Canyon View Trail

Sunol Regional Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain620ft
Trailhead Elevation400ft
Elevation Min/Max400/826ft
Elevation Start/End400/400ft

Canyon View Trail

Canyon View Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Alameda County, California. It is within Sunol Regional Wilderness. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 400 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 620 feet. Along the trail there are restrooms and parking. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: Geary Road, Camp Ohlone Road, Mccorkle Trail, Indian Joe Creek Trail and Cerro Este Road.

Canyon View Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Canyon View Trail offers just that—views down into an Alameda Creek gorge dubbed Little Yosemite. Steep walls and the jostling stream enliven the stretch of Camp Ohlone Road that traverses the canyon floor. Birds and butterflies, wildflowers and archetypal oaks, serpentine rock outcrops painted with lichen and mossy creek boulders washed in a clear stream . . . this loop pretty much epitomizes the best of an easy Bay Area day hike. It begins with a climb through Jacob’s Valley, a picturesque grassland dotted with serpentine rock outcrops and perfectly shaped oaks, tops out with an easy traverse offering excellent views in three directions, and drops into Little Yosemite, a steep gorge containing boulder-tossed Alameda Creek. This route 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

Sunol Regional Wilderness
Nearby City
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS La Costa Valley
Local Maps

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Nov 2018