Explore East Bay Regional Parks Challenge 2018 - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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For 25 years, the Trails Challenge has been designed to get you outdoors, exploring on your own, with friends, or with loved ones. This year’s Trails Challenge highlights 20 of our most interesting parks and unique trails for all abilities. We have included easy, moderate, and difficult routes, leading hikers to scenic destinations through a variety of parklands. We’ve also included information about special features in the selected parks. Keep in mind you can use any trail route to complete the Challenge, not just those listed in this year’s Guidebook, by exploring at least five trails or 26.2 miles (the distance of a marathon). Be sure to visit our 2018 Trails Challenge Web Page at ebparks.org.

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Awesome, fun trail! FYI, be prepared for some steep hills. Definitely a cardio endurance burner! Stay adventurous! @theehikeclub IG

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HikingGreat!

This trail is challenging in incline but when you get to the Ridge it was a rewarding views...

Beautiful views on the first half of the trail, Don't build too much anticipation for the lakes / ponds, by end of summer these are dried out mud holes, but satisfying hike non the less.

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Great views of the lake

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Hiking

Went on a Sunday around 3pm. We went counter clockwise and the paved incline was definitely a workout! Once we got to the grassy, rocky region, it was relatively flat and sunny. We went through quite a bit of water!

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Beautiful trail!!

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HikingGreat!

Really great loop! I went the opposite direction to get the steepest (and sunniest) part done first, which was a good choice. There was a nice place to stop along the lake that had benches and a dock, which was a good point to take a lunch break. Went at 10am and it was super busy, had to park down the road a little bit but only had to walk five minutes from there to get to the trailhead. Half the people there wore masks, half didn’t, but there was usually room to distance anyway.

Nice hike for exercise and good views. However, no shade so recommend coming when it’s cooler

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Great trail, interesting geology, great views of SF and of Mt Diablo. Side detours to a reed-filled ‘Pond’ and to the Labyrinth.

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Azteca Espinosa reviewed Shoreline Trail: Salt Marsh Overlook
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Barbara Larson reviewed Golden Eagle Trail to View Point
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Beautiful Trail! It was a nice day yesterday! Definitely recommend! Stay adventurous! @theehikeclub IG.

Fun to see cows near the trailhead. I went clockwise and enjoyed the views of Mount Diablo and the Carquinez Strait. Warning: gate to park closes at 7 and there is a $3 parking fee (no attendant when I went)

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Pretty good trail spots to bomb down and jump

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Erika Grouell reviewed Golden Eagle Trail to View Point
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Brett Yamaguchi reviewed Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail
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Hiking

Nice moderate hike. great view at the end. Lots of cow Pattys.

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Nice ups and downs then pretty flat on the way back

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Michell Follett reviewed Golden Eagle Trail to View Point
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Well maintained, wide trail. Gorgeous views of the bay and hills.

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Solid trail!

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WalkingGreat!

Great views of the bay plus plenty of space for social distancing!

Great views, lots of space on trail ( social distancing)

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Thought guy. Lots of incline.

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