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Coyote Hills Regional Park

Date: (Sat.) Sep. 15, 2007
Location: Fremont, CA
Event Director: - 408.313.3753
Course Setter: Jim Fish
Type: C; National Orienteering Day "Come and Try It" event for beginners

This is one of BAOC's National Orienteering Day events. We always have a good turnout of newcomers; oldtimers please come out and make them feel welcome!

Jim is setting White, Yellow, Short Orange, Orange, and Long Orange courses, along with two Sprint courses.

Note: The grass on the hillsides is often slippery; cleated shoes are recommended for the Orange and Sprint courses.

More information will be available as the date of the event approaches.

Here are the course details:

  Course              Distance    Climb    Controls
  White                2.1 km      35 m       12
  Yellow               2.1 km      95 m       12
  Sort Orange          4.3 km     195 m       18
  Orange               4.7 km     220 m       21
  Long Orange          5.9 km     250 m       25
  South Sprint         2.6 km     120 m       14
  North Sprint (*)     3.1 km     175 m       18
  (*) Course suggested by Rex Winterbottom, with a remote start.

See the Course Setter's Notes for more information.

Driving Directions

Coyote Hills is conveniently located just north of the east end of the Dumbarton Bridge in Fremont.

Note: The park charges a $5 fee for a day pass. You might need the exact amount for self-pay if the addendant is not present.

From 880 in Fremont, exit at Decoto Rd. (a.k.a. 84 West) and go west onto the freeway that leads to the Dumbarton Bridge. After you are on Highway 84 on your way to the Dumbarton Bridge, about 2 miles west from 880, exit at the Thornton Avenue / Paseo Padre exit, and turn right (north) on Paseo Padre. (Note that both Paseo Padre and Thornton also cross 880, but you don't want to exit at either of these.) After about 1 mile, turn left at the entrance to Coyote Hills Regional Park and follow the orienteering signs.

From the Peninsula, take Highway 84 east to the Dumbarton Bridge. After you have crossed the bridge and passed the toll plaza, you should take the first exit at Thornton Avenue & Paseo Padre. Turn left (north) on Paseo Padre and proceed about 1 mile, turning left at the entrance to Coyote Hills Regional Park and follow the orienteering signs.

Public Transit

From the Fremont BART station, take AC Transit bus #322 (departs 9:05, 10:05) to Ardenwood Blvd. and Commerce Dr. Walk west about 2 km along Commerce and into the park.