San Pablo, California is located in the East Bay north of Berkeley in western Contra Costa County. San Pablo is nestled between the cities of Pinole and Richmond and neighboring cities of El Cerrito and Hercules.
Wildcat Canyon Regional Park - situated along San Pablo Ridge, Wildcat Canyon offers breathtaking views of the San Francisco Peninsula, Marin County, East County and the Bay. Paths lead down and through the canyon into Berkeley's Tilden Park. The ridge trail ties into the old Admiral Nimitz Highway, and takes hikers past the now deserted Nike Missile base.
San Pablo Bay is where the waters of the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River join with the Napa River to form a broad inland bay before emptying into San Francisco Bay. The major city on San Pablo Bay is Vallejo.