We've arrived at our second important junction… and you've got one last little and non-stressful choice to make. If you go straight ahead… and venture about a half a mile to the north towards those Eucalyptus trees in the distance… you'll walk along the new wetland that used to be the northern end of the old Hamilton air base runway… quite a change…get a beautiful view of the deep water Pacheco Pond… and maybe see some of the ducks and other birds who like to hang out there. The trail ends there… and you'll return to this spot. If you go left…. you'll climb a short distance to the top of reservoir hill for sweeping scenes of Hamilton Field and the north bay….then amble through a beautiful oak woodland on your way to our last stop a few hundred feet down the opposite side of the hill. Hopefully, you'll do it all. Either way you won't be disappointed and we'll have stories for you no matter what.
But before you decide… we want to remind you that you're on one of the newest sections of the San Francisco Bay Trail. When the Bay Trail was established in 1989, amazingly enough, only 4 miles along the edge of the entire Bay was accessible to the public. Now, thanks to the ever growing Bay Trail… we can explore more than 330 miles of the bay shore… and someday the entire 500 mile trail will be complete… connecting all nine Bay Area counties and 47 cities… making it one of the finest and longest trails in an urban area anywhere in the world. Have a good walk now up to the north….or over the hill to the west.