Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail – 7.65 miles one-way, paved, moderate
The passage was once a mule train, then a railroad for lumber, then a utilities corridor, and, since 1972, a multi-use trail operated by the East Bay Regional Park District in cooperation with CCCSD, EBMUD, PG & E, Lafayette, and Moraga. Paved all the way, the trail is perfect for biking.
There is not a lot of climbing on this trail but there are a few short, steep hills. The Northern sections weaves through residential areas and has the feel of a small community. Patrons often stop to talk to one another or yelled hello as they pedal past. The trail connects schools, parks, and houses so it is a busy thoroughfare.
The section South of Lafayette Community Park is substantially less populated and more open, providing views of Mount Diablo and the hills surround Moraga.
Ending, at the Valle Vista Staging Area, you could continue your hike on the Rocky Ridge Trail on East Bay Municipal Utility District land. A permit is required; visit EBMUD to learn more. The Rocky Ridge Ridge provides views into the Upper San Leandro Resevoir. It also connects to EBRPD’s Old Moraga Ranch Trail.
For more adventures nearby, visit our EBRPD Agency Guide.