Category Archives: East Bay

hikes in the East San Francisco Bay Area

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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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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Iron Horse Regional Trail: Monument Blvd to Marsh Dr

The East Bay Regional Park District has, over its 81-year history, assembled an impressive variety of parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, including some 65 regional parks and 29 regional inter-park trails. This was my first visit … Continue reading

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Los Vaqueros Watershed: Tarantula Run half marathon route

In the San Francisco Bay Area, one of October’s characteristics is that it is considered to be tarantula season, when male tarantulas are on the prowl for mating opportunities. During a recent long hike on the Ohlone Wilderness Trail in … 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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