Lake Chabot Regional Park: Lake Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This loop, combining the East Shore, Honker Bay, Columbine, Bass Cove, and West Shore trails, takes you around the 315-acre lake that forms the heart of Lake Chabot Regional Park. Awide variety of plant and bird life, along with ever-changing terrain, makes this a rewarding trip. A surprising degree of solitude can be found here, especially on the Columbine Trail. Length, not terrain, earns this trip its “difficult” rating. The East and West Shore trails may be hiked separately for shorter, less strenuous out-and-back trips. As you leave the parking area, walk downhill on the East Shore Trail, a paved road, and immediately come to a four-way intersection with a paved path. To your left are the marina and a launch site for boats, canoes, and kayaks. A signboard with a map and park information is on your right. Continue straight, cross a small creek, and where a dirt path joins from the right, follow the paved road as it swings left, and, in about 5 feet, passes a paved path leading uphill to the Mallard picnic site. Continue straight, passing a small pond on your left, and in another 50 feet or so you reach an intersection with a paved path that leads left nd downhill, past the Willow picnic site, to the marina and cafe."