Lake Chabot Trail

MODERATE 99 reviews

Lake Chabot Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Castro Valley, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.6 miles 999 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

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Lake Chabot Loop is a 10.40 mile loop trail located near Castro Valley, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for fishing, hiking & mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Dogs on leash in developed areas/under voice command in undeveloped areas of the park. You can avoid a large portion of the paved East Shore Trail by taking the southern Cameron Loop after crossing the Honker Bay bridge, Ten Hills Trail, and Indian Cove Trail leaving a very short paved section to the Marina

trail running
13 days ago

good place for walk and run also enjoy the view

1 month ago

Don't think too much !!!

Just go and see tomorrow what you can get there.

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

We live about a half mile away and frequently walk a portion of this trail. There's construction work midway on the west side of the lake through 2017 that blocks the route, but the open sections are still very pleasant. My wife and I have walked it in all seasons as a lot of the trail is paved. It can very crowded or very empty depending on the day of the week and time. If you're looking for a quiet hike away from the crowds, then this isn't the hike for you. However, this works for an easily accessible hike with a nice lake view and wildlife.

2 months ago

Couldnt complete the loop. Cut off due to construction. but Nice hike. Nice park area.

2 months ago

Nice walk if you don't mind the asphalt sections. best if you don't do it in the middle of summer as some of the lake gets a little stagnant. The trails to the west and the north are much better. It was a one timer for me. Been there....did that. Much better area to bike rather than hike.

3 months ago

Great 8 mile 2-1/2-3 hour hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of hiking trails and options for difficulty. Beautiful region all together. Lots of people by the lake which can be cool but again lots of option to go up in the hills.

4 months ago

Very well maintained trails alot of shade which made it perfect for a mid day hike in late July!

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

- I must add that currently you cannot do the entire loop trail- They have a section of it closed off for the Dam project until summer of 2017.
It was a pleasant hike that you can really add some good miles to with all the side trails that are interconnected. Also, on these side trails, other people are few and far between, making for a more secluded experience.

5 months ago

go on a cool day to walk the loop

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful! Sun and shade and great views!

mountain biking
5 months ago

Not a hard trail, lotsa folks hiking, so gotta stay pretty casual. It's closed off so you can not go around whole lake, fun fact. It's a nice trail though, get away and hike or bike. Dogs are ok on leash. It's close to home so we go more often.

5 months ago

Local goodie!! Has substantial parking and many branch off trails! Can get a bit hot so bring sun screen and plenty of water!

5 months ago

Great weather for a run today

hiking
6 months ago

I wished I read the review before I went. Part of trail was closed and it won't open until next year. So my attempt to walk around the lake was cut short. I also went during the Memorial Day weekend so street parking was full. There is a $5 parking fee at the Marina entrance.

mountain biking
6 months ago

The Bass Cove Trail and West Shore Trail by the dam is CLOSED, you cannot pass (for the dam improvements).

Don't attempt to close the loop (especially approaching from the North) or you'll end up going back the same way you came.

The trail will not be open again at least till summer 2017 according to the sign posted on the fence.

hiking
6 months ago

nice and clean