Laurel Loop Regional Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Contra Costa County, California. It is within Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 186 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 254 feet. The Whistle Stop picnic site is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms and parkings. The Olinda Station, Frenchmens Curve, Laurel Glen, and Nevada Flats picnic sites can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Quiet Place, Hitching Post, and Clancys Place picnic sites.
Laurel Loop Regional Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The park is a destination point on weekends for picnics, weddings, and games of all sorts in a wide, grassy area at the center of the park (dogs must be leashed here, but can be off-leash and under voice command in the undeveloped areas of the park). You’ll find picnic tables, barbecue pits, a playground area, and volleyball and horseshoe pits. Sadly, some people never leave the eucalyptus-lined grassy area, but this 3-mile loop will take you through the 218-acre park in style."
--Thom Gabrukiewicz, Best Hikes with Dogs: Bay Area & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books).
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