Anthony Chabot Regional Park

San Leandro, California 94578

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Anthony Chabot Regional Park Professional Review and Guide

"This mountain bike ride covers 20 miles of trails and completely traverses Anthony Chabot Regional Park, located near San Leandro. The route begins at one of the rear accesses into the park, the MacDonald Staging Area along Redwood Road, and immediately climbs on a steep grade along MacDonald Trail. Expansive views at the crest are brief, as the trail drops sharply into the valley below. Passing through Grass Valley along the Brandon Trail, you will often encounter grazing cattle at close range. After a short climb at the end of the Grass Valley, the trail then descends and follows a paved path leading around Lake Chabot. There is usually more activity around this part of the park, since the lake offers more activities and attracts families with children on weekends."

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"This trek takes you along the hidden bays and coves of 315-acre Lake Chabot; plenty of stairways lead to the water’s edge where you can cast a line or just admire the view. This area was closed to visitors for ninety-one years, after the lake was completed in 1875. Then, on one weekend in 1966, the lake opened to some 30,000 anglers eager to cast a line in the still blue waters (the lake has bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, and carp)."

"This loop is a circuit through the heart of Chabot, bisecting Grass Valley, climbing to a ridge, then descending into Bort Meadow through quiet woods. I’ve enjoyed Chabot hikes in every season, but the park really shines in spring, during wildflower season. If you’re a novice flower enthusiast, this is a good, accessible place to start, with plenty of common blossoms best seen in April and early May."

"This trek takes you along the hidden bays and coves of 315-acre Lake Chabot; plenty of stairways lead to the water’s edge where you can cast a line or just admire the view. The lake was completed in 1875 but was closed to visitors for ninety-one years. Then, on one weekend in 1966, the lake opened to some 30,000 anglers eager to cast a line in the still, blue waters (the lake has bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, and carp)."

"The 5,067-acre Anthony Chabot Regional Park offers walks by burbling creeks, through groves of eucalyptus, redwood, and oaks, over hills alive with swaying grasses, and along the rim of the wellloved Lake Chabot.

The terrain ranges from gentle to rugged, with flat uplands, steep-sided ravines, and the deep, narrow Grass Canyon. Elevation ranges from 235 feet at Lake Chabot to about 1,200 feet at Vulture’s View. The area reflects the small but mighty Anthony Chabot, who helped create and preserve the area as you see it today."

"Explore the little-traveled lands of Chabot Regional Park. Your trail runs through a long, grassy valley beside a willow-lined creek and climbs gradually through eucalyptus forests to the ridgetop, a 340-foot elevation gain. Take in sweeping views to the east and then zigzag down 620 feet in the last 1.2 miles. Mostly on wide service trails, this route offers half sun and half shade."

"The 5,067-acre Anthony Chabot Regional Park offers walks by burbling creeks, through groves of eucalyptus, redwood, and oak, over hills alive with swaying grasses, and along the rim of the well-loved Lake Chabot.

The terrain ranges from gentle to rugged, with flat uplands, steep-sided ravines, and the deep, narrow Grass Canyon. Elevation ranges from 235 feet at Lake Chabot to about 1,200 feet at Vulture’s View. The area reflects the small but mighty Chabot, who helped create and preserve the area as you see it today."

"With a route that follows about 14 miles of trails, this ride covers most of Anthony Chabot Regional Park, located near San Leandro. Beginning at the marina on the lake, the route initially follows along the shoreline. After crossing a narrow bridge where you need to walk your bike, a dirt trail begins. A steep climb leads away from the lake and heads into the more remote sections of the park. The route then follows through some camping areas along the crest of the hills and descends back down into Grass Valley and onto Grass Valley Trail, the main trail leading through the center of the park. Passing through Grass Valley along the Brandon Trail, you will often find grazing cattle. A short climb at the end of Grass Valley is followed by a descent to a paved path leading back to Lake Chabot. There is usually plenty of activity at this end of the park, since the lake and its diversions attract families with children. While there are lots of hills to climb, the trails are generally wide and smooth. Livestock may be present but they are usually quite passive and offer no threat."

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6/21/2009
We LOVED this trail for biking away from all the crowds on the West side of the valley on Los Gatos Creek trail...we started at the Silver Creek staging area and turned around near Cochrane Road - a 24 mile RT bike ride full of interesting sites, mixed shade, gorgeous views of the mountains on both sides of the valley and great little rest stops (we saw 3 in a 12 mile stretch) as well as the really fun RC aircraft park, watching the RC planes. Families, individuals, couples...everyone can enjoy this trail. I'd say it's 'moderate' in difficulty only because there are a few 'rises' going each way that require some strategic gear management on your bike...see you out there...we'll be back!
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3/23/2008
I liked this ride, it was a nice workout with some beutiful views-has a little for everyone.....Fairly easy to follow.
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Trail Information

San Leandro
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
20
Distance
2,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Moderate
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,180 feet
Top Elevation
Boating, Golf/Disc Golf, Fishing, Camping, Horseback Riding
Additional Use
Views
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Oct 2018