Explore the best trails near Union City with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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walking
12 days ago

Not crowded at all. Did this trail early morning around sunrise. Has beautiful views. Kid-friendly.

road biking
1 month ago

Great bike ride. The path is relatively smooth and goes under all of the roads and highways. If you want to do a little extra, take a left when you reach the end and loop back through Coyote hills. There is about a mile along the sliver of land that takes you back to Coyote Hills that is rocky, so don't take that path if your tires aren't cut out for it.

It's a beautiful hike through meadows, riparian forest, shaded canyons, and a panoramic view of the bay. What a nice discovery.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice running and biking trail. Parts of trail have an abundance of birds and squirrels.

Overall, a very nice ride. I parked at Isherwood Way, near Paseo Padre Pkwy. Once I parked, I noticed there are two trails along the creek. The inner trail is gravel and dirt. The outer trail is paved. I took the paved trail towards Niles Canyon. Very nice ride and pretty views. It was about 6 miles there and back to the parking lot, so I went the opposite way. Going that way was not as scenic, and had more people, but still a decent ride. Throughout the ride, I noticed several patch up work on the paved trail, so the ride wasn't very smooth. Flat ride, with the exceptions of going under the bridges, in which case you have a minor hill.

Will probably go again soon. It is good training trail for an upcoming race.

Parking at Tamarack (and nearby) is now prohibited for non-residents. Park at the entrance on May Rd and join the trail from there. It was not a bad hike. Get there early in the summer before it gets too hot.

This isn't 5 miles. It's at least 6. My GSP tracker said 6.5.

And I would not call this easy for beginners. The first and last 1.5 miles or so are flat, but that middle few miles is pretty steep for newbs. 1-5 I'd give the whole thing a 3. 1 being totally flat. 2 being slight elevation gain. Nice views. Cool if you don't feel up to hiking Mission Peak.

mountain biking
4 years ago

Nice trail traveling north to coyote hills. Easy paved trail that we frequented as kids. Perfect as I grew up and purchased a mountain bike.

Nice trail but not located where the map indicated.