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Carquinez Shoreline to Port Costa

Sunday, September 16, 2018
9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free, RSVP required.
Carquinez Regional Shoreline
Port Costa, Contra Costa County

Join us on a late summer outing that’s off the beaten path. We’ll hike through beautiful Carquinez Regional Shoreline, then follow a path down to the hidden hamlet of Port Costa.

The quaint Port Costa of today hides a turbulent history—a stop on the transcontinental railroad, a major shipping port, and host to a population of hard drinkers and ladies of dubious virtue. Small wonder a historic marker near the downtown Burlington Hotel (1883) reads Credo Quia Absurdum.

Photo: MagicMediaProduction via Flickr

Outing Leaders:
Ken Lavin
Total Distance:
This is a 2-1/2 mile hike on trails and streets with a few sections of steep up and down.
Weather Policy:

Rain cancels.

Where to Meet:

We’ll meet at the parking area for Carquinez Regional Shoreline off Carquinez Scenic Drive. There are restrooms but no drinking water near the trailhead.

Leaders Note:

Bring water, snack or lunch, dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. If you have questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.


2 Comments on “Carquinez Shoreline to Port Costa

  1. Hello,
    I would like to participate in this walk but do not own a vehicle and I live in San Francisco. Will there be any car pools? Thank you.

    • Hi,

      I live in Walnut Creek and can pick you up and drop you off st the Pleasant Hill BART station.

      Would that work?

      Conny Diessner

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