TWENTY YEARS IS a long time to wait for something.
But the wait is over for those who envision a trail at the old West County landfill. This Saturday, supporters will gather to celebrate the opening of the new 4-mile Landfill Loop Trail that will offer spectacular views of Marin, Sonoma and West Contra Costa counties across San Pablo Bay.
Here’s our story with a nifty collection of Bay Trail photos.
For those itching to go, here are the details on Saturday’s grand opening:
- When: Bicyclists will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Richmond Plunge at Garrard Boulevard and Richmond Avenue and ride the existing Bay Trail to the new Landfill Loop. Ribbon-cutting is set for 9 a.m. The Trails for Richmond Action Committee and the Audubon Society will lead hikes from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
- Directions by bicycle or on foot: Take Bay Trail from The Plunge to Parr Boulevard, turn west on the street to cross the bridge over Wildcat Creek where people will gather on the left.
- Directions by car: From Richmond Parkway, turn west on Parr Boulevard toward San Pablo Bay. Bear left to cross the bridge over San Pablo Creek and then left into the trailhead parking area.
- RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org