Category Archives: Alameda County

San Francisco Bay Trail: Dumbarton Bridge and Shoreline Trail

On a day when I wanted to go for a hike but preferred something less strenuous than usual, I decided to walk across San Francisco Bay.  That may sound ambitious, but it actually wasn’t!  The Dumbarton Bridge crosses the bay … Continue reading

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Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park – High Ridge Loop and Tolman Peak

For Black Friday 2017, I decided to participate in REI’s well-publicized #OptOutside campaign by going for a hike in the East Bay.  I had been thinking about returning to Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park in Alameda County to visit an … Continue reading

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Sunol Regional Wilderness: Maguire Peaks Loop

This was a pleasant exploratory hike on a trail I’d not previously hiked – the Maguire Peaks Loop Trail – in a park where I have hiked before – Sunol Regional Wilderness, part of the extensive network of parks in … Continue reading

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Mt Diablo State Park: Wall Point Rd – Pine Canyon loop

I decided to celebrate National Trails Day this year by hiking in Mt Diablo State Park, where there are over 500 miles of trails to choose from, with a variety of hike lengths and difficulties.  Due to a forecast of … Continue reading

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Vargas Plateau Regional Park

Recently the East Bay Regional Park District opened a new park in the Fremont Hills: Vargas Plateau Regional Park.  The park hosts a 2-mile segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.  Both the park opening and the new Ridge Trail … Continue reading

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Bay Area Ridge Trail: North Garin to Garin Regional Park along Walpert Ridge

Recently a new segment of Bay Area Ridge Trail opened in the East Bay Hills above the Union City – Hayward area of Alameda County. The new trail extends the Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail from its previous ending point at the … Continue reading

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Ohlone Wilderness Trail part 3: Del Valle Regional Park to Sunol Regional Park

This hike was the third, final, and longest stage in my adventure of hiking the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, a regional trail connecting Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Ohlone Regional Wilderness, and Del Valle Regional Park. All of these … Continue reading

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