Category Archives: Alameda County

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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Garin and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks

After completing a nearly 6-mile hike in Chabot Regional Park, I decided to continue celebrating National Trails Day by doing a second hike in Garin and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks. This second hike was basically another loop, on the … Continue reading

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Chabot Regional Park: central park loop

For this year’s National Trails Day, I decided to celebrate the wonderful selection and variety of trails in the San Francisco Bay Area by going on two hikes. The first was at Chabot Regional Park in the Oakland – San … Continue reading

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