Pleasanton Ridge Trail

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Pleasanton Ridge Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sunol, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.4 miles 1443 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is an often overlooked getaway from the seemingly never-ending suburbs that fringe the San Francisco Bay Area. This hike from the Foothills Staging Area is an excellent introduction to the park: long enough to get your heart rate up, but not nearly as arduous as some hikes in the nearby hills. Once you hike up to the ridge, you meander up and down with far-reaching views of the nearby scenery, including Mount Diablo and the San Francisco Bay. Once nice amenity: a smattering of water spigots to refill your water bottle. And a surprise: The hike passes through a grove of olive trees planted when a local rancher owned the land. Note this park is popular with mountain bikers, so keep an eye out.

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Wonderful Trail !! Higher and higher peak point as you move on and amazing view of Easy Bay valley. Perfect trail in all season. !!

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I love this Trail! You can make it as long as you want! The hills are brutally amazing and will challenge you every time! The view is beautiful! I recommend it in all the seasons except Summer. Make your way to Sinbad Trail and enjoy the valley and the creek running through it!

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4 months ago

Pretty good hike especially in the back where there are less people. Great area to let your dog out for a run.

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A good workout.
Can go at any pace!

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4 months ago

We hiked as a Meetup group, from the Woodland trail to the Ridgeline trail and then looped back on the Thermalito trail. From there we then followed the Oak Tree trail and back to the staging area. This was a pleasant and invigorating 7 miles (3 hour) hike, with elevation of 1,378 feet, overlooking Pleasanton and the Livermore Valley.

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