Morgan Territory Regional Preserve Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clayton, CA that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

4.7 miles 800 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

An excellent mountain biking location, Morgan Regional Preserve offers scenic views and rolling golden hills. Some sections of the trail can be sandy. There is a backpack campsite in the Regional Preserve. Reservation is required to use the campsite.

hiking
5 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike. Starting off in a beautiful wooded area and then moving into an open hilly scene was lovely. Very dog and horse friendly; my canine might've enjoyed it more than we did. More than half of the hike was in direct sunlight, so bring extra sunscreen. Make sure you go off onto the side trail on the way back to get a great view of Mount Diablo!

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty simple hike that doesn't get that much use. Spring would be best for wildflowers. Uneventful enough so that I never did it a second time.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike... I like that I could bring my dog. I'd definitely do this hike again. It says 4.7 miles but my GPS said it was a little over 5 miles....

mountain biking
2 years ago

Biked this yesterday with a buddy for his first MTB ride mainly because its relatively easy. As Tariq states, there are areas that can be dangerous. Meaning, due to the dry climate and lack of rain it is quite parched. A lot of sand on the trails which can cause a serious fall. Take it easy and get familiar and once you do you will find this a great moderate MTB ride good for beginners. There are few hard climbs but lots of flats and areas to rest your legs without stoping your bike. It is open grazing range so be prepared to come face to face with harmless docile cattle. Take lots of water and maybe a few snacks and enjoy!
-Steve

hiking
4 years ago

Went for a 10'ish mile hike around the entire perimiter with a friend on a 90-degree day. While not real difficult, there is an illusion of always going uphill. I think this stems from the fact that the downhills are gentle slopers and the uphills are fairly steep (but not real bad). All in all, you feel like you're always going uphill. Keep in mind that this is just the perimeter trail. I have never hiked any of the internal trails (yet). A bit of a yawner except that it was 10 miles so gave me and a buddy a good workout!

There are some very nice views out towards the delta valley and sacramento valley(?). You can also view Mt. Diablo which is pretty close to here.

mountain biking
4 years ago

This is a good network of trails for mountain bikers of all levels.

It's fast, but has periodic climbs that can get challenging. Out in Livermore it does get hot in the summer but there's plenty of shaded areas from trees.

The scenery is quite nice as you're able to see for vast distances. So we periodically stopped just to enjoy the view.

When going downhill the trail eggs you on to go fast - but be careful as the terrain suddenly gets treacherous in a few spots. So ride the trail a few times to familiarize yourself as to what the safe speeds are.

hiking
4 years ago