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HikeMilesVerticalTimeRating
Walnut Creek Area
Rocky Ridge
[Las Trampas Regional Wilderness]
6.6
2040
5:12
7
Loop hike climbing up and over Rocky Ridge twice (with some very steep portions), and great raptor viewing.
Briones Peak
[Briones Regional Park]
8.4
1975
4:57
7
A nice hike with great views of Mt. Diablo and the surrounding area, and a great place to view raptors soaring above the park.
Giant Loop
[Mount Diablo State Park]
8.6
2000
4:45
7
Las Trampas Ridge
[Las Trampas Regional Wilderness]
7.0
2425
5:40
6
Another hike amongst green hills across from Mt. Diablo. More wildflowers than in Briones, and fewer people
Pleasanton Ridge
[Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park]
6.8
1470
4:09
6
Moderate loop hike along ridge near Interstate 680, with views of the Diablo Range and rolling green hills (in the spring at least).
Mount Diablo
[Mount Diablo State Park]
14.0
3800
8:15
6
Berkeley/Oakland
Nimitz Way
[Tilden Regional Park and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park]
10.0
1530
5:38
7
Lake Chabot
[Anthony Chabot Regional Park ]
2.0
410
2:42
6
A short hike down to the Lake Chabot shore, and then back to the eucalyptus forests.
Redwood Park
[Redwood Regional Park]
6.1
865
3:08
6
Huckleberry Botanic Preserve
1.7
420
1:44
5
A short hike with some views of the Berkeley hills.
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
2.4
500
2:30
5
A short hike through forest and typical East Bay rolling green hills. Lots of dogs and people, and some nice views.
Lake Chabot Trip 2009
[trip report]
A short 2-day camping trip to a nice local lake just over the ridge from civilization.
Fremont/Livermore Area
Murietta Falls
[Del Valle Regional Park]
11.0
4490
6:52
8
Ohlone Wilderness Trail
[Ohlone Wilderness]
28.3
8270
19:08
8
A great Bay Area 3-day backpacking trip. Lots of climbing, but the views are all worth it.
Maguire Peaks Loop
[Sunol Regional Wilderness]
4.0
1200
2:39
7
A short hike though the rolling green hillsides of Sunol Regional Wilderness.
Sunol Backpacking Trip
[Sunol Regional Wilderness]
7.6
1750
4:39
7
East Shore Trail
[Del Valle Regional Park ]
1.4
140
1:39
6
An easy flat hike along the shore of Lake Del Valle. Hike as far as short or long as you want and turn around.
Mission Peak
[Mission Peak Regional Park]
7.0
2120
4:41
6
Monument Peak
[Ed R. Levin County Park, Santa Clara County]
8.0
2365
6:04
6
Ridgeline Trail
[Del Valle Regional Park ]
2.2
640
3:09
6
A short loop hike with steep climbs/descents and nice views of the hills and Lake Del Valle.
Sunol Loop
[Sunol Regional Wilderness]
4.8
700
3:07
6
Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park
2.5
430
3:07
6
A hike next to Dry Creek and along flower-covered hills above Hayward.
Del Valle Regional Park 2008 Trip
[trip report]
A 2-night car-camping trip in Del Valle Regional Park near Livermore, including two short hikes.
Other
Coyote Hills
[Coyote Hills Regional Park]
3.7
500
2:36
7



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