Enter the rarest thing in any city: an untamed place.
The Albany Bulb was born as a dump. For over twenty years, people threw appliances, construction waste, telephone poles, and yard-scraps into the bay. But then, something unexpected happened -- nature transformed the debris into a strange and wild... More
- 54 minutes
Take this Detour anytime during daylight, but the hours before sunset are the most magical.
FYI: There are a few bad words in this Detour, and a story about a murder.
Wear your sturdy shoes or boots, definitely something with tread. Sunscreen, hat, and jacket also recommended.
The Bulb is a far-flung treasure of the East Bay but worth the trek. The nearest Bart stop is North Berkeley and you can catch a car service from there. There is also a parking lot if you'd like to drive yourself. If you're a biker, the Bulb is accessible from the Bay Trail. Bike racks are available on the path from the parking lot to the Bulb, about 150 feet from the Detour's starting point.
The Bulb is also very dog-friendly if you want to bring your pooch!