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Nice view of the bay and sunset!!!

Pretty nice trail, the road is unpaved, so you shoes will get really dirty and heavy by stick with wet clay. And for me, I don't think it is moderate, pretty easy to finished.

hiking
19 days ago

Great views up in the Hayward hills. I didn't see anyone on this trail as it is mostly frequented by cows and horses. Speaking of, be prepared to dodge land mines.

Pretty views of the bay and green hills as far as the eye can see. The uphill is pretty intense but definitely worth it.

hiking
21 days ago

You will be exposed to the sun for most of this hike, so bring sunscreen and an umbrella or both. I would suggest going right at the beginning and hiking up high ridge through the tree line to make the hike a little easier. There are great views of the entire bay up top along the ridge. Then when you come back down you will cool off as you hike through the trees along dry creek. Then back out into the sun as you do the last leg of the trail and back to the parking lot. Great hike. I like that it starts you down at the south end so you don't have to pay to park at Garin Park

The area was really pretty and green after all the recent rain. It was quiet and had lots of different views. There wasn't a lot of signage or maps to the entrance of the trail.

great uphill hiking trails and beautiful scenery

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Did it in "07 along with Garin Peak. Never went back into that trail system again. A lot of wide open spaces that didn't impress...

hiking
1 month ago

Did this one in jan of 07. Nice views and mostly wide open spaces wih plenty of cows grazing. I did Zeile Creek the same day. Neither was impressive enough to ever do again.

walking
1 month ago

This a favorite trail for my wife and I as it is right next to the Stonebrae Elementary soccer fields where our son practices. This is a relatively new trail--the end of the loop isn't even shown on maps. There's a half mile ascent to begin with, but otherwise it's an easy trail with great views of the East Bay. Lots of birds to see along with the occasional rabbit and snake. The trail leads to a historical landmark and gravesite for Agape's Honcharenko (see reference below).

There's plenty of free parking next to the soccer fields. No bathrooms or water along the trail, but it's only a few miles. There are cattle grazing in the loop area of the trail, but we've never had any trouble with them.
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“Ukraina” is the site of the farm and burial place of the Ukrainian patriot and exiled orthodox priest Agapius Honcharenko (1832-1916) and his wife Albina. Honcharenko was the first nationally conscious Ukrainian to arrive in the United States. He published the first American newspaper in Russian and Ukrainian languages, The Alaska Herald, from 1868-1872. He wrote the first book for the educational use of Native Alaskans. After moving here from San Francisco in 1873, He continued to publish political literature, which was smuggled into Czarist Russia. Honcharenko was a prominent scholar, humanitarian, and early champion for human rights. http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/ListedResources/Detail/1025

Awesome trail ! But highly reccomend not going on the hills unless you arent clumpsy.

trail running
2 months ago

Hills for breakfast. Go early if it's gonna be a warm day...a lot of the trails are exposed.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice loop with a lot of other connecting opportunities to make a much longer hike. Very dog friendly.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice views on the 6 mile High Ridge trail. Decent climb. Ran into some cows. $5 parking but so many trails you can spend the whole day there. Dog friendly.

Love this trail! there are several loops you can take. plan for about an hour. gorgeous view of the city. quiet & peaceful

hiking
7 months ago

Nice views

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful views and gradual grades. Nice and easy hike.