Bollinger Creek Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Danville, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. 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
Las Trampas Regional Wilderness offers 5,342 acres of wilderness and an expanded trail system that allows hikers and horseback riders to enjoy its remote and rugged areas. The park's size and terrain allow visitors a feeling of privacy and escape from urban hustle and bustle. Carry plenty of drinking water. Two major Bay Area faults--the Las Trampas and Bollinger faults--account for the uplift and exposure of four well-defined geological formations. The Orinda formation holds remnants of ancient beach and shoreline. The El Sobrante formation consists of several fossil-bearing compressed rock layers. The Pinole Tuff is of volcanic origin.
It was nice. There are several trails here. We got turned around because of the cows but found a nice shady trail. Beautiful.
Great hike with beautiful views on a fall evening.
Good one, parking- rocky ridge view - elder berry - parking
Good hike. Nice views of SF and the bay. The trails are in good shape. Very nice place.
Great hike and nice views.
This was the first park that got me into hiking. I went to the elderberry to rocky ridge trail and it's really nice up there. windy yes but to scale the hills was worth the sight. the elderberry has a lot of tree then dry dirt then trees . make sure to have a flash light if it's getting dark. but the rocky ridge trail is my all time favorite. take me about 2hrs to complete if I wasn't stopping and sitting on the rocks looking out in the view. you'll see all the 3 bridges( Dumbarton, San Mateo bridge, and bay bridge) and then on the other side you'll see some of the windmills from the trivalley.
Recommend on a nice cool day, take lots of water. Snakes roam the streets at times. Very windy in top. Steep incline, scene changes as you walk from, trees with miss to plain view of mountain top. Overall a good hike on the rim. Bay leaf trees on the picnic area.
Beautiful. This Wilderness is exactly the place I want to be to escape suburbia. In all seasons, there's magic here: wide open vistas, Mt. Diablo to the East, mesmerizing green hills, pops of CA poppies, running creeks, grazing cattle, and the best of all: the magical mighty oak trees.
On any Ridge trail (Las Trampas, Calaveras, Rocky) you will be in awe of the view. Of course, you'll have to work for it-- but that's the fun! There's many choices to enter this Wilderness: At the end of Bollinger Canyon Rd in San Ramon, OR off Remington Loop in Danville, OR at the end of Camille OR Hemme in Alamo. Each will provide a different experience! Grab a map and explore-- I promise you won't be disappointed.
Living in Danville I can be submerged in this beauty in just 10 minutes. For proximity, seasonal beauty and multitude of trails, this is my favorite hiking area.
There are all sorts of trails you can hit at this park. One is along the creek that flows in Winter and Spring and is fairly shady. I like to pick my Bay Leaves from all the Bay Laurel trees along this trail. From the parking lot, go through the green cattle gate on the far right of the lot and make an immediate right turn up the hill and through another cattle gate.
There is also a killer paved trail that is a real climb! Once you get at the top, there are other trail options on dirt paths. There's picnic areas here too along with good views.
To get to the parking lot, take Bollinger Canyon Road all the way till it ends,
Nice workout, front right side of loop is simi-intense! Dusty trial in some parts don't go during peak heat.
Be prepared for hills! Dogs are allowed off leash though deer are plentiful and the area is also a grazing land so cows are around as well.