Did this trail a long time ago with a slower hiker friend. The only difference is we added the loop on the end that you see on the map to make it about 10 miles. We did the hike on a dry, mellow Jan day. There's a lot of wildlife present away from summer. We saw deer, a coyote and a lot of different types of waterfowl and hawks and a golden eagle. It's a good, wide trail and a lot of it is lakeside with nice views. We also saw several fish caught from the rental boats that day.
Angelica B. on Del Valle Regional Park Campground ...
Restrooms with flushing toilets & showers that were surprisingly clean.
Hiking trails close by.
Good camp grounds for large groups.
Dogs are allowed.
No cell phone service what so ever. Not ideal if an emergency were to occur or if you are expecting additional people to meet you at the campsite.
No electric outlets if you want to pump air into an air mattress. You have to come equipped with your own power inverter that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter.
No in & out parking privileges, although I know my friends were able to get back in without having to pay again.
It was a beautiful hike. Little shade at times so wear your 45. It has great views as you hike up to the hill which takes you very close to the water. I had lunch in front of the water and enjoyed every second. I would do it again. PS. There is a fee at entrance. I paid $6. #hikingjunkie