Named for its shape when viewed from the air, Heron's Head Park provides a wonderfully remote urban hiking experience. Begin in the parking area at the end of Cargo Way in the Hunters Point neighborhood. Follow the gravel pathway to the eastern side along the edge of an emerging shorebird habitat. This hike provides a firsthand view of a wetland restoration project being orchestrated by non-profit group, Literacy for Environmental Justice and their team of youth park stewards. Interpretive signs tell the story of the flora and fauna that have reclaimed the area.
Heron's Head Park is owned by the Port Authority.
Distance: 1.5 miles round trip.
Trail Surface & Conditions: Gravel trails.-Points of Interest: NorCal Recycling Plant, Hunters -Point Power Plant, India Basin Shoreline Park.
19-Polk and 44-O'Shaughnessy to Evans Ave. and Middle Point Road.
Walk one block north along Jennings Street; the park will be on the right (Cargo Way will be on your left).