Las Trampas Peak View Trail

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain45ft
Trailhead Elevation1,762ft
Elevation Min/Max1762/1807ft
Elevation Start/End1762/1762ft
Las Trampas Peak View Trail is a hiking trail in Contra Costa County, California. It is within Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. It is 231 feet long and begins at 1,762 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 45 feet. This trail connects with the following: Las Trampas Ridge & Calaveras Ridge Trail.

Las Trampas Peak View Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A trek in 3,882-acre Las Trampas Wilderness promises you windswept ridges, rugged jigsaw rock outcroppings, dusty valleys, moist spring-fed ravines, and trails curving through sunny grasslands and under the shade of pungent bay trees. This hike also includes a couple of great calf-burning, heavy-breathing 1,000-foot climbs up Rocky Ridge and the Devil’s Bowl. But you are rewarded with breezy, expansive views of the San Francisco Bay, the city skylines, the distant Delta, and majestic Mount Diablo and its valleys. Look carefully around you and see the abundant wildlife of Las Trampas today and remains of animals, plants, and geological features that tell a story that’s about twenty-five million years old. This eTrail also includes suggested nearby attractions, camping & lodging, restaurants, and local outdoor retailers."

Las Trampas Peak View Trail Reviews

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Mud. Mud. Mud. And, oh, more Mud. Granted we visited in the height of the rainy season, but as so many other experienced hikers have noted in the past: East Bay Parks have cows. Cows use the trails. Cows make the trails brutally messy and muddy. Las Trampas was no different. Having said all that, this trail was a definite challenge. While only at 6.5 miles, there is no "level" stretches during the entire hike. The eTrail marks it as "moderate to difficult". In our experiences hiking every park we can find in the past number of years, we ranked this particular hike as difficult times two. Still, when you reach the very top of the ridge, the views are incredibly cool. Oh, a final note, if you see hordes of people during the first stretch, don't worry. After you make the left turn onto Upper Trail, the people are long gone. Afte that first mile we came across maybe one other person and that was in the distance. This one was tough but nothing hugely spectacular. A one time visit in our book.

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Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
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Jun 2018