Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Redwood Regional Park, extending from West Ridge Trail near Skyline Gate Staging Area to Canyon Meadow Staging Area.

Frick Lake
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.696  E-1.
On Laughlin Rd at northeast corner of Livermore.

Frick Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.670  G-1 (as "Jr HS").
Public middle school in Oakland (previously Frick Junior High School).
2845 64th Ave, Oakland CA 94605.  Tel: (510) 879-2030. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Frog Pond
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-6.
On western slope of Rhine Canyon in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Access by Frog Pond Rd.

Frog Pond Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-6.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Chase Pond Rd to Frog Pond.

Fruitvale
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-7.
Neighborhood of Oakland centered around Fruitvale Ave & Foothill Blvd. Originally the town of Fruit Vale, noted for its fruit production. Annexed by Oakland in 1909.

Fruitvale Bridge
Thomas 1997  p.670  B-2 (unlabeled).
Bridge across the Tidal Canal, connecting Fruitvale Ave in Oakland to Tilden Way in Alameda.

Fruitvale Bridge Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  B-2.
Oakland city park at Fruitvale Ave & Alameda Ave.

Fruitvale Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.670  D-1. Oakland city park at International Blvd & 45th Ave.

Fruitvale School
Thomas 1997  p.650  D-5 (unmarked).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
3200 Boston Ave, Oakland CA 94602.  Tel: (510) 879-1170. 
Oakland Unified School District.

F Stenzel Park
See Stenzel Park.

Galindo Creek
Flows northeast through California State University Hayward Contra Costa Campus, then northwest through Newhall Community Park and Markham Nature Area, crosses the Contra Costa Canal, and eventually joins Pine Creek in northwestern Concord.

Gansberger Park
Park in Hayward at Calaroga Ave & Kay Ave.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Garber Park
Oakland city park on Claremont Ave in Claremont Canyon.

Garfield Municipal Playground
Oakland city playground at 2260 Foothill Blvd.

Garfield School
Public year-round elementary school in San Leandro.
13050 Aurora Dr, San Leandro CA 94577.  Tel: (510) 667-3580.  http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/ garfield/garfield.htm
San Leandro Unified School District.

Garfield Year Round School
Public elementary school in Oakland.
1640 22nd Ave, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 879-1180. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Garin Barn
See Red Barn.

Garin Elementary School
Public elementary school in Brentwood.
250A 1st St, Brentwood CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 634-5252.  http://www.brentwood.k12.ca.us/garin/ welcome
Brentwood School District.

Garin Peak
In northern Garin Regional Park adjacent to Vista Peak. Access by Vista Peak Loop Trail.
Elev 948 ft.

Garin Regional Park
Former ranchland in the hills of east Hayward, with the Red Barn (visitor center) containing a blacksmith shop and exhibits about ranching history in the area (open weekends only). There also are picnic facilities and a large turfed playing field that can be used for softball and other games. Naturalists based at Coyote Hills Regional Park lead activities here.
Trails from Garin provide access to Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park to the southeast.
Access from Mission Blvd (Hwy 238) via Garin Ave.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/garin.htm
The Garin family ranch covered a large area, including the present site of California State University, Hayward (where a stage coach stop was located). Apricots were a major crop of the ranch.

Garin Woods Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail in Garin Regional Park.

Garnet Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.
At the northwestern tip of Ryer Island, between Grizzly Bay and Suisun Bay.

Garretson Middle School
Public middle school in Rodeo.
545 Garretson Ave, Rodeo CA 94572.  Tel: (510) 799-4489.

Garretson Point
Extends into San Leandro Bay in Oakland just south of Damon Slough, in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline. Access from the northwest end of Edgewater Dr. Parking, restrooms, telephone, and trail access.
Birding by Richmond, p. 102.

Garretson Point Trail
Paved multiuse trail in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline extending from Garretson Point to connect via the Elmhurst Creek Trail with the San Leandro Creek Trails and Arrowhead Marsh Trail.

Garrity Creek
Flows from near Hilltop Green Park in Richmond into San Pablo Bay just north of the Richmond border.

Gateway Center
Shopping center in San Ramon at San Ramon Valley Blvd & Westside Dr.

Gateway Plaza
(1) Shopping center in Hayward at W Harper Rd & Santa Clara St.
(2)
Shopping center in Fremont at Paseo Padre Pky & Mowry Ave.

Gateway Square
Shopping center in Pleasanton at Hopyard Rd & Stoneridge Dr.

Gaylord Sports Fields
On Jacobsen St at Hargrove St in Antioch.

Geary Road
Paved road leading from Calaveras Rd to Visitor Center and Alameda Grove in Sunol Regional Wilderness. The unpaved extension of this road to Camp Ohlone is now known as Camp Ohlone Rd. Pat and Mary Ann Geary settled in 1865 on a quarter-section of land that they had purchased from the US Government. Their cabin was on what is now called Indian Joe Creek, about 0.5 mile upstream from Alameda Creek. After their 10 surviving children were grown, the Gearys moved into the cabin now used as Wilderness headquarters, which had been built (along with the Old Green Barn) by their eldest son Maurice. During the 1930s, the Geary ranch was purchased (along with others) by Willis Brinker, whose large ranch became Sunol Regional Wilderness after he died fighting a fire here in 1959.

Gehringer Elementary School
Public elementary school in Knightsen.
4951 Main St, Knightsen CA 94561.  Tel: (925) 625-7070.

Gehringer Park
On W Bolton Rd west of Main St in Knightsen.

Gentrytown Park
Antioch city park at west end of Monterey Dr (near Palo Verde Way).

George Florence Mini-Park
Berkeley city park on 10th St between Addison St and Alston Way.

George Miller Jr Bridge
See Benicia-Martinez Bridge.

George M Sillman Recreation Complex
Newark city recreation area.
6500 Mowry Ave, Newark CA 94560.

George P Miller Elementary School
See Miller Elementary School.

Georgiana Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  C-2. 
Extends from Sacramento River to Mokelumne River, separating Andrus Island and Tyler Island.

Giant
Old town in unincorporated Contra Costa County just southeast of Parchester Marsh, serving mostly as a company town for the Giant Powder Company at Pinole Point.  Now part of Richmond.

Gibraltar Rock
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-7.
On South Gate Rd in Mt. Diablo National Park on the north slope of Fossil Ridge near Rock City.

Gillespie Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.552  J-2 (unlabeled).
The eastern end of Roe Island in Suisun Bay.

Gillespie Youth Camp
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-6.
A group camping site in Tilden Nature Area on Tower Trail.
Reservations (for organized youth groups only) must be made 14 days in advance.  Tel: (510) 636-1684.

Gingerbread Preschool
Thomas 1997  p.714  E-2 (unmarked).
Public preschool in Pleasanton.
4333 Black Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 484-8173.
City Dept of Parks & Community Services.

Gino Marchetti Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  B-5.  Thomas 1997  p.574  HJ-6.
Antioch city park at east end of Belle Dr.

Girls' Camp
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2.
Reservable campsite for organized youth groups along Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park. Reservations: (510) 636-1684.
Picnic sites, restrooms, and water open to public.

Glankler Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.753  B-7 (unmarked).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
39207 Sundale Dr, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 651-1190.
Fremont Unified School District.

Glassbrook School
Thomas 1997  p.711  J-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Hayward.
975 Schafer Rd, Hayward CA 94546.  Tel: (510) 293-8505.  Fax: (510) 782-8796.

Glenbrook Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.13  E-6 (as "Mid").  Thomas 1997  p.572  F-6 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in Concord.
2351 Olivera Rd, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 685-6835.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Glen Echo Creek
Once flowed in Oakland from area near Moraga Ave exit from Hwy 13 through present Mountain View Cemetery (hence it was sometimes called Cemetery Creek), then running a block or two southeast of Piedmont Ave, and finally south into the northwestern arm of Lake Merritt. Today most of the creek is underground in storm drains, but small stretches of creek remain, particularly in Glen Echo Creek Park and Oak Glen Park.

Glen Echo Creek Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  J-1.
Oakland city park along Glen Echo Creek between Monte Vista Ave and Montell St..

Glen Frazier
Unincorporated area of Contra Costa County southwest of Martinez near Franklin Canyon Rd & McHarry Ranch Rd.

Glenmoor Center
Thomas 1997  p.752  H-5.
Shopping center in Fremont at 4551 Eggers Dr.  Tel: (510) 793-4030.

Glenmoor Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  H-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
4620 Mattos Dr, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 797-0130.
Fremont Unified School District.

Glenview School
Thomas 1997  p.650  D-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
4215 La Cresta Ave, Oakland CA 94602.  Tel: (510) 879-1190. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Glider Hill
Hilltop of the Coyote Hills in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Glider Hill Trail
Short hiking trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Glorietta Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.71  B-6,7.  Thomas 1997  p.631  A-2.
Public elementary school in Orinda.
15 Martha Rd, Orinda CA 94563.  Tel: (925) 254-8770.  http://www.orinda.k12.ca.us/glorietta
Orinda Union School District.

G M Walters Junior High School
See Walters Junior High School.

Goat Road
Thomas 1997  p.570  CD-6 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-1.
Unpaved fire road & hiking trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands in Contra Costa County just southeast of Hercules.
A portion of this road connecting Simas Rd to Ridge Rd is a part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Godfrey Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  B-6.
Alameda city park at Beach Rd & Seminary Ave on Bay Farm Island.

Goethels Canyon
Thomas Contra Costa  p.54  CD-5.  Thomas 1997  p.614  CD-2.
Creek flowing generally west from Keller Ridge into Mt. Diablo Creek near northeast corner of Mt. Diablo State Park.

Gold Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.693  G-7.
Flows northwestward from northwestern end of Main Ridge through northwestern Pleasanton into Alamo Canal.

Golden Gate
The narrow and deep channel between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, bounded by the Marin Headlands on the north and by San Francisco on the south, and spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Academy
Thomas 1997  p.650  G-4 (unlabeled).
Seventh Day Adventist school in Oakland, grades 1-12, about 200 students. Founded in 1923.
3800 Mountain Blvd, Oakland CA 94619.  Tel: (510) 531-0110.  Fax: (510) 531-9434. 

Golden Gate Fields
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  AB-3.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  C-3,4.  Thomas 1997  p.609  C-6.
Horse racing track and betting facilities at Fleming Point in western Albany.
The track was built on marshland filled with material taken from the top of Fleming Point, which had been a small hill (the grandstands are located on the leveled hill).

Golden Gate School
Thomas 1997  p.629  F-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
6200 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA 94608.  Tel: (510) 879-1200.
Oakland Unified School District.

Golden Gate Village
See Emeryville.

Golden Hills Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.44  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.591  G-3.
Martinez city park at Reliez Valley Rd and Corte Briones in southern Martinez.

Goldenrod Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail along western edge of Chabot Regional Park.

Golden Spike Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Hiking/equestrian trail along southern edge of Redwood Regional Park.

Golden State Model Railroad Museum
Located in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.
900 Dornan Dr, Richmond CA 94801.  Tel: (510) 234-4884.
East Bay Regional Park District.

Golden View School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.102  C-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.653  G-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-6) school in San Ramon.
5025 Canyon Crest Dr, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 735-0555.  http://www.gvies.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Golf Club at Bethel Island, The
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1 (as "1055").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.31  C-1 (as "The Island Club").  Thomas 1997  p.577  E-3.
3303 Gateway Rd, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (925) 684-2654.

Golf Course Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Tilden Regional Park, extending from Golf Course Dr to South Park Dr, south of Tilden Park Golf Course.

Golf Gate
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-6.
Entrance to Tilden Regional Park at Golf Course Dr / Centennial Dr & Grizzly Peak Blvd.

Gomes Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.753  E-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
555 Lemos Ln, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 656-3414. 
Fremont Unified School District.

Gomes Park
Thomas 1997  p.753  E-4.
Fremont city park at Lemos Ln & Chiltern Dr.

Gossip Rock
Thomas 1997  p.732  J-2 (unmarked).
In Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park. Access from High Ridge Loop Trail.

Government Island
See Coast Guard Island.

Government Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  EF-4,5.
Fire road and multiuse trail just north of Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Red Rd in Arroyo del Cerro near North Gate Rd up the ridge to connect with Burma Rd on Long Ridge at the park boundary.

Governor Edmund G Brown California Aqueduct
See California Aqueduct.

Graham Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  D-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-6) school in Newark. Built in 1960. The largest elementary school in Newark (645 students).
36270 Cherry St, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 794-2023.   http://www.nusd.k12.ca.us/nusd/ourschl/ Graham.htm
Newark Unified School District.
Named for James A Graham.

Graham Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in the Roberts Regional Recreation Area of Redwood Regional Park.

Granada High School
Thomas 1997  p.715  E-2.
Public high school in Livermore.
400 Wall St, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4800.   http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Granada/granada
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Grand Marina
Thomas 1997  p.649  J-7 (as "Grand Harbor").
In Alameda Harbor.
2099 Grand St, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 865-1200.

Grangers' Wharf
The area of Martinez Regional Shoreline located west of the creek and mudflats. Parking and access are at the end of Berrellesa Street, or head west across the bridges from the main parking lot.

Grangers' Wharf Loop Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Martinez Regional Shoreline.

Grant Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  E-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.588  H-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Richmond.
2400 Downer Ave, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 232-4736.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Grant Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.56  E-1 (unmarked).  Thomas 1997  p.595  H-1 (unmarked).
4325 Spaulding Dr, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-5271.
Antioch Unified School District.

Grapevine
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6 (unlabeled)  and  C-8 (inset).
Picnic area on Summit Rd at Jill Creek in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Grass Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.
Upper valley of Grass Valley Creek in Chabot Regional Park. This wide, open, grassland valley has been steadily taken over by coyote brush since cattle grazing was stopped in the valley.

Grass Valley Creek
Thomas 1997  p.671  E-1 (as "Green Valley Creek").  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Flows from northern Chabot Regional Park south into Bass Cove of Lake Chabot (originally into San Lorenzo Creek). Named for its wide, open upper valley where coyote brush has been replacing grassland since cattle were removed. The lower course of the creek is a steep canyon including one of only three substantial waterfalls in the East Bay Hills.

Grass Valley School
Thomas 1997  p.671  E-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
4720 Dunkirk Ave, Oakland CA 94605.  Tel: (510) 879-1220.
Oakland Unified School District.

Grass Valley Staging Area
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-5 (unlabeled).
Entrance to Chabot Regional Park where Skyline Blvd becomes Grass Valley Rd. Parking, water, access to Goldenrod Trail.

Grass Valley Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Chabot Regional Park, extending from Bort Meadow Staging Area along Grass Valley Creek to Stone Bridge. Part of the Bay Ridge Trail and the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail.

Grayson Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.13  B-5,6.  Thomas 1997  p.572  C-5,6.
Flows from western Pleasant Hill east and then north into Pacheco Slough and thence into Suisun Bay.

Greathouse Portal
The original entrance (now barred) to the mine now used as the Underground Mining Museum at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Great Stoneface Park
Berkeley city park at The Alameda & Yosemite Rd.

Great Valley
See Central Valley.

Greek Theatre
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.629  J-1.
On Gayley Rd at Stadium Rimway on the campus of University of California - Berkeley.
Tel: (510) 642-0527.

Green Barn
See Old Green Barn.

Greenbelt Trails
Thomas 1997  p.712  E-3 (as "Greenbelt Park").
Linear park along hiking/riding trails in Ward Creek Canyon, Hayward. Access from Campus Dr (?) near Oakes Dr (?).
Picnic facilities and trails.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Greenbrook School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.98  E-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.653  C-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-5) school in Danville.
1475 Harlan Dr, Danville CA 94526.  Tel: (925) 552-5550.  http://www.ges.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Green Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.773  D-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
42875 Gatewood St, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 656-6411.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for Harvey Green.

Greenhouse Marketplace
Thomas 1997  p.691  C-6.
Shopping center in San Leandro at 15000 Washington Ave.

Greenman Recreational Field
Thomas 1997  p.670  F-3.
Oakland city park near 66th Ave & Lucille St.

Green Ranch
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-6.
At Meridian Flat in Mt. Diablo State Park, accessed from Summit Rd by Green Ranch Rd.

Green Ranch Road
Thomas Contra Costa  p.81  E-1 (as "59-8").  Thomas 1997  p.633  J-2 (as "59-8").  Mount Diablo Trail Map  HI-6  and  D-8 (inset).
In Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Summit Rd to Meridian Flat - a paved auto road for a short distance past Pioneer Horse Camp and the remainder a fire road and multiuse trail.

Greenridge Park
Thomas 1997  p.692  E-2.
Park in unincorporated area of Alameda County east of Castro Valley, off Crow Canyon Rd at 6108 Greenridge Rd.
Picnic facilities, play area, hiking/riding trails, basketball courts, horseshoe courts, lawns, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Green Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  FG-8.
The valley of upper Green Creek and lower East Branch Green Valley Creek, including the town of Diablo.

Green Valley Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  E-7,8.
Flows from west of Pine Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park south to join East Branch Green Valley Creek near intersection of Diablo Rd & Green Valley Rd, then southwest into San Ramon Creek near intersection of Diablo Rd & Hwy 680.
See also Grass Valley Creek.

Green Valley School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.78  E-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.633  C-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-5) school in Danville.
1001 Diablo Rd, Danville CA 94526.  Tel: (925) 552-5685.  http://www.gves.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Green Valley Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-7.
Hiking trail extending from Stone Valley Rd in Diablo west to join Summit Trail in Dan Cook Canyon just inside Mt. Diablo State Park.

Greenville
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.696  C-5 (unlabeled).
Neighborhood of Livermore north of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Greenville was a settlement at the western mouth of Altamont Pass, named after pioneer John Green who opened the first store there.

Greenville North Park
Thomas 1997  p.696  B-3.
Park in Livermore at Scenic Ave & Heather Ln.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Greenwood Park
Thomas 1997  p.711  EF-5.
Park in Hayward at Eden Ave & Middle Ln.
Picnic facilities, play area, basketball courts, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Greg Brown Mini-Park
Berkeley city park at 1907 Harmon St.

Gregory Gardens Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.592  C-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Pleasant Hill.
200 Harriet Dr, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 827-3770.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Gregory Village
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  B-6.  Thomas 1997  p.592  C-5.
Shopping center at Contra Costa Blvd & Doray Dr in Pleasant Hill.

Gregs Harbor
Thomas Contra Costa  p.31  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.577  E-5.
On south shore of Dutch Slough just east of Bethel Island Rd.
3295 Wells Rd, Bethel Island CA 94511.  Tel: (925) 684-2242.

Grey Pine
Reservable picnic site in Del Valle Regional Park.

Grimmer Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.773  E-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
43030 Newport Dr, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 656-1250. 
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for E M Grimmer.

Grimmer Park
Thomas 1997  p.773  E-2.
Fremont city park at Monmouth Pl & Philadelphia Pl.

Grizzly
Picnic site on South Park Dr near south end of Tilden Regional Park.

Grizzly Bay
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.243  H-1.
Large bay extending north from Suisun Bay into the marshes of the California Delta in Solano County.

Grizzly Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.74  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.631  J-3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  K-7.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  G-1.
Flows from southwest of Rossmoor Leisure World northwest into Las Trampas Creek at north edge of Lafayette Community Park.

Grizzly Peak
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.610  B-7.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  DE-6.
High point of Berkeley Hills, near southern end of Tilden Regional Park.
Access from Grizzly Peak Blvd.
Elevation given as 1720, 1754, or 1795 ft on various maps.

Grizzly Peak Open Space
Thomas 1997  p.630  D-3.
In Oakland, on west side of ridge just north of the Caldecott Tunnel.
Access from Grizzly Peak Blvd, Buckingham Blvd, or Bay Forest Dr.

Grizzly Peak Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  DE-6.
Hiking/equestrian trail in southern Tilden Regional Park.

Grotto Rock Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  B-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  G-5 (as "Park").
Berkeley city park on Santa Barbara Rd north of Indian Rock Ave.

Grove Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  G-4 (as "Grove Rec Ctr").
Berkeley city park on Martin Luther King Jr Way between Russell St and Oregon St.
Site of Grove Recreation Center at 1730 Oregon St, Berkeley CA 94703.  Tel: (510) 644-6225.

Grover Cleveland Park
See Cleveland Park.

Grove Shafter Freeway
Thomas 1997  p.629  H-7.
Hwy 24 from the Caldecott Tunnel to Hwy 580 in Oakland. The name sometimes also is applied to Hwy 980, although that officially is the John B Williams Freeway. The official name of the Grove Shafter Freeway is William Byron Rumford Freeway, named in 1980 by the California Assembly for a state legislator.

Grove Shafter Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  G-1.
Oakland city park under the intersection of Hwys 24, 580, and 980. Access from Martin Luther King Jr Way or Telegraph Ave between 34th and 37th Sts.

Grove Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve, providing access to A A Moore Memorial Grove.

Guadalupe Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.792  G-6.
Originates at the southwest corner of Alviso in Santa Clara County, receiving the flow of Calabazas Creek and San Tomas Aquinas Creek. Extends generally northwestward to open into San Francisco Bay at the mouth of Coyote Creek, just south of the Alameda County border. Note that the Guadalupe River flows into the nearby Alviso Slough.

Haas Pavilion
Basketball facility at University of California - Berkeley built in 1998 to replace Harmon Gymnasium.

Hacienda C D C School
Private school in Pleasanton (preschool & K-8).
4671 Chabot Dr, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 463-2885.

Hagemann Park
Park in Livermore at Turnstone Dr & Hummingbird Ln.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Halcyon Court Park
Berkeley city park on Halcyon Ct between Webster St and Prince St.

Halcyon Park
San Leandro city park at 1245 147th Ave.  http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparkshalcyon
Picnic facilities, volleyball court, tot lot.
Community building with meeting rooms and kitchen facilities.

Hall Ranch Park
Union City city park at Hall Ranch Pky & Cabello St.

Hamilton Flat
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-1. 
Long, narrow, relatively flat portion of the valley of Valpe Creek southeast of Ohlone Regional Wilderness.
Elevation about 3,350 ft.

Hanging Valley Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Diablo Foothills Regional Park.

Hanna Park
Hercules city park at Refugio Valley Rd & Carson St.

Hanna Ranch School
Public elementary school in Hercules.
2482 Refugio Valley Rd, Hercules CA 94547.  Tel: (510) 245-9902.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Hansen Park
(1) Pleasanton city park at Black Ave & Calle Ricardo.
(2)
Park in Livermore at E Stanley Blvd & S S St.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Hap McGee Ranch Park
Danville city park at end of La Gonda Way.

Happy Valley Elementary School
Public elementary school in Lafayette.
3855 Happy Valley Rd, Lafayette CA 94549.  Tel: (925) 284-7049.  http://www.lafsd.k12.ca.us/ happy_valley/index
Lafayette School District.

Harbor Bay
Marina between Marlin Dr and Marina Rd in Discovery Bay.

Harbor Bay Business & Research Park
Located in Alameda on Bay Farm Island.
1141 Harbor Bay Pky, Alameda CA 94502.  Tel: (510) 769-5700.  http://www.harborbay.com/
Harbor Bay Business Park Association, 1141 Harbor Bay Pky, Alameda CA 94502.  Tel: (510) 748-6060.

Harbor Bay Isle
Residential development in Alameda on Bay Farm Island.
Security department.  Tel: (510) 865-0417.
Harbor Bay Isle Owners Association, 3195 Mecartney Rd, Alameda CA 94502.  Tel: (510) 865-3363.

Harbor Bay Isle Ferry
Provides ferry service between the Ferry Bldg in San Francisco and a terminal on Harbor Bay Pky in Alameda (on Bay Farm Island).  Tel: (510) 769-5500.

Harbor Channel
Shipping channel starting south of Point Richmond and extending east along the south coast of Richmond (north of Brooks Island and its breakwater), then making a right-angle turn and extending north into southern Richmond.

Harbour Park
Antioch city park at Ashburton Dr & Westbourne Dr.

Harder School
Public elementary school in Hayward.
495 Wyeth Rd, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 293-8572.  Fax: (510) 733-0951.

Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with play area, ball fields, soccer fields, lawns, parking.

Harding Elementary School
Public elementary school in El Cerrito.
7230 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 525-0273.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Harding Park
El Cerrito city park at 7115 C St, adjacent to Harding Elementary School.  Tel: (510) 526-9866.

H.A.R.D. Marsh
Marsh area adjacent to Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, restored and operated by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D.).

Harlan Hill
West of San Ramon, north of Big Canyon and east of Weidemann Hill.
Elev 1719 ft.

Harmon Gymnasium
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.629  H-2.
Former basketball facility at University of California - Berkeley. In 1878, Oakland financier A. K. P. Harmon donated $15,000 for a combined auditorium/gymnasium building at UC. Opened in January 1879, the octagonal wooden building was the largest auditorium on the campus for many years, and it was extensively remodeled several times. In 1933, a new Men's Gymnasium was built off Bancroft Way near Dana St, and in 1959 it was renamed Harmon Gymnasium. Although a state-of-the-art facility at its opening, Harmon by the 1980s was regarded as a tiny and poorly equipped college basketball facility, though its close seating and aggressive fans made it a significant asset to Cal's basketball teams. In 1998, Harmon was torn down and replaced by the new Haas Pavilion. For more detailed history, see http://www.calbears.com/trads/cal- m-baskbl-harmon

Harrington
See Doc Harrington Park.

Harrison Square
Thomas 1997  p.649  G-5.
Oakland city park at 7th St & Harrison St.

Harrison Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-3.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands at north end of San Pablo Reservoir, extending from Sobrante Rd along a ridgetop out into the reservoir at the mouth of Scow Canyon.

Harris Yacht Harbor
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.15  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.553  F-7.
On Suisun Bay just east of Port Chicago, north of Bay Point.
In unincorporated area of Contra Costa County.
McAvoy Rd, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 687-8400.

Harvest Park
Thomas 1997  p.714  D-2.
Pleasanton city park at Hopyard Rd & Del Valle Pky.

Harvest Park Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.714  D-1 (as "Int").
Public middle school in Pleasanton. Formerly Harvest Park Intermediate School.
4900 Valley Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-4444.
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Harvey Community Park
Thomas 1997  p.732  B-6.
Fremont city park at Lake Arrowhead Ave & Lake Chad St.

Harvey Green Elementary School
See Green Elementary School.

Harvey O Banks Delta Pumping Plant
Thomas Contra Costa  p.112  E-7 (as "State Pumping Plant").  Thomas 1997  p.657  F-6 (as "State Pumping Plant").
Part of the California State Water Project, pumping water from Clifton Court Forebay up into the northern end of the California Aqueduct. Access from Kelso Rd.

Haskell-Mabel Mini-Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  F-4 (unmarked).
Berkeley city park at Haskell & Mabel Sts.

H A Snow Elementary School
See Snow Elementary School.

Hastings Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.11  C-3,6.  Thomas 1997  p.552  DE-6.
On the south shore of Suisun Bay, in the westernmost part of Port Chicago, extending from the Tosco Oil Refinery.  Seal Creek and Mt. Diablo Creek flow into this slough.

Haven Cove
One of three reservable group campsites at Camp Ohlone.

Havenscourt Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.670  F-3 (as "Jr HS").
Public middle school in Oakland (formerly Havenscourt Junior High School).
1390 66th Ave, Oakland CA 94621.  Tel: (510) 879-2070. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Havens Playground
Thomas 1997  p.650  B-1.
Piedmont city park at Bonita Ave & Vista Ave.

Havey Canyon Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-3,4.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

Hawk Ridge
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6 (as "Hawk").
Reservable group campsite in Chabot Regional Park near the southwest end of Two Rocks Trail.

Hawk's Rest
Hike-in backpack campsite in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Hawthorne Year-Round School
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
1700 28th Ave, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 879-1240. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Hayfield Road
Multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Haymont Mini Park
Thomas 1997  p.712  B-5 (unmarked).
Park in Hayward at Collette St & Luvena Dr.
Picnic tables, play area, basketball courts, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Haynes Gulch
Thomas 1997  p.774  E-2.
Creek originating on southeast slope of Mission Peak and flowing north and northeast into Alameda Creek in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Hayward Adult School
See Sunset Community Center.

Hayward Air Terminal
Thomas 1997  p.711  D-2.
20301 Skywest Dr, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8678.  http://www.theflightdeck.com/ca/hwd

Hayward Area Senior Center
Thomas 1997  p.691  J-7 (as "Sr Cit Ctr").
On N 3rd St near Crescent Ave in Hayward.
Community center building with meeting rooms, par course, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Hayward High School
Thomas 1997  p.712  B-1,2.
Public high school in Hayward.
1633 East Ave, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8586.  Fax: (510) 581-3145.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with swim center, lawns, restrooms, parking.

Hayward Little Theatre
Thomas 1997  p.691  J-7 (unmarked).
On N 3rd St near Crescent Ave in Hayward.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Hayward Marsh
Thomas 1997  p.711  B-7 (unlabeled).
Marsh restored in 145 acres of old salt evaporation ponds near the south end of Hayward Regional Shoreline. Secondary treated wastewater flows through the five basins of the marsh to San Francisco Bay, creating a series of fresh to brackish marsh areas. Most of this area is not generally open to the public but is operated as a wildlife refuge. Naturalists from Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center do occasionally lead walks into the closed area.

Hayward Memorial Park
Thomas 1997  p.712  A-2.
Park in Hayward at 24176 Mission Blvd, near Highland Blvd.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, play area, hiking/riding trails, tennis courts, swim center with indoor pool, lawns, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Hayward Project School
Thomas 1997  p.712  B-6 (unmarked).
Public elementary school in Hayward.
27035 Whitman St, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 573-6572.

Hayward Regional Shoreline
Thomas 1997  p.711  A-3.
817 acres of salt, fresh, and brackish water marshes and seasonal wetlands. One of the largest marsh-restoration projects on the West Coast. This land was originally enclosed in levees to create salt evaporation ponds. Hayward's Landing and Johnson's Landing were established in the 1850s to ferry passengers and products to and from San Francisco.
Hiking, bicycling, jogging, birdwatching, picknicking (no tables), fishing. Dogs are not allowed south of W Winton Ave to protect the wildlife. The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center at the south end of the Shoreline is owned and operated by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.
Access from Grant Ave, W Winton Ave, and Breakwater Ave, or by trail from San Leandro Marina.
Park Office at west end of W Winton Ave.  Tel: (510) 783-1066.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/hayward.htm

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
Thomas 1997  p.731  C-1.
4901 Breakwater Ave, Hayward CA 94545-3621.  Tel: (510) 881-6751. 
Located at the south end of Hayward Regional Shoreline, this building houses naturalist programs, art and nature exhibits, meeting rooms, and restrooms, and provides access to the trails of the Shoreline.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Hayward's Landing
Thomas 1997  p.711  A-4 (as "Hayward Landing").
William Hayward from Massachusetts was one of the first Americans to settle on Rancho San Lorenzo. He arrived in 1851, was informed by Guillermo Castro that he was trespassing, and then worked out an agreement by which he remained and became good friends with Castro. In 1852 he built a hotel north of the present intersection of A St & Mission Blvd, and a boat landing at the foot of the present W Winton Ave for ferrying passengers and goods to and from San Francisco.

Head Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.693  DE-7.
Creek flowing north from northwest end of Main Ridge (west of Pleasanton) into Devaney Canyon.

Head-Royce School
Thomas 1997  p.650  E-3.
Private coeducational college-preparatory K-12 school in Oakland. The Anna Head School was founded in 1887 by the ninth woman to graduate from the University of California and was located at 2538 Channing Way, just south of the UC Berkeley campus. (Anna Head created the school with money given to her by her mother Eliza Head, from the proceeds of selling the school she had founded in Oakland in the 1860s to teach young ladies the finer points of English and French.) The Anna Head School became a very prestigious college-preparatory institution for women, taking both boarding and day students. When Anna Head retired in 1909, she sold the school to a teacher, Mary E. Wilson. In 1938, it was sold to Mr. & Mrs. T. R. Hyde, and in 1950 to Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Dewey. In 1955, the University of California acquired the campus by eminent domain for its own programs. Because the Deweys could not afford to relocate, a new corporation was created to run the school, and a new location was found in the Oakland Hills. The move was completed in 1964, with the school becoming only a day school. In 1971, the corporation created a companion school for boys, the Royce School (named for Anna Head's brother-in-law, Josiah Royce, Harvard professor and philosopher). In the fall of 1979, the schools were combined to form a coeducational K-12 institution, divided into the Lower School (K-5), the Middle School (6-8), and the Upper School (9-12).
4315 Lincoln Ave, Oakland CA 94602.  Tel: (510) 531-1300.  http://www.hrs.pvt.k12.ca.us/

Heather Farm Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.612  E-2.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  B-3.
Walnut Creek city park at 301 N San Carlos Dr.  Tel: (925) 935-3300.

Heather Farms Park
See Heather Farm Park.

Heatherlark Park
Thomas 1997  p.714  C-1.
Pleasanton city park on Northway Rd near Secretariat Dr.

Heath Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  C-3.
San Leandro city park at 1220 143rd Ave.  http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparksheath
Tennis courts.

Heavenly Ridge Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-2.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve.
Extends from parking area at end of Heavenly Ridge Ln in eastern Richmond to Manzanita Trail, which in turn connects to Sobrante Ridge Trail.

Hegenberger
See Oakland International Airport.

Heights Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  C-4 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.574  C-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Pittsburg.
163 West Blvd, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 473-4311. 
Pittsburg Unified School District.

Helen
See Mount Helen.

Helen Turner Children's Center
Thomas 1997  p.711  F-5 (unmarked).
23640 Reed Way, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8547.  Fax: (510) 783-9018.

Hellman Estate
See Dunsmuir House & Gardens.

Hellman Recreation Area
Thomas 1997  p.671  C-5.
Oakland city park at Malcolm Ave & Hellman St.

Hellsinger Canyon
Thomas 1997  p.779  A-2.
Originates in the southern tip of San Joaquin County and flows northward and northwestward into Corral Hollow Creek (without ever quite crossing into Alameda County).

Helms Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.35  E-4 (as "Jr HS").  Thomas 1997  p.588  J-3 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in San Pablo.
Named after Walter T Helms.
2500 Road 20, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 233-3988.  http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/helms/
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Hemme Hills
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-9.
West of Sycamore Creek and north of Camino Tassajara in and northeast of Danville.
Part of these hills are now included in Sycamore Valley Open Space.

Hercules Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.5  C-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.569  J-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Hercules.
1919 Lupine Rd, Hercules CA 94547.  Tel: (510) 799-3930.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Hercules Wharf
Thomas 1997  p.569  F-2 (unlabeled).
On San Pablo Bay near the mouth of Refugio Creek, about 3/4 mile north of Pinole northern city limits.
No public road access.

Heron Bay
Thomas 1997  p.736  B-3 (unlabeled).
Large area at north end of Lake Del Valle.

Heron Pond
Small pond in Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, near parking lots and Levee Trail.

Hershell Spillman Merry-Go-Round
In Tilden Regional Park off Central Park Dr north of Lake Anza.
A historic carousel with restored menagerie animals and band organ.
Parking, restrooms, food sales, picnic facilities.
Tel: (510) 524-6283.

Hesperian Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  D-5 (unmarked).
Park in San Lorenzo at 620 Drew St.
Play area, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Hester
See Leh Hester Park.

Hetch Hetchy Camp
Reservable group camp in Del Valle Regional Park. A large meadow well suited for camporees.

Hetch Hetchy Trail
Multiuse trail in Del Valle Regional Park.

Hetherington Loop Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3,4.
Short hiking trail in Donner Canyon in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Hidden Canyon Trail
Multiuse trail in Del Valle Regional Park.

Hidden Lakes Park
Thomas 1997  p.591  J-1.
Martinez city park at Morello Ave & Chilpancingo Pky. Adjacent (and connected by trail) to Hidden Valley Park. Local birders often refer to the combined parks as Hidden Lakes Park.

Hidden Pond
Thomas Contra Costa  p.82  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.634  A-4.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-6.
On hillside between Mountain Springs Creek and Alder Creek on southern slopes of Mt. Diablo in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Hidden Valley
Thomas 1997  p.774  B-3 (unlabeled).
The valley of Arroyo Agua Caliente in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Hidden Valley Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.44  E-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.591  J-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Martinez.
500 Glacier Dr, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 228-9530.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Hidden Valley Memorial Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.13  A-5.  Thomas 1997  p.572  B-5.
At Blum Rd & Imhoff Dr in unincorporated Contra Costa County east of Martinez and north of Pacheco.

Hidden Valley Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.44  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.591  J-1.
Martinez city park at Center Ave & Redwood Dr. Adjacent (and connected by trail) to Hidden Lakes Park.

Hidden Valley Trail
Thomas 1997  p.774  B-3 (unlabeled).
Unpaved multiuse trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve (forms the western end of the Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail).

High Creek
Flows in southeastern part of Round Valley Regional Preserve, generally northeastward into Marsh Creek. Currently not accessible by road or trail.

Highland Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.36  A-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.589  A-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Richmond.
2829 Moyers Rd, Richmond CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 223-2495.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Highland General Hospital
See Alameda County Medical Center Highland Hospital Campus.

Highland Ridge Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  KL-7,8.
Fire road and multiuse trail extending from Finley Rd through western tip of Mount Diablo State Park into Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Highland School
Thomas 1997  p.712  C-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Hayward.
2021 Highland Blvd, Hayward CA 94542.  Tel: (510) 293-8573.  Fax: (510) 582-6068.

Highlands Elementary School
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  B-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.593  F-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Concord.
1326 Pennsylvania Blvd, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 672-5252.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.
(2) Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  D-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.574  D-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Pittsburg.
4141 Harbor St, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 473-4320.  http://www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/ highlands/index.htm
Pittsburg Unified School District.

Highlands Park
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.593  F-6.
Concord city park near Pennsylvania Blvd & Maine Dr.
(2) Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.574  E-6.
Pittsburg city park at Saint Paul Cir & Barrie Dr.

Highland Year-Round School
Thomas 1997  p.670  H-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
8521 A St, Oakland CA 94621.  Tel: (510) 879-1260.
Oakland Unified School District.

High Ridge Loop Trail
Thomas 1997  p.712  G-7.
Multiuse trail in Garin Regional Park and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park.

High Ridge Trail
Thomas 1997  p.712  E-6.
Multiuse trail in Garin Regional Park.

High Steppin' Hill
Reservable picnic site in Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area.

High Street Bridge
Thomas 1997  p.670  C-2.
Bridge carrying High St across the Tidal Canal between Oakland and Alameda.

High Valley
Hike-in campsite in Sunol Regional Wilderness. Access via High Valley Rd.

High Valley Road
Multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness. Access from Welch Creek Rd.

Higuera Adobe Park
Thomas 1997  p.774  A-6.
Fremont city park at Higuera Rd & Curtner Rd.
Fulgencio Higuera received the Rancho Agua Caliente land grant in 1839. According to Historic Spots in California, 4th ed, "About two miles south of Mission San José on Mission Boulevard is the area in which the homes of the Higuera family stood." This park is some distance east of Mission Blvd.

Hillcrest Community Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.13  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.572  E-6.
Concord city park at Olivera Rd & Grant St.

Hillcrest Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.3  C-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.549  J-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Rodeo.
California St & Mahoney St, Rodeo CA 94572.  Tel: (510) 799-4431.

Hillcrest Knolls Park
Thomas 1997  p.692  E-3.
Park in Castro Valley between Fairmont Dr & 150th Ave just northeast of the Hwy 580.

Hillcrest Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.21  D-7.  Thomas 1997  p.575  H-7.
Antioch city park at Larkspur Dr & Violet Ct.

Hillcrest School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.70  A-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.630  B-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
30 Marguerite Dr, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 879-1270. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Hill n' Dale Parent Participation School
Thomas 1997  p.714  G-2.
Private school in Pleasanton.
4659 Bernal Ave #C, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-8341.

Hillsdale Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.17  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.573  J-4.
Pittsburg city park on Daffodil Dr near Jacqueline Dr.

Hillside Natural Area
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.609  D-2.
El Cerrito city park and open space on steep hillsides off Moeser Ln and Potrero Ave.

Hills View
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Hilltop
Reservable picnic site in Del Valle Regional Park.

Hilltop Christian Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.21  B-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.575  E-7 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in Antioch.
320 Worrell Rd, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 778-0214.

Hilltop Green Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.36  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.569  C-7.
Richmond city park at Parkway Dr & Park Central.

Hilltop Lake Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.569  A-7.
Richmond city park just north of Hilltop Mall.

Hilltop Mall
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.569  A-7.
Also called Hilltop Regional Center.
In Richmond west of Hwy 80 off Hilltop Dr.

Hilltop Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.35  E-2.  Thomas 1997  p.588  J-1.
Richmond city park between Robert H Miller Dr & Groom Dr, just southwest of Hilltop Mall.

Hilltop Regional Center
See Hilltop Mall.

Hillview Crest Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.732  E-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Hayward.
31410 Wheelon Ave, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 471-5720. 
New Haven Unified School District.

Hillview Junior High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  D-5 (as "Jr. H.S.").  Thomas 1997  p.574  D-5 (as "Jr HS").
Public junior high school in Pittsburg.
333 Yosemite Dr, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 473-4400. 
Pittsburg Unified School District.

Hinkel
See John Hinkel Park.

Hirsch Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.753  D-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
41399 Chapel Way, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 657-3537.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for O N Hirsch.

Hitching Post
Reservable picnic site in Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area.

Ho Chi Minh Park
Popular name since the 1960s in Berkeley for Willard Park.

Hoffman Channel
Water channel extending eastnortheast through Point Isabel Regional Shoreline to Hoffman Marsh.

Hoffman Marsh
Restored saltwater marsh east of Point Isabel Regional Shoreline and west of Hwy 580. This name probably once was applied to all of the marsh west of Hoffman Blvd (now Hwy 580) between Central Ave and the Richmond Inner Harbor Basin. Birders often use the name to refer to an area of restored marsh southwest of the University of California Richmond Field Station at the mouth of Meeker Slough.

Hog Canyon Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Holbrook Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.14  A-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.572  G-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Concord.
3333 Ronald Way, Concord CA 94519.  Tel: (925) 685-6446.
Mt Diablo Unified School District.

Holiday Highlands Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  D-5 (as "Park").  Thomas 1997  p.571  J-6.
Martinez city park at Fig Tree Ln & Eastwoodbury Ln.

Holland Cut
Thomas Contra Costa  p.32  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.578  B-3.
Straight canal cut along west side of Sheep Slough, forming the eastern boundary of Holland Tract.

Holland Riverside Marina
Thomas Contra Costa  p.64  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.598  A-3.
On Holland Tract Rd in Holland Tract.  Tel: (925) 684-3667.

Holland Tract
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.32  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.578  A-5.
Delta island protected by levees, in Contra Costa County, south of the flooded Franks Tract and southeast of Bethel Island.
Access from Knightsen on Delta Rd and Holland Tract Rd.
Birding by Richmond, p. 35.

Hollis Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-5,6.  Thomas 1997  p.692  HJ-4.
Creek flowing from west of southern San Ramon (west of Martin Canyon) southward and westward into Eden Canyon.

Holly Mini Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  J-5 (as "Park").
Oakland city park at 98th Ave & Holly St.

Holmes Park
Thomas 1997  p.715  F-4.
Very small park in Livermore on Homes St between Hampton Rd and Concannon Blvd.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Holmwell Park
Thomas 1997  p.715  D-3.
Park in Livermore at Crystal Cir & Peridot Dr.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Holy Cross Cemetery
Thomas Contra Costa  p.21  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.575  H-5.
In unincorporated Contra Costa County bordering Antioch.
2200 E 18th St, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 757-0658.

Holy Ghost Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-6.
At Central Ave & Centralmont Pl in Fremont.

Holy Names College
Thomas 1997  p.650  G-4 (as "College of the Holy Names").
An independent, coeducational, Catholic college with a strong liberal-arts undergraduate program, significant graduate and professional programs, and a thriving college for adult learners. Founded as the Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart on the western shore of Lake Merritt in 1868 by six Sisters of the Holy Names (a teaching order founded to provide education to the poor) who came to California from Montreal. By 1880 the school was empowered by California to grant higher degrees. Its primary purpose at that time was to train teachers for Catholic schools, and only Sisters of the order were given college-level education. In 1908, the name was changed to Convent and College of the Holy Names, and in 1916 secular students were admitted for the first time. In 1917 the Holy Names Junior College was inaugurated; the senior college officially opened in 1925, with the first B.A. awarded to a secular student in 1926. In 1955, the Graduate Division was established, and men were formally admitted for the first time. In 1957, the college moved to its present location in the Oakland Hills (the Kaiser Center was then built on its former grounds, and some plantings from the Convent garden still survive in the public garden on top of the Kaiser Center parking garage). In 1971, the entire college officially became coed and the name was formally changed to Holy Names College.
3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland CA 94619.  Tel: (510) 436-1000. 

Holy Names High School
Thomas 1997  p.630  B-6.
Roman Catholic girls' high school in Oakland.
4660 Harbord Dr, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 450-1110.  http://www.petersons.com/private/ sites/005720si

Holy Redeemer Center
Thomas 1997  p.671  A-3 (as "Holy Redeemer College").
8955 Golf Links Rd, Oakland CA 94605.  Tel: (510) 635-6341.

Holy Rosary Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.21  A-4 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.575  D-5 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in Antioch.
25 E 15th St, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 757-1270.

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.712  B-5.
26320 Mission Blvd, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 581-2488.

Home of Peace Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.650  E-7.
4712 Fairfax Ave, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 482-1147.
Beth Jacob Congregation (Orthodox-Mechitza), 3778 Park Blvd, Oakland CA 94610.  Tel: (510) 482-1147.

Homestead Valley Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.611  C-1,2.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-4.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.
Birding by Richmond, p. 23.

Honker Bay
(1) DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.15  CD-1.  Thomas 1997  p.553  H-3.
Extends north from the narrow part of Suisun Bay, north of West Pittsburg.
Bounded by Wheeler Island, Van Sickle Island, and Chipps Island.
(2) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-7.
Eastern arm of Lake Chabot along valley of San Leandro Creek.

Honker Bay Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-7.
Unpaved multiuse trail along north shore of Honker Bay, the eastern arm of Lake Chabot, in Chabot Regional Park.

Hoot Hollow
Reservable picnic site in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Hoover School
Thomas 1997  p.649  F-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
890 Brockhurst St, Oakland CA 94608.  Tel: (510) 879-1700.
Oakland Unified School District.

Hopkins Junior High School
Thomas 1997  p.753  F-5 (as "Jr HS").
Public junior high school in Fremont.
600 Driscol Rd, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 656-3500.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for William Hopkins Jr.

Horizon Community Day School
Thomas 1997  p.673  D-1 (unmarked).
Public continuing education (7-12) school in San Ramon.
3280 E Crow Canyon Rd, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 824-0380.
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Horner Junior High School
Thomas 1997  p.753  D-7 (as "Jr HS").
Public junior high school in Fremont.
41365 Chapel Way, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 656-4000.
Named for John M Horner.

Horse Heaven Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Horsemens Camp
One of three reservable group campsites at Camp Ohlone.

Horseshoe
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-7.
Picnic area on South Gate Rd near Rock City in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Horseshoe Creek
Drains area north of Merritt College in Oakland, flowing northwest and then west near Redwood Rd into Lion Creek near McCrea Memorial Park.

Horseshoe Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.629  B-2.
Berkeley city park on Seawall Dr near the Berkeley Yacht Club and the Berkeley Marina.

Horseshoe Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-4 (unlabeled).
Hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park, connecting Equestrian Center to Brandon Trail.

Horse Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.58  B-3.  Thomas 1997  p.615  DEF-1.
A small valley north of Deer Valley that opens into Lone Tree Valley.  Deer Valley Rd passes through the lower part of Horse Valley just south of its crossing of Sand Creek.

Howard
See also Charles P Howard Terminal.

Howard School
Thomas 1997  p.671  B-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland. Named for Charles P Howard.
8755 Fontaine St, Oakland CA 94605.  Tel: (510) 879-1660.
Oakland Unified School District.

Howe Homestead Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.75  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.612  E-5.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  B-4.
Walnut Creek city park at Walnut Blvd & Homestead Ave, connecting to Shell Ridge Open Space.

Huber Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.609  E-3.
El Cerrito city park at 7711 Terrace Dr.

Huckleberry
Reservable picnic site in Roberts Regional Recreation Area of Redwood Regional Park.

Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve
Thomas 1997  p.630  G-5.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  B-1 (as "EBRPD-HP").
On the east side of the Berkeley Hills between Oakland and Orinda, this preserve contains a relic plant association found only in certain areas along California's coast where ideal soil and climatic conditions exist.  The plants originated in the distant past along the southern coast of California when the climate was more moist and tempered by the cool coastal fog.  Today, similar vegetation is found on the islands off the Santa Barbara coast and in isolated pockets on the mainland coast from Point Conception to Montara Mountain.  There is a self-guiding nature trail (Huckleberry Path).
Access from Skyline Blvd.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/huck.htm

Huckleberry Path
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  B-1 (as "Huckelberry").
A self-guiding nature trail (1.69-mile loop) in Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, "maintained to minimum requirements."  Most of the trail is for hikers only, but a part of the loop is along the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail.

Huck's Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-7 (unlabeled).
Hiking trail in Chabot Regional Park.

Hugh Young Open Space
Thomas 1997  p.569  HJ-7.
Near Carol St & Wright Ave in Pinole.

Hummingbird Trail
Short (0.1 mile) unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Hunt Equestrian Field
See Equestrian Arena.

Hunt Spring
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-6.
In valley of Alder Creek near Green Ranch in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Incline
The section of the Bay Bridge upper deck (westbound) from the mudflats near the Toll Plaza to the through truss portion of the bridge (a climb from water level to a height that provides 191 ft of clearance for ships). The corresponding section of the lower deck (eastbound) is called the Decline.

Independence Park
Park in Livermore where Holmes St becomes Vallecitos Rd.
17 acres with three soccer fields and a small group picnic area.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Independent Park
Park in unincorporated area of Alameda County east of Castro Valley, at 4070 E Castro Valley Blvd.
Ball fields, soccer fields, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Independent School
Public elementary school in unincorporated area east of Castro Valley.
21201 Independent School Rd, Castro Valley CA 94552.  Tel: (510) 537-3000.
Castro Valley Unified School District.

Indian Bay
Marina between Discovery Bay Blvd and Beaver Ct in Discovery Bay.

Indian Camp
Picnic area with parking, tot lot, and restrooms in Tilden Regional Park at end of Cañon Dr, just outside the entrance to Tilden Nature Area.

Indian Creek
(1) Mount Diablo Trail Map  C-4.
Flows from saddle in Shell Ridge south and then westnorthwest through Lake Lakewood into Walnut Creek.
(2) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-2.
Flows from Canyon southeast and then southward into San Leandro Creek near Canyon Rd & Pinehurst Rd.
(3)
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-7.  Originates in southeastern Ohlone Regional Wilderness and flows generally westward and northwestward into San Antonio Reservoir.

Indian Gulch
See Trestle Glen Creek.

Indian Joe Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-7. 
Flows from Apperson Ridge southwestward in Sunol Regional Wilderness into Alameda Creek. Indian Joe was one of a number of Native American ranch hands employed by Pat Geary. Until his death in the 1950s, he lived in a milkshed near this creek.

Indian Joe Creek Trail
Hiking trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Indian Joe Nature Trail
Short hiking trail near the Visitor Center in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Indian Rock Park
Berkeley city park on Indian Rock Ave at Shattuck Ave.

Indian Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2. 
Extends from Old River to Werner Dredger Cut, forming north boundary of Byron Tract and Discovery Bay, and south boundary of Orwood Tract.

Indian Valley Elementary School
Mount Diablo Trail Map  C-4 (as "Indian Valley School").
Public elementary school in Walnut Creek, at northwest edge of Shell Ridge Open Space.
551 Marshall Dr, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 944-6828.
Walnut Creek School District.

Inspiration Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Flows east from just north of Inspiration Point on San Pablo Ridge into San Pablo Reservoir.

Inspiration Point
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Parking lot and scenic overlook of San Pablo Reservoir and Briones Reservoir from San Pablo Ridge, on Wildcat Canyon Rd just east of Tilden Regional Park.
Access to Nimitz Way, Curran Trail, and Meadows Canyon Trail;  also (with EBMUD permit) to Inspiration Trail.

Inspiration Point Trail
See Inspiration Trail.

Inspiration Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Unpaved hiking/equestrian trail on EBMUD land (permit required) leading from Inspiration Point on San Pablo Ridge down a ridge north of Inspiration Creek to Old San Pablo Dam Rd.

International Boulevard
In the late 1990s, E 14th St in Oakland was renamed International Blvd because the older name had become associated with crime and drugs.

International House
Independent, nonprofit residential, social, and educational facility for foreign students at University of California - Berkeley.
Located at east end of Bancroft Way.  http://ihouse.berkeley.edu:7002/

Irish Canyon
Creek flowing from northeast of Mt. Diablo northwest and then west through Clayton into Mt. Diablo Creek at the Oakhurst Country Club.

Iron Horse Middle School
Public middle (6-8) school in San Ramon.
12701 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 824-2820.  http://www.ims.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Ironhouse Sanitary District
Wetlands area operated by local sewage-treatment company in Oakley. Currently closed to public, but East Bay Regional Park District leads regular walks in these lands and has their trail headquarters office in the ISD offices (from Hwy 4, take Vintage Pky north, turn right on Walnut Meadows Dr, and continue to the end of this street, then follow ISD signs). Eventually, part of these lands should be open to the public along EBRPD trails. Info on EBRPD programs: (925) 757-2620 or http://www.ebparks.org/

Irvington Community Center
Fremont city community center.
41885 Blacow Rd, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 791-4334.

Irvington High School
Public high school in Fremont.
41800 Blacow Rd, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 656-5711.  http://www.irvington.org/
Fremont Unified School District.

Irvington Park
Fremont city park at 41800 Blacow Rd.

Irvington Plaza Park
Small Fremont city park at Bay St & Fremont Blvd.

Island
Reservable picnic site in Tilden Regional Park near Brazil Building.

Island Club, The
See Golf Club at Bethel Island, The.

Island Pond
A large pond along Arroyo Del Valle in Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area.

Island Yacht Club
1853 Cement Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 521-2980.

Italian Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-2. 
Extends from Old River toward the Contra Costa County Byron Airport, paralleling the northwest shore of Clifton Court Forebay.

Jackass Canyon
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  JK-8.
Creek flowing from south of Cave Point in Mt. Diablo State Park east into Tassajara Creek in Riggs Canyon.

Jackass Point
Easternmost tip of Jersey Island, where Taylor Slough meets Piper Slough.

Jack London Elementary School
Public elementary school in Antioch.
4550 Country Hills Dr, Antioch CA 94509.
Antioch Unified School District.

Jack London Square
The heart of the historic port of Oakland, at the foot of Broadway. Developed by the Port of Oakland as a tourist attraction and recreation area with restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, and waterfront features.
Marketing and Leasing office.  Tel: (510) 208-4646.  http://www.jacklondonsq.com/

Jack London Village
Shopping center at southeast end of Jack London Square in Oakland.
30 Jack London Sq, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 893-7956.

Jackson-Amador Center
Shopping center in Hayward at W Jackson St & Amador St.

Jackson Avenue Elementary School
Public elementary school in Livermore.
554 Jackson Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4717.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Jackson/jackson
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Jackson Grade
Short multiuse trail in Chabot Regional Park near Stone Bridge.

Jackson Park
Alameda city park at 2450 Encinal Ave.

Jackson Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  C-2. 
Extends from Sacramento River to Sevenmile Slough, separating Brannan Island from Andrus Island.

Jack Williams Park
Park in Livermore at Pulsar Ave & Regulus Rd.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Jacobsen Park
Antioch city park on Jacobsen St south of Gaylord Sports Fields.

James Graham Elementary School
See Graham Elementary School.

James H Turner Dam
See San Antonio Reservoir.

James Kenney Park
Berkeley city park on 8th St between Delaware St and Virginia St.
Site of James Kenney Recreation Center.  Tel: (510) 644-8511.

James L Bunker Elementary School
See Bunker Elementary School.

James Leitch Elementary School
See Leitch Elementary School.

James Logan High School
Public high school in Union City.
1800 H St, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 471-2520.  http://www.jlhs.nhusd.k12.ca.us/
New Haven Unified School District
.

James Monroe School
See Monroe School.

James "Sunny Jim" Rolph Bridge
See Bay Bridge.

Jane Addams Pre-School
Private school in Livermore.
1310 Murdell Ln, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 373-5738.

Japanese Gardens
On N 3rd St near Crescent Ave in Hayward.
Gardens, rentable wedding site, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

J Arthur Younger Freeway
Hwy 92 from Hwy 280 above Belmont to Hwy 880 in Hayward, including the San Mateo Bridge.

Jarvis Landing
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-5. 
This early boat landing was located in the general area of the current intersection of Marshlands Rd & Thornton Ave. (Until the new Dumbarton Bridge was built in 1984, Hwy 84 to the bridge followed Thornton Ave which continued into the present Marshlands Rd to the bridge (a very short distance south of the new bridge.)

Jefferson Playground
San Leandro city playground at 14311 Lark St.

Jefferson School
(1)
Public elementary school in Berkeley.  Until 1993 was a K-3 school.
1400 Ada St, Berkeley CA 94702.  Tel: (510) 644-6298.
Berkeley Unified School District.
(2)

Public elementary school in San Leandro.
14311 Lark St, San Leandro CA 94578.  Tel: (510) 667-3581.  http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/ jefferson/jefferson.htm
A Children's Center also is located here.  Tel: (510) 667-3588.
San Leandro Unified School District.

Jefferson Square Recreation Center
Oakland city recreation center at 645 7th St.  Tel: (510) 893-6242.

Jeremiah Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Park.

Jersey Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-1. 
Delta island protected by levees, located in Contra Costa County south of the San Joaquin River, east of Big Break, and west of Bethel Island.
Access from Oakley on E Cypress Rd and Jersey Island Rd.
Birding by Richmond, p. 34.

Jewel Lake
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-4,5.
Small reservoir on Wildcat Creek in Tilden Nature Area.
Access from Environmental Education Center on Jewel Lake Trail.
Elevation 510 ft.
Originally part of a water system, but now only a nature pond, slowly silting up.
Birding by Richmond, pp 115-116.

Jewel Lake Trail
A gentle 0.9-mile loop trail from the Tilden Nature Area Environmental Education Center past Jewel Lake and back along the extension of Wildcat Creek Trail to the EEC.
A booklet for this self-guided nature trail is available for a small fee at the EEC.
Birding by Richmond, pp 115-116 (NOTE: What Richmond calls the "Jewel Lake Trail" is in fact Lower Packrat Trail).

Jewish Cemetery
4550 Piedmont Ave, Oakland CA 94611.

J Haley Durham Elementary School
See Durham Elementary School.

Jill Creek
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-6.
Flows from near Grapevine picnic area on Summit Rd southwest into Mountain Home Creek in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Joaquin Miller Park
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-4.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2,3 (as "C of O JM").
Oakland city park preserving poet Joaquin Miller's home The Hights.
Access on Sanborn Dr from Joaquin Miller Rd.
Additions since Miller's time include Woodminster Theatre, Perry Field, Sequoia Arena, and Chabot Observatory & Science Center.
3101 Joaquin Miller Rd, Oakland CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 232-7100.

Joe Michell Elementary School
See Michell Elementary School.

John Baldwin School
Public elementary school in Danville.
741 Brookside Dr, Danville CA 94526.  Tel: (925) 552-5670.  http://www.jbes.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

John Blacow Elementary School
See Blacow Elementary School.

John B Williams Freeway
Hwy 980 in Oakland. Named in 1977 for an Oakland community leader.

John F Baldwin Park
Concord city park at 1950 Parkside Dr.

John F Kennedy Elementary School
Public elementary school in Newark.
35430 Blackburn Dr, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 794-2027.   http://www.nusd.k12.ca.us/nusd/ourschl /Kennedy.htm
Newark Unified School District.

John F Kennedy Park
(1) Richmond city park at 41st St & Cutting Blvd.  Tel: (510) 620-6792.
(2)

Park in Hayward at 19501 Hesperian Blvd.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, play area, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, lawns, petting zoo, rides, train, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

John F McCarthy Memorial Bridge
See Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

John G Mattos Elementary School
See Mattos Elementary School.

John Hinkel Park
Berkeley city park on Southampton Ave between San Diego Rd & Somerset Pl.
Small hillside amphitheater was once home of Berkeley Shakespeare Festival (now California Shakespeare Festival).

John Hubert Davis Park
San Pablo city park at 17th St & Folsom Ave.

John M Horner Junior High School
See Horner Junior High School.

John Muir Elementary School
(1)
Public elementary school in Antioch.
615 Greystone Dr, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4120.
Antioch Unified School District.
(2)
Public elementary school in Martinez.
205 Vista Way, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 313-0470.   http://intergate.cccoe.k12.ca. us/martinez/jmuir/jmuir.htm
Martinez Unified School District.
See also John Muir School.

John Muir Medical Center
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  B-3 (as "John Muir Hospital").
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 939-3000.

John Muir Middle School
Public middle school in San Leandro.
1444 Williams St, San Leandro CA 94577.  Tel: (510) 667-3570.   http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/muir/muir. htm
San Leandro Unified School District.

John Muir National Historic Site
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-4,5.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-1.
On Alhambra Ave just north of Hwy 4 in Martinez.
4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 228-8860.  http://www.nps.gov/jomu/
Muir's home and orchards.  The Martinez Adobe.  Self-guided tour.  Film on Muir's life.

John Muir Nature Area
Portion of northern Briones Regional Park near the Briones Rd entrance, including the Sindicich and Maricich Lagoons.
Birding by Richmond, p. 23.

John Muir Park
Martinez city park on Vista Way just east of Pine St.

John Muir Parkway
Hwy 4 between Hwy 80 in Hercules and Hwy 680 in Martinez.  This is an unofficial name.

John Muir School
(1)
Public elementary school in Berkeley.
2955 Claremont Ave, Berkeley CA 94705.  Tel: (510) 644-6410.
Berkeley Unified School District.
(2)

Public elementary school in Hayward.
24823 Soto Rd, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 293-8575.
See also John Muir Elementary School.

John Muir School Park
2925 Claremont Ave, Berkeley CA 94705.
Park near John Muir Elementary School maintained jointly by the city of Berkeley and the Berkeley Unified School District.

Johnson
See Wade Johnson Park.

Johnson's Landing
In 1854, John Johnson built levees around natural pools in the East Bay salt marshes to create the first salt evaporation ponds, the beginning of a major industry of salt harvesting. His landing was located at what would be the foot of the modern Seal St (extension of Sleepy Hollow Ave) if the streets continued out into the marsh today. It is readily accessible by trail from the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center in Hayward Regional Shoreline.

John Swett Elementary School
(1)
Public elementary school in Martinez.
4955 Alhambra Valley Rd, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 313-0400.  http://intergate.cccoe.k12.ca .us/martinez/jswett/jswett.htm
Martinez Unified School District.

John Swett High School
Public high school in Crockett.
1098 Pomona Ave, Crockett CA 94525.  Tel: (510) 787-1088.  http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/jswett/ johnswett-hs/
John Swett Unified School District.

John T Knox Freeway
Hwy 580 from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge through Richmond to the junction with Hwy 80 in Albany. Named in 1980 in honor of a former state legislator.

Jordon Pond
Lagoon created by damming of Dry Creek near southern boundary of Garin Regional Park. Fishing permitted (there is a fishing pier). A short walk from the visitor center.

Joseph Azevada Elementary School
See Azevada Elementary School.

Joshua Chabourne Elementary School
See Chadbourne Elementary School.

Junction
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6 (unmarked)  and  C-9 (inset).
Picnic area in Mt. Diablo State Park at junction of North Gate Rd, South Gate Rd, and Summit Rd.

Junction Avenue Middle School
Public middle school in Livermore.
298 Junction Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4720.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Junction/junction
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Junction Campground
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6 (unlabeled)  and  C-10 (inset).
Family campground in Mt. Diablo State Park at junction of North Gate Rd, South Gate Rd, and Summit Rd.

Junior Center of Art and Science
Provides classes, workshops, and exhibits for ages 3 through 16. Has been at this location since about 1992, before that was located in Mosswood Park for 38 years. Located between Lake Merritt Boating Center and Rotary Nature Center.
558 Bellevue Ave, Oakland CA 94610.  Tel: (510) 839-5777. 

Juniper Campground
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-5.
Family campground in Mt. Diablo State Park on Summit Rd at intersection with Deer Flat Rd.

Juniper Lodge
Building in Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Regional Park.

Juniper Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-5,6.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Deer Flat Rd on slope below Juniper Campground to meet Summit Trail at its intersection with Summit Rd.

Juntas
See Las Juntas.

Kaiser Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-4.
Flows from western edge of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness south, then southwest, then west to join Buckhorn Creek just before flowing into Upper San Leandro Reservoir.

Kaiser School
Public elementary school in Oakland.
25 S Hill Ct, Oakland CA 94618.  Tel: (510) 879-1710. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Karl Nordvik Park
Fremont city park at Commerce Dr & Ardenwood Blvd.
10 acres with ball field, 2 basketball courts, picnic facilities, restrooms, lawns.

Keller Beach
At the northwest end of Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline on San Francisco Bay in Point Richmond.
The actual beach has been closed to the public for years because of DDT contamination.

Keller Lake
On Lani Kai Dr off Oakmead Dr in Concord.

Keller Ridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6. 
Between Irish Canyon and Goethels Canyon, east of Clayton.

Kellogg Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-1. 
Flows from near boundary between Contra Costa and Alameda counties north through Los Vaqueros Reservoir to Marsh Creek Rd south of Brentwood, then east to Discovery Bay.

Kennedy
See also Charles F Kennedy Park, John F Kennedy.

Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  CD-3 (as "Kennedy Grove").
Just north of (below) San Pablo Dam in El Sobrante.
Grove of eucalpytus trees, picnic sites, horseshoe and volleyball facilities, amphitheater, Senior Citizen Center.
Named after President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/kennedy.htm

Kennedy High School
(1)
Public high school in Richmond.
4300 Cutting Blvd, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 235-2291.   http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/kennedy/ kenhp/kenhp.htm
West Contra Costa Unified School District.
Named after President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
(2)

Public high school in Fremont.
39999 Blacow Rd, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 657-4070.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named after President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Kennedy Park
See John F Kennedy Park.

Kennedy Tract Park
Oakland city park at 26th Ave & E 9th St.

Kenneth Birchfield Memorial Park
See Birchfield Park.

Kenneth C Aitken Senior and Community Center
17800 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley CA 94546.
Picnic tables, community center building with rentable meeting rooms, senior center, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Kenney
See James Kenney Park.

Kensington
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-4.
37.90823 N, 122.27731 W.  ZIP 94707, 94708.
Unincorporated town in Contra Costa County north of Berkeley and southeast of El Cerrito.

Recreation Dept, 59 Arlington Ave, Kensington CA 94708.  Tel: (510) 525-0292.
Contra Costa County Library, Kensington Branch, 61 Arlington Ave, Kensington CA 94708.  Tel: (510) 524-3043.  http://www.contra-costa. lib.ca.us/branches/kensing/kensing
Population (1990): 4,974.

Kensington Hilltop School
Public elementary school in Kensington.
90 Highland Blvd, Kensington CA 94708.  Tel: (510) 526-7343   http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us/kensington/< BR> West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Kent D Pursel Memorial Freeway
Hwy 80 from the Bay Bridge to the Contra Costa County line at the north edge of Albany Hill. Pursel was a Berkeley druggist and councilman. Named by the California Senate in 1968. Also see Eastshore Freeway.

Kildeer Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Martinez Regional Shoreline.

Killdeer
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Kilkare Canyon
The valley of Sinbad Creek, southwest of Pleasanton Ridge.

Kilkare Woods
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6.
Residential area along Sinbad Creek in Kilkare Canyon west of Castlewood Country Club, near the southwest corner of Pleasanton. Sometimes called just Kilkare.

Kimball Elementary School
Public elementary school in Antioch.
1310 August Way, Anitoch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4130.  http://www.antioch.k12.ca.us/kimball/
Antioch Unified School District.

Kimball Island
Small island in San Joaquin River southwest of Sherman Island.

King Elementary School
Public elementary school in Richmond.
234 S 39th St, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 232-0623.
West Contra Costa Unified School District.

King Estate Open Space
Northwest of Knowland Park in Oakland. Access from Fontaine St.

King Estates Middle School
Public middle school in Oakland. Formerly King Estates Junior High School.
8251 Fontaine St, Oakland CA 94605.  Tel: (510) 879-2160. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Kingfisher
Reservable picnic site in Arrowhead Marsh area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

King Island
A small delta island north of Clifton Court Forebay and east of Eucalyptus Island. No road access.

King Junior High School
See Martin Luther King Middle School.

King School Park
On Hopkins St east of Colusa Ave, adjoining Martin Luther King Middle School.
Park maintained jointly by the city of Berkeley and the Berkeley Unified School District.

Kings Valley Christian School
Non-denominational private coeducational elementary school (formerly included a high school) in Concord.
4255 Clayton Rd, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 687-2020.  http://www.kvcs.com/

King Swim Center
Maintained jointly by the city of Berkeley and the Berkeley Unified School District.
Hopkins St & Colusa Ave, Berkeley CA 94703.  Tel: (510) 644-8518.

Kirker Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6. 
Flows from western part of Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve through Pittsburg into New York Slough just south of Winter Island.

Kirker Pass Road
At southern border of Pittsburg, Railroad Ave becomes Kirker Pass Rd, which extends south along Kirker Creek and then southwest into Concord and Clayton.

Kitayama Elementary School
Public elementary (K-4) school in Union City.
1959 Sunsprite Dr, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 475-3982.  Fax: (510) 475-3988.  http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Kit/kitayama
New Haven Unified School District.
Named for Tom Kitayama.

Knife, The
Ridge extending from Norris Canyon Rd southeast along the Alameda - Contra Costa county line to Weidemann Hill.

Knightsen
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-1. 
ZIP 94548.
Unincorporated town in eastern Contra Costa County.

Knightsen Elementary School
Public elementary school in Knightsen.
1923 Delta Rd, Knightsen CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 625-0073.
Knightsen School District.

Knobcone Point
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-7.
In southeastern Mt. Diablo State Park.
Elevation about 1920 ft.

Knobcone Point Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  HI-7.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Curry Point past Knobcone Point, Balancing Rock, Cave Point, and connection with Riggs Canyon Rd, eventually to meet Curry Canyon Rd.

Knoll Park
(1)
Antioch city park at Knollpark Cir & Knollpark Way.
(2)

Fremont city park on Logan Dr between Nelson St & Wheeler Dr.

Knowland Park
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  BC-4.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-5 (as "C OF O-JK").
Oakland city park on Golf Links Rd just east of Hwy 580. The Oakland Zoo is located in this park. Formerly Knowland State Arboretum and Park. Named for Joseph R. Knowland, long-time publisher of the Oakland Tribune and father of a US Senator.

Kolb Park
Dublin city park at Brighton Dr & Brighton Pl.

Koopman Canyon
Small creek between Big Canyon and Clark Canyon flowing from Eugene Spring southeast into South San Ramon Creek.

Kottinger Park
Pleasanton city park at Kottinger Dr & Mirador Dr/Adams Way.
Named after John W Kottinger (see remarks on history of Pleasanton).

Kottinger Village Park
Pleasanton city park on Vineyard Ave near Christina Ct.

Kreagor Peak
In Contra Costa County, just south of the western tip of Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.
Elevation 1894 ft.

Krusi Park
Alameda city park at 3000 Calhoun St.

La Costa Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-1. 
Originates near Shafer Flat and Rose Flat in Ohlone Regional Wilderness and flows northwestward into San Antonio Creek.

La Costa Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-7. 
Lower valley of San Antonio Creek, now partially filled by San Antonio Reservoir.

La Escuelita School
Public elementary school in Oakland.
1100 3rd Ave, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 879-1210.
Oakland Unified School District.

Lafayette Cemetery
3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette CA 94549.  Tel: (925) 283-3700.

Lafayette Community Park
Lafayette city park on Saint Mary's Rd at Lucille Ln, near the Lafayette Community Center.

Lafayette Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  HI-6.
Short creek in Lafayette flowing northeast and then east into Las Trampas Creek.
Dammed to create Lafayette Reservoir

Lafayette Elementary School
Public elementary school in Lafayette.
950 Moraga Rd, Lafayette CA 94549.  Tel: (510) 283-6231.

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  JK-6,7.
Paved multiuse trail extending from Olympic Blvd & Pleasant Hill Rd in Lafayette south past Lafayette Community Park into Moraga, then southwest past Saint Mary's College of California to end at the Valle Vista Staging Area of EBMUD lands around Upper San Leandro Reservoir.
This 7.6-mile corridor was once part of a road used by mule trains hauling redwood from Oakland to Sacramento; later it was part of the Sacramento Northern Railroad, and then a utility easment, before the present 60-foot-wide recreational trail was created.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/lafmotr.htm

Lafayette Reservoir
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-4.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-6.
At the time EBMUD built its Lafayette Aqueduct from the Sierra Nevada, this reservoir was created (by damming Lafayette Creek) to store aqueduct water for emergency use if the aqueduct supply should be interrupted.  Later, land under the dam was discovered to be unstable, and the dam was lowered and widened.  The reservoir is unusual in that its water level remains almost constant at 456 ft elevation so long as the aqueduct is functioning.
Open for fishing and boating (see Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area).
East Bay Municipal Utility District.
Birding by Richmond, pp. 51-52.

Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-4.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-6 (as "EBMUD-LR").
Bait shop, fishing, paddle & row boat rentals, fishing docks, launch area for sailboats & canoes, picnic tables, barbeque units, hiking/jogging trails.  Open year-round; parking fee.  Tel: (925) 284-9669.
Daily fishing-access permit is required.
Access from Mt. Diablo Blvd in Lafayette.
East Bay Municipal Utility District.
Birding by Richmond, pp. 51-52.

Lafayette Ridge
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  HJ-5.
Along southeastern border of Briones Regional Park.
Ridge between Happy Valley and Reliez Valley.

Lafayette Ridge Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  J-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.
Extends into park from Lafayette Ridge Staging Area.

Lafayette Ridge Staging Area
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  K-5.
Parking area for access to Briones Regional Park via Lafayette Ridge Trail.
On Pleasant Hill Rd near Park Ln (not far north of Hwy 24) in Lafayette.

Lafayette School
Public elementary school in Oakland.
1700 Market St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-1290. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Lafayette Square
Oakland city park at Jefferson St & 10th St.

La Fiesta Square
Shopping center in Lafayette at Moraga Rd & Wilkinson Ln.

Lagoon Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-2.
Flows east from Oursan Ridge, then north, northwest, west, and finally northwest again into Pinole Creek.

Lagoon Entrance
Entrance to Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area swimming lagoon area from Columbia Dr.

Lagoons Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-2.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands northwest of Briones Regional Park, forming a loop leading from Alhambra Valley Rd up past a large lagoon on Oursan Ridge and back down to Alhambra Valley Rd.

Lagoon Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Lagoon View
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Laguna Creek
Flows southward from central Moraga along Moraga Rd past Moraga Commons Park, and then southsouthwest into Moraga Creek.

Lake Alhambra
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-7 (unlabeled). 
Lake in northern Antioch at Alhambra Dr and Lake Dr.

Lake Anza
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Reservoir on Wildcat Creek in Tilden Regional Park.
Primarily a swimming facility from May through October with beach, lifeguards, and dressing rooms.
Parking, restrooms, food concession, picnic facilities, fishing.
Access on Lake Anza Rd from Central Park Dr.
Elevation 790 ft.
http://www.ebparks.org/parks/tilanza.htm

Lake Anza Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5 (unlabeled).
Short paved road in Tilden Regional Park, extending from Central Park Dr to Lake Anza parking lot.

Lake Anza Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail in Tilden Regional Park.

Lake Cascade
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-6.
In Orinda, just east of Orinda Country Club.

Lake Chabot
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-5.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  EF-7.
Reservoir created in 1875 by Anthony Chabot's damming of San Leandro Creek. Employing techniques he learned as a hydraulic engineer in the gold fields, Chabot used water cannons to wash huge quantities of earth from surrounding hillsides into the creekbed. Chinese laborers helped smooth the dam, and 200 wild horses were driven back and forth to tamp down the earth. Originally called San Leandro Reservoir (hence the name of the Upper San Leandro Reservoir), it today is part of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, but is saved for emergency water supply. The stable shoreline provides a much richer ecosystem than is present in most reservoirs. The reservoir was leased to the East Bay Regional Park District in 1966 and is now a part of Chabot Regional Park.
http://www.ebparks.org/parks/lakechab.htm
Boat rentals and seasonal tourboat (Chabot Queen). Fishing from boats and shore platforms (lake is stocked with trout and catfish, and has bass, crappie, and other fish). No swimming. Restrooms, horseshoe pits, picnic facilities, snack stand, bait shop.
Elevation 235 ft.
Birding by Richmond, pp. 27-28.

Lake Chabot Marina
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-7.
In Chabot Regional Park off Lake Chabot Rd near Fairmont Dr. See Lake Chabot.
Tel: (510) 881-1833.

Lake Chabot Municipal Golf Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-5 (as "1282").  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6 (as "Lake Chabot Golf Course").
At end of Golf Links Rd off Grass Valley Rd northwest of Lake Chabot. Owned and operated by the city of Oakland.
Tel: (510) 351-5812.

Lake Del Valle
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-1. 
Reservoir southeast of Livermore formed by damming Arroyo del Valle (completed in 1968). Often called Del Valle Reservoir. This is a storage facility on the South Bay Aqueduct and a part of the California State Water Project. The land surrounding the lake is Del Valle Regional Park. The lake is 5 miles long. Its surface elevation fluctuates from 703 ft in summer to a low of 678 ft in winter. Capacity 77,100 acre-feet.

Lake Del Valle State Recreation Area
See Del Valle Regional Park.

Lake Elementary School
Public elementary school in San Pablo.
2700 11th St, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 234-7395.

Lake Elizabeth
Thomas 1997  p.753  D-5.
Lake in the middle of Fremont Central Park in Fremont. This was originally a wetland-surrounded lake in a depression, fed by Mission Creek, with overflow in the rainy season going into Arroyo la Laguna.

Lake Lakewood
Thomas Contra Costa  p.75  D-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.612  E-4 (unlabeled).  Mount Diablo Trail Map  B-4.
On Indian Creek in Walnut Creek just northwest of Shell Ridge Open Space.

Lake Merritt
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3.  Thomas 1997  p.649  H-4.
In 1869, Oakland Mayor Samuel Merritt completed a dam and bridge across San Antonio Slough at 12th St, replacing the earlier toll bridge. Merritt had for about 15 years been buying up the marshy land around the slough, so he did very well on his real estate investment. Although officially named Lake Peralta, the lake soon became popularly known as Merritt's Lake, later Lake Merritt, and the name eventually became the official one. The lake soon was surrounded by expensive houses (after the sewage problem was solved), but the city purchased the land gradually over the years and established a belt of parkland all around the lake (though it is very narrow in many places). The slough south of the dam has been filled except for a narrow channel, and it has been necessary to add pumps to prevent flooding after heavy rains. The lake still is subject to tidal action, and its water varies from saltwater to about half freshwater depending upon the amount of recent rain (and subsequent inflow from storm drains). The "Necklace of Lights" around the lake was created in the 1930s, then discontinued in 1942 as a wartime economy and blackout measure. Over the years, the physical system was badly deteriorated. In 1988 the Necklace of Lights was restored and continues to provide a lovely spectacle each night. Despite the attractive water and a nice beach in Sunny Cove, swimming in Lake Merritt has been outlawed from the beginning, primarily because of pollution.
Birding by Richmond, pp. 57-58.  Birder's Guide by Westrich, pp. 116-117.

Lake Merritt Boating Center
Thomas 1997  p.649  H-3,4 (as "Municipal Sailboard House").
The Bay Area's oldest sailing school, offering classes to the public since 1952. Located on Lake Merritt in Lakeside Park in downtown Oakland. Boats of various kinds available for rental. Located on the site of the old pier where picnickers landed in San Antonio Slough to visit Adams Point.
568 Bellevue Ave, Oakland CA 94610.  Tel: (510) 444-3807.  Fax: (510) 238-7199.  info@lmbc.com  http://www.lmbc.com/

Lake Merritt Channel Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  H-5.
Oakland city park between 10th St and Hwy 880, along the channel between Lake Merritt and Oakland Inner Harbor, though the campus of Laney College.

Lake Merritt Waterfowl Refuge
Just after Lake Merritt was created in 1869, Samuel Merritt convinced the California legislature to outlaw hunting on and around the lake, making it the first waterfowl refuge in the United States (the first national park, at Yellowstone, was not created until 1872). Rumor has it that Merritt was not so much concerned about the welfare of the waterfowl as he was about the value of his property development around the lake, where rich residents objected to having poor people from the town hunting dinner in their backyards. In 1909, the city of Oakland completed its acquisition of land all around the lake and began its development of Lakeside Park. In 1915, some oil-soaked birds were brought in from the estuary needing special care, and a program of daily bird feedings was begun at the lake to encourage ducks to stay in the relatively safe waters of the lake (the daily feedings continue to this day). Sometime after this, the city of Oakland hired Paul Covell as a naturalist, and responsibility for the refuge was transferred from the state to the city. The refuge continues to be administered by city naturalists based in the Rotary Nature Center near Bellevue Ave & Perkins St.

Lake Peralta
See Lake Merritt.

Lake Road
See Upper Lake Road and Lower Lake Road.

Lakeshore Park
(1) Thomas 1997  p.649  J-3.
Oakland city park built on filled marshland between the northeastern arm of Lake Merritt and Hwy 580. The Pergola (sometimes called El Embarcadero) on the lakeshore was built in 1907 on the site of an earlier small wharf (Castro's Landing) that was used by early settlers from San Francisco who brought shallow boats into the slough to trade with the Mexicans for hides, tallow, and lumber. This is the area where Pleasant Valley Creek and Indian Gulch (Trestle Glen Creek) once flowed into San Antonio Slough. The Lakeview Branch Library is located in the park.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.752  E-4.
Newark city park at Lake Blvd & Channel Dr. This park surrounds a lake that forms a narrow moat around a large island.

Lakeside
(1) Picnic site in Don Castro Regional Recreation Area.
(2)
Reservable picnic site in Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area.

Lakeside Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  H-3.
Oakland city park at Grand Ave & Bellevue Ave. Children's Fairyland, Lakeside Park Garden Center, lawn bowling greens, bandstand, exotic plantings, Lake Merritt Boating Center, Junior Center of Art and Science, Rotary Nature Center, duck ponds and islands. The 45 acres of Lakeside Park include most of Adams Point, purchased by the city in 1909 from Edson Adams (one of the three founders of Oakland). Adams never built a home on this land, and until the lake was dammed it was a popular picnic spot for people from San Francisco as well as the East Bay (easily reached by boat in those days). The area above Grand Ave was also owned by Adams and was developed in the early 1900s.
Birding by Richmond, pp. 57-58.  Birder's Guide by Westrich, pp. 116-117.

Lake Temescal
Thomas 1997  p.630  BC-5.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  A-1.
In Temescal Regional Recreation Area in northern Oakland.  Swimming and fishing.
The 13-acre lake was created in 1868 by Anthony Chabot, who dammed Temescal Creek to create a reservoir for the small town of Oakland.  By 1870 this little lake had been replaced by more extensive water supplies for the growing town.  In 1936, Temescal became one of the three original parks of the East Bay Regional Park District.  The lake, creek, and Hwy 13 lie in the rift valley along the Hayward Fault.

Lake Trail
Paved multiuse trail in Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area (unpaved or hikers only for parts of its length).

Lake View
Reservable picnic site in Tilden Regional Park on Wildcat Canyon Rd, with parking and restrooms.

Lakeview School
Thomas 1997  p.649  J-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
746 Grand Ave, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-1300.
Oakland Unified School District.

Lakeview Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-4.
Fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District land on southwest side of San Pablo Reservoir, extending from Inspiration Trail to San Pablo Dam Rd.

Lake View Trail
(1) Unpaved multiuse trail in Contra Loma Regional Park.
(2)
Multiuse trail in Del Valle Regional Park.

Lakewood
See Lake Lakewood.

La Loma Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-4 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  J-7 (as "Park").
Berkeley city park at 1339 La Loma Ave (at Glendale Ave).

La Monine Valley View Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.39  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.589  F-2.
Richmond city park on Morningside Dr in eastern Richmond.

Laney College
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3,4 (as "Oakland City College (Laney)").  Thomas 1997  p.649  H-5.
Originally called Central Trade School, later Joseph C. Laney Trade and Technical Institute. In 1953 it became the Laney campus of Oakland Junior College, and not long after that the Laney campus of Oakland City College. In July 1964 it became Laney College, under the Peralta Community College District. A new campus was built on landfill in San Antonio Slough, south of Lake Merritt.
900 Fallon St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 834-7540.  http://laney.peralta.cc.ca.us/

Lang Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.757  A-4.
Creek originating on southwest side of Cedar Mountain Ridge and flowing northwestward, then southwestward into Arroyo Mocho southeast of Lake Del Valle.

La Paloma Continuation High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.59  E-5 (as "Cont HS").  Thomas 1997  p.596  C-4 (as "Cont HS").
Public high school in unincorporated area of Conta Costa County east of Antioch and north of Brentwood.
6651 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 634-2888.

La Placita Mini Park
Thomas 1997  p.711  G-2 (unmarked).
Park in Hayward at El Dorado Ave & Sonoma St.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Larkey Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.612  B-2.
Walnut Creek city park at 1901 1st Ave (at Buena Vista Ave).

Las Juntas Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  D-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.571  J-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County east of Martinez.
4105 Pacheco Blvd, Vine Hill CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 313-0460.

Las Lomas High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.75  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.612  D-6.
Public high school in Walnut Creek.
1460 S Main St, Walnut Creek CA 94596.  Tel: (925) 935-4110.

Las Positas College
Thomas 1997  p.695  D-3,4.
Community college in Livermore, just north of Hwy 580 and Livermore Municipal Airport.
3033 Collier Canyon Rd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 373-5800.  http://www.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.

Las Positas Golf Courses
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-7 (as "1277").  Thomas 1997  p.695  D-3,4.
909 Golf Course Rd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 443-3122.  http://www.ci.livermore.ca.us/golf< BR> The road was formerly called Clubhouse Dr. This city-owned facility has 2 courses with lakes and Arroyo Las Positas running through them. There is a pro shop, a driving range, and a sports bar.

Las Trampas
Spanish for "the snares," referring to traps once set in the chaparral of the hills to catch elk.

Las Trampas Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.74  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.652  BC-1.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  K-7.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  FG-2.
Flows from western Las Trampas Regional Wilderness northwest into Moraga, then north into Lafayette where it twists around before flowing east into Walnut Creek in the city of Walnut Creek.

Las Trampas Peak
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.77  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.632  C-7.
In northwestern corner of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.
Access by Las Trampas Ridge Trail.
Elevation 1827 ft.

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.97  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.632  D-7.
West of Danville.
Mostly undeveloped land: wildlife, hiking/equestrian trails, picnic and camping areas.
Access to developed areas by Bollinger Canyon Rd from San Ramon.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/lastram.htm

Las Trampas Ridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5 (as "Trampas Ridge").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.97  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.652  D-2.
Northeast of Bollinger Creek, west of Danville, extending to the southeast well beyond Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Las Trampas Ridge Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.97  B-1 (as "Ridge Trail").  Thomas 1997  p.652  C-1 (as "Ridge Trail").
Unpaved multiuse trail (hiking/equestrian only in central portion of park) in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Las Trampas Stables
Private facility just outside entrance to Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, offering horse boarding and lessons and featuring reservable guided trail rides, pony rides, and barbeque rides.
Tel: (925) 838-7546.

Las Trampas to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  DE-7.
Unpaved hiking/equestrian trail eventually planned to extend from Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, but currently existing only from the end of La Gonda Way in Hap McGee Ranch Park just west of Danville to Macedo Ranch Staging Area of Mt. Diablo State Park.
East Bay Regional Park District.

Laurel
Reservable picnic site on Golf Course Trail in Tilden Regional Park, with restrooms.

Laurel Canyon
The valley of Laurel Creek in Tilden Nature Area.
Birding by Richmond, p. 116.

Laurel Canyon Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  CD-4.
Unpaved hiking/equestrian trail in Tilden Nature Area extending from Loop Rd to Nimitz Way.

Laurel Canyon Trail
(1) East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  CD-4,5.
Hiking trail in Tilden Nature Area on opposite side of Laurel Canyon from Laurel Canyon Rd, which it rejoins before the top of the canyon.
Birding by Richmond, p. 116.
(2)
Hiking/equestrian trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Laurel Creek
(1) Flows from San Pablo Ridge northwest and then southwest through Tilden Nature Area into Wildcat Creek about halfway between Jewel Lake and the Environmental Education Center.
(2)
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.693  G-6.
Flows eastward down hillside just south of Foothill Rd exit from Hwy 580 in northwestern Pleasanton toward Alamo Canal (vanishes under Hwy 680).

Laurel Dell
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-5.
Reservable group picnic area on Summit Rd near Juniper Campground in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Laurel Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.59  E-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.596  E-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakley.
1141 Laurel Rd, Oakley CA 94561.  Tel: (925) 625-7090.

Laurel Glen
Reservable picnic site in Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area.

Laurel Grove Hospital
See Eden Medical Center.

Laurel Loop Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve (hiking/equestrian only for part of its length).

Laurel Park
(1) Thomas 1997  p.596  E-2.
On Mercedes Ln off Laurel Rd in Oakley.  Site may not yet be developed.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.692  B-6 (unmarked).
Park in Castro Valley at 2652 Vergil St.
Play area, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Laurel School
Thomas 1997  p.650  F-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
3750 Brown Ave, Oakland CA 94619.  Tel: (510) 879-1310. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Laurel Spring
Spring on the western slope of Mission Peak in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Lauritzen Channel
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  C-4,5.  Thomas 1997  p.608  F-1.
Shipping channel extending north from Santa Fe Channel to near W Cutting Blvd & S 4th St in Richmond.

Lauritzen Yacht Harbor
Thomas Contra Costa  p.22  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.576  B-3.
On south shore of San Joaquin River, just east of Antioch Bridge.
On Bridgehead Rd.  Tel: (925) 757-1916.

Lauterwasser Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.104-105  A-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  E-6,7.  Thomas 1997  p.610  G-2,3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-5.
Flows south from Black Hills (south of Briones Reservoir) through Orinda into San Pablo Creek.

La Vista Intermediate School
See Cesar E Chavez Middle School.

Lawlor Ravine
Thomas Contra Costa  p.17  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.573  G-6.
Creek flowing along Bailey Rd north into western tip of Pittsburg.

Lawrence
See also Ernest O Lawrence.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.629  J-1 (unlabeled).
Funded by the US Department of Energy, administered by University of California - Berkeley. A descendant of the laboratory of Ernest O Lawrence, who built the first cyclotron at UC Berkeley in 1931. By the early 1940s, the UC Radiation Laboratory ("Rad Lab") was a major center for basic physics research with particle accelerators. During World War II, the laboratory was expanded greatly on a hillside campus east of the main UC Berkeley campus, playing a major role in the development of nuclear weapons. Today it engages in a wide range of research and educational activities, and nuclear weapons work supposedly has been moved to other locations.
1 Cyclotron Rd, Berkeley CA 94720.  Tel: (510) 486-4000.  Fax: (510) 486-6660.  http://www.lbl.gov/

Lawrence Hall of Science
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.610  A-7.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-6.
Hands-on exhibits on a variety of topics; also a research center and center for science education and teacher training.
Operated by the University of California - Berkeley, located on Centennial Dr in the Berkeley Hills above main campus.
Tel: (510) 642-5132.  Fax: (510) 642-1055.  http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-1 (as "Lawrence Radiation Lab").  Thomas 1997  p.696  F-7.
Created by the Atomic Energy Commission in 1952 as the Livermore branch of the University of California Radiation Laboratory. Ernest Lawrence, founder of the Berkeley lab, urged the AEC to create the Livermore facility to diversify the nation's nuclear weapons research and create competition between the staffs of the two laboratories. Lawrence chose Edward Teller, a physicist at the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab, to oversee creation of the new facility, and later chose Herbert York (only 3 years out of grad school) to head the Livermore lab. Although owned by the federal government, the lab has always been operated by the University of California - Berkeley. The lab originally had four major divisions: a program in magnetic fusion (Project Sherwood), a program in testing and evaluating nuclear weapons, a program in thermonuclear weapons (the "hydrogen bomb"), and a program in basic physics. Lawrence emphasized teamwork among a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines, aimed at accomplishing a particular mission. Over subsequent years, the lab has diversified into a wide range of research including laser fusion, innovative types of "power plants," biomedicine, and environmental science.
7000 East Ave, PO Box 808, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 422-1100.  Fax: (925) 422-1370.  http://www.llnl.gov/
24-hour Information Line.  Tel: (925) 422-4599.
Environmental Information Repository.  Tel: (925) 424-4026.
Visitor Center is at the East Gate on Greenville Rd at Lupin Way (open 1:30 to 4:30 PM on weekdays).

Lawson Hill
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-3.
About one-half mile west of western tip of Briones Regional Park, north of Bearinda Cove, at about Thomas 1997  p.590  G-6 (not shown).
Labeled as "Rawson Hill" on some maps.
Elevation 1129 ft.

Lazear School
Thomas 1997  p.670  B-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
824 29th Ave, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 879-1320. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Leasrot Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-4.
Flows from San Pablo Ridge near southern edge of Tilden Nature Area into San Pablo Reservoir.

LeConte School
Thomas 1997  p.629  H-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Berkeley.  Until 1993 was a K-3 school.
2241 Russell St, Berkeley CA 94705.  Tel: (510) 644-6368.
Berkeley Unified School District.

LeConte School Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  H-3 (unmarked).
On Fulton St between Oregon St and Russell St in Berkeley, adjoining LeConte Elementary School.
Park maintained jointly by the city of Berkeley and the Berkeley Unified School District.

Leeward Trail
Hiking trail in Brooks Island Regional Shoreline.

Lefty Gomez Ballfield Complex
Thomas 1997  p.549  H-7.
On Parker Ave in Rodeo.

Leh Hester Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.592  D-6.
Concord city park at Hookston Rd & Hampton Dr, near Fairoaks Park.

Leisure Landing
Thomas Contra Costa  p.23  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.577  A-1.
On Taylor Slough near northwest corner of Bethel Island.
Take Taylor Rd left from Bethel Island Rd soon after reaching the island; continue to the end of Taylor Rd.
Tel: (925) 684-2166.

Leitch Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.773  H-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-2) school in Fremont.
47100 Fernald St, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 657-6100.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for James Leitch.

Leland Stanford Winery
See Weibel Brothers Winery.

Lema
See Tony Lema Golf Course.

Leona Heights Regional Open Space
Thomas 1997  p.651  A-6 (as "Leona Regional Open Space").  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-4 (as "Leona Open Space").
Southwest of Chabot Regional Park, on Bay side of the East Bay hills.
Access from Campus Dr off Keller Ave, from Oheanneson Rd (unmarked road just northwest of Stone Ridge Ct), or from Merritt College campus.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/leona.htm

Leona Heights Park
Thomas 1997  p.650  H-6 (as part of "Leona Regional Open Space").  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-4 (as "Leona Park").
Oakland city park (?) off Mountain Blvd between Bermuda Ave & Berneves Ct.

Leo R Croce Elementary School
See Croce Elementary School.

Leuschner Observatory
Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.611  B-2.
Southwest of Lafayette Ridge, north of western Lafayette.  Access from Happy Valley Rd.
University of California.

Levee Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area.

Lewelling Playground
Thomas 1997  p.691  C-6.
San Leandro city playground at 750 Fargo Ave.

Leydecker Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  A-6.
Alameda city park at Mecartney Rd & Belmont Pl on Bay Farm Island.

Leyden Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-7.
Short creek flowing northeastward into Alameda Creek near Leyden Flats in Sunol Regional Wilderness. "One-Armed Jim" Leyden owned a ranch near what is now called Leyden Flats.

Leyden Flats
Reservable picnic site in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Liberty High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.62  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.616  G-1.
Public high school in Brentwood.
850 2nd St, Brentwood CA 94513.  Tel: (925) 634-3521.

Lido Bay
Thomas Contra Costa  p.66  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.617  H-4.
Marina between Discovery Point and River Point in Discovery Bay.

Lido Faire
Thomas 1997  p.752  D-5.
Shopping center in Newark at Newark Blvd & Jarvis Ave.

Lienso Charro los Costeños de Brent
Horse arena in Contra Loma Regional Park.

Lighthouse
Thomas 1997  p.691  B-1 (unmarked).
Public independent study program in San Leandro.
545 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro CA 94577.  Tel: (510) 667-3567.  http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us /lighthouse/lighthouse.htm
San Leandro Unified School District.

Lime Ridge
Extends from central Concord between Galindo Creek and Contra Costa Canal southeast to flanks of Mount Zion.
Also a neighborhood of Concord northeast of the ridge, near Liscome Way & Saint Francis Dr.

Lime Ridge Open Space
Thomas Contra Costa  p.48  A-5  and  p.50  CD-3,4.  Thomas 1997  p.592  H-5  and  p.613  AB-1.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  D-1 (as "City of Concord Open Space")  and  E-2 (as "Lime Ridge Recreation Area").
Between Concord and Walnut Creek.
Access from Treat Blvd or Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Northwestern portion is a Concord city open space; southeastern portion is a Walnut Creek city open space.

Lime Ridge-Shell Ridge Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  D-3,4.
Hiking trail extending from Lime Ridge Open Space through Arbolado Park to Shell Ridge Open Space.

Lincoln Creek
See Schoolhouse Creek.

Lincoln Elementary School
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  C-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.588  F-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Richmond.
29 6th St, Richmond CA 94801.  Tel: (510) 232-2239.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.752  C-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Newark.
36111 Bettencourt St, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 794-2030.   http://www.nusd.k12.ca.us/nusd/ourschl /Lincoln.htm
Newark Unified School District.

Lincoln High School
Thomas 1997  p.691  A-3.
Public continuation high school in San Leandro.
2600 Teagarden St, San Leandro CA 94577.  Tel: (510) 667-3578.   http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/ lincoln/lincoln.htm
San Leandro Unified School District
.

Lincoln Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.670  B-4 (as "MID").
Public middle school in Alameda.
1250 Fernside Blvd, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 748-4018. 
Alameda Unified School District.

Lincoln Park
Thomas 1997  p.670  B-3.
Alameda city park at 1450 High St.
Birding by Richmond, p. 11.

Lincoln Playground
Thomas 1997  p.691  A-1.
San Leandro city playground at 451 W Joaquin Ave.

Lincoln School
Thomas 1997  p.649  G-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
225 11th St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-1330. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Lincoln Square Center
Thomas 1997  p.650  H-5.
Shopping center on Redwood Rd just east of Hwy 13 in Oakland.

Lincoln Square Recreation Center
Thomas 1997  p.649  G-4.
Oakland city recreation center at 250 10th St.  Tel: (510) 238-7738.

Linda Vista Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.753  E-7 (unmarked).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
2650 Bruce Dr, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 656-3167.
Fremont Unified School District.

Linden Community Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  G-7.
950 45th St, Oakland CA 94608.

Linus F Claeys Freeway
Hwy 80 from Hwy 4 to the Carquinez Bridge. Named by the California Senate in 1990 for a local landowner, businessman, and philanthropist.

Lion Creek
Drains area south of Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland, flowing through Mills College campus and then in underground storm drains southwest to emerge at Coliseum Gardens and flow into Damon Slough. Only a few small stretches of the creek above Mills College still exist at the surface.

Little Farm
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-5.
In Tilden Nature Area near the Environmental Education Center.
Miniature farmyard with goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens, and other domestic animals that can be fed and petted.

Little Grizzly Peak
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.610  B-7.
In Alameda County, on University of California - Berkeley land just south of Tilden Regional Park, a short distance westsouthwest of Grizzly Peak.

Little Hills Picnic Ranch
Private facility near entrance to Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, offering reservable picnic facilities for groups of 50 to 1,500 people, with swimming pool, covered picnic areas, playfields, and barbeque/picnic sites.
Tel: (925) 462-1400.

Little Hills Ranch Regional Recreation Area
Now part of Las Trampas Regional Wildernesshttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/little.htm< /A>

Littlejohn Cove
Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.610  F-3.
On southeast shore of Briones Reservoir.

Littlejohn Park
Thomas 1997  p.669  H-1.
Alameda city park at 1301 Buena Vista Ave.

Little Mandeville Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.32  E-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.578  BC-5.
Delta island, protected by levees, in western San Joaquin County south of Quimby Island, from which it is separated by Old River.
No road access.

Little Pine Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  AB-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.76  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.613  B-6.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  EF-5.
Flows southwest from west end of Moses Rock Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park and then northwest into Pine Creek near Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area.

Little Pine Creek Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-5.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park extending from North Gate Rd at the park boundary to Burma Rd.

Little Yosemite
A steep gorge along Alameda Creek just south of Sunol Regional Wilderness, with lots of white water when the creek is high. Although located in San Francisco Water Department lands, this area is leased to the Wilderness and can be accessed by the public on Camp Ohlone Rd.

Live Oak Campground
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-7.
Family campground near Rock City in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Live Oak Cemetery
Thomas Contra Costa  p.51  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.593  D-5.
At east end of Deer Oak Pl in Concord.

Live Oak Continuation High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.21  A-5 (as "Cont HS").  Thomas 1997  p.575  C-5 (as "Cont HS").
Public high school in Antioch.
1708 F St, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-5206.

Live Oak Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.609  G-7.
Berkeley city park on Berryman St between Shattuck Ave & Walnut St.
Live Oak Recreation Center, 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA 94709.  Tel: (510) 644-8513.

Live Oak Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Chabot Regional Park northeast of Lake Chabot.

Livermore Arcade
Thomas 1997  p.715  FG-1.
Shopping center in Livermore at N P St & Railroad Ave.

Livermore Center
Thomas 1997  p.695  F-7.
Shopping center in Livermore at Rincon Ave & Pine St.

Livermore Downs Park
Thomas 1997  p.695  F-6.
Park in Livermore on Paseo Laguna Seco.
Livermore Area Park and Recreation District.

Livermore Equestrian Center
Thomas 1997  p.715  HJ-3 (unmarked).
Located in Robertson Park adjacent to Livermore Valley Stadium. Home of the Livermore Rodeo and the Arabian Horse Show.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Livermore High School
Thomas 1997  p.715  H-1.
Public high school in Livermore.
600 Maple St, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4812.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Livermore/livermore
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Livermore Hills
The hills east of Livermore, crossed by Altamont Pass and Patterson Pass. These hills are not labeled with any name on most maps.

Livermore Municipal Airport
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.695  B-6.
On Airway Blvd just south of Hwy 580 in northwestern Livermore. A General Aviation airport as well as a Reliever Airport for other Bay Area airports.

Livermore Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-7.
The valley containing the city of Livermore. This is more-or-less continuous with Amador Valley, and includes the drainages of a number of creeks.

Livermore Valley Cellars
Thomas 1997  p.715  G-6.
Winery in unincorporated Alameda County south of Livermore. Picnic area. Open daily 11:30 AM to 5 PM.
1508 Wetmore Rd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 447-1751.

Livermore Valley Overlook
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6  and  C-10 (inset).
Scenic viewpoint on Summit Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Livermore Valley Stadium
Thomas 1997  p.715  H-3.
Located in Robertson Park in Livermore, adjacent to the Livermore Equestrian Center.

Livermore Yacht Club
Thomas Contra Costa  p.113  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.658  D-4.
Located on Old River near beginning of Delta-Mendota Canal in northeastern Alameda County.
Access on Lindemann Rd from Hwy J4 southeast of Byron.

Livery, The
Thomas Contra Costa  p.98  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.653  A-3.
Shopping center in Danville at San Ramon Valley Blvd & Sycamore Rd.

Living Word School of Dublin
Private school in unincorporated area of Alameda County east of Pleasanton.
11020 Dublin Canyon Rd, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 463-0896.

Livorna Staging Area
At southwestern corner of Diablo Foothills Regional Park on Livorna Rd.
Parking, water, restrooms, equestrian staging facilities.

Lizard Rock
Small rocky hill in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Lizard Rock Trail
Hiking trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park. Bicycles allowed on about half of this trail.

Lloyds Holiday Harbor
Thomas Contra Costa  p.22  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.576  A-4.
On south shore of San Joaquin River, just west of Antioch Bridge.
On Wilbur Ave.  Tel: (925) 757-2346.

Lockwood Year-Round School
Thomas 1997  p.670  F-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
6701 International Blvd, Oakland CA 94621.  Tel: (510) 879-1340.
Oakland Unified School District.

Locust Grove
Reservable picnic site in Contra Loma Regional Park.

Logan High School
See James Logan High School.

Loggers Loop Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park north of Lake Chabot off Brandon Trail.

Loma Island
Reservable picnic site in Contra Loma Regional Park.

Lone Oak
Picnic site in Tilden Regional Park on Lone Oak Rd.

Lone Oak Road
Short paved road in Tilden Regional Park, extending from Loop Rd to Central Park Dr.

Lone Tree Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.712  D-1.
Located in unincorporated area north of eastern Hayward.
24951 Fairview Ave, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 582-1274.

Lone Tree Creek Park
Thomas 1997  p.793  J-1.
Fremont city park at Starlite Way & Turquoise St.

Lone Tree Golf Course
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7 (as "1031").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.56  A-4 (as "Antioch Municipal Golf Course").  Thomas 1997  p.595  D-3.
4800 Golf Course Rd, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4220.

Lone Tree Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.3  BC-1.  Thomas 1997  p.549  G-6.
Site of the Rodeo Marina, on San Pablo Bay.
Access from Pacific Ave in Rodeo.

Lone Tree Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.56  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.595  FGH-6.
Valley of Sand Creek, south of Antioch.

Lone Tree Valley Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.595  J-4.
Shopping center at Lone Tree Way & Hillcrest Ave in Antioch.

Longfellow Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.669  F-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Alameda.
500 Pacific Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 748-4008. 
Alameda Unified School District.

Longfellow Magnet Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.629  F-3 (as "Int").
Public middle school in Berkeley.  Until 1993 was Longfellow School (grades 4-6).
1500 Derby St, Berkeley CA 94703.  Tel: (510) 644-6360. 
Berkeley Unified School District.

Longfellow Park
Thomas 1997  p.669  F-1.
Alameda city park at Lincoln Ave & Linden St.

Longfellow School
Thomas 1997  p.629  G-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
3877 Lusk St, Oakland CA 94608.  Tel: (510) 653-5216. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Longfellow School
See also Longfellow Magnet Middle School.

Long Ridge
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-5.
Extends west at a lower elevation from Moses Rock Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park, between Arroyo del Cerro and Little Pine Creek.

Longwood Park
Thomas 1997  p.711  F-3.
Park in Hayward at Leonardo Way & Reed Way.
Picnic facilities, play area, basketball courts, par course, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Longwood School
Thomas 1997  p.711  F-3.
Public elementary school in Hayward.
850 Longwood Ave, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8507.  Fax: (510) 783-2165. 

Lookout Point
(1) Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-6  and  C-10 (inset).
Picnic area on Summit Rd near Livermore Valley Overlook in Mt. Diablo State Park.
(2)
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.776  J-3.
Southeast of Ohlone Regional Wilderness.
Elevation about 3,500 ft.

Lookout Ridge
Reservable group campsite in Chabot Regional Park just southeast of Hawk Ridge.

Loop Road
Thomas Contra Costa  p.41  C-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  H-3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Tilden Nature Area, extending from Jewel Lake to Lone Oak Rd in Tilden Regional Park just outside the southern boundary of the Nature Area.

Loop Trail
Multiuse trail in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

Lorenzo Manor Center
Thomas 1997  p.711  E-1 (unmarked).
Shopping center in San Lorenzo at Hesperian Blvd & Hacienda Ave.

Lorin Eden School
Thomas 1997  p.731  G-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Hayward.
27790 Portsmouth Ave, Hayward CA 94545.  Tel: (510) 293-8509.

Los Arboles
Thomas 1997  p.752  J-7.
Shopping center in Fremont at Mowry Ave & Blacow Rd.

Los Cerritos Community Center
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-2 (unmarked).
Fremont city community center.
3377 Alder Ave, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 791-4351.

Los Cerritos Community Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-2.
Fremont city park at Nicolet Ave & Alder Ave.

Los Cerros Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.78  E-6 (as "Mid").  Thomas 1997  p.633  C-7 (as "Mid").
Public middle (6-8) school in Danville.
968 Blemer Rd, Danville CA 94526.  Tel: (925) 552-5620.  http://www.lcms.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Los Medanos Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  B-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.574  C-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Pittsburg.
610 Crowley Ave, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 473-4330.

Los Moches Boy Scout Camp
Thomas 1997  p.758  A-6.
Located off Mines Rd in eastern Alameda County, near Sweet Springs.

Lost Ridge
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6 (as unlabeled picnic site).
Reservable group campsite in Chabot Regional Park north of Lake Chabot.

Lost Ridge Spur Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Unpaved hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park north of Lake Chabot.

Lost Ridge Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Paved multiuse trail in Chabot Regional Park north of Lake Chabot.

Los Vaqueros Reservoir
Thomas 1997  p.656  BC-3.
On Kellogg Creek east of Morgan Territory Regional Preserve. Under construction in 1998.

Lougher Loop Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Lougher Ridge Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Louie Francis Park
Thomas 1997  p.569  C-5.
Pinole city park between Marlesta Rd and Bantry Rd.

Louis Milani Elementary School
See Milani Elementary School.

Lowell Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.649  F-3 (as "MID").
Public middle school in Oakland.
991 14th St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-2090. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Lowell Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  E-3.
Oakland city park at 1000 12th St.

Lower Chaparral Trail
Hiking trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Lower Creek
Picnic site in Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.

Lower Donner Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3.
Short hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Bruce Lee Spring Trail to Hetherington Loop Trail.

Lower Horse Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-5.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands on northeast slope of San Pablo Ridge near Orinda Horse Corral.

Lower Lake Road
Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  A-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.590  D-3 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-4,5.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands northeast of southern tip of San Pablo Reservoir, following shore south of where Sobrante Rd cuts over toward Briones Reservoir.

Lower Maguire Peaks Trail
Hiking trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Lower Mohring Road
Thomas Contra Costa  p.39  D-2 (as "74-25").  Thomas 1997  p.589  J-1 (as "74-25").  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-2.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands northeast of Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve.
Extends between Sobrante Ridge Rd and Alhambra Valley Rd.

Lower Oil Canyon Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Lower Pack Rat Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-5.
Hiking trail in Tilden Nature Area, extending from Environmental Education Center to Jewel Lake.
Sometimes unusable in wet weather; Upper Pack Rat Trail provides a parallel alternative.
Birding by Richmond, p. 116 (note that Lower Pack Rat Trail is misidentified as Jewel Lake Trail in this book).

Lower Penitencia Creek
See Penitencia Creek.

Lower Pines
Picnic site in Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.

Lower Rock City
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-7.
Picnic area on South Gate Rd near Rock City in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Lower Trail
See Shore Trail.

Lower Ygnacio Valley
Neighborhood of Concord near intersection of Oak Grove Rd & Treat Blvd.

Lowry Park
Thomas 1997  p.732  C-6,7.
Fremont city park at Merganser Dr & Great Salt Lake Dr. This is a long, narrow park extending through the center of a subdivision to Lake Mead Dr.

Lucas Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.35  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.588  G-5.
Richmond city park at Lucas Ave & 10th St.

Lum Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.669  H-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Alameda.
1801 Sandcreek Way, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 748-4009. 
Alameda Unified School District.

Lupine Rocks
Reservable picnic site in Contra Loma Regional Park.

Lupine Trail
(1) East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-6.
Hiking/equestrian trail in southern Tilden Regional Park.
(2) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3.
Hiking trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Lydiksen School
Thomas 1997  p.713  J-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Pleasanton.
7700 Highland Oaks Dr, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-4421.
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Lynnbrook Park
Thomas 1997  p.573  F-1.
At Kevin Dr & Steele Dr in Bay Point.

Lyons Field
Thomas 1997  p.670  J-5 (as "Park").
Oakland city park at 99th Ave & Plymouth St.

MacArthur Broadway Center
Shopping center at southeast corner of MacArthur Blvd & Broadway in Oakland.

MacArthur Freeway
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3,4.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  B-4.
Interstate Hwy 580 (I-580) from east end of Bay Bridge to connection with Hwy 238 in Castro Valley. Parallels the earlier MacArthur Blvd for much of its length. Named after the earlier street, which had been renamed in honor of General Douglas MacArthur in the 1950s.

MacArthur Maze
Confusingly used informally (by traffic reporters and such) to refer to either of two different freeway intersections: (1) the intersection of Hwys 24, 580, and 980 (2) the intersection of Hwys 80, 580, and 880 near the eastern end of the Bay Bridge. The latter is the meaning unofficially recognized by Caltrans. See Maze, The.

McAvoy Yacht Harbor
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6 (unlabeled). 
On Suisun Bay just east of Port Chicago, north of Bay Point.
In unincorporated area of Contra Costa County.
780 Port Chicago Rd, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 458-2568.

McCartney Park
San Leandro city park at Sunnyside Dr & Breed Ave.  http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparksmccartney
Picnic facilities, 2 backstops, fenced tot lot shared by Washington School.

McClarren Park
Brentwood city park on McClarren Rd near Orchard Dr.

McClure Spring
In Mission Peak Regional Preserve, on south slope of Mission Peak. Near confluence of Eagle Trail, Peak Trail, Grove Trail, Horse Heaven Trail, and the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

McClymonds High School
Public high school in Oakland.
2607 Myrtle St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-3030.
Oakland Unified School District.

McClymonds Mini Park
Oakland city park at 1000 26th St.

McConaghy Park
Park in San Lorenzo at 18701 Hesperian Blvd.
Picnic facilities, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, lawns, historical building, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

McCorkle Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness, forming part of the Ohlone Wilderness Trail.

McCosker Trail
Trail extending from Monte Cresta Ave in Richmond to Belgum Trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

McCrea Memorial Park
Oakland city park at Carson St & Shepherd St.

McDonald Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-3. 
Delta island, protected by levees, in San Joaquin County east of Mildred Island.

MacDonald Staging Area
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3.
Entrance to Chabot Regional Park (MacDonald Trail) from Redwood Rd at the north end of the park. Parking area.

MacDonald Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  DE-4.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Chabot Regional Park extending from MacDonald Staging Area south to Bort Meadow Staging Area. Part of the Bay Ridge Trail and the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail.

Macedo Ranch
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  E-6.
Historic cattle ranch at north end of Green Valley Rd in Diablo.
Staging area for Las Trampas to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail and for trails into Mt. Diablo State Park.
Parking, water, restrooms, equestrian facilities.

McGee
See Hap McGee Ranch Park.

MacGregor Elementary School
See Vista-MacGregor Elementary School.

McGregor George Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-7.
Hiking trail near south edge of Chabot Regional Park.

MacGregor High School
Public high school in Albany.
603 San Gabriel Ave, Albany CA 94706.  Tel: (510) 559-6570.

MacGregor Playfields
Newark city park on Cedar Blvd between Chapman Dr and Lake Blvd, adjoining Newark Community Park.

McKinley Park
Pleasanton city park at Kottinger Dr & Amaral Cir.

McKinley Playground
San Leandro city playground at 2150 E 14th St.

McKinley School
Public elementary school in San Leandro.
2150 E 14th St, San Leandro CA 94577.  Tel: (510) 667-3582.  http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/ mckinley/mckinley.htm
San Leandro Unified School District.

McNabney_Marsh
McNabney Marsh and the Mt. View Sanitary District are adjacent to I-680 just before the Benicia Bridge. Note that most know the marsh by the name Shell but it has been renamed after Al McNabney who worked passionately for over 20 years to protect places such as this marsh before passing away on May 1, 1998. You would do well to occasionally stop and think of Al and others like him whenever you are birding in a protected area.
To reach the sanitary district and the south end of McNabney Marsh exit I-680 in Martinez at Arthur Rd. Take the ramp over the freeway and turn right onto Arthur. Go under the freeway and follow the road as it bears left. Go to the end and turn left through the gate. Note that the gate is only open until 4 pm and only on weekdays.
To reach the north end of the marsh backtrack to I-680 and go north. Exit at Marina Vista and go east. Turn right again on Waterbird Way and pull off up the hill for a good view of the marsh. The sun is brutal here by noon so get here in the morning.
http://www.diabloaudubon.com/ mcnabney_marsh.php

Madera Elementary School
Public elementary school in El Cerrito.
8500 Madera Dr, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 235-4499.

Madison Park
Oakland city park at 8th St & Madison St.

Madison School
Future public elementary school in San Leandro.
c/o District Administration Offices, 14735 Juniper St, San Leandro CA 94579.  Tel: (510) 667-3500.  http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/ madison/madison.htm
San Leandro Unified School District.

Madrone
Reservable picnic site in Roberts Regional Recreation Area of Redwood Regional Park.

Madrone Trail
(1) Unpaved multiuse trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.
(2) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Maersk Line Terminal
909 Ferry St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 835-7500.  Fax: (510) 835-3740.
Port of Oakland shipping facility (berth 24) in Oakland Outer Harbor.
Operated by Maersk Pacific Ltd.  http://www.maerskline.com/

Magnolia Lane
Trail extending from La Crescenta Rd in El Sobrante toward Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

Maguire Peaks
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-7. 
A pair of adjacent hilltops in northern Sunol Regional Wilderness. The taller (westernmost) of the two has an elevation of 1688 ft.

Maguire Peaks Loop Trail
Multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Maguire Peaks Trail
Multiuse trail in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Mahogany Trail
Hiking trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness.

Main Canal
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.62  B-6.  Thomas 1997  p.616  G-3.
Extends along southern border of Brentwood and east into Indian Slough.

Main Ridge
Thomas 1997  p.713  EF-3.
Short ridge extending northwestward from the north end of Pleasanton Ridge.

Maitland
See R Henry Maitland Park.

Malcolm X School
Thomas 1997  p.629  G-4 (as "Int").
Public elementary school in Berkeley.  Until 1993 was grades 4-6.
1731 Prince St, Berkeley CA 94703.  Tel: (510) 644-6313.
Berkeley Unified School District.

Malcolm X School Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  G-4 (unmarked).
On Ashby Ave between King St and Ellis St in Berkeley, adjoining Malcolm X School.
Park maintained jointly by the city of Berkeley and the Berkeley Unified School District.

Mallard Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.15  E-4  and  p.16  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.553  J-7  and  p.554  AB-7.
Two-part island hugging the south shore of Suisun Bay north of Bay Point.

Mallard Reservoir
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.15  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.572  EF-3.
Just north of Concord, off Bates Ave.

Mallard Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.15  E-4  and  p.16  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.553  J-7  and  p.554  AB-7.
Narrow channel separating Mallard Island from the south shore of Suisun Bay.

Maloney Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  J-5.
Public elementary school in Fremont.
38700 Logan Dr, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 797-4422.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for Tom Maloney.

Maloney Reservoir
Thomas 1997  p.569  DE-5.
In Pinole near 2000 Appian Way.

Mama Bear Hill
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-4.
Just south of the eastern tip of Briones Reservoir.

Mandana Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.650  A-1.
Oakland city park at Mandana Blvd & Lakeshore Ave.

Mandeville Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.30  D-3.  Thomas 1997  p.578  E-2.
Delta island, protected by levees, in San Joaquin County, separated from the flooded Franks Tract by Old River.
No road access.

Man Ridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.778  B-3.
Between Eylar Canyon and Arroyo Mocho in southeastern Alameda County.

Manzanita
Reservable picnic site in Roberts Regional Recreation Area of Redwood Regional Park.

Manzanita Grove
In western Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve (access by Heavenly Ridge Trail or Manzanita Trail).

Manzanita Loop
A short (0.12 mile) loop at the western end of Manzanita Trail in the Manzanita Grove in Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve.

Manzanita Recreation Center
Thomas 1997  p.650  B-5.
Oakland city recreation center at 2701 22nd Ave.  Tel: (510) 535-5625.

Manzanita Trail
(1) East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-2.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve, connecting Heavenly Ridge Trail to Sobrante Ridge Trail, and providing access to the Manzanita Grove.
(2) Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Maple
Reservable picnic site in Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.

Maple Nook
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6  and  C-10 (inset).
Picnic area on South Gate Rd near junction with Summit Rd and North Gate Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Marchetti
See Gino Marchetti Park.

Marciel Staging Area
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-5.
Entrance to Chabot Regional Park from Redwood Rd near southern end of Upper San Leandro Reservoir.
Parking area. Access to Marciel Rd (to Chabot Gun Club and Chabot Family Campground) and to Redtail Trail.

Marcus Foster Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.649  G-2 (as "MID").
Public middle school in Oakland.
2850 West St, Oakland CA 94609.  Tel: (510) 879-2080. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Marcus Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-2.
Hiking trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands, extending from Pinole Valley Rd near the east end of Pinole Valley Park across Pinole Creek and up a ridge to the northeast.

Maricich Lagoons
In the John Muir Nature Area in northern part of Briones Regional Park.
Access by trail from Briones Rd.
Birding by Richmond, p. 23.

Marina Bay
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.92  A-1.  Thomas 1997  p.617  H-5.
Marina between Cabrillo Point and North Point in Discovery Bay.
(2) Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  E-6,7.  Thomas 1997  p.608  HJ-3.
Waterfront housing development in Richmond east of Richmond Marina Bay.

Marina Golf Course
Thomas 1997  p.690  G-5.
A 9-hole Executive course owned and operated by city of San Leandro. Par 29. Built in 1963.
13800 Neptune Dr, San Leandro CA 94577.  Tel: (510) 895-2164.  http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/slgolf

Marina Mall
Thomas 1997  p.629  B-2.
Berkeley city park at 201 University Ave.

Marina Park
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.574  D-1.
Pittsburg city park at west end of W 4th St.
(2) Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.608  H-2.
Richmond city park at Regatta Blvd & Marina Bay Pky.
(3) See Barbara Price Marina Park (in Antioch).
(4) Thomas 1997  p.629  B-6.
Emeryville city park at west end of Powell St.
(5)
Thomas 1997  p.690  G-5.
San Leandro city park at Neptune Dr & South Dike Rd.  http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparksmarina
Large park near the San Leandro Marina, with picnic facilities, 3 large group picnic areas, play apparatus, extensive lawns, adjacent golf courses. Paved and gravel trail (part of the Bay Trail) extends south 7 miles to Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center. Rental information for group areas: (510) 577-3462.

Marina Square
Thomas 1997  p.690  J-3.
Shopping center in San Leandro at Marina Blvd exit from Hwy 880.

Marina View
Reservable picnic site at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area.

Marina Village
Thomas 1997  p.649  G-7 (as "Marina Village Ctr").
Shopping center at 1150 Marina Village Pky in Alameda.  Tel: (510) 521-9555.

Marin Creek
This creek once flowed from near The Circle in Berkeley west into San Francisco Bay about at the middle of the present Golden Gate Fields racetrack.  This drainage (along with parts of the drainage of adjacent creeks) has been almost entirely diverted into stormdrains under Marin Ave.

Marin Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  E-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  E-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Albany.
1001 Santa Fe Ave, Albany CA 94706.  Tel: (510) 559-6520.

Mariner's Lagoon
Reservable picnic area at Crown Memorial State Beach.

Marine View Trail
Hiking trail in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Marin Islands
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.587  CD-2.
In San Rafael Bay southeast of Point San Pedro.
Two small islands: East Marin Island and West Marin Island.

Mariposa Trail
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.611  C-3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-4.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.713  F-3 (unlabeled).
Short multiuse trail in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

Market Place, The
Thomas Contra Costa  p.102  B-6.  Thomas 1997  p.673  F-3.
Shopping center in San Ramon on Market Pl near intersection of Bollinger Canyon Rd & Alcosta Blvd.

Markham Nature Area
Thomas Contra Costa  p.48  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.592  J-4.
At south end of La Vista Ave, on Galindo Creek, in central Concord.

Markham School
Thomas 1997  p.712  A-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Hayward.
1570 Ward St, Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 293-8574.  Fax: (510) 582-5814.

Markley Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.55  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.574  H-7.
Flows from Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve into western Antioch (into Contra Costa Canal?).

Marshall Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.773  B-1 (unmarked).
Public elementary (K-1) school in Fremont.
5301 Curtis St, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 353-0342.
Fremont Unified School District.

Marshall Park
Thomas 1997  p.773  B-1.
Fremont city park on Curtis St near Peony Ct.

Marshall School
Thomas 1997  p.692  B-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Castro Valley.
20111 Marshall St, Castro Valley CA 94546.  Tel: (510) 537-2431.
Castro Valley Unified School District.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Recreation and Park District with ball fields, soccer fields, lawns.

Marsh Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-1.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.24  B-6.  Thomas 1997  p.576  G-7.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  L-4.
Flows from Morgan Territory Regional Preserve through Brentwood into Dutch Slough east of Oakley and thence into Big Break.

Marsh Creek Detention Facility
Thomas Contra Costa  p.83  A-3 (as "Co Farm Rehabilitation Ctr").  Thomas 1997  p.614  G-6 (as "County Farm Rehabilitation Center").
Contra Costa County jail and honor farm on Marsh Creek Rd east of Mt. Diablo State Park.
12000 Marsh Creek Rd, Clayton CA 94517.  Tel: (925) 646-5700.

Marsh Creek Reservoir
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-1.  Thomas 1997  p.616  D-7 (unlabeled).
Near Marsh Creek Rd south of Brentwood.
Formed by damming Marsh Creek.

Marsh Creek Springs
See Old Marsh Creek Springs.

Marsh Creek Regional Trail
Paved multiuse trail extending from Big Break (Oakley) south along Marsh Creek to Creekside Park in Brentwood, eventually to be extended to the new Round Valley Regional Preserve.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/marshtr.htm

Marsh Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  E-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.575  C-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Antioch.
2304 G St, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4110.

Marsh Hawk
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Marsh Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Marston Campbell Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  F-3.
Oakland city park at West St & 16th St.

Martin Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.693  E-4.
Creek flowing from west of southern San Ramon (west of Big Canyon) southeastward into Dublin, then eastward into an engineered channel that runs southeastward along Hwy 680 into Alamo Creek.

Martinez Adobe
At John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez.

Martinez Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  A-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.571  E-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Martinez.
850 Jones St, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 313-0408.

Martinez Gun Club
Private hunting area on Pacheco Slough east of Vine Hill.
Access from Waterbird Way & Arthur Rd.

Martinez Junior High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  A-2 (as "Jr HS").  Thomas 1997  p.571  E-3 (as "Jr HS").
Public junior high school in Martinez.
1600 Court St, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 313-0414.

Martinez Marina
Thomas Contra Costa  p.7  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.571  D-1.
553 N Court St, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 372-3589.
From downtown Martinez, take Ferry St toward Carquinez Strait, turn right on Joe Dimaggio Dr, then left on N Court St.

Martinez Regional Shoreline
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.7  DE-7.  Thomas 1997  p.571  C-2.
Access from downtown Martinez on Ferry St.
Multiuse trails, marsh, duck pond, exercise course, fishing pier, horse arena.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/martinez.htm
Birding by Richmond, pp. 63-64.

Martinez Reservoir
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.571  G-4.
Access on private road from Pacheco Blvd between Morello Ave and Wigal Dr in Martinez.

Martinez Waterfront Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.7  E-7.  Thomas 1997  p.571  DE-2.
Integrated with Martinez Regional Shoreline.
Bocce ball courts, soccer field, Joe Dimaggio softball complex, marina.
City of Martinez & East Bay Regional Parks.

Martinez Yacht Harbor
Thomas Contra Costa  p.7  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.571  D-1.
At the Martinez Marina.
111 Tarantino Dr, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 228-5450.
City of Martinez.

Martin Luther King Jr Grove
At the south end of Airport Channel in Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline, near intersection of Doolittle Dr & Swan Way.

Martin Luther King Jr Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.711  H-7 (as "Int").
Public middle school in Hayward (formerly Martin Luther King Jr Intermediate School).
26890 Holly Hill Ave, Hayward CA 94545.  Tel: (510) 293-8528.  Fax: (510) 786-4139.
Grounds include public facilities maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District: ball fields, soccer fields, lawns.
See also Martin Luther King Middle School.

Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline
Thomas 1997  p.670  D-5.
Marshes, picnic areas, lawn, small beach, and launching areas for small boats along east and south edges of San Leandro Bay in Oakland. Originally called San Leandro Bay Regional Shoreline - renamed in 1992. Includes wildlife sanctuaries in Doolittle Pond, Arrowhead Marsh, Damon Marsh, and Erstwhile Marsh. Nature programs here are presented by Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda. Take Hegenberger Rd exit from Hwy 880 and go toward airport. Just before entering the airport grounds, turn left on Doolittle Dr, and then right on Swan Way. The main entrance to the shoreline (leading to the Arrowhead Marsh area) is on the left.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/mlk.htm
Birding by Richmond, pp. 102-103.

Martin Luther King Jr School
Thomas 1997  p.649  F-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
960 10th St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-1820. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Martin Luther King Jr Swim Center
See King Swim Center.

Martin Luther King Memorial Park
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.608  G-1.
Richmond city park at 360 Harbour Way S.  Tel: (510) 236-7540.
(2) Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  B-7 (as "Civic Center").  Thomas 1997  p.629  G-2 (as "Civic Center").
Berkeley city park bounded by Martin Luther King Jr Way, Allston Way, Milvia St, and Center St.
Site of the Peace Wall.  Unofficially but widely known in Berkeley during the 1960s and 70s as Provo Park.

Martin Luther King Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  A-5 (as "Jr HS").  Thomas 1997  p.609  FG-7 (as "Jr HS").
Public middle school in Berkeley.  Until 1993 was called King Junior High School (also grades 6-8).
1781 Rose St, Berkeley CA 94703.  Tel: (510) 644-6280. 
Berkeley Unified School District.
See also Martin Luther King Jr Middle School.

Marylin Avenue Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.695  F-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Livermore.
800 Marylin Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4724.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Marylin/marylin
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Matson Container Terminal
Thomas 1997  p.649  J-3.
3050 7th St, Oakland CA 94623.  Tel: (510) 271-9700.  Fax: (510) 271-9733.
Port of Oakland shipping facility (berths 32, 33, 34) in Oakland Outer Harbor.
Operated by Matson Intermodal System (headquarters at 333 Market St, San Francisco).  Tel: (800) 367-7499. 

Mattos Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  G-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
37944 Farwell Dr, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 793-1359.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for John G Mattos.

Maud Whalen Camp
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  GH-3.
In Briones Regional Park on Abrigo Valley Trail (no road access).
Youth group overnight camping shelter.  Reservations must be made at least 21 days in advance:  Tel: (510) 636-1684.

Max Baer Park
Thomas 1997  p.715  D-3.
Park in Livermore at 1310 Murdell Ln.
12 acres with a baseball/softball field, a softball field, and a dog park (0.5 acre of fenced land where well-behaved dogs can legally be allowed off leash).
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Maxwell Park
Thomas 1997  p.650  F-7.
Oakland city park on Fleming Ave between Courtland Ave & Monticello Ave.

Maybeck High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.629  H-2.
Private high school in Berkeley.
2362 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94704.  Tel: (510) 841-8498.

Mayberry Slough
Thomas 1997  p.575  G-1.
Separates flooded Donlan Island from Sherman Island.

Mayhew's Landing
Thomas 1997  p.752  B-7 (unmarked).
(1)
An early boat landing on waterways within the marshes east of the present Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, near the western end of Mayhew's Landing Rd. The landing included warehouses for wheat, hay, and coal, and the Mayhew Ranch included 1,500 acres of farmland extending inland as far as the present Hwy 880. The ranch was later purchased by the Perrin brothers (see Newark).
(2)
Most of the former Silver Pines Golf & County Club, purchased in 1995 for wetlands reclamation as part of the National Wildlife Refuge.

Mayhew's Landing Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  D-6.
Newark city park at Cherry St & Montcalm Ave.

May Nissen Park
Thomas 1997  p.695  F-7.
Park in Livermore at 685 Rincon Ave.
12-acre park with swim center, 3 backstops, 4 tennis courts, barbecue pit, group picnic area, two tot lots, and 1-acre unenclosed off-leash dog area. Home of the annual Children's Fair. Pool and group picnic area can be rented.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Maze, The
Thomas 1997  p.629  DE-7.
The highway interchange connecting Hwys 80, 580, and 880 at the east end of the Bay Bridge. The official CalTrans name is the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge Distribution Structure.

Mc...
Alphabetized as "Mac...".

Meadow Brook Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.21  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.575  G-6.
Antioch city park at Yellowstone Dr & Geyser Cir.

Meadow Creek Estates Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.59  A-4.  Thomas 1997  p.596  A-3.
Antioch city park on Vista Grande Dr.

Meadow Homes Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  D-4 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.592  F-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Concord.
1371 Detroit Ave, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 685-8760.

Meadow Homes Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.592  F-3.
Concord city park on Detroit Ave near Sunshine Dr / Lynn Ave.  On bank of Pine Creek.

Meadow Lark
Reservable picnic site in Contra Loma Regional Park.

Meadowlark Airport
Thomas 1997  p.716  G-4 (unmarked).
Private airport in unincorporated Alameda County southeast of Livermore (near Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).
Access from Greenville Rd just south of Tesla Rd.

Meadowlark Park
Thomas 1997  p.714  A-3.
Pleasanton city park at Foothill Knolls Dr & Prairie Dr.

Meadowlark Trail
Hiking/bicycling trail in southern Coyote Hills Regional Park (horses allowed on part of this trail).

Meadow Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.569  D-4.
Pinole city park at Nob Hill Ave & Rogers Way.

Meadows
Reservable picnic site in Tilden Regional Park near south end of Meadows Playfield.

Meadows Canyon Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Tilden Regional Park, extending from Lone Oak Rd to Curran Trail near Inspiration Point.

Meadows Park
Thomas 1997  p.694  G-6.
Pleasanton city park at W Las Positas Blvd & Park Pl.

Meadows Playfield
In Tilden Regional Park near Lone Oak Rd & Central Park Dr.

Medanos
See Los Medanos Elementary School.

Meek Estate
A 19-room mansion (Italian Villa and Second Empire styles) in Meek Park built in 1869 by William Meek, an agricultural pioneer in the Cherryland area. The Meek family gradually sold off their agricultural land for residential development, but retained the house until 1940, when it was purchased by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. After restoration, it was opened to the public in 1965.

Meek Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  F-7.
Park in Cherryland at Boston Rd & Hampton Rd.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, play area, lawns, parking, rest rooms. Meek Estate.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Meeker Slough
Thomas 1997  p.608  J-3 (unlabeled).
Flows west of the University of California Richmond Field Station into Richmond Inner Harbor, with an area of mudflats and wetlands at its mouth. Birders often call this area the Hoffman Marsh, but that name is properly applied to the restored marsh along Hwy 580 northeast of Point Isabel Regional Shoreline.

Melrose
Thomas 1997  p.670  EF-2.
Neighborhood of Oakland north of intersection of International Blvd & Seminary Ave. Grew up around a station on an electric train line.

Memorial Park
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.21  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.575  CD-7.
Antioch city park at south end of D St.
(2) Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.588  G-6.
Richmond city park at MacDonald Ave & 13th St.
(3) Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  E-2.  Thomas 1997  p.609  E-5.
Albany city park at 1301 Portland Ave.
(4)
Thomas 1997  p.671  B-7.
San Leandro city park at Bancroft Ave & Callan Ave.  http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparksmemorial
Picnic facilities, 2 play areas, benches, access to San Leandro Creek, restrooms.
(5)
See Hayward Memorial Park.

Memorial Stadium
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  D-6,7.  Thomas 1997  p.629  J-2.
Football facility at University of California - Berkeley.
Located east of main campus, between Gayley Rd and Stadium Rimway. Straddles Hayward Fault.

Memory Gardens Cemetery
(1) DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.13  DE-3.  Thomas 1997  p.572  F-4.
2011 Arnold Industrial Way, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 685-3464.
Located in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County, almost surrounded by the city of Concord.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.715  J-1.
3873 East Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 447-8417.

Memory Trail
Hiking trail in Tilden Regional Park, extending from Upper Pack Rat Trail to Cañon Dr and Selby Trail, which connects to Wildcat Canyon Rd and AC Transit bus service.

Mendenhall Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.715  E-3 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in Livermore.
1701 El Padro Dr, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4731.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca. us/Schools/Mendenhall/mendenhall
Named after William Mendenhall (see Livermore).
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Mendenhall Springs
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-1,2.  Thomas 1997  p.737  B-7 (unmarked).
Springs located on Cedar Mountain Ridge west of Lake Del Valle, at end of paved portion of Mendenhall Rd. No public access.

Mercado
See El Mercado Plaza.

Meridian Flat
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-6.
On southeast slope of Mt. Diablo in Mt. Diablo State Park at about 2500 ft elevation.
Access by Green Ranch Rd.

Meridian Park
Neighborhood of Concord east of Hwy 680 between Concord Ave and Willow Pass Rd.

Meridian Point
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Point on Meridian Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Access by Meridian Ridge Rd and Meridian Point Trail.

Meridian Point Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Meridian Point down to Back Creek Trail.

Meridian Ridge
Thomas Contra Costa  p.79  E-1.  Thomas 1997  p.613  J-4.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-3,4.
Extends north from Bald Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park toward Clayton, between Donner Creek and Back Creek.

Meridian Ridge Road
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Deer Flat to Meridian Point.

Merrithew Memorial Hospital
Thomas Contra Costa  p.9  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.571  E-4.
2500 Alhambra Ave, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 370-5000.

Mervin Morris Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  C-7.
Park in San Lorenzo at Nielson Ave & Grant Ave.
Picnic facilities, play area, tennis courts, lawns, parking, restrooms.
Hayward Area Recreation and Parks District.

Meyers Ranch
Thomas 1997  p.732  G-2 (unmarked).
Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park was created by a 1,200-acre gift of land from the Meyers sisters. The old ranch headquarters is accessible only by Meyers Ranch Trail.

Meyers Ranch Trail
Thomas 1997  p.732  G-2 (as "Old Ranch Tr").
Multiuse trail in Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park. Accessible from Tamarack Dr or High Ridge Loop Trail.

Mezue Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  B-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.

M H Stanley Intermediate School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.72  B-4 (as "Int").  Thomas 1997  p.611  F-7 (as "Int").
Public intermediate school in Lafayette.
3455 School St, Lafayette CA 94549.  Tel: (925) 283-6282.

Michell Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.715  F-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Livermore.
1001 Elaine Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4738.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Michell/michell
Named after Joe Michell.
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Michigan Park
See Dorothy Bolte Park.

Middle College High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.35  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.588  J-2.
Public high school on Contra Costa College West Campus in San Pablo.
2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 235-7800.

Middle Creek
This creek, now almost entirely replaced by storm drains, once flowed from near the intersection of Colusa Ave and Capistrano Ave in Berkeley westnorthwest through Albany to join Cerrito Creek just west of San Pablo Ave.  Blackberry Creek probably was a branch of Middle Creek.

Middle Harbor Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  C-5 (not marked).
Port of Oakland "pocket park" at foot of Ferro St (off Middle Harbor Rd).
Picnic tables, lawn, fishing pier, close view of shipping operations and Alameda Naval Air Station.

Middle Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.12  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.553  B-5.
On southern shore of Suisun Bay just east of main port facilities in Port Chicago.
Within Concord Naval Weapons Station;  no access.

Middle River
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.598  G-4.
Branch of the San Joaquin River that leaves Old River just west of Lathrop and rejoins it north of Mandeville Island.

Middle School Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.609  D-6.
Albany city park on Buchanan St east of More St.

Middle Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.19  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.554  H-6,7.
Extends from New York Slough to east end of Suisun Bay, separating Browns Island from Winter Island.

Middle Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Donner Canyon Rd to Prospectors Gap Rd.

Midway
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.698  C-4.
Small town in northeastern Alameda County on Patterson Pass Rd at the San Joaquin County line.

Milani Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  F-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Newark.
37490 Birch St, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 794-2033.
Newark Unified School District.
Named for Louis Milani.

Mildred Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.598  H-1.
Delta island, protected by levees, in San Joaquin County east of Bacon Island, bounded by Middle River on the west, Empire Cut on the south, and Latham Slough on the east.
No road access.

Millard Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.773  C-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (2-6) school in Fremont.
5200 Valpey Park Ave, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 657-2500.
Fremont Unified School District.
Named for Steven Millard.

Mill Creek Hollow
Thomas 1997  p.673  B-1.
San Ramon city park at Deerwood Dr & Deerwood Pl.

Miller Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.649  E-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Alameda.
250 Singleton Ave, Alameda CA 94501.  Tel: (510) 748-4011. 
Alameda Unified School District.
Named for George P. Miller.

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.608  D-2.
Between Point Richmond and Cypress Point on San Francisco Bay south of Hwy 580 in Richmond.
Access on Garrard Blvd / Dornan Dr from Hwy 580 not far east of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
Picnic areas around a saltwater lagoon with lawns and a mile-long jogging/bicycle loop trail, Keller Beach, fishing, kite flying, panoramic views of the north Bay Area from the hilltops in the eastern part of the park, Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Richmond Ramblers Motorcycle Club building.
Named for State Senator George Miller Jr and State Assemblyman John T Knox (a Point Richmond resident).
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/gmiller.htm
Birding by Richmond, p. 33 (as "Miller Regional Shoreline").

Mills College
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.650  H-7.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-4.
A private liberal arts college, with an undergraduate program for women of all ages and backgrounds and a coed graduate program. Founded in 1852 as the Young Ladies Seminary of Benicia, purchased in 1865 by Cyrus & Susan Mills, and moved to Oakland as Mills Seminary in 1871 (Mills Hall, one of the original 1871 buildings, is still in use). The charter as Mills College was granted in 1885, and Susan Mills became President in 1890. Classes for elementary and high school girls were dropped in 1911. The first masters degree was granted in 1921.
5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland CA 94613.  Tel: (510) 430-2255.  http://www.mills.edu/

Mill Site
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2.
Reservable campsite for organized youth groups in Redwood Regional Park on Stream Trail.

Millsmont
Thomas 1997  p.651  A-7.
Neighborhood of Oakland east of Mills College and south of Merritt College.

Mill Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2,3.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Mimulus Spring
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  AB-6.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-5.
Spring near the head of Donner Creek on the northeast slope of Mt. Diablo.

Mineral Springs
Reservable picnic site in Tilden Regional Park on Wildcat Canyon Rd, with parking and restrooms.

Mineral Springs Trail
Unpaved multiuse loop trail off Wildcat Canyon Rd in Tilden Regional Park.

Miners Trail
Hiking trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Mines Road
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.716  C-4.
Extends from Tesla Rd south of Livermore southeastward along Arroyo Mocho to the Santa Clara County line, where it becomes San Antonio Valley Rd, which eventually leads to Mount Hamilton.
Birding by Richmond, pp. 66-68.

Mirabeau Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  C-5.
Newark city park at Haley St & Mirabeau Dr.

Mirador Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-6.
Hiking trail in Chabot Regional Park.

Miramonte High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.73  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.631  C-6.
Public high school in Orinda.
750 Moraga Way, Orinda CA 94563.  Tel: (925) 376-4423.

Mira Vista Country Club & Golf Course
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.589  D-6.
At the east end of Cutting Blvd in El Cerrito.
Tel: (510) 233-7550.

Mira Vista Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  C-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.589  C-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County just north of El Cerrito.
6397 Hazel Ave, Richmond CA 94805.  Tel: (510) 232-4064.

Mira Vista Hills Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.55  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.595  A-2.
Antioch city park at Silverado Dr & Peachtree Cir.

Mira Vista Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.55  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.575  B-7.
Antioch city park at S Francisco Way & Rio Grande Dr.

Mira Vista Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.589  B-6.
Richmond city park on Mount St near Silva Ave.

Mission Center
Thomas 1997  p.753  HJ-7.
Shopping center in Fremont at Mission Blvd & Anza St.

Mission Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.753  F-5.
Originates on the northwest slopes of Mission Peak and flows generally northwestward and westward into Lake Elizabeth in Fremont, flowing past the site of Mission San José.

Mission Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  D-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.575  A-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Antioch.
1711 Mission Dr, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4120.

Mission Hills Park
Thomas 1997  p.714  E-5.
Pleasanton city park at Independence Dr & Mission Dr.

Mission Pass
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.754  A-3 (unlabeled).
High point on Hwy 680 between the Sunol Valley and Fremont.

Mission Peak
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.774  D-2.
Just east of Fremont, this hill provides great views in all directions. Its sides are covered with the scars of massive landslides, both ancient and recent. Mission San José was built on its lower slopes. It is located in Mission Peak Regional Preserve, and its summit can be reached by hikers on Peak Trail.
Elevation 2517 ft.

Mission Peak Regional Preserve
Thomas 1997  p.774.
Almost 3,000 acres of undeveloped land on the ridges east of Fremont, with extensive trails for hiking, horseback riding, and bicycling. There is also a site for hang-glider launching. This is the western terminus of the Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail, on which you can hike to Del Valle Regional Park near Livermore. The Bay Area Ridge Trail continues south from here into the adjacent Ed R Levin County Park in Santa Clara County.
Access off Mission Blvd in Fremont on Anza Pine Rd (park in Ohlone College lot D or H, parking fee when classes are in session) or Stanford Ave. No access to the preserve from Mill Creek Rd.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/mission.htm

Mission Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.714  E-1.
Shopping center in Pleasanton at Santa Rita Rd & Valley Ave.

Mission Reservoir
Thomas 1997  p.753  J-7 (unlabeled).
Small reservoir at foot of Spring Valley above Ohlone College in Fremont.

Mission San José
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.773  G-2.
In 1795, a site for a new mission was recommended at the northwest base of what is now called Mission Peak, overlooking extensive farmable lands with Alameda Creek providing a year-round water supply, and close to the route inland to the Central Valley through what is now Livermore. Mission San José was founded in June 1797, dedicated to the work of Christianizing the Native Americans. Extensive farmlands and herds of cattle were tended by Indian converts. Many of those who tried to run away were killed, and many of the Indians died of European diseases. The mission was a center for the social life of the East Bay ranchos, a wayside station for travelers, and an important trading post. Most sources list the full name of the mission as Mission San José de Guadalupe, but this name apparently came only from a sign erected on the roof of the mission in the early 1900s. The official name used at the founding was La Misión del Gloriosisimo Patriarch San José, but it was always known simply as Mission San José. (The only connection between the mission and the pueblo of San José 13 miles to the south is that both were dedicated to Saint Joseph.) After Mexico became independent from Spain in 1834, the missions were secularized. Half of the mission property was supposed to go to the Indians and the other half to be handled by secular administrators. In fact, most of the lands soon passed into private non-Indian hands. Only a few scattered tiny rancherias remained in Indian hands. Most of the Mission San José lands were acquired by Elias Lyman Beard, whose homestead at the mission site is now a Dominican convent. The mission buildings were largely destroyed in the earthquake of 1868. The town of Mission San José joined with Centerville, Irvington, Niles, and Warm Springs in 1956 to form the city of Fremont.
Old Mission San Jose, PO Box 3159, Fremont CA 94539.   http://www.pressanykey.com/missions/msj
Also see

Mission San Jose Community Park
Thomas 1997  p.753  G-5 (as "Mission San Jose Park").
Fremont city park at 41500 Mission Blvd.

Mission San Jose Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.753  H-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
43545 Bryant St, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 656-1200. 
Fremont Unified School District.

Mission San Jose High School
Thomas 1997  p.753  G-5.
Public high school in Fremont.
41717 Palm Ave, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 657-3600. 
Fremont Unified School District.

Mission San Jose Park
Thomas 1997  p.773  H-1.
Fremont city park at Becado Pl & Bautista St.

Mission Valley Center
Thomas 1997  p.753  E-4.
Shopping center in Fremont at Mission Blvd & Las Palmas Ave.

Mission Valley Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.753  F-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
41700 Denise St, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 656-2000. 
Fremont Unified School District.

Mistletoe Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-5.
Fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands south of Briones Reservoir.

Mitchell Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.79  C-3 (as "Mitchell Creek").  Thomas 1997  p.615  F-5 (as "Mitchell Creek").  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-4.
Upper valley of Mitchell Creek, traversed by Mitchell Canyon Rd.

Mitchell Canyon Road
Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  D-4,5.  Thomas 1997  p.613  G-1,2.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-3,4.
Public road leads from western Clayton south to the north entrance of Mt. Diablo State Park, where there is a parking lot and park headquarters.  The road continues as an unpaved fire road and multiuse trail up Mitchell Canyon to Deer Flat, where it ends at Deer Flat Rd.

Mitchell Canyon Trailhead
Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  D-5 (as "Mitchell Creek Park").  Thomas 1997  p.613  G-2 (as "Mitchell Creek Park").  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-3 (unlabeled).
The end of the automobile portion of Mitchell Canyon Rd at the north edge of Mount Diablo State Park.
Parking area (entrance fee), toilets, water, equestrian facilities, park headquarters (ranger station).

Mitchell Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6 (as "Mitchell Canyon").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.79  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.615  F-5.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-4.
Flows from north slope of Moses Rock Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park north through Clayton into Mount Diablo Creek.

Mitchell Creek Park
See Mitchell Canyon Trailhead.

Mitchell Rock
Thomas Contra Costa  p.79  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.613  G-4.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-3.
Hill in northwestern Mt. Diablo State Park, just west of Twin Peaks.
Elevation 1507 ft.

Mitchell Rock Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-3.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Coulter Pine Trail near Mitchell Canyon Trailhead past Mitchell Rock and Twin Peaks to Eagle Peak Trail.

Miwok Trail
Multiuse trail in Round Valley Regional Preserve.

Mocho Park
Thomas 1997  p.715  F-2.
Park in Livermore along Arroyo Mocho at Holmes St & Mocho St.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Mocho Parkway
Thomas 1997  p.715  G-2 (as "Parkway").
Park in Livermore along Arroyo Mocho at College Ave & S S St.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Moeser Lane Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.609  C-3.
Shopping center at San Pablo Ave & Moeser Ln in El Cerrito.

Moffitt Library
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-6.  Thomas 1997  p.629  H-1.
Undergraduate library on campus of University of California - Berkeley.

Mohring Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-2.
Flows southwest from Pinole Ridge to join Pinole Creek not far northwest of intersection of Alhambra Valley Rd & Castro Ranch Rd.

Mohring Road
See Upper Mohring Rd and Lower Mohring Rd.

Mohr School
Thomas 1997  p.694  F-6 (unmarked).
Public elementary school in Pleasanton.
3300 Dennis Dr, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-4256.
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Mokelumne River
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  CD-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.26  C-4,5.  Thomas 1997  p.244  C-1 (unlabeled).
Flows from Stanislaus National Forest in the Sierra Nevada south of Lake Tahoe into the California Delta to join the San Joaquin River at the northeastern tip of Contra Costa County.

Molate
See Point Molate.

Moller Park
Thomas 1997  p.693  H-7.
Pleasanton city park at Pleasant Hill Rd & Knollbrook Dr.

Mollok Trail
Hiking trail in Morgan Territory Regional Park. (Mollok is a Native American name for the condor.)

Monarch Center
Thomas 1997  p.690  H-2.
Shopping center in San Leandro at Davis St exit from Hwy 880.

Monine
See La Monine Valley View Park.

Monkey Island
Thomas 1997  p.630  A-3.
Berkeley city park at Claremont Blvd & Oak Knoll Ter.

Monroe School
Thomas 1997  p.691  B-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in San Leandro.
3750 Monterey Blvd, San Leandro CA 94577.  Tel: (510) 667-3583.  http://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/monroe/ monroe.htm
Named after US President James Monroe.
San Leandro Unified School District.

Monsanto Chemical Company
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.13  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.572  D-2.
On Monsanto Way off Solano Way, east of Martinez, south of Tosco Refinery.

Montair School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.98  B-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.652  J-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-5) school in Danville.
300 Quinterra Ln, Danville CA 94526.  Tel: (925) 552-5656.  http://www.mes.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Montalvin Manor Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  D-6 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.575  A-6 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in San Pablo.
300 Christine Dr, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 223-6230.

Montalvin Park
Thomas 1997  p.569  A-4.
On Denise Dr near MonTara Bay Community Center, in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County just north of Richmond border.

MonTara Bay Community Center
Thomas 1997  p.569  A-4.
2250 Tara Hills Dr, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 724-1434.
Located in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County just north of Richmond border.

Montclair
Thomas 1997  p.650  E-1.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  B-2.
Neighborhood of Oakland centered around Mountain Blvd & Colton Blvd, east of Piedmont and Hwy 13.

Montclair Golf Course
Thomas 1997  p.650  E-2.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  B-2 (as "Montclair Golf Range").
Located near Park Blvd & Leimert Blvd in Oakland, along Sausal Creek.
2477 Monterey Blvd, Oakland CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 482-0422.

Montclair Recreation Center
Thomas 1997  p.630  D-7.
6300 Moraga Ave, Oakland CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 482-7812.
Oakland city recreation center.

Montclair School
Thomas 1997  p.630  D-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
1757 Mountain Blvd, Oakland CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 339-9550.
Oakland Unified School District.

Montecito High School
Thomas 1997  p.571  E-5.
Public high school in Martinez.
600 F St, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 228-3276.

Monte Gardens Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.14  C-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.572  J-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Concord.
3841 Larkspur Dr, Concord CA 94519.  Tel: (925) 685-3834.

Monteiro Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3 (as "Montiro").
Multiuse trail (fire road) in Redwood Regional Park, connecting Piedmont Stables to other trails in the park.

Montevideo School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.102  B-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.673  F-4 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-6) school in San Ramon.
13000 Broadmoor Dr, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 803-7420.  http://www.mves.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Montevideo School Park
Thomas 1997  p.673  F-4 (unmarked).
San Ramon city park at Broadmoor Dr & Ascot Dr.

Monte Vista High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.78  DE-5.  Thomas 1997  p.633  B-6.
Public high (9-12) school in Danville.
3131 Stone Valley Rd, Danville CA 94526.  Tel: (925) 552-5530.  http://www.mvhs.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Montezuma Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.554  E-2.
Connects Grizzly Bay to the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers.
Separates Grizzly Island and other islands in that area from the mainland.

Monument Peak
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.774  E-7.
In Mission Peak Regional Preserve just on the Alameda County side of the border with Santa Clara County.
Elevation 2594 ft.

Moon Gate
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  B-2.
Entrance from Skyline Blvd to Redwood Regional Park, providing access to West Ridge Trail and Tres Sendas Trail.

Moraga Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.73  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.631  E-7.
Shopping center at Moraga Rd & Moraga Way in Moraga.

Moraga Commons Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.74  A-5.  Thomas 1997  p.631  E-6.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-1 (as "Moraga Common").
Moraga city park at Moraga Rd & Saint Mary's Rd.

Moraga Country Club
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-4 (as"1378").  Thomas Contra Costa  p.73  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.631  C-6.
1600 Saint Andrews Dr, Moraga CA 94556.  Tel: (925) 376-2200.

Moraga Creek
Thomas Contra Costa  p.73  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.631  A-5.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-1.
Flows from southern Orinda southeast and then south into the northernmost tip of Upper San Leandro Reservoir.

Moraga Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-4.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  DE-2.
The valley of Moraga Creek and Rimer Creek in southern Moraga.

Morello Park Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  D-4 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.571  H-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Martinez.
244 Morello Ave, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 313-0391.

Morello School Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  D-4.  Thomas 1997  p.571  H-5.
Martinez city park on Morello Ave around Morello Park Elementary School.

Morgan
See also Ray Morgan Road.

Morgan Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.650  B-5.
Oakland city park at 2600 21st Ave.

Morgan Sulfur Spring
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  K-6.
In Sulfur Spring Canyon south of Curry Canyon, just east of Mt. Diablo State Park.

Morgan Territory
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  K-5.
Area east of Mt. Diablo State Park, named for Jeremiah Morgan, who came from Alabama by ox-drawn wagon in 1849, did a brief stint as a gold miner, moved to Iowa for a couple of years, returned to California, and in 1857 started a ranch in this region after having admired the land while on a hunting trip.
Birding by Richmond, pp. 73-74.

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.86  AB-4.  Thomas 1997  p.655  B-1.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  L-8.
This 3986-acre park can be explored on miles of equestrian/hiking trails. The only facilities are water, a toilet, and parking at the entrance. Birdwatching, hiking, riding, views over the Central Valley to the Sierra Nevada, oak and bay and chaparral vegetation.
Access by Morgan Territory Rd from Livermore or Clayton.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/morgan.htm
Birding by Richmond, pp. 73-74.

Mormon Temple (Oakland)
Thomas 1997  p.650  F-3.
Officially known as the Oakland California Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Part of a complex known as Temple Hill, located on Lincoln Ave not far southwest of Hwy 13. The temple (lighted at night) is a prominent landmark in the Oakland Hills. The Mormons were the second Christian church (after the Catholics) to establish a regular pattern of services in Alameda County. Their 1850 building in Centerville (now part of Fremont) was later shared with Presbyterians and Methodists. Massive grading of the hillside to prepare a site for the Temple began in 1955; the Temple was dedicated in 1964.
4770 Lincoln Ave, Oakland CA 94602.  Tel: (510) 531-1475. 

Morningside Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-2.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve, connecting to Downer Trail in Pinole Valley Park, and to Morningside Dr in eastern Richmond.

Morris
See Mervin Morris Park.

Mortar Rock Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  B-2 (unlabeled).
Berkeley city park on Indian Rock Ave at San Diego Rd.

Moses Rock Ridge
Thomas Contra Costa  p.79  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.633  GH-1.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  GH-5.
Ridge running west and then northwest from Mount Diablo.

Moses Rock Spring
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  AB-6.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-5.
Near the head of Arroyo del Cerro on the west slopes of Moses Rock Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Mosswood Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  H-1.
Oakland city park at Broadway & W MacArthur Blvd.

Mothers Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  G-5.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Burma Rd to Angel Kerley Rd.

Mott Peak
Thomas Contra Costa  p.43  D-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.591  C-6 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-3.
In Briones Regional Park near the Sindicich Lagoons.
Elevation 1424 ft.

Mott Peak Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.591  B-6 (as "Mott Park Trail").  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Mountain House
(1) Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-6 (unmarked)  and  C-9 (inset).
Old inn on stage road to Mt. Diablo summit;  only the site remains.
Access by Stage Rd or Summit Trail in Mt. Diablo State Park.
(2)
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.678  A-5,6.
Tiny town in northeastern Alameda County near intersections of Altamont Pass Rd, Grant Line Rd, & Mountain House Rd.

Mountain House Creek
(1) Mount Diablo Trail Map  G-6.
Flows from south slope of Mt. Diablo in Mt. Diablo State Park southwest and then west into Pine Creek.
(2) DeLorme Northern California  p.106  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.678  E-2.
Flows east and northeast from Altamont Pass into Old River southeast of Clifton Court Forebay.

Mountain View
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  B-2,3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.571  FG-4 (unlabeled).
Unincorporated area of Contra Costa County just east of downtown Martinez.

Mountain View Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.630  A-7.
5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 658-2588.

Mountain View Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.48  E-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.593  C-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Concord.
1705 Thornwood Dr, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 689-6450.

Mountain View Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.571  FG-5.
Martinez city park on Parkway Dr just north of Howe Rd.

Mountaire Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.21  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.575  E-7.
Antioch city park at Sunset Ln & Northridge Ct.

Mount Allison
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.774  E-5 (unmarked).
Located in Mission Peak Regional Preserve, although the area around the summit is privately owned.
Elevation 2,658 ft.

Mount Boardman
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-3.
Located at the point where Alameda County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, and Santa Clara County meet. Access via fire road only.
Elevation 3,593 ft.

Mount Diablo
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  AB-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.80  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.634  A-1.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  HI-5.
The tallest peak in the Bay Area, in Mount Diablo State Park south of Clayton.  Thirty-five California counties are visible from the summit on a clear day.
Elevation 3,849 ft.
Access by North Gate Rd from Walnut Creek, or by Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd from Danville.

Mount Diablo Base Line
Surveyors' line extending east-west through Mount Diablo, separating T1N from T1S.

Mount Diablo Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.11  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.573  H-3.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-2.
Flows from just north of Mt. Diablo State Park northwest through Clayton and Concord Naval Weapons Station into Seal Creek near Clyde.

Mount Diablo Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  D-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.593  G-7 (unlabeled).  Mount Diablo Trail Map  G-1.
Public elementary school in Clayton.
5880 Mount Zion Dr, Clayton CA 94517.  Tel: (925) 672-4840.

Mount Diablo High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  E-1.  Thomas 1997  p.592  F-1.
Public high school in Concord.
2455 Grant St, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 682-4030.

Mount Diablo Medical Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  E-1.  Thomas 1997  p.592  F-1.
2540 East St, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 682-8200.

Mount Diablo Meridian
Surveyors' line extending north-south through Mount Diablo, separating R1W from R1E.

Mount Diablo Mine
Thomas Contra Costa  p.80  E-2 (not marked).  Thomas 1997  p.614  E-5 (not marked).  Mount Diablo Trail Map  J-4.
Just west of Morgan Territory Rd, accessed by gravel road just south of intersection of Marsh Creek Rd & Morgan Territory Rd.
Marked by extensive tailings on hillside above Morgan Territory Rd.

Mount Diablo State Park
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  AB-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.80  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.634  A-1.  Mount Diablo Trail Map.
In Contra Costa County south of Clayton and northeast of Danville, centered around Mt. Diablo.
Hiking/equestrian trails (and some bicycle trails), rock climbing, picnicking, camping, geologic features, summit museum.
Mt. Diablo State Park, 96 Mitchell Canyon Rd, Clayton CA 94517.  Tel: (925) 673-2891.
Mt. Diablo Interpretive Association, PO Box 346, Walnut Creek CA 94597-0346.  Tel: (925) 927-7222.  Fax: (510) 682-2171.  http://www.mdia.org/  [Non-profit group devoted to providing volunteers to help the public learn about and enjoy Mt. Diablo.]
Save Mt. Diablo, PO Box 5376, Walnut Creek CA 94596.  Tel: (925) 947-3535.  [Non-profit group devoted to acquiring land for the expansion of Mt. Diablo State Park.]
Birding by Richmond, pp. 74-77.  Birder's Guide by Westrich, pp. 120-121.

Mount Eden
A town in the southern part of Eden Township that was eventually annexed by Hayward. There was no mountain of this name in the area. Usually written as Mt Eden.

Mount Eden Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.711  F-6.
2200 Depot Rd, Hayward CA 94545.  Tel: (510) 782-3266.

Mount Eden Creek
Thomas 1997  p.731  DE-2.
A short creek within the Hayward wetlands south of Hwy 92 and west of northern Union City. The lower portion of this creek is called Union City Slough.

Mount Eden High School
Thomas 1997  p.731  H-1.
Public high school in Hayward.
2300 Panama St, Hayward CA 94545.  Tel: (510) 293-8539.  Fax: (510) 786-2269. 
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with swim center, lawns, restrooms, parking.

Mount Eden Park
Thomas 1997  p.711  G-7.
Park in Hayward at 2451 W Tennyson Rd.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, play area, tennis courts, ball fields, soccer fields, horseshoe courts, shuffle board, lawns, snack bar, rentable meeting rooms, historical building, restrooms, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Mount Helen
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-1.
About 0.5 mile southwest of the intersection of Hwy 4 and Alhambra Ave in Martinez.
Located in Mount Wanda Open Space.

Mount Lewis
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-1.
In Santa Clara County not far south of the Alameda County border and east of Calaveras Reservoir.
Elevation 3,768 ft.

Mount Olympia
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-4.
About one-half mile north of North Peak in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Elevation 2,946 ft.

Mount Olympia Road
Thomas 1997  p.614  B-5 (as "51-05").  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-3,4.
Unpaved fire road and multiuse trail extending from near Russellmann Park south to the summit of Mount Olympia.

Mount Trashmore
Mt Trashmore is at Hayward Regional Shoreline in Hayward. Take the Winton Avenue exit from Interstate 880, and go West to the end. Park at the West Winston Ave parking lot, walk west toward the bay, Mt Trashmore is the old elevated landfill straight ahead or slightly to the south.

Mount View Sanitary District
See McNabney Marsh

Mount Wallace
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.779  D-7 (location shown is incorrect; should be p.758  D-7).
On boundary between Alameda County and San Joaquin County, near the southern tip of San Joaquin County.
Elevation 3,112 ft.

Mount Wanda
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-1.
About 0.7 mile south of the intersection of Hwy 4 and Alhambra Ave in Martinez.
Located in Mount Wanda Open Space.
Elevation 682 ft.

Mount Wanda Open Space
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-1.
Southwest of the intersection of Hwy 4 and Alhambra Ave in Martinez.
Includes Mount Wanda, Mount Helen, and the Muir Nature Trail.
National Park Service.  Tel: (925) 228-8860.

Mount Zion
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  B-5.  Thomas 1997  p.613  F-2.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  G-2.
In unincorporated area of Contra Costa County between Concord and Mt. Diablo State Park.
Elevation 1,635 ft.

Mowry East Center
Thomas 1997  p.752  J-7.
Shopping center in Fremont at 5200 Mowry Ave.  Tel: (510) 796-0660.

Mowry's Landing
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-5 (as "Mowry Landing").  Thomas 1997  p.772  G-4 (unmarked).
An early boat landing in Newark at the foot of the present Mowry Ave (at the head of Mowry Slough).

Mowry Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-5.  Thomas 1997  p.772  D-5.
Waterway extending through wetlands (now salt evaporation ponds) from southeastern tip of Newark generally westward to San Francisco Bay.

Mud Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-6.  Thomas 1997  p.793  B-1.
Opens into Coyote Creek in the wetlands west of southern Fremont. Once was the mouth of Arroyo Agua Caliente and Arroyo Agua Fria. The little town of Drawbridge grew up along the South Pacific Coast Railroad tracks just south of the drawbridge over Mud Slough.

Muir
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-5.
Picnic site on Summit Rd near the top of Mount Diablo, in Mt. Diablo State Park.
See also John Muir.

Muir Nature Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-1.
Hiking/riding trail high on Mount Helen in Mount Wanda Open Space.

Muir School
See John Muir Elementary School, John Muir School.

Muir Station
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  B-6.  Thomas 1997  p.571  F-6.
Shopping center at Center Ave & Muir Station Rd (just south of Hwy 4) in Martinez.

Muirwood Park
Thomas 1997  p.693  J-7.
Pleasanton city park at Muirwood Dr & Muirwood Ct.

Mulford Gardens
Thomas 1997  p.690  G-3.
Neighborhood of San Leandro north of the San Leandro Marina.

Mulford Park
Thomas 1997  p.690  G-4.
San Leandro city park at Aurora Dr & Walnut Dr.

Mulholland Hill
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.73  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.631  C-3.
In southwestern Orinda. Access from Rheem Blvd via Zander Dr, Alice Ln, and unidentified road.
Elevation 1157 ft.

Mulligan Hill
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.51  D-1.  Thomas 1997  p.593  H-1.
Just east of southeastern part of Concord Naval Weapons Station, in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County.
Elevation 1439 ft.

Murchio Gap
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Saddle between Bald Ridge and Eagle Peak in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Access by Meridian Ridge Rd, Bald Ridge Trail, or Eagle Peak Trail.

Murphy Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.36  E-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.589  E-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Richmond.
4350 Valley View Rd, Richmond CA 94803.  Tel: (510) 223-2781.

Murphy's Meadow Trail
Multiuse trail in Round Valley Regional Preserve.
Named for Thomas Murphy, who bought the Round Valley land in 1873 and established a ranching and farming operation there. His grandson Jim sold the core 700 acres of the property to East Bay Regional Park District in 1988.

Murwood Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.75  C-5 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.612  D-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County surrounded by Walnut Creek.
2050 Vanderslice Ave, Walnut Creek CA 94596.  Tel: (925) 943-2462.

Musick Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  E-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Newark.
5735 Musick Ave, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 794-2036.   http://www.nusd.k12.ca.us/nusd/ourschl/ Musick.htm
Newark Unified School District.
Named for E L Musick.

Musick Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  EF-5.
Newark city park at Cedar Blvd & Musick Ave.

Muskrat Trail
Hiking trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park (bicycles allowed on part of this trail).

Mustard Hill
Reservable picnic site in Contra Loma Regional Park.

Nancy Boyd Park
Martinez city park at Church St & Pleasant Hill Rd.

Nanny Goat Sulfur Spring
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-5.
On east slope of Mt. Diablo in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Native American School
Public school in Fremont on the campus of Linda Vista Elementary School.
2650 Bruce Dr, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 656-4179.
Fremont Unified School District.

Neil Armstrong School
Public elementary (K-6) school in San Ramon.
2849 Calais Dr, San Ramon CA 94583.  Tel: (925) 803-7440.  http://www.naes.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Neil Armstrong School Park
San Ramon city park at Westchester Dr & Gorham Pl.

Nejedly Staging Area
In eastern portion of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline (just west of Martinez).
Also called Carquinez Strait East Staging Area.

Neptune
Reservable picnic area at Crown Memorial State Beach.

Neptune Beach
Beach resort near Central Ave & Webster St in Alameda, created in 1916 on the site of an earlier large beach resort. The entrance featured a 100-foot Moorish tower. Features included a dancing pavilion, a stadium seating 8,000, a boardwalk lit by electricity, amusement park rides and concessions, and two large saltwater swimming pools. The park was a training site for many famous boxers. Ideally located for streetcar access, the park suffered when people began to use the automobile as their primary transport for recreation. It went bankrupt in 1939, and the military purchased the land in 1942. The area is now known as Crown Memorial State Beach (although the present beach is much smaller than the wide beaches that existed before landfill changed the pattern of tidal flows and currents).

Neptune Park
Alameda city park at Constitution Way & Webster St.

Network Associates Coliseum
Name applied in 1998 to the Oakland Coliseum after payment of an advertising fee.

Nevada Dock
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-4.  Point Carquinez. Near the closure point on Carquinez Scenic Dr heading east from Port Costa.
Reached by unpaved road from Carquinez Scenic Dr.

Nevada Flats
Reservable picnic site in Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area.

Nevin Center & Park
Richmond city park.  Site of the Richmond Museum.
598 Nevin Ave, Richmond CA 94801.  Tel: (510) 237-0524.

Newark Adult School
http://www.nusd.k12.ca.us/nusd/ourschl /AdultEd.htm
Newark Unified School District.

Newark Community Park
Newark city park at Cedar Blvd & Chapman Dr.

Newark Junior High School
Public junior high school in Newark.
6201 Lafayette Ave, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 794-2062.   http://www.nusd.k12.ca.us/nusd/ourschl/ NJHS.htm
Newark Unified School District.

Newark Marketplace
Shopping center in Newark at Newark Blvd & Jarvis Ave.

Newark Memorial High School
Public high school in Newark.
39375 Cedar Blvd, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 794-2145.   http://www.nusd.k12.ca.us/nusd/ourschl/ NMHS.htm
Newark Unified School District.

Newark Ohlone Center
Newark campus of Ohlone College.
35753 Cedar Blvd, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 745-9037.   http://www.ohlone.cc.ca.us/
Fremont-Newark Community College District.

Newark Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-5. 
A short slough in the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge just south of the Dumbarton Bridge. Once the mouth of Sanjen de los Alisos, an alternative lower course for Alameda Creek.

Newark Square
Shopping center in Newark at Cedar Blvd & Thornton Ave.

New Bridge Marina
On south shore of San Joaquin River, just west of Antioch Bridge.
On Bridgehead Rd.  Tel: (925) 757-1500.

Newell Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-3.
Flows southeast into flooded portion of Scow Canyon in San Pablo Reservoir, near the tip of this arm of the reservoir.

Newell Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-3.
Unpaved fire road and hiking trail (permit required) on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands north of San Pablo Reservoir, extending from Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area over Sobrante Ridge to Scow Canyon, and down the canyon to the reservoir.

Newhall Community Park
Large Concord city park along Galindo Creek southwest of Clayton Rd and east of Treat Blvd.

New Haven Adult School
Public adult school in Union City.
Postal address:  1800 H St, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 489-2185.  Fax: (510) 471-0554.  http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Adult/adult
New Haven Unified School District.

New Jersey Ferry Landing
On northeast tip of Jersey Island where Piper Slough meets False River.

New Life Christian School
Private school in Pleasanton.
3200 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 462-7123.

Newpark Mall
Shopping mall in Newark.
Mowry Ave & Cedar Blvd, Newark CA 94560.  Tel: (510) 794-5522.

New Park Plaza
Shopping center in Newark at Cedar Blvd & Balentine Dr.

Newt Hollow
Reservable picnic site in Briones Regional Park near Bear Creek Staging Area.

Newt Pond Wildlife Area
In Garin Regional Park. Access from High Ridge Trail (about 0.42 mile from park visitor center).

New Woodland
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  CD-5.
A group camping site in Tilden Nature Area on Loop Rd.
Reservations (for organized youth groups only) must be made 14 days in advance.  Tel: (510) 636-1684.

New York Point
On southern shore of Suisun Bay at western edge of Pittsburg harbor.

New York Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-7 (unlabeled). 
Extends from San Joaquin River to Suisun Bay, separating Browns Island and Winter Island from the mainland of Contra Costa County.

Nicholl Knob
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2,3 (as "Nickol's Knob").
Hill south of Point Richmond, at northern edge of Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline (the top of the hill and a narrow strip leading down the northern slope are not included in the shoreline park).
Elevation 371 ft.

Nicholl Park
Richmond city park at MacDonald Ave & Nicholl Ct.
The Memorial Youth Center is near the northeast corner of the park.

Nielsen Park
Pleasanton city park at Stoneridge Dr & Kamp Dr.

Nike Trail
Hiking/bicycling trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Niles Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-6. 
The steep valley of Alameda Creek between Sunol and Mission Blvd in Fremont. The creek drops from an elevation of about 250 ft to about 50 ft in this distance of about 5 miles. Niles Canyon Rd (Hwy 84) and the Niles Canyon Railway closely follow the creek through the canyon - the Union Pacific Railroad uses a tunnel to take a higher route.

Niles Community Park
Fremont city park at School St & Bodily Ave.
129 acres with playground, 3 lighted tennis courts, ponds, bicycle trail, community building.

Niles Elementary School
Public elementary school in Fremont.
37141 2nd St, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 793-1141.
Fremont Unified School District.

Nimitz Freeway
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-4. 
Hwy 880 from Hwy 101 in San Jose to Hwy 80 at the Bay Bridge. Named for Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, who lived for many years on Yerba Buena Island. Named by the California Senate in 1958. The Garden Clubs of America have designated this route as a Blue State Memorial Highway.

Nimitz Way
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-3.
Paved multiuse trail in Tilden Regional Park and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.
Part of the East Bay Skyline National Trail and the Bay Area Ridge Trail.
Built as the access road for a Nike missile battery that was part of the Bay Area antiaircraft defenses in the 1950s and '60s. Named for Fleet Admiral Chester W Nimitz, who was called the "Johnny Appleseed of Tilden Park" because he loved to hike in the park (often on this road) and scatter wildflower seeds (the yellow lupine was one of his favorites).

Ninth Avenue Terminal
Port of Oakland facilities at the foot of 8th, 9th, and 10th Aves (accessed from the Embarcadero), berths 82, 83, 84.
Operated by Marine Terminals Corp.  Tel: (510) 272-1451.  Fax: (510) 271-2803.

Noll Adult School
Public adult school in Fremont.
39600 Sundale Dr, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 651-9030.
Fremont Unified School District.

Nomura Elementary School
Private elementary school in Richmond.
1615 Carlson Blvd, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 528-1727.

No Name Trail
Hiking/bicycling trail extending from Coyote Hills Regional Park along levee out into wetlands of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, where it connects with Shoreline Trail.

Nook
Picnic site in Tilden Regional Park.

Nordvik Park
See Karl Nordvik Park.

Norris Creek
Flows from northwest end of The Knife (a ridge) southwest into Crow Creek near intersection of Crow Canyon Rd & Norris Canyon Rd.

North Arroyo Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area.

North Bay Orinda High School
Private high school in Orinda.
19 Altarinda Rd, Orinda CA 94563.  Tel: (925) 254-7553.

North Beach
Reservable picnic site in Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area.

North Campus Continuation High School
Public high school in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County north of Richmond.
2465 Dolan Way, San Pablo CA 94806.  Tel: (510) 741-2857.

North Canal
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  AB-2. 
Extends from Middle River to Old River, parallel to and just south of Victoria Canal.

North Creek
Short creek within the wetlands west of Union City, north of the northern channel of Alameda Creek.

Northeast Fork Sycamore Creek
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-7.
Short creek flowing southwest into East Fork Sycamore Creek in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Northern Light School
Private elementary school in Oakland.
4500 Redwood Rd, Oakland CA 94619.  Tel: (510) 530-9366.

North Gate
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  E-4.
Entrance to Mt. Diablo State Park on North Gate Rd east of Walnut Creek.

Northgate Community Park
Fremont city park at Paseo Padre Pky & Milton St.
20 acres with 3 ball fields, 2 basketball courts, a multiuse field, picnic area, 2 playgrounds, restrooms.

Northgate High School
Public high school in Walnut Creek.
425 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek CA 94598.  Tel: (925) 938-0900.

North Gate Road
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  AB-6.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  E-4.
Paved road extending from Oak Grove Rd in eastern Walnut Creek southeast into Mt. Diablo State Park, eventually intersecting South Gate Rd and Summit Rd.

North Gate Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  E-4 (unlabeled).
Fire road and multiuse trail extending from Castle Rock Rd to North Gate Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

North Lake
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3 (unlabeled). 
In Richmond just south of Hilltop Mall.

North Livermore Park
Park in Livermore at Bluebell Dr & Galloway St, on bank of Altamont Creek.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

North Marsh
Marsh just south of Alameda Creek in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

North Mokelumne River
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  C-2. 
Near the point where it flows into the San Joaquin River, the Mokelumne River for a short distance divides into two branches, flowing around both sides of Staten Island.

North Oakland Regional Sports Center
On Broadway in north Oakland, just south of the west entrance to the Caldecott Tunnel.

North Park Plaza
Shopping center on California Ave off Loveridge Rd in Pittsburg.

North Peak
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-6.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  I-4.
In Mt. Diablo State Park, about 1 mile northeast of Mt. Diablo.
Elevation 3557 ft.

North Peak Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-4,5.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Prospectors Gap to North Peak.

North Peak Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-4,5.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Mount Olympia to North Peak, and from Prospectors Gap to Devil's Elbow (the two segments of the trail are joined by North Peak Rd).

North Reservoir
See North Lake.

North Richmond Ballpark
At 3rd St & Da Villa in North Richmond.

North Ridge Trail
Multiuse trail in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

North Sailing Basin
Shallow water of San Francisco Bay between Cesar E Chavez Park and the main Berkeley shoreline, north of the Berkeley Meadow.

North Temescal
Reservable picnic site in Temescal Regional Recreation Area.

North Waterfront Park
See Cesar E. Chavez Park.

Nortonville
Abandoned coal mining town in Contra Costa County, now included in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Nortonville Pass
On Nortonville Trail between townsites of Nortonville and Somersville in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Nortonville Road
Road leading from Kirker Pass Rd south along Kirker Creek to the western part of Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.
Auto access only to within about a mile of the park boundary; paved multiuse trail from there.

Nortonville Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Nuestro Parquecito
Park in Hayward at E 10th St & Jefferson St.
Picnic facilities, play area, basketball courts, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Nunes Ranch Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-2.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) on East Bay Municipal Utility District land in Contra Costa County northeast of San Pablo Reservoir, extending from Castro Ranch Rd into Scow Canyon.

Nystrom Elementary School
Public elementary school in Richmond.
230 Harbour Way S, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 235-0147.

Oak Glen Park
Oakland city park along Glen Echo Creek and Richmond Blvd northeast of Randwick Ave.

Oak Grove
Reservable picnic site in Briones Regional Park near Bear Creek Staging Area.

Oak Grove Middle School
Public middle school in Concord.
2050 Minert Rd, Concord CA 94518.  Tel: (925) 682-1843.

Oak Grove Plaza
Shopping center at Ygnacio Valley Rd & San Carlos Dr in Walnut Creek.

Oak Hill Canyon
Short creek valley in Garin Regional Park. High Ridge Trail crosses the head of the valley. Stonybrook Park is located near the foot of the valley.

Oakhill Park
(1)
Danville city park at Stone Valley Rd & Glenwood Ct.
(2)

Pleasanton city park on Muirwood Dr near Linwood Ct.

Oak Hills Center
(1)
Shopping center at Bailey Rd & W Leland Rd in Pittsburg.
(2)

Shopping center at Sunol Blvd & Mission Dr in Pleasanton.

Oak Hills Trail
Hiking trail in Del Valle Regional Park.

Oakhurst Country Club
8000 Clayton Rd, Clayton CA 94517.  Tel: (925) 672-9737.

Oak Knoll
(1)

Neighborhood of Oakland just north of Knowland Park.
(2) Mount Diablo Trail Map  H-6 (unlabeled)  and  D-9 (inset).
Picnic site on Oak Knoll Trail near Summit Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Oakknoll Pioneer Memorial Park
Park in Livermore along Arroyo Mocho on E Stanley Blvd near Murrieta Blvd.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Oak Knoll Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6  and  D-9 (inset).
Hiking/equestrian trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Summit Rd to Green Ranch Rd.

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  C-4. 
On Coliseum Way near Hwy 880 and Hegenberger Rd. The Coliseum (now called Network Associates Coliseum), Sports Arena, and Exhibition Hall were completed in 1966 without any tenants signed. The Kansas City Athletics became the Oakland A's in 1968, the Raiders arrived, and the Golden State Warriors moved from San Francisco in 1972. All of the facilities underwent major renovation in 1995-96.
7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland CA 94621.  Tel: (510) 569-2121.

Oakland Arena
See Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex.

Oakland Army Base
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3 (as "Oakland Army Terminal").  US Army shipping and supply terminal on Oakland Outer Harbor, created on landfill during World War II. Shut down as part of extensive military base closures in the mid-1990s. The Oakland Base Reuse Authority has approved plans for conversion to civilian use, involving creation of an industrial park and job-training center, with much of the waterfront being placed under control of the Port of Oakland. Transfer of ownership of the base to the city is scheduled for 2001. Some land along the Bay Bridge approach may be given to East Bay Regional Park District for development as a park.
Tel: (510) 466-9111.
Oakland Base Reuse Authority, 1333 Broadway 9th Flr, Oakland CA 94612.  Tel: (510) 238-2074.

Oakland California Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
See Mormon Temple (Oakland).

Oakland Coliseum
The outdoor football/baseball stadium in the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Complex. In 1998 officially renamed Network Associates Coliseum after that company paid an advertising fee.

Oakland Estuary
See San Antonio Estuary.

Oakland Hills
Not an official designation, this is a common name for the hills northeast of Oakland.

Oakland Inner Harbor
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3. 
The dredged and reshaped San Antonio Estuary, between Alameda and Oakland.

Oakland Middle Harbor
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3. 
The harbor area between 7th St and San Antonio Estuary, much of which is occuped by the Oakland Naval Supply Center.
See also Middle Harbor Park.

Oakland Museum of California
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3 (as "The Oakland Museum").  This three-level museum (art, history, and environment) was built in 1969 (some of the old trees from the site were preserved and remain in their original positions in the gardens that cover the partly-sunken museum). This Oakland city museum combined collections from three older museums: the Oakland Public Museum (see Camron-Stanford House) with its historical collections, the Oakland Art Gallery (created in 1916) with its art collections, and the Snow Museum (see Snow Park) with its natural sciences collections.
1000 Oak St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 238-2200.  TTY: (510) 451-3322.  http://www.museumca.org/

Oakland Naval Supply Center
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3. 
Created just before World War II, this massive shipping facility occupies much of the waterfront in the Oakland Middle Harbor with extensive storage facilities on landfill just northwest of the Union Pacific Railroad yards.
Access from Middle Harbor Rd.
Tel: (510) 302-2000.

Oakland Outer Harbor
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  B-3. 
The harbor area between the Bay Bridge approach and 7th St.

Oakland Technical High School
4351 Broadway, Oakland CA 94609.  Tel: (510) 658-5300.  http://oaktech.ousd.k12.ca.us/
Oakland Unified School District.

Oakland Trotting Park
See Emeryville.

Oakley Elementary School
Public elementary school in Oakley.
501 Norcross Ln, Oakley CA 94561.  Tel: (925) 625-7050.

Oakley Park
At W Ruby St & Norcross Ln in Oakley.

Oakmont Memorial Park
Cemetery at Reliez Valley Rd & Grayson Rd in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County between Briones Regional Park and Pleasant Hill.
2099 Reliez Valley Rd, Lafayette CA 94549.  Tel: (925) 935-3311.

Oakmore
Neighborhood of Oakland just east of Piedmont.

Oak Moth Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-1.
Small creek flowing south into Pereira Creek, not far north of Alhambra Valley Rd.

Oak Park
(1)
Berkeley city park at Domingo Ave & El Camino Real.
(2)
Oakland city park at Frisbie Way & Kempton Ave.

Oak Point
Reservable picnic site in Del Valle Regional Park.

Oakport Trail
See Damon Marsh Trail.

Oak Tree Staging Area
Only entrance to Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, providing access to all trails via Oak Tree Trail.

Oak Tree Trail
Multiuse trail in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

Oakvale Park
See Dunsmuir House & Gardens.

Oak View
Hike-in backpack campsite in Sunol Regional Wilderness.

Oak View Memorial Park Cemetery
In Antioch, just east of Holy Cross Cemetery.
2500 E 18th St, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 757-4500.

O'Hara Park
At O'Hara Ave & W Cypress Rd in Oakley.

O'Hara Park Middle School
Public middle school in Oakley.
1100 O'Hara Ave, Oakley CA 94561.  Tel: (925) 625-5060.

Ohlone College
Community college in Fremont.
43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont CA 94539.  Tel: (510) 659-6000.  http://www.ohlone.cc.ca.us/
Also offers some classes and services at Newark Ohlone Center.
Fremont-Newark Community College District.

Ohlone Elementary School
Public elementary school in Hercules.
1616 Pheasant Dr, Hercules CA 94547.  Tel: (510) 799-0889.

Ohlone Park
(1)
Hercules city park at Turquoise Dr & Cinnabar Way.
(2)
Berkeley city park above underground BART tracks along Hearst Ave from Milvia St to Sacramento St.

Ohlone Regional Wilderness
DeLorme Northern California  p.116  A-1 (as "Camp Ohlone Regional Park").  Over 9,000 acres of grassy ridges in southern Alameda County accessible only by hiking/equestrian trails, noted for its profuse wildflower displays and abundant wildlife. Rose Peak is only 32 ft lower than Mt. Diablo. To reach the Wilderness, you must hike or ride horseback about 10 miles from either Sunol Regional Wilderness or Del Valle Regional Park along the Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail. The Wilderness is undeveloped except for campsites and trails.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/ohlone.htm

Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail extending 28 miles from Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont through Sunol Regional Wilderness and Ohlone Regional Wilderness to Del Valle Regional Park near Livermore. This trail provides the only public access to Ohlone Wilderness. Because it passes through San Francisco Water District lands between regional parks, a permit is required to travel these portions of the trail (it is available for a fee through EBRPD).
East Bay Regional Park District.

Ohlone Wilderness Trail
See Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail.

Oil Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-7. 
In southern part of Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.
A creek that flows a short distance east and then north into Sand Creek.

Oil Canyon Trail
Hiking trail in Briones Regional Park.
See also Lower Oil Canyon Trail and Upper Oil Canyon Trail.

Old Briones Road Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Old Church
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2,3.
Picnic site on Stream Trail near Fire Circle in Redwood Regional Park.

Old Country Road
Hiking trail in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Old Green Barn
Built by Maurice Geary in 1895 along with the nearby house used as headquarters for Sunol Regional Wilderness, on the bank of Alameda Creek near Indian Joe Creek. Now houses the Wilderness Visitor Center (reopening in 1999 after being remodeled).

Old Highlands Park
Park in Hayward at 26180 Parkside Dr.
Picnic facilities, play area, hiking/riding trails, horseshoe courts, ball wall, lawns, parking.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Old Man Ridge
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  DE-4.
Short ridge extending southwest into San Pablo Reservoir just south of Round Top Cove.

Old Marsh Creek Springs
Old townsite (Marsh Creek Springs) on Marsh Creek Rd about 1.5 miles southeast of intersection with Morgan Territory Rd, east of Mt. Diablo State Park.

Old Mission Park
Fremont city park at Pine St & Ibero Way.

Old Nimitz Way
Unpaved multiuse trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.
Connects with Nimitz Way.

Old Ranch Park
San Ramon city park at Old Ranch Rd & Vista Monte Dr.

Old River
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-2. 
Branch of the San Joaquin River separating from the main river west of Lathrop and flowing west and then north to rejoin the main river at the north end of Mandeville Island.
The twisting north-south portion of its course forms much of the border between Contra Costa County and San Joaquin County.

Old San Pablo Dam Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-4.
Trail extending along southwestern shore of San Pablo Reservoir in San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area.

Oldtown Center
Shopping center in Newark at Newark Blvd & Mayhew's Landing Rd.

Oleum
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-3. 
Unincorporated "town" for oil company workers north of Rodeo (private roads on oil-company property).

Olinda Elementary School
Public elementary school in Richmond.
5855 Olinda Rd, Richmond CA 94803.  Tel: (510) 223-2800.

Olinda Station
Reservable picnic site in Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area.

Olive Grove Trail
Multiuse trail in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

Oliveira Elementary School
Public elementary school in Fremont.
4180 Alder Ave, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 797-1132.
Fremont Unified School District.

Oliver Corners Center
Shopping center in Hayward at Hesperian Blvd & W Tennyson Rd.

Olofson Homestead
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-4.
Only the site remains, near Olofson Spring on the west slope of Olofson Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Olofson Ridge
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  FG-4.
Ridge extending at lower level (about 2000 ft) northnorthwest from the end of Moses Rock Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Olofson Ridge Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-4.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Red Rd to point at the northwest end of Olofson Ridge.

Olofson Spring
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-4.
On west slope of Olofson Ridge near the site of the Olofson Homestead in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Olympia
See Mount Olympia.

Olympia Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-4.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Cardinet Oaks Rd to Morgan Territory Rd.

Olympic Continuation High School
Public high school in Concord.
2730 Salvio St, Concord CA 94519.  Tel: (925) 687-0363.

O N Hirsch Elementary School
See Hirsch Elementary School.

Opportunity Junior High School
Public continuation junior high school in Fremont, sharing campus and principal with Robertson High School.
4455 Seneca Park Ave, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 657-7116.
Fremont Unified School District.

Orchard
(1) Picnic site in Tilden Regional Park.
(2) Picnic site on Stream Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Orchard Trail
(1) East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  HJ-2.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.
(2) East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  D-3.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Orient
See Point Orient.

Orientation Center for the Blind
See California Orientation Center for the Blind.

Orinda Community Park
Orinda city park on Altarinda Rd in Orinda Village.

Orinda Country Club
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-4 (as "1423").  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-6.
305 Camino Sobrante, Orinda CA 94563.  Tel: (925) 254-4313.

Orinda Horse Corral
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-5.
On Toyonal Rd just off Wildcat Canyon Rd south of San Pablo Reservoir.

Orinda Intermediate School
Public intermediate school in Orinda.
80 Ivy Dr, Orinda CA 94563.  Tel: (925) 376-4402.

Orinda Oaks Park
Orinda city park at Moraga Way & Hall Dr.

Orinda Sports Field
Orinda city park on Camino Pablo near Solbrae Way.

Orinda Village
Downtown neighborhood of Orinda.

Orloff Park
Pleasanton city park at Kolln St & Peregine Way.

Orwood
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2. 
Small "town" on Orwood Rd at eastern edge of Orwood Tract, where Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad tracks cross Old River.

Orwood Tract
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2. 
Delta island (with Palm Tract), protected by levees, in Contra Costa County, bounded by Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad tracks on north, Old River on east, Indian Slough on south, and Werner Dredger Cut on west.
Access by Orwood Rd from Byron Hwy near Brentwood.

Osage Park
Danville city park at 816 Brookside Dr.

Ostrander Park
Oakland city park along Broadway Ter between Clarewood Dr and Arbor Path.

Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School
Roman Catholic elementary school in Oakland.
515 Boden Way, Oakland CA 94610.  Tel: (510) 444-8014.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2808 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland CA 94610.  Tel: (510) 451-1790.

Oursan Creek
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  DE-3.
Flows westsouthwest down flank of Oursan Ridge into Scow Canyon.

Oursan Ridge
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-2,3.
Ridge between Pinole Creek valley and the valleys of Scow Canyon, Wire Ranch Creek, and Fault Creek.
Extends from southeast of intersection of Alhambra Valley Rd & Castro Ranch Rd to just northwest of Briones Reservoir.

Oursan Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-3.
Unpaved hiking trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utilities District lands paralleling west and north shores of Briones Reservoir.

Our Savior's Lutheran School
Private elementary school in Livermore. Formerly at 1040 Florence Rd.
1385 S Livermore Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 455-5437.

Owl
(1) Picnic site on South Park Dr near south end of Tilden Regional Park.
(2) Reservable picnic site on Canyon Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Owl Alley
Unpaved multiuse trail in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Oxford School
Public elementary school in Berkeley.  Until 1993 was a K-3 school.
1130 Oxford St, Berkeley CA 94707.  Tel: (510) 644-6300. 
Berkeley Unified School District.

Oyster Bay
Cove at northwestern end of Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda, now known as Crab Cove. The former Oyster Bay Exhibit Hall is now the Crab Cove Visitor Center.
Also see Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline.

Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
An extensive landfill (garbage dump) southeast of Oakland International Airport, now being reclaimed as parkland. There have been serious leakage problems, with disputes between the East Bay Regional Park District and the former owner of the landfill about who is responsible for the cleanup, so little development has yet been done here. There is a self-guided nature loop trail (with discussion of recycling and garbage treatment as well as wildlife), and also a part of the Bay Trail around the edge of the landfill. Picnic facilities are available for reservation. The name refers to the extensive oyster industry that once flourished along San Francisco Bay from Alameda south to Hayward. Landfill, pollution, and creation of salt ponds eliminated the oyster beds.
Access from the north end of Neptune Dr in San Leandro.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/oyster.htm

Oyster Point
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  J-8.
High point on ridge south of Jackass Canyon in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Elevation 2106 ft.

Oyster Point Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  IJ-8.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Black Hawk Ridge Rd to saddle below Oyster Point.

Oyster Point Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  JK-8.
Hiking trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from end of Oyster Point Rd to slope below Oyster Point, then becoming fire road and multiuse trail extending to Riggs Canyon Rd.

Pacheco
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5. 
37.98756 N, 122.06230 W.  ZIP 94553.
Unincorporated town in Contra Costa County southeast of Martinez.
Access from Hwy 4 or Hwy 680.
Population (1990): 3,325.

Pacheco Creek
See Pacheco Slough.

Pacheco Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5 (as "Pacheco Creek").  Extends from south shore of Suisun Bay east of Martinez south almost to Hwy 4 near Buchanan FieldGrayson Creek and Walnut Creek flow into this slough.

Pacific Recreation Complex
San Leandro city facility at Teagarden St & Marina Blvd.  http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/ slparkspacific
Lighted fields and courts for organized softball, high school football, little league baseball, soccer practice, and tennis. Ticket booth and 2 concessions.

Pacific Refinery
At northern tip of Hercules on San Pablo Bay, just south of Lone Tree Point.
Built in 1966, and closed in 1995.  Efforts are now underway to develop the land for housing and other purposes.

Pack Rat Trail
Two parallel trails in Tilden Nature Area.  See Lower Pack Rat Trail and Upper Pack Rat Trail.

Padre
Reservable picnic site on South Park Dr in Tilden Regional Park, with parking and restrooms.

Palma Ceia Park
Park in Hayward at 27600 Decatur Way.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns, recreation center building with snack bar and meeting rooms, restrooms.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Palma Ceia School
Public elementary school in Hayward.
27679 Melbourne Ave, Hayward CA 94545.  Tel: (510) 293-8512.  Fax: (510) 783-2836.

Palmer School for Boys & Girls
Private elementary school in unincorporated Contra Costa County between Hwy 680 and Heather Farms Park.
2740 Jones Rd, Walnut Creek CA 94596.  Tel: (925) 934-4888.

Palm Tract
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2. 
Delta island (with Orwood Tract), protected by levees, in Contra Costa County, bounded by Rock Slough on the north, Old River on the east, the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad tracks on the south, and Werner Dredger Cut on the west.
Access by Orwood Rd from Byron Hwy near Brentwood.

Palomares Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-5. 
Flows from southwest side of Sunol Ridge (west of Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park) northwestward to join with Eden Canyon and become San Lorenzo Creek.

Palomares Hills Park
Park in unincorporated area east of Castro Valley, at Villareal Dr & Laurelwood Dr.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, play area, ball fields, soccer fields, lawns, par course, snack bar, restrooms.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Palos Colorados Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  B-2,3.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Joaquin Miller Park, along Palo Seco Creek.

Palo Seco Creek
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  B-2,3.
Flows from Joaquin Miller Park westward to join Shepherd Creek, forming Sausal Creek in Dimond Canyon.

Palos Verdes Mall
Shopping center in Walnut Creek at Pleasant Hill Rd & Camino Verde.

Panorama Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail (hiking/equestrian only for part of its length) in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Papa Bear Hill
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-3.
At end of Pereira Trail in Briones Regional Park.
Site of Briones Reservoir View Point.

Parchester Marsh
At south end of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Parchester Park
Richmond city park at Collins Ave & Williams Dr, south of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Park Boulevard Creek
Originally flowed from area near Oakland High School into San Antonio Slough (now Lake Merritt) near present intersection of Park Blvd & Wayne Pl E. Now flows entirely in underground storm drains under Park Blvd.

Park Boulevard Playground
Oakland city playground adjacent to Park Boulevard Plaza.

Park Boulevard Plaza
Oakland city park at 2300 Park Blvd.

Park Day School
Private elementary school in Oakland.
370 43rd St, Oakland CA 94609.  Tel: (510) 653-0317.

Park in Rheem Valley, The
Shopping center at Center St & Park St in Moraga.

Park Junior High School
Public junior high school in Antioch.
1 Spartan Way, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-5314.

Parkmead Elementary School
Public elementary school in Saranap, an unincorporated area of Contra Costa County between Lafayette and Walnut Creek.
1920 Magnolia Way, Walnut Creek CA 94595.  Tel: (925) 944-6858.

Parkmont Elementary School
Public elementary school in Fremont.
2601 Parkside Dr, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 793-7492.
Fremont Unified School District.

Park School
Public year round elementary school in Hayward.
411 Larchmont Ave, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 293-8515.  Fax: (510) 782-0789.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with play area, ball fields, soccer fields, lawns.

Parkside Drive Park
Berkeley city park at Parkside Dr & Plaza Dr.

Parkside Elementary School
Public elementary school in Pittsburg.
985 W 17th St, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 473-4340.

Parkview
Reservable picnic site in Temescal Regional Recreation Area.

Parkway Golf Course
Thomas 1997  p.753  C-5.
3400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 656-6862.

Parr-Rich Canal
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.608  F-2.
Small, short channel extending north from Harbor Channel in Richmond Inner Harbor.

Parsons Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  J-2.
Undeveloped park site in Castro Valley at Almond Rd & Ewing Rd.

Paseo Padre Center
Thomas 1997  p.752  D-1.
Shopping center in Fremont at Paseo Padre Pky & Fremont Blvd.

Paso Nogal Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.44  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.591  J-3  and  p.592  A-3.
Pleasant Hill city park at Paso Nogal & Primrose Dr.

Patten Academy of Christian Education
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-6.
Private primary, middle, and high school in Oakland, founded in 1945 by Dr Bebe Patten. Affiliated with Patten College and the Church of God (Cleveland TN).
2433 Coolidge Ave, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 533-8300.

Patten College
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-6 (not marked).
Religious college affiliated with the Church of God (Cleveland TN). Also has a Denver campus.
2433 Coolidge Ave, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 533-8300.  http://www.diac.com/~patten/

Patterson Creek
Thomas 1997  p.751  FG-2 (unmarked).
Only small remnants of this creek remain, such as this one forming a distorted bend just south of Alameda Creek. Presumably the course of this creek was eliminated during the engineering of Alameda Creek as a storm channel.

Patterson Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  E-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
35521 Cabrillo Dr, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 793-3010.
Fremont Unified School District.

Patterson House
Thomas 1997  p.752  D-3.
Home of the Patterson family on their ranch. Now restored in Ardenwood Regional Preserve and used for various activities recreating Victorian life. George Washington Patterson came to California in the gold rush. With his family, he settled in the area that is now northwestern Fremont in 1854, draining and clearing wetlands and shorelands. The house was built in 1856 as the centerpiece of what became a 3,000-acre farm called Ardenwood (presumably a Shakespearean reference). The house was expanded in 1880. The present Ardenwood Preserve includes only 205 acres of the ranch, which extended into the present Coyote Hills Regional Park. Most of the land was subdivided.

Patterson Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  E-3.
Fremont city park at Cabral Dr & Angeles Ave.

Patterson Pass
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.697  D-7 (unmarked).
Route over hills between Livermore and Tracy in the Central Valley. The high point on Patterson Pass Rd. Since Hwy 580 was constructed, Altamont Pass (not far to the north) has been by far the most heavily traveled route across these hills.

Patterson Reservoir
Thomas 1997  p.696  H-6 (unlabeled).
Small reservoir on the South Bay Aqueduct east of Livermore, just north of Patterson Pass Rd.

Patterson Run
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.698  A-5.
Creek flowing northwest from Patterson Pass to vanish in the Central Valley.

Paul Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.69  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.630  H-1.
Orinda city park at Camino Pablo & Brookwood Rd.

Peach Tree Springs
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-4.
Multiple springs on slope northwest of Olofson Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park, accessed from Red Rd.

Peak Meadow Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Peak Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail (hiking/equestrian only for a short distance on each side of Mission Peak) in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Pelican
Reservable picnic site in Doolittle area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Pelican Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Pelton Center
Thomas 1997  p.691  A-1.
Shopping center in San Leandro on Pelton Cir between Washington Ave & E 14th St.

Penitencia Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.815  BC-5.
Originates in the hills east of San Jose and flows generally westward through Alum Rock Park and Penitencia Creek County Park before being diverted into Coyote Creek where Berryessa Rd crosses it. This portion of the creek is known as Upper Penitencia Creek. Much of the creek's course through San Jose has been buried in storm drains. Lower Penitencia Creek emerges near E Capitol Ave at the Milpitas border and flows briefly westward then northward and into Coyote Creek just south of the Alameda County border. Most of the course of Lower Penitencia Creek has been altered in storm channels. The name is said to come from an old adobe house near the creek that was used for confessions.

Penke
See Christian Penke Park.

People's Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-7 (unmarked).  Thomas 1997  p.629  J-2 (unmarked).
Most of the block in Berkeley bounded by Telegraph Ave, Dwight Way, Bowditch St, and Haste St (except for the businesses along Telegraph Ave).  In 1967, the University of California - Berkeley purchased this land for future use as playing fields and parking lots.  After the longtime residents moved out, most of the houses were rented to UC students, many becoming communal households.  During finals week in 1968, the renters were evicted and the houses were torn down.  There were charges that the University was acting primarily because many student activists lived in the block, an idea that seemed to be confirmed when UC left the lot vacant and unimproved for the next year.  UC claimed that the land was now slated for new student dormitories, but in the meantime it was being used as an unofficial dirt parking lot.  In April 1969, some people declared the lot to be a "People's Park" and began planting flowers and vegetables and creating public facilities there.  Various public planning meetings were held, and many people from students to older residents participated in creating the park.  The University responded early on May 15 by erecting a chainlink fence around the lot and destroying the park "improvements."  A rally at Sproul Plaza on the UC campus ended with a crowd storming down Telegraph Ave to the park; police from several local jurisdictions fired teargas and buckshot into the crowd.  Dozens were injured and one man watching from a rooftop was killed by police buckshot (they claimed that he had thrown a brick at them).  Governor Ronald Reagan banned all public assemblies in Berkeley, and on May 17 the California National Guard was sent into Berkeley to maintain order, establishing their headquarters behind the chainlink fence on People's Park.  On May 20, a National Guard helicopter dropped a chemical agent on a demonstration in Sproul Plaza.  Eventually, the University and the city of Berkeley reached an agreement to allow the park to exist.  The struggle has continued off and on over the years, with sporadic UC attempts to develop the site generally defeated, although volleyball courts have been built on the site, and various "people's" improvements such as a free food distribution center have been ejected.

Peppertree Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.715  F-1.
Shopping center in Livermore at E Stanley Blvd & Murrieta Blvd.

Pepper Tree School
Thomas 1997  p.695  G-7 (unmarked).
Private school in Livermore.
714 Junction Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 447-0264.

Peralta Community College District
333 E 8th St, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 466-7200.  http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us/
Created in November 1963 by a vote of the residents of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont, officially coming into existence in July 1964. The name was chosen because the cities of the district are all located on the 1820 land grant of Luis Maria Peralta. It took over the Laney and Merritt campuses of the former Oakland City College. The new College of Alameda campus was opened in June 1970. Vista College has had a troubled existence but is currently operating in Berkeley.

Peralta Creek
Thomas 1997  p.670  D-1.
Flows from the area south of Joaquin Miller Park southwest to Hamilton Junior High School and then south into East Creek Slough and hence into San Leandro Bay. For much of its course, the creek is now in culverts and underground storm drains. Tributaries include Harrington Avenue Branch, Laguna Branch, Curran Branch, and Berlin Branch.

Peralta Hacienda Park
Thomas 1997  p.650  D-6.
Oakland city park at 34th Ave & Paxton Ave. Site of the original adobe home on the Peraltas' Rancho San Antonio, the first permanent European settlement in the East Bay after Mission San José. Built in the 1820s, the adobe was torn down in 1897. Some of its bricks are in a building in Dimond Park and in a home at 384 W Estudillo Ave in San Leandro. The creek in this park is an artificial one, created by diverting some of the water from the real Peralta Creek in a culvert below.

Peralta Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  H-5.
Oakland city park along the Lake Merritt channel between 12th St and 10th St.

Peralta Year-Round School
Thomas 1997  p.629  H-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
460 63rd St, Oakland CA 94609.  Tel: (510) 879-1450.
Oakland Unified School District.

Pereira Cove
Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.610  G-1.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  FG-4.
On north shore of Briones Reservoir.

Pereira Creek
Thomas 1997  p.590  FG-2 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-2.
Short creek flowing southwest into Pinole Creek, just west of intersection of Alhambra Valley Rd and Bear Creek Rd.
Pereira Rd (called Pereira Ranch Rd on some maps) runs through the valley of Pereira Creek near its intersection with Alhambra Valley Rd.

Pereira Fire Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-4.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) extending from Bear Creek Rd down to Pereira Cove on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands.

Pereira Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  A-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.590  H-6 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Peres Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  C-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.588  F-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Richmond.
719 5th St, Richmond CA 94801.  Tel: (510) 232-4543.

Perkins Canyon
Thomas Contra Costa  p.80  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.614  D-7.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  J-5.
Creek flowing from southeast slope of North Peak in Mt. Diablo State Park generally eastward to enter Marsh Creek just east of the park.

Perry Field
Wedding site in Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland.

Persimmon Camp
One of three reservable group campsites at Camp Ohlone.

Phoenix High School
Thomas 1997  p.715  E-2 (as "Vineyard Alt HS").
Public high school in Livermore. Phoenix shares campus and principal with Vineyard Alternative High School and Vineyard Elementary School.
543 Sonoma Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4740.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Phoenix/phoenix
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

PhotoCentral
Thomas 1997  p.712  A-1 (unmarked).
Darkrooms and other facilities for classes and individual work by photographers. Instructors on staff.
1099 E St (lower level), Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 881-6721. 
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Pickleweed
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Pickleweed Park
Thomas 1997  p.587  A-1.
San Rafael city park at Spinnaker Point Dr & Railroad Ave.

Pickleweed Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Martinez Regional Shoreline.

Piedmont Avenue School
Thomas 1997  p.629  J-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
4314 Piedmont Ave, Oakland CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 879-1460. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Piedmont Meadows
In Redwood Regional Park, near intersections of Stream Trail with Chown Trail and Lupine Trail.

Piedmont Park
Thomas 1997  p.650  B-1.
Piedmont city park at Piedmont Ct & Highland Ave.  Tel: (510) 420-3050.
The original mineral-spring resort area that later became the city of Piedmont was known as Piedmont Park.

Piedmont Pines
Thomas 1997  p.650  G-1.
Neighborhood of Oakland between Montclair and Redwood Regional Park.

Piedmont Stables
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
At edge of Redwood Regional Park, at Monteiro Trail & Redwood Rd according to the park map, or near Redwood Rd & Skyline Dr according to the trail map cited above.
6525 Redwood Rd, Oakland CA 94619.  Tel: (510) 531-9944.

Pigg Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-4.
Short unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands on south slope of Sather Canyon, extending from Sobrante Rd to Upper Lake Rd and Lower Lake Rd.

Pine Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  AB-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.76  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.633  DE-2,3.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  E-5 to F-6.
Upper valley of Pine Creek in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Pine Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.76  DE-6.  Thomas 1997  p.633  B-1.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  D-3.
Flows from southwestern Mt. Diablo State Park northwest and north through Walnut Creek, then northwest again through Concord, disappearing near the intersection of Willow Pass Rd & Hwy 242, presumably flowing into Walnut Creek.

Pine Hollow Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  B-2 (as "Int").  Thomas 1997  p.593  F-7 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in Concord.
5522 Pine Hollow Rd, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 672-5444.

Pinehurst Gate Staging Area
Entrance to Redwood Regional Park from Pinehurst Rd. Parking. Access to East Ridge Trail.

Pine Meadows Golf Course
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  D-7.  Thomas 1997  p.571  H-7.
451 Vine Hill Way, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 228-2881.

Pine Pond
Thomas 1997  p.633  D-2 (unlabeled).  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-6.
On Pine Creek in Pine Canyon in Mt. Diablo State Park, accessed by Stage Rd.

Pine Ridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.78  E-1.  Thomas 1997  p.633  C-2 to D-3.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-6.
Ridge south of Pine Pond in Mt. Diablo State Park, accessed by Wall Point Rd.

Pines
Picnic site in Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.

Pines, The
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6 (unlabeled)  and  C-10 (inset).
Picnic area on Summit Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Pine Tree Trail
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.43  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.591  D-3,4.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-2.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.
(2) East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Hiking trail in Tilden Nature Area.

Pine Valley Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.117  C-4 (as "Int").  Thomas 1997  p.673  G-7 (as "Int").
Public middle (6-8) school in San Ramon. Formerly Pine Valley Intermediate School.
3000 Pine Valley Rd, San Ramon CA 94583.   Tel: (925) 803-7420. 
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Pinewood Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.592  A-5.
Pleasant Hill city park on Maureen Ln near Lockwood Ln.

Pinole Creek
Thomas 1997  p.569  E-3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  CD-1.
Flows from just west of Briones Regional Park into San Pablo Bay near northern border of Pinole.

Pinole Junior High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  D-4 (as "Jr. H.S.").  Thomas 1997  p.569  D-5 (as "Jr HS").
Public junior high school in Pinole.
1575 Mann Dr, Pinole CA 94564.  Tel: (510) 724-4042.

Pinole Park
See Pinole Valley Park.

Pinole Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-3.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.1  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.568  F-3.
On San Pablo Bay northwest of Richmond, inside Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.
Access by trail or by van shuttle from Shoreline parking lot.
Fishing pier.  From 1880 to 1960, explosives were shipped from an older pier here.

Pinole Ridge
Thomas Contra Costa  p.5  B-5.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-1.
Between Pinole Creek and Refugio Creek.

Pinole Valley Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.569  F-5.
Shopping center at Pinole Valley Rd & Hwy 80 in Pinole.

Pinole Valley High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.569  F-6.
Public high school in Pinole.
2900 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole CA 94564.  Tel: (510) 758-4664.

Pinole Valley Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.39  B-1 (as "Pinole Park").  Thomas 1997  p.569  G-7 (as "Pinole Park").  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-2.
Pinole city park along Pinole Valley Rd (which becomes Alhambra Valley Rd just east of the Pinole city limits).

Pinole Vista Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.569  D-6.
Shopping center at Appian Way & Fitzgerald Dr in Pinole.  Tel: (510) 262-9569.

Pintail
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Pinto Ranch Recreation Area
Thomas 1997  p.650  H-5.
Oakland city recreation area at Redwood Rd & Crestmont Dr.

Pioneer
Reservable picnic site in Garin Regional Park.

Pioneer Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  A-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-4) school in Union City.
32737 Bel Aire St, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 487-4530.  Fax: (510) 487-0313.  http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Pioneer/ pioneer.index
New Haven Unified School District.

Pioneer Horse Camp
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6 (unlabeled)  and  D-9 (inset).
Reservable campground in Mt. Diablo State Park outfitted for equestrian groups.

Pioneer Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail in Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park. Access from High Ridge Loop Trail or Meyers Ranch Trail.

Pipeline Trail
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands on northeast slope of San Pablo Ridge near Orinda Horse Corral.

Piper Slough
Thomas Contra Costa  p.29  A-3.  Thomas 1997  p.577  F-1.
Extends from False River to Sand Mound Slough.
Once separated Jersey Island and Bethel Island from the now-flooded Franks Tract.
Birding by Richmond, p. 35.

Pirate Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.754  DE-4.
Originates on the north slopes of Mission Peak and flows northward and then eastward into Alameda Creek.

Pittsburg High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.574  E-3.
Public high school in Pittsburg.
250 School St, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 473-4100.

Pittsburg Landing
Thomas Contra Costa  p.19  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.574  J-2.
On New York Slough near Waterfront Rd & E 3rd St in Pittsburg.

Pittsburg Marina
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6,7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  D-5,6.  Thomas 1997  p.574  E-1.
On New York Slough in northwestern Pittsburg.
Access from Marina Blvd or Sea Point Way.

Pittsburg Pier
Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.554  D-7.
On Sacramento River in Riverview Park in Pittsburg.
Access from Bay Side Dr.
Fishing pier.

Pittsburg Point
Thomas Contra Costa  p.19  B-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.574  H-2 (unlabeled).
On south shore of New York Slough, just west of Pittsburg Landing, opposite the mouth of Middle Slough.

Pittsburg Water Treatment Plant
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.574  B-5.
At west end of Olympia Dr in Pittsburg.

Plateau, The
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  C-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  B-6 (unlabeled).
A slightly elevated area of landfill north of the Golden Gate Fields parking lot in Albany, at the east end of The Bulb.

Plaza at Bishop Ranch
Thomas 1997  p.673  D-3.
Shopping center in San Ramon at Hwy 680 & Bollinger Canyon Rd.

Plaza 580
Thomas 1997  p.696  A-5.
Shopping center at 1st St exit from Hwy 580 in Livermore.

Plaza Park
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.609  A-1.
Richmond city park at Berk Ave & 47th St.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.752  H-5.
Small Fremont city park at east end of Madera Ct.

Plaza Ygnacio Martinez Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.F  C-5 (as "Pk").  Thomas 1997  p.571  D-3.
Martinez city park at Alhambra Ave & Henrietta St.

Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.46  E-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.592  A-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Pleasant Hill.
2097 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 934-3341.

Pleasant Hill Junior Academy
Thomas Contra Costa  p.44  E-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.591  J-6 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in Pleasant Hill.
796 Grayson Rd, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 934-9261.

Pleasant Hill Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.592  C-5.
Pleasant Hill city park at Gregory Ln & S Cody Ln.

Pleasant Hill Plaza
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.592  C-5.
Shopping center at Contra Costa Blvd & Gregory Ln in Pleasant Hill.

Pleasant Oak Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.592  B-7.
Pleasant Hill city park at Monticello Ave & Hawthorne Dr.

Pleasanton Canal
Thomas 1997  p.714  BC-1.
Storm drainage canal in Pleasanton, flowing from south of Pleasanton Sports & Recreation Park westsouthwestward into Alamo Canal.

Pleasanton Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.714  D-4 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in Pleasanton. The gymnasium is operated by the city and available for rental.
5001 Case Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-4390.
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Pleasanton Ridge
Thomas 1997  p.713  H-5.
Ridge southwest of Pleasanton, between Arroyo de la Laguna and Sinbad Creek.

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
Thomas 1997  p.713  G-4.
Southwest of Pleasanton, this park includes 3,201 acres of wilderness and open space with very limited development. Trails extend through much of the park with water and horse water at a few locations. The Oak Tree Staging Area on Foothill Rd has the only restrooms and provides the only entrance to the park. There is no parking except on the roadside.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/pleasrig.htm

Pleasanton Senior Center
Thomas 1997  p.714  D-4,5.
Pleasanton city facility located in Centennial Park, with rentable rooms including main hall with capacity of 330 people.
5353 Sunol Blvd, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 484-8176.

Pleasanton Sports & Recreation Park
Thomas 1997  p.714  C-1.
Pleasanton city park and recreation area, with rentable group picnic area and a variety of sports fields.
5800 Parkside Dr, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 484-8335.

Pleasanton Tennis & Community Park
Thomas 1997  p.714  B-1.
Pleasanton city park at Hopyard Rd & Valley Ave.

Pleasant Valley Creek
Once flowed from area around Dracena Park in Piedmont into the northeast arm of San Antonio Slough (now Lake Merritt) in Oakland. Now flows almost entirely in storm drainage pipes under Grand Ave.

Pleasure Island Park
Thomas 1997  p.715  D-2.
Park in Livermore at Pearl Dr & Flint St.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Plomosa Park
Thomas 1997  p.793  J-1,2.
Long narrow Fremont city park at Scott Creek Rd & Zinfandel St.

Plover
Reservable picnic site in Arrowhead Marsh area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Plummer Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.772  A-3.
Creek originating near Perrin Ave & Hickory St in Newark and flowing generally westward through the wetlands (now salt evaporation ponds) into the mouth of Newark Slough. This creek probably was always a waterway within the wetlands.

Poinsett Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.589  B-7.
El Cerrito city park at 5611 Poinsett Ave.

Point Beenar
Thomas Contra Costa  p.19  D-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.575  A-2.
At southeastern tip of Winter Island, between New York Slough and San Joaquin River.

Point Carquinez
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.7  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.550  J-6,7.
East of Port Costa on Carquinez Strait.
No road access.

Point Conchal
Old name for Pinole Point.

Point Edith
See Edith Point.

Point Edith State Wildlife Area
Thomas 1997  p.552  BC-6.
Between Suisun Bay and Waterfront Rd just west of Hastings Slough in Contra Costa County.

Point Emery
Thomas 1997  p.629  D-5.
Small spit of landfill extending into San Francisco Bay near north border of Emeryville.
Parking, path, benches, view and birdwatching.
Access from frontage road west of Hwy 80 near Ashby exit.

Point Emmet
Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.554  E-7.
Between New York Slough and Suisun Bay.
The western tip of Browns Island.

Point Isabel
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3.
On shore of San Francisco Bay in southern Richmond, now extensively modified by landfill. The US Postal Service bulk mail sorting facility now occupies much of the land here. At one time, the point was the site of the Vigorite Powder Company (1901 records show that the company then employed only Chinese workers).

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.609  AB-4.
Access from Richmond on Central Ave from Hwy 580 or 80;  take Central west to the end, then right on Isabel St to the end.  Another parking lot is located at the north end of Rydin Rd off Central Ave.
Fishing, birdwatching, hiking trails, kite flying, picnic tables.  Dogs (except pit bulls) allowed off leash if under control.  Mudpuppies dogwash concession located near Isabel St parking lot.
In 1975, the East Bay Regional Park District acquired a 50-year lease (at no charge) from the US Postal Service to operate this shoreline park as mitigation for the USPS bulk mail center being built on landfill nearby.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/ptisable.htm
Birding by Richmond, p. 33.

Point Molate
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.587  J-5.
On San Francisco Bay south of Point Orient and Point San Pablo, in Richmond.
Access by private road from Western Dr.

Point Molate Beach
Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.588  A-5.
Formerly part of Point Molate Navy Fuel Depot.
Future status undecided.
Access from Western Dr.

Point Molate Naval Reserve
See Point Molate Navy Fuel Depot

Point Molate Navy Fuel Depot
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  C-7.
World War II naval station.  Change to civilian status currently underway; future uses undetermined.

Point Orient
Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  B-5.  Thomas 1997  p.587  HJ-3.
On San Francisco Bay south of Point San Pablo, in Richmond.
Access by private road from Western Dr.

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-3.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.1  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.568  FG-4.
Access from Richmond off Giant Hwy, just south of West County Detention Facility.
Fishing pier, picnic areas, multiuse trails, marsh, remains of Giant Powder Company (later Atlas Powder Co) operations.
Facilities for valleyball, baseball, and horseshoes.
Dogs allowed off leash away from picnic areas, beaches, wetlands, or marshes.

East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/ptpinole.htm
Birder's Guide by Westrich, p. 122.

Point Pinole Road
Paved multiuse trail in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.
Shuttle van service (except Tues-Wed) from parking lot to fishing pier and picnic areas.

Point Potrero
See Shoal Point.

Point Richmond
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.34  E-7.  Thomas 1997  p.608  C-3.
Point in San Francisco Bay in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.  Also called Ferry Point.
In pre-bridge days, site of ferry slips for Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads.
(2) Neighborhood in western Richmond, centered around Washington Ave & W Richmond Ave, corresponding approximately to the 94801 ZIP code.  This was the original settlement of Richmond.

Point San Pablo
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.587  H-2.
At boundary between San Pablo Bay and San Francisco Bay.
The westernmost part of Richmond.

Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor
Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.587  J-2 (unlabeled).
In Richmond on San Pablo Bay just east of Point San Pablo.
Access by private road from Western Dr or Richmond Ln.
Tel:  (510) 233-3224

Point San Quentin
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.Thomas 1997  p.587  C-5.
On San Francisco Bay at south end of San Rafael Bay and west end of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Poker Table Flat
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  HG-5,6.
On Burma Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park, northwest of Diablo Ranch.
Elevation 1513 ft.

Poplar Recreation Center
Thomas 1997  p.649  F-1.
Oakland city recreation center at 3131 Union St.  Tel: (510) 597-5042.

Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Thomas 1997  p.716  H-5.
Golf course in unincorporated Alameda County southeast of Livermore.
4280 Greenville Rd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 447-6779.

Port Chicago
Thomas Contra Costa  pp.11-12.  Thomas 1997  pp.552-553.
The port facilities on Suisun Bay for Concord Naval Weapons Station (otherwise known as United States Naval Weapons Station Concord or United States Naval Magazine).

Port of Oakland
In 1852 Oakland's first mayor, Horace W. Carpentier, was given title to all of the waterfront property in return for building a wharf at the foot of Broadway and a public school. Carpentier got the land conveyed to a new Oakland Waterfront Company, which gave control of it to Central Pacific Railroad to entice the railroad to locate its western terminus in Oakland. Carpentier ended up with a seat on the board of the railroad. Southern Pacific later took over the holdings of Central Pacific. These highly suspicious dealings were the subject of litigation for decades. Finally, in 1909, the railroad gave the land back to the city in return for a 50-year lease. In hopes of preventing future scandals, a semi-independent body called the Port of Oakland was set up to manage and develop the waterfront property.
530 Water St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 272-1100.  http://www.portofoakland.com/

Portola Avenue Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.695  G-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Livermore.
2451 Portola Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4743.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Portola/portola
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Portola Junior High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  D-5 (as "Jr HS").  Thomas 1997  p.609  D-2 (as "Jr HS").
Public junior high school in El Cerrito.
1021 Navellier St, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 524-0405.

Portola Park
Thomas 1997  p.695  G-6.
Park in Livermore at Portola Ave & N Livermore Ave. State Historic Landmark commemorating Robert Livermore is located here. http://donaldlaird.com/ landmarks/counties/200-299/241
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Port View Park
Thomas 1997  p.648  J-3 (as "Portview Park").
Port of Oakland park at foot of 7th St.
Reconstructed and expanded in 1995 after extensive damage during 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Great views of San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco skyline, and shipping operations at the Seventh Street Terminal. Now has 4.5 acres open to the public, with picnic areas, play area, fishing piers, snack bar, bait shop, elevated viewing area and historical display, restrooms, drinking fountains, parking, benches, public telephone.

Posey Tube
Thomas 1997  p.649  F-5.
Tunnel carrying automobile traffic (Hwy 260) under the Oakland Inner Harbor from Webster St in Alameda to Harrison St in Oakland. Built by Alameda County in 1927 to eliminate bridges over the Oakland Estuary, thus avoiding automobile traffic bottlenecks at drawbridges and making it possible to develop port facilities for large ships. At the time, it was the largest tunnel of its type in the world. It is named after its chief engineer. Made one-way after the Webster Street Tube was added in 1963.

Possum
Picnic site in southern Tilden Regional Park.

Potato Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.96 D-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.28  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.558  C-2 (unlabeled).
Western tip of Venice Island, in the San Joaquin River.

Potato Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.28  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.558  E-1.
Extends from San Joaquin River back into San Joaquin River, forming north and east boundaries of Venice Island.

Potter Creek
This creek, now completely replaced by stormdrains, once flowed from near the intersection of Milvia St & Channing Way in Berkeley westsouthwest to enter San Francisco Bay near the southern end of Aquatic Park.

Powell Street Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.629  D-6.
Shopping center in Emeryville at Shellmound St & Christie Ave.

Prairie Falcon Trail
Hiking trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Presbyterian Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.752  H-3.
In Fremont on Bonde Way between Fremont Blvd & Post St.

Prescott School
Thomas 1997  p.649  D-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
920 Campbell St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-1470.
Oakland Unified School District.

Presentation Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  F-2 (unmarked).
Berkeley city park at Allston Way & California St.

Preston Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.552  F-2 (unlabeled).
The western end of Roe Island in Suisun Bay.

Prewett Family Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.56  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.595  H-4.
Antioch city park at Lone Tree Way & Deer Valley Rd.

Prince Road
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2 (as "Prince Trail").
Hiking/equestrian trail (fire road) in Redwood Regional Park.

Prince Street Totlot
Thomas 1997  p.629  G-4 (unmarked).
Berkeley city park on Prince St between California St and King St.

Proctor School
Thomas 1997  p.692  A-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Castro Valley.
17520 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley CA 94546.  Tel: (510) 537-0630.
Castro Valley Unified School District.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with ball fields, soccer fields, lawns.

Proctor Staging Area
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  G-7.
Entrance to Chabot Regional Park on Redwood Rd at Camino Alta Mira, north of Castro Valley.
Parking. Access to Ten Hills Trail and Proctor Trail. Southern end of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail.

Proctor Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  G-7 (as "Procter Trail").
Hiking/equestrian trail at southeastern corner of Chabot Regional Park. A part of this trail forms the southern end of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail.

Project School
Thomas 1997  p.712  B-5 (unmarked).
Public elementary school in Hayward, located at Tennyson High School.
27035 Whitman St, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 537-6572.

Prospect Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  C-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.589  B-7 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in El Cerrito.
2060 Tapscott Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 232-4123.

Prospectors Gap
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-5.
Saddle northeast of the summit of Mount Diablo in Mt. Diablo State Park, accessed by North Peak Trail, Bald Ridge Trail, Prospectors Gap Rd, or North Peak Rd.

Prospectors Gap Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Meridian Ridge Rd past Prospectors Gap to Ray Morgan Rd.

Prospects High School
Thomas 1997  p.575  C-3.
Public high school in Antioch.
820 W 2nd St, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4146.

Prosserville Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.575  B-4.
Antioch city park at west end of 6th St.

Provo Park
See Martin Luther King Memorial Park (2).

Puma Camp
In Chabot Regional Park.

Punta Vaca
Reservable group campsite located in the family campground at Del Valle Regional Park.

Quail
Reservable picnic site on Canyon Trail in Redwood Regional Park.

Quail Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-6 (unlabeled).
Hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park.

Quarry
(1) Reservable picnic site on Wildcat Canyon Rd in Tilden Regional Park, with parking and restrooms.
(2)
Picnic site in Coyote Hills Regional Park with parking, restrooms, water, wheelchair access. This is the parking area on the left as you drive from the park entrance toward the Visitor Center.

Quarry Lane School
Private school in Pleasanton (infant/toddler, preschool, K-5 primary, day camp).
3750 Boulder St, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 846-9400.  Fax: (925) 9495. 

Quarry Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Tilden Regional Park.

Queen of All Saints Elementary School
Private elementary school in Concord.
2391 Grant St, Concord CA 94520.  Tel: (925) 685-8700.

Queen of Heaven Cemetery
On Reliez Valley Rd just north of Stagecoach Dr in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County between Briones Regional Park and Pleasant Hill.
1965 Reliez Valley Rd, Lafayette CA 94549.  Tel: (925) 932-0900.

Quiet Place
Reservable picnic site in Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area.

Quimby Island
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-2. 
Delta island, protected by levees, in northeastern Contra Costa County, between Sheep Slough and the twisting course of Old River.
No road access.

Rabbit Run
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-4.
Hiking trail in Tilden Nature Area, shown as upper portion of Laurel Canyon Trail on most maps.

Raccoon Trail
Hiking trail at Camp Ohlone.

Radio Beach
Unimproved 500-foot strip of shoreline just north of the Bay Bridge toll plaza with views of San Francisco Bay, beach fishing, and birdwatching - no facilities. Access via the last exit from Hwy 580 before the toll gates. Owned by Port of Oakland. To be incorporated into new Eastshore State Park.

Rail
Reservable picnic site in Doolittle area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Railroad Bed Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.

Raimondi Park
Oakland city park at Campbell St & 20th St.

Rainbow Recreation Center
Oakland community recreation center at 58th Ave & International Blvd.    Tel: (510) 615-5751.

Rain Cloud Park
Richmond city park on Solitude Ln in eastern Richmond.

Raley's Center
Shopping center at Clayburn Rd & Camby Rd in Antioch.
(2)
Shopping center in Newark at Jarvis Ave & Newark Blvd.

Ramage Peak
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.    p.652  B-6.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  G-4.
In Alameda County southwest of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, accessed by Ramage Peak Trail.
Elevation 1401 ft.

Ramage Peak Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  FG-4.
Hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands extending from Rocky Ridge Loop Trail at border of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness to Ramage Peak and on southwest and south to the Chabot Staging Area on Redwood Rd north of Castro Valley.

Rancho Arroyo Park
(1)
Park in Hayward at 2121 Depot Rd.
Picnic facilities, play area, basketball courts, lawns.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.
(2)

Fremont city park on Montecito Dr near Posada Way.

Rancho Laguna Park
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  E-3.
Moraga city park on Camino Pablo, included in a special extension of the city limits southward.

Rancho Las Positas Elementary School
Public elementary school in Livermore.
401 E Jack London Blvd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4748.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/ Schools/Rancho/rancho
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Rancho Romero School
Public elementary (K-5) school in Alamo.
180 Hemme Ave, Alamo CA 94507.  Tel: (925) 837-0702.  http://www.rres.srvusd.k12.ca.us/
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Rancho Verde School
See El Rancho Verde School.

Ranchside
Reservable picnic site in Garin Regional Park.

Ranch Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail in Chabot Regional Park northwest of Bort Meadow.

Rankin Open Space
In hills west of Martinez, just south of Rankin Park.
Access by Panoramic Dr (trail) from end of Thomas Dr.

Rankin Park
Martinez city park at west end of Buckley.

Rankin Park Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in eastern portion of Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline (just west of Martinez).

Ransom Point
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-5.
Ridge extending north and then northwest from Mt. Diablo to a point at 3485 ft elevation, then dropping to a much lower elevation (around 2600 ft) and becoming Bald Ridge.

Rapids Waterslide
A 4-chute waterslide in Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area. Fee. Group reservations available. Open on weekends in spring and fall, and daily in summer.  Tel: (925) 846-4900.

Rattlesnake Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  DE-3,4.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands east of San Pablo Reservoir, extending from Sobrante Rd at ridgetop just south of Scow Canyon along ridge to east and then south, and down into Sather Canyon to rejoin Sobrante Rd near the reservoir.

Ravenswood Historic Site
2647 Arroyo Rd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 373-5708.
Summer home of Christopher Augustine Buckley Sr, the "Blind Boss" of San Francisco politics. A 100-acre country vineyard with house (built 1885-91), cottage house, and tank house. Buckley used this as a summer home until 1920. In 1931, it was purchased by the Catholic order the Redemptorists (officially the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer), renamed Villa San Clemente (in honor of one of the order's founders, Sant Clement Hofbauer) and used as a religious retreat until 1965. In 1968, a developer purchased the property, built homes on two-thirds of the land, and gave the rest to the city of Livermore to be preserved as a historic site. The Park District took over administration of the site, restoring the main house and tank house in 1978 and the cottage house in 1986. Free public tours are lead by costumed docents on the second Sunday of each month. At other times, the house and grounds can be rented for weddings.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Raven Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Rawson Hill
See Lawson Hill.

Ray Morgan Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-5.
Unpaved fire road and multiuse trail mostly just outside eastern boundary of Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Morgan Territory Rd to connect with Prospectors Gap Rd and then on to Curry Canyon Rd.

Red Barn
The visitor center at Garin Regional Park (open weekends only).

Red Barn Park
See Senior Center Park Gardens.

Red Hill
Hilltop of the Coyote Hills in Coyote Hills Regional Park. Access by Red Hill Trail.

Red Hill Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Redmond Cut
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-2. 
Deep cut through hill on the Union Pacific Railroad line through Altamont Pass.

Red Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-4.
Unpaved fire road and multiuse trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from North Gate Rd up Arroyo del Cerro, past Soto Springs and the Olofson Homestead site, over a saddle just northwest of Olofson Ridge, and down White Canyon to Mitchell Canyon Rd.

Red Rock
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2. 
Small island in San Francisco Bay just south of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Redtail Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  F-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail along ridgetop south of Marciel Staging Area in Chabot Regional Park.

Red Willow Park
San Ramon city park at Red Willow Rd & Coriander Ct, contiguous with Diablo Vista Park in Danville.

Red Wing
Reservable picnic site in Contra Loma Regional Park.

Redwood Bowl
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2,3.
Picnic site in the Roberts Regional Recreation Area of Redwood Regional Park on West Ridge Trail. Restrooms, water. Some picnic areas are reservable. Reservations: (510) 636-1684.

Redwood Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-4.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2.
Flows southeast through Redwood Regional Park into Upper San Leandro Reservoir (originally into San Leandro Creek).
Rainbow trout were first identified as a distinct species farther downstream in San Leandro Creek. These trout spawn in the park today and can be observed at an interpretive site near Redwood Gate.

Redwood Gate
Main entrance to Redwood Regional Park from Redwood Road near Redwood Fire Station. Road from this gate leads to the park offices, the rainbow trout fishway interpretive site, and Canyon Meadow Staging Area.

Redwood Heights Recreation Area
Oakland city recreation area at Redwood Rd & Atlas Ave.

Redwood Peak
In Redwood Regional Park near Redwood Bowl.
Elevation 1,619 ft.

Redwood Peak Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Redwood Regional Park, providing access to Redwood Peak from French Trail and from West Ridge Trail.

Redwood Regional Park
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-4.  East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2 (as "EBRPD-RP").
When European ships sailed into San Francisco Bay in the early nineteenth century, their captains navigated around the treacherous submerged rocks and shallows of the Bay by sighting on tall redwood trees atop the East Bay Hills. Between 1840 and 1860, this redwood forest was logged to provide lumber for the new towns of the Bay Area. (When the southern part of Contra Costa County was split off to form Alameda County in 1853, the valuable redwood forest was split evenly between the two counties.) The second-growth trees today reach heights of up to 150 feet.
Multiuse trails, picnic sites, wildlife, camping for youth groups, equestrian arena, Roberts Regional Recreation Area.
Access from Skyline Blvd (Skyline Gate Staging Area, Moon Gate, Sequoia Gate, Roberts Regional Recreation Area), Redwood Rd (Equestrian Arena, Piedmont Stables, Big Bear Gate, Redwood Gate), or Pinehurst Rd (Pinehurst Gate Stating Area).
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/redwood.htm
Birding by Richmond, pp 95-96.

Redwood Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  DE-6.
Unpaved multiuse trail in southern Tilden Regional Park.

Refugio Creek
Flows from eastern boundary of Hercules into San Pablo Bay near Hercules Wharf.

Refugio M Cabello Elementary School
See Cabello Elementary School.

Refugio Valley Park
A park along Refugio Creek in Hercules, at Sycamore Ave & Refugio Valley Rd.
Hercules city park.

Regional Parks Botanic Garden
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5,6 (as "Botanic Garden").
At Wildcat Canyon Rd & South Park Dr in Tilden Regional Park.
California native plants grouped in sections corresponding to biogeographic regions of the state.
Founded January 1, 1940.
Tel: (510) 841-8732.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/bot.htm

Reliez Creek
Flows from southeastern Briones Regional Park southeast and then south in Lafayette into Las Trampas Creek.

Reliez Valley Staging Area
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  JK-3.
Parking area for access to Briones Regional Park via Blue Oak Trail.
On Reliez Valley Rd just north of Gloria Ter in unincorporated area of Contra Costa County between Lafayette and Pleasant Hill.

Remillard Park
Berkeley city park on Keeler Ave at Poppy Ln & Miller Ave.

Retzlaff Vineyards
In unincorporated Alameda County south of Livermore.
Open daily, picnic area.
1356 S Livermore Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 447-8941.

Rheem
Old town in unincorporated Contra Costa County just west of north end of San Pablo; now part of Richmond.

Rheem Creek
Flows from near Contra Costa College in San Pablo into San Pablo Bay south of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Rheem Trail
Hiking trail in Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area.

Rheem Valley
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-5.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  J-7.
Neighborhood of Moraga near Rheem Blvd & Moraga Rd.

R Henry Maitland Park
Park in Livermore at Alameda Dr & Mendocino Rd.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Rhine Canyon
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-5,6.
Creek flowing southeast and then south from southeast slope of Mt. Diablo into Curry Canyon.

Rhine Canyon Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-5,6.
Unpaved fire road and multiuse trail in Mt. Diablo State Park, extending from Alder Creek Rd to Propectors Gap Rd and Ray Morgan Rd.

Rhode Island
Delta island, protected by levees, in northeastern Contra Costa County, south of Little Mandeville Island, between Sheep Slough and Old River.
No road access.

Rhyne Mine
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  J-4.
Mine site a short distance west of Mount Diablo Mine in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Richmond Beltline Railroad
Leaves Southern Pacific tracks just south of North Richmond, extending southwest past south end of San Pablo Canal, then following shoreline past Point San Pablo and southeast again along the bayshore to the Chevron Oil Refineries.

Richmond Country Club
3900 Giant Hwy in Richmond.  Tel: (510) 232-7815.
Golf course.

Richmond Field Station
See University of California Richmond Field Station.

Richmond High School
Public high school in Richmond.
1250 23rd St, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 237-8770.

Richmond Inner Harbor
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3. 
The harbor on San Francisco Bay south of Richmond, east of Harbor Channel.

Richmond Inner Harbor Basin
See Richmond Marina Bay.

Richmond Marina Bay
Now a marina surrounded by housing developments - previously the Richmond Inner Harbor Basin, a part of the Kaiser shipbuilding facilities during World War II - reached through Ford Channel from Richmond Inner Harbor.
Harbormaster's Office, 1340 Marina Way S, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 236-1013.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2. 
Carries Hwy 580 across San Francisco Bay between Point San Quentin (San Rafael) and Castro Point (Richmond).
The main highway connection between the East Bay and Marin County. Officially named John F. McCarthy Memorial Bridge in 1981 (McCarthy was a state legislator).
Opened in 1956.

Richmond Yacht Club
351 Brickyard Cove Rd, Richmond CA 94801.  Tel: (510) 237-2821.

Richmond Yacht Harbor
320 W Cutting Blvd, Richmond CA 94804.  Tel: (510) 237-9554.
Richmond Yacht Harbor Ltd. [business office], 4521 Barrett Ave, Richmond CA 94805.  Tel: (510) 237-9554.

Ricks Memorial Park
See Cappy Ricks Park.

Ridgeline Trail
(1) Multiuse trail in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.
(2)
Multiuse trail in Del Valle Regional Park.

Ridge Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-1.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands in Contra Costa County, east of Hercules.
A portion of this road connecting Goat Rd to Bar-X Rd is a part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Ridgetop
Reservable picnic site in Don Castro Regional Recreation Area.

Ridge Top Trail
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  C-4.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Shell Ridge Open Space.

Ridge Trail
(1)
Unpaved multiuse trail in Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.
(2) Unpaved multiuse trail in Contra Loma Regional Park.
(3) Hiking trail in Brooks Island Regional Shoreline.

Rifle Range Road Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  B-4.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park.
Connects to Rifle Range Rd in El Cerrito.

Riggs Canyon