East Bay Trails Hiking Trails in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties  by David Weintraub

East Bay Trails: Hiking Trails in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Guide Book

by David Weintraub (Wilderness Press)
East Bay Trails Hiking Trails in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties  by David Weintraub
The East Bay offers a diverse array of hiking opportunities, from the scenic shoreline of Point Pinole, to the furrowed foothills and windy summit of Mt. Diablo, to trails that are home to the flourishing bird and plant life on Pleasanton Ridge and at Livermore's Lake Del Valle. East Bay Trails is the ideal guide to the best trips in and around the area's ridges, shores, wilderness areas, lakes, and reservoirs. Here you'll find: new trips in Lime Ridge Open Space, Diablo Foothills Regional Park, and Round Valley Regional Preserve; detailed descriptions of each trip, plus updated maps, trips ranging from mile-long strolls to rigorous all-day treks, plus a few long hikes with overnight options; and an appendix of the best hikes for any mood or desire, whether it's bird-watching, scenic vistas, waterfalls, or an easy trip for the kids.

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Trails from the "East Bay Trails: Hiking Trails in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 56.

If you have only a few hours to spend in this wonderful preserve, consider this loop as an introduction to some of the attractions that make visiting here worthwhile: beautiful scenery, diverse plant ...
Antioch, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
This semi-loop, using the Nortonville and Black Diamond trails, takes you through in one of the East Bay’s most remote, beautiful, and historic parks. The lands here were part of California’s largest ...
Antioch, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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Following the Stewartville and Ridge trails past Star Mine and the Stewartville town site is like stepping back in time, when this area echoed with the clang of pick and shovel as eager miners tried t ...
Antioch, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
This rambling loop, which includes parts of the Homestead Valley, Briones Crest, Table Top, Mott Peak, and Black Oak trails, offers a great introduction to the south half of this expansive, 6117-acre ...
Orinda, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
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This loop, which includes all or parts of the Diablo View, Spengler, Old Briones Road, Pine Tree, Orchard, and Alhambra Creek trails, gives you a chance to explore the East Bay’s largest developed reg ...
Martinez, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
This pleasant out-and-back walk on EBMUD land, using the Bear Creek Trail, skirts the south and east shores of Briones Reservoir and ends near Briones Overlook staging area. A wide variety of trees, s ...
Orinda, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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This loop, combining the Bear Creek and Oursan trails, is one of the longest in this book, taking you completely around Briones Reservoir. The route passes through a variety of terrain, from dense oak ...
Orinda, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
Circling a high ridge overlooking Carquinez Strait, this semi-loop has some steep sections, but your efforts are rewarded by terrific views of the strait, Suisun Bay, the west delta, Mt. Diablo, and t ...
Martinez, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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Short and easy, this loop uses the Bayview, Lizard Rock, and Chochenyo trails to give you a quick sample of what this park has to offer, including an overview of the Main Marsh. If you have more time ...
Fremont, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
Combining portions of the Bayview, Nike, Red Hill, Soaproot, and Quail trails, this short loop over the summits of Red and Glider hills offers more scenery per calorie expended than any other hike in ...
Fremont, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Located on the flanks of the hot, dry Livermore Valley, Lake Del Valle is an artificial impoundment on Arroyo del Valle, and the lake’s surrounding parklands contain many hiking trails, including conn ...
Livermore, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
Although boating and fishing on artificial Lake Del Valle are the prime attractions of this regional park, there are also fine trails to explore in the surrounding hills. This loop follows the East Sh ...
Livermore, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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If you enjoy a challenging route, take this roller-coaster ride through the foothills just west of Mt. Diablo State Park. Using the Castle Rock, Shell Ridge Loop, Briones-to-Mt. Diablo Regional, Twin ...
Walnut Creek, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.1
This easy loop, with habitat ranging from upland to salt marsh, is a perfect introduction to the amazing variety of plants and animals, especially birds, found in the refuge. Fall, winter, and spring, ...
Fremont, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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Combining the High Ridge Loop, Tolman Peak, South Fork, Meyers Ranch, and Dry Creek trails, this route—two loops attached by an out-and-back section— explores a regional park gem, an oasis in the midd ...
Castro Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
This segment of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, here also part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, heads southeast from the edge of Tilden Regional Park, crosses EBMUD land and the Caldecott ...
Berkeley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
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This lengthwise exploration of Anthony Chabot Regional Park is the southernmost leg of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, using the MacDonald, Grass Valley, and Brandon trails. The Bay Ar ...
Castro Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.3
This section of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, here part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, follows the West Ridge Trail through Redwood Regional Park for almost that trail’s entire length, ...
Oakland, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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This northernmost segment of the 31-mile East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail uses the Wildcat Creek, Belgum, San Pablo Ridge, Curran, Sea View, Lupine, and Vollmer Peak trails, along with Nimit ...
Richmond, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
Aperfect introduction to the rolling hills, windy summits, and shaded creeks of Garin Regional Park, this trip uses the Vista Peak Loop Trail to take you past Vista and Garin peaks, from whose summits ...
Castro Valley, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.3
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