Bishop Ranch ROSP

Bishop Ranch Regional Open Space Preserve – 3.5 miles, easy This is a small preserve 6.5 miles south of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. Parking is available on the street. No bathrooms or water are available. You can opt to complete the 2.5-mile loop or, as we did, hike to the Northern edge for a 3.5-mile…

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline – 4 miles, easy Popular with locals, Point Pinole Regional Shoreline offers great views of the San Pablo Bay. The park once housed explosive manufacturers, was considered for NASA Mission Control Center, and was eventually acquired by the East Bay Regional Park District. Remains of its sordid history are still visible;…

Brushy Peak and Morgan Territory Regional Preserves

Brushy Peak Regional Preserve – 6 miles, moderate At a meek 1,702 feet, Brushy Peak might seem insignificant but it was an important landmark for trade routes amongst the Bay Area Ohlones, Bay Miwoks, and Northern Valley Yokuts. The area has also been used as grazing grounds even to this day; the effects of grazing…

Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail

We decided to thru-hike the Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail, from Sunol Regional Wilderness to Del Valle Regional Park, in 1 day. 23 miles, 5,600 feet of elevation gain, and 9 litres of water later, we could barely walk. For those looking for a more leasurely time, we recommend taking 2 or 3 days to complete…

Sibley Volcanic RP, Temescal RRA, Roberts RRA

We completed these 3 hikes in 1 Friday afternoon. The circuit took approximately 8 hrs (includes driving time). These 3 parks are in close proximity to each other. Plan a driving route before leaving to optimize your time. You could also bike from park to park for a full day of exercise.

Briones RP

For our second East Bay Regional Trails Challenge Hike, we headed to Briones Regional Park for a 12-mile (Ivan Dickson memorial) loop. Briones Regional Park was once Rancho Boca de la Canada del Pinole and also contains parts of Rancho Canada del Hambre y las Bolsas and Rancho Acalanes. The ranch was first settled by…

Contra Loma and Black Diamond Mines

If you live in the East Bay and have yet to register for the East Bay Regional Park District Trail Challenge, you can do so here. You can also purchase a membership for the Foundation. We look forward to utilizing the Annual Parking Pass, one of the many benefits of membership. Check out other benefits…