Bay Area Ridge Trail: Independent School to Five Canyons is a 10.7 mile loop trail located near Hayward, CA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Take the Whispering Creek trail to the bay Area Ridge trail. Return via the Ridgetop or Shoreline Trail.