Bon Tempe Trail

EASY 7 reviews
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Bon Tempe Trail is a 5.5 mile loop trail located near Fairfax, CA that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.5 miles 1013 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

trail running





7 days ago

This is a beautiful easy hiking trail, a lot of shade and not too long. You can make it longer if you want well maintained btw.

3 months ago

Great maintained trails. Little poison oaky but not bad. My dog loved it, we went up to Kent Trail, it was a beautiful hike, just wished we could dive in that pristine water!

3 months ago

Lovely hike with my dog.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Beautiful and easy trail.

2 years ago

It's a little muddy, but overall a good hike around the lake! It's a pretty easy loop! The lake looks calm and the Scenery is nice. Dogs are allow for this trail with a leash.

3 years ago

The Bon Tempe is a flat, but somewhat moderate because of distance, loop around the lake. There are two main trails, the Sunnyside Trail and the Shadyside Trail (titles are accurate) that make up the loop. We started at the Sky Oaks (eastern) parking lot just north of the dam and made our way south along the Shadyside Trail and had lunch at the Lagunitas Picnic Area, a good half way point to take a load off.

This trail is great for kids and families, flat terrain, fishing in some designated areas, access to explore the water banks (no swimming), and great views the entire way. If you are an avid hiker, you might find it lacking in challenge but the lake views make up for it.

$8/carload keeps this place quiet and secluded, dogs on leash.