Alhambra Creek Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Alhambra Creek Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lafayette, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

2.4 miles 597 feet Loop

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers


A great hike through nice cool shaded groves. A great choice for a hot day. Briones peak offers views from 1483' Take Alhambra Creek Trail To the Spengler Trail. Take Spengler to the Old Briones Road Trail. Continue to Briones Crest Trail to the Summit

2 months ago

Briones is a great place to hike. It gets more traffic now than it ever has. Keep you eyes open. There are a few single tracks that are off the map that you'll enjoy! It was my go to and my training grounds for a decade. Miss it now that I live out of the area...and MT Diablo as well.

2 months ago

I started at the Alhambra Creek Trail. It was mostly shaded. At the end I turned left and followed the Spengler Trail. From Spengler Trail I climbed up onto the Diablo View Trail. This part I had a good view of Mt. Diablo. From there I descended to the parking lot. The loop was short and easy. It took me less than an hour to complete.

5 months ago

Easy, pleasant loop of Reliez Valley Rd and Alhambra staging area.

9 months ago

Best when it isn't hot!

2 years ago

Lots of trails, great parking... but prepare to pay for the privilege. My 1st impression- HOT! It seems like there are plenty of shade opportunities, but most of the time it lasted too short. Bring lots of water , sunblock and a hat. The trails aren't as well marked as I would have liked, even using a map we went pretty far off the path we had planned. There are some very steep exposed trails, you may want to stay on the fire break if you like an easier hike. This is where the bonus of satellite access and a smartphone saved the day. Don't leave home without it! Otherwise there are many trails to explore. It's one big dry crisp fire hazard, I will revisit in the late fall or early spring next time.

2 years ago

Beautiful views! Awesome hike. Nothing too strenuous. Great for dogs too. Lots of animals like cows and coyotes and birds!