Miller-Knox Hills Loop
3.5 miles     800 ft
21 Aug 2011

A short sweet hike offering spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and residential areas nearby.

Location: Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails. Also see Text section of the map.


Trailhead: Close to Golden State Model Railroad Museum on Dornan Drive.

Route: Climb up an unnamed trail, turn right on Old Country Road, continuing up to West Ridge Point, which offers great views of the fishing pier and the bay. Continue along West Ridge Trail to reach "False Gun". Make a side trip along a paved road to see views at "East Vista Point" and return to "False Gun". Continue along Crest Trail to reach "Nicholl Knob" which offers great views. Continue along a paved trail. Just before the trail reaches the park boundary, turn left on Marine View Trail. Turn right on an unnamed trail to reach the parking lot (see trail map for details). Many steep trails along this route.


Location: 900 Dornan Drive, Richmond, CA 94801 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-580 West, take exit 8 for Canal Blvd toward Garrard Blvd, then turn left onto Canal Blvd, then right onto W Cutting Blvd, then left onto S Garrard Blvd. In 0.3 miles, continue onto Dornan Drive. Within 0.6 miles, Miller-Knox park entrance is on the right.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: August 2011)

Capacity: Dozens of cars may be parked inside the park.

Latitude: 37.913456     Longitude: -122.384396

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