Garin Peak is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hayward, 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 are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A perfect introduction to the rolling hills, windy summits, and shaded creeks of Garin Regional Par, this trip uses Vista Peak Loop Trail to take you past Vista and Garin peaks. From those summits you will have most of San Francisco Bay displayed for your enjoyment. NOTE: East Bay Regional Park District charges fees for parking and dogs when entrance kiosk is attended.
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.
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.