It’s been hot in Livermore lately, so we decided to head for the water. We went to Hayward Shoreline Regional Park, which is near the San Mateo Bridge, off of Highway 880. It was very easy to get to because it is at the end of Winton Blvd. Traffic wasn’t too bad this morning, so the trip was fairly smooth.
The trail is paved and graveled and goes through salt marshes which were formed when the old salt evaporators were abandoned and the dykes breached to allow normal tidal action to occur. The area is rich in shore birds and marsh plants. The trail head has a parking lot and toilet. The trail we took was a 3 mile loop through the marshes and bordering the bay. We saw several birds that were new to us, but there were good identifying signs. It was a very nice walk for a summer day.