Friday, June 19, 2015

Alviso Marina County Park

Trail rating - Easy
Trail length - The Alviso Slough Trail is a 9 miles loop
Trail uses - Hiking, bicycles, and wheelchairs
Cumulative elevation change - Less than 4%
Typical grade, cross slope - Flat, none
Trail width and surface - 8 feet, dirt
Cellular Service Signal Strength - Good within the park area.

Alviso Marina is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the scenic views of the wetlands, salt ponds, and the panoramic view of the mountains in the far distant. I was surprised on how quiet and serene it was, being only a few minutes from the city.  For those up for the challenge the Alviso Slough Trail makes a 9 mile loop.  There isn’t any shade on the trail and it can be windy at times so come prepared.

The viewing platforms and boardwalk give you the opportunity to see various types of birds, making it a very popular place for bird watching. There is also a boat launch ramp where both non-motorized and motorized boats have access to the San Francisco Bay.

The park has accessible restrooms and picnic table, two handicap parking spots, and one handicap parking spot at the boat launch parking area.
Dogs are allowed only in the picnic areas and pathways but not on the trails.

To watch a slideshow of my wheelchair adventure, please click on the video below.

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