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introduced to this amazing trail by my brother and uncle,and came right back for it! Several trails at this location. Not much shade,so bring a hat! it’s peaceful.

mountain biking
13 hours ago

south peak

Awesome hike, started counter clockwise, straight up first 1.3 Miles, then continued climb up to 2.7 Miles. It’s hard as described, if one starts clockwise then it’s less intense. Spectacular view of Oakland, San Francisco, Emeryville, Berkley, Richmond, Lafayette, and Moraga. Lot of wildflowers. 6.7 miles with elevation gain 1,667 feet.

Gorgeous views

As described, hard but rewarded with awesome views of Bay Area. Never imaged a trail like this will be nested in along those big mansions. The first 3 miles are hard, coming down is challenging too, hiking shoes are a must.

Overall it challenged me, and will do it gain on my next biz trip.

Went out around 430pm and had plenty of time to enjoy the views and watch the sun go down. Some amazing views of the hills and the city. I recommend going in the spring while everything is still green and vibrant.

hiking
22 days ago

Not exactly a loop but still a good hike with decent elevation and views. Watch for nettles and cow poop if you venture off the main trail.

Went on a hike Sunday with my friends.. It was perfect. We have done this trail in the past will again. ❤

Nice workout hike

Great views and only 3 hard elevations

I love this place.

Amazing Views! It was a nice breezy walk. Today was a perfect day to go hiking at brushy. The Rocks along the hillside and wild Life was a great vibe. Will be back soon!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, definitely enjoyable.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike. Beautiful views. A bit windy and chilly.

Took my dog here for a walk. Decent trails, very clean. View of the pier is pretty. Nothing spectacular, but nice for an afternoon stroll! Very easy terrain, not difficult at all. Able to access the beach

Scenic. Good, clean trails. Mostly flat. Loved it!

This trail has a perfect balance of scenic trails, distance, and ease. It’s quiet and peaceful with just enough other users to keep from feeling uneasy. Great for walking meditation!

Do it! You will not be disappointed. Views are really great

one of my favs. great intense inclines and areas if flat and down hill parts. fantastic views and always a great hike in this area and on this trail !

nice trail for a sunny winter day. definite climb any way you go. well marked -open views. not a place to go if you want to hike in seclusion, but easy to get to

Very scenic trail and a great workout. Went there by myself but if anyone needs company would love to go back :)

Nice place to to hike on a cool day. Interesting wildlife. keep your little dogs close lol.

Excellent trail except the few times cows block the way. Pats district did an amazing job rehabbing this trail after the bad winter a year ago.

really nice Trail pretty clean easy access a lot of fun

we loved this trail. it's a good length to do with the dog and without needing too much of a pack - just some water.

Awesome hike! challenging the whole time with amazing views to reward. definitely will be going back

walking
2 months ago

Just discovered this beautiful spot! The easy 4 mile loop includes panoramic views of the bay, rolling grasslands and a eucalyptus forest. Stop in the forest for a moment to listen to the raucous chatter of the birds - lovely!

on Pleasanton Ridge Trail

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic views of the bay! A bit muddy when we went but had a blast and will definitely be back. Keep an eye out for mountain bikers and cows.

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