Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Briones Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Peaceful and pleasant morning walk. A bit dusty this time of the year.

Lovely trail challenging enough to feel like a good work out. If you go counterclockwise the majority of the elevation gain is done in the shade. Nice views of Mt Diablo and the East Bay.

Nice trail, very few people, dog friendly and a couple good climbs.

Moderate 1hr round trip hike when I just want to get out in open countryside but don’t have a lot of time. I’ve done this high a hundred times, in all seasons. Easy, relaxing, and pretty.

Did the Seabord to Crest loop and it was spectacular. Small creek, so many beautiful wild flowers phenomenal views. Great workout. Lots of steep up and downs. Nice trail. I would suggest staying in the trail. We took my dogs and went off trail for picnic and came out covered in nettles and ticks so that was a bit of a nuisance to have to pick off, but if you stick on the trail should be fine.

Park easy to find - heads up gates dont open until 8AM however parked down the street at Bear Creek staging area. Trail in good condition however you need long pants the first 1 mile - fairly overgrown. Steep on the font end but levels out. Very nice views - very little coverage Didnt see anyone until mile 6 however was on trail at 630

Nice views & a good moderate length hike. Part shaded/woodland & part grassland. Parking was available at the trailhead. We’ll be back!

Beautiful hike, low land canyon with a canopy of oaks that rises up to ridge lines overlooking rolling hills. Amazing 360 degree views. Love this hike!

great hike. we even kept going to the top of one of the hills. fantastic views to bencia to marin once you get to the top.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail. Much of it is shaded. Dog friendly. Not terribly challenging, but enough hills to make it enjoyable.

Beautiful hike! A good way to start the new year!

This trail is sweet. I was looking for a trail with nice views that was easy enough for children yet still rewarding. The hike was pretty easy even for my 6 year old son. We were rewarded with awesome views of Mt Diablo and even got to see a coyote running around.

hiking
7 months ago

We parked at the Bear Creek Staging Area which costs $3 for parking if someone is at the kiosk or it's free to park if nobody is there to collect your money when you drive in.

This hike is a series of trails, so make sure you print out the pdf of the park map to bring with you and compare it to the map from All Trails. Even with that, we still managed to get lost. There is a lot of cow poop along the trail, so you will want to watch your feet so you don't step in any. You will also pass by cows who are near the trail, but they didn't bother us when we went and I made sure to give them space.

This trail made for a good winter hike and there was a bench mid way at 'Table Top' where we had our lunch. There are no significant features along the trail other than rolling hills and a couple small pools of water. I wouldn't take someone hiking here to impress them, but it's a good trail if you want to experience hiking at this park at least once.

hiking
8 months ago

This trail can get really muddy in the winter... The 1st time I did it was with my wife and 5 Golden Retreivers. Two women Rangers rode their horses through as we leashed up the dogs and stood off trail to let them by. We stayed there for about 10 minutes before we unleashed the dogs and unfortunately they took off to see the horses close up!!!! The Rangers started screaming and we got the dogs without any harm being done other than 2 angry Rangers. Hiked there at least 200 times and it was the only time I saw Rangers on horseback... There is also a nice little pond that my dogs always enjoyed.

Did this yesterday and what a beautiful day for a hike. . .Loved the cows.

Pretty, tons of cows, but a little on the short side. I ended up making this a loop via the crest and valley trail. Would definitely come back again.

hiking
10 months ago

Try and spot the coyote. I’ve seen one each time I have hiked this trail. It’s pretty neat

Phew, that's a long one. Bring water.

An enjoyable 8+ mile loop with easy to moderate hills. The valley section is partly wooded, partly open range with lots of cows about. Atop the crest, the views of Martinez, Benicia and the Suisun Bay are beautiful. The trails consist of fire roads and heavily used tracks, mostly in good condition but with one or two washed out areas.

on Diablo View Trail

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

This trail is only about three miles but a lot of it is uphill. If you make a right when you reach the loop, toward the end are two very steep hills - makes me which I went left when I reached the loop! Doesn't offer too many beautiful views, but close enough. This is a good beginner's trail, but be careful on hot days, there are several parts that do not offer shade and you are surrounded by dead grass that reflects heat back onto you! Bring a lot of water if you're going on a warm day.

trail running
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Beautiful view of Mt. Diablo.

Great long hike. Not much shade. Lots of beautiful wildflowers. Lots of cows grazing at the beginning. Good views.

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Beautiful wildflowers.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

great view, but unfortunately there was a pretty big coyote close to the path so I had to turn around the day I took my dog. gone back since and is relatively 3 miles to do this loop

Monday, February 27, 2017

Easy loop that connects to Alhambra Creek Trail. Great views, some elevation gain but not huge. Love the cows, but watch out for all the cow pies!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Great trail for a levels of hikers.

walking
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

nice hiking for all ages wanting to break into the hiking craze.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nice loop options, shade, sun, hills, views. Beautiful place!

hiking
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The first time I did this hike was with my son in 2003. The last time was 4 months ago solo and there were a few other times in between. Plenty of hills but not really long or very steep. Just enough to get a good cardio and be able to enjoy the views and getting a workout and some miles on your feet.

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