Little Yosemite Cascades

Oakland, California 94617

Little Yosemite Cascades

Little Yosemite Cascades Professional Review and Guide

"Alameda Creek steepens and gathers speed as it is funneled through the steep-walled Little Yosemite canyon, forming a series of rolling cascades.

Soaring raptors and flitting butterflies, wildflowers and spreading oaks, serpentine rock outcroppings painted with lichen, and a lovely cascade tumbling through mossy creek boulders … this loop pretty much epitomizes an ideal Bay Area waterfall hike.

The route tops out with an easy traverse offering excellent views in three directions before dropping to the falls on boulder-tossed Alameda Creek in Little Yosemite. The loop passes through an area grazed by lumbering bovines, but don’t let the cow pies dissuade you. Watch your step and enjoy."

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Trail Information

Oakland
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.3 miles
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3-5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Camping, Birding
Additional Use
Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Features
East Bay Regional Park District, 2950 Peralta Oaks Ct., PO Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381; (888) EBPARKS; www.ebparks.org
Local Contacts
USGS La Costa Valley CA; East Bay Regional Park District brochure and map available at the trailhead and at www.ebparks.org
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018