This is our favorite hike. After a rain there is a nice small stream. There is a particular place where you can access the stream and my kiddos like going down there to throw rocks in the stream and to see the newts. Kid and dog friendly. There's an easy trail and a more scenic trail. Beautiful hike hidden on the outskirts of Dublin suburbia.
A short, easy, wide, gravel trail that ties into other trails in the Dublin Open Space Preserve. From the well marked entrance off Silvergate Drive, the trail makes a very gentle climb for 1 mile to the gate at the Dublin Open Space. From here it's a 3/4 mile, narrow, somewhat steeper trail to the Donlon Trail at the top of the ridge spur.
This trail is a paved trail that runs from Pleasanton, through Dublin, through San Ramon, into Walnut Creek, ending in Concord. It is not used primarily for hiking...you walk, run, skate, or bike this trail. It's a good trail for getting some exercise and walking the dog or stroller. No need for hiking shoes or sticks. It's a city trail. There is not a river that runs through it. San Ramon Creek runs parallel to parts of it. It crosses many busy roads and you'll have to wait for traffic lights to turn green. I live 2 blocks from this trail and I'm very thankful for it, but the AllTrails Overview is very misleading.
This little patch of land had a few trails running through it. Most of them aren't even a mile though. The main trail is graveled the entire way. It's a very easy trail. I'm not sure why it's black listed. It makes for a really good, quick run