Looking for a great trail in Briones Regional Park, California? AllTrails has 39 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 31 moderate trails in Briones Regional Park ranging from 1.4 to 12.8 miles and from 272 to 1,486 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Great trail to check out early in the morning. Trails are well maintained and decent directions throughout the trails. There are a lot trails, so pay attention to those sign posts. They had maps at the trailhead, which was very helpful. Not is little/no shade through the trail, so have enough water to stay hydrated on a sunny day. Plenty of parking available. We went up there in fall so no fee requirements.

I appreciated the steady incline, but there aren’t a lot of pretty things to see until you reach the peak. If you like delayed gratification this trail is ideal for you

hiking
6 days ago

Pretty exposed to sunlight, although there are some spots you can stop for shade. Steep slopes at parts. Dirt trails, sometimes wide, sometimes narrow. Quiet at parts.

Cows!

This definitely had some long uphill segments. But there were some pretty views at different points, which helped as a distraction. The trail is used by mountain bikers, and a couple of times I had bikers seemingly come flying past me out of nowhere. So, I’d recommend staying to the sides of the trail, just in case.

walking
10 days ago

Beautiful quiet trail.

hiking
no shade
10 days ago

Fun hike with wife and dog

Bronies regional park north entrance is where I started my hike. Only 0.5 miles in, I spotted a coyote trotting ahead of me on the trail. The coyote stopped and turned to look at me but ran on after he realized I was headed his way in no fear. The hike was mostly open fields, valleys with a peak elevation around 1175 ft. From the peak there was panoramic views of Diablo Valley and Mount Diablo to the East, to the North the Sacramento River and Delta and to the West Mt Tampalpais. The multi-purpose trails were very dry and dusty, lots of various oak trees such as Interior live Oak, valley oak, canyon live Oak and blue oak. Other trees were the california bay laurel and grey pines. Wildlife I seen was a coyote, western grey squirrel, mule deer, a Great Egret, American Robin and song sparrows. Little to no wildflowers this time of year, however I did see small batches of California buttercup, blue bush lupine and bull thistle. Residents of the park are the cows and calves which are found grazing in open fields as you hike sometimes along side of them. They are harmless and apparently use to humans. This park is actually in the cows pasture. Right now many calves running about which is a bit entertaining to watch them run and play along side their mothers. Last note, this is a off leash dog park as well, though your dog must be cool with the numerous cows walking around . The park policy is that your dog cannot bark or chase the cattle or you will endure a hefty fine. All and all, a nice local place to hike. Lots of parking, plenty of restrooms and wide trails for hikers, cyclers and equestrians.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
13 days ago

Great workout. As for the hike itself I probably wouldn’t do it again. It’s mostly brush. The view could be worth it for some but I’d skip it.

Great hike on a cool day. Gorgeous views. Went counter and was nice.

Basically walking through a cattle ranch. Occasional oak trees to provide shade. Can get pretty windy up on the ridge line.

Really great trail with a healthy combination of hills, shade and views. Gets a little confusing as you need to cross through cattle gates, but really nice.

walking
bridge out
29 days ago

this is TOUGH! a really good hike, but lots of steep hills.

Good hike, but very little shade!

running
blowdown
over grown
1 month ago

While this trail had some nice views and the elevation climbs were manageable, the trail itself was not in great condition. There were lots of overgrown areas, a large, downed tree with branches all over the trail, and lots of areas of dried mud (that seem to have been torn up when they were wet) that present very difficult options for running through without turning an ankle.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

This trail will definitely give you a good workout, lots of ridges (my legs were sore the next day)! Beautiful scenery and we passed maybe 5 other ppl, so quite secluded. We added another .5 mile to the end so we could get to the top and eat lunch at the picnic table. Definitely recommend add that last bit, it’s quite rewarding. Some scrambling because of the steep inclines and we wore trail running shoes, not hiking boots.

Standard fire trail width with road apples, and steeper inclines/declines when they happen. More shaded than not, with free ranging cows that gathered at the watering hole and/or shade. Minor bugs and obedient off-leash dogs with their owners. Not too crowded either.

hiking
1 month ago

Love all the ups and downs. I clocked in a little over 1300 ft of elevation, so the trail may be underestimating. Great views of the surrounding area.

Mix of terrain, other hikers spotted couple coyotes, no bathrooms, lots of cows, great hike overall!

Gorgeous and serene trail. Not a lot of views today as we were totally fogged in the whole time. Will definitely do this one again!

running
1 month ago

One of my favorite trails except for having to maneuver around the cows and their piles at the beginning. Once you get through the initial climb it’s a great wide trail. Lots of big climbs but a great challenge. Beautiful views of Mt. Diablo, Lafayette and towards the Delta

hiking
1 month ago

First mile is all up hill. If you follow the loop counterclockwise the uphills aren’t as bad. Not much shade.

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