Explore the most popular hiking trails in Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Amazing views. Yes the uphill is very steep and a bit of a challenge but so so worth it!! Definitely will be back

Great hike. Pretty steep in stretches, but the views are worth it! We went counter clockwise which seemed to be less intense.

One of my top favorite Bay Area hikes!

Great views and steep but there is no signage along the trails. Near Grizzly Peak the trail was covered with poison oak and overgrown so we turned around instead.

Overall nice trail for the good view and convenient/easy access. Definitely very good workout on the incline. Certain parts of the trail are too steep and slippery with loose dirt and rocks, so it may get unsafe if not wearing the right shoes. There were no signage along the trails and many many splits, making it a bit difficult to navigate without frequently checking the GPS on my phone.

Awesome hike, great workout with beautiful views! Round trip 3h!

Great, convenient hike! You get a solid workout from the steep climb, and the views are pretty nice.

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.

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.

Great views and only 3 hard elevations

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

fav reg hike for dog, hiking, trail runs and evening strolls

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 !

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

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

great hike. lots of trail runners, dogs, nice little incline, gorgeous views of the bay

Very scenic. Saw a sign about mountain lion but didn't see any. What a disappointment!

trail running
9 months ago

Hard. About a good 800ft elevation gain within the first .7 miles. Gorgeous view of the Bay Area. Wear trekking boots as the path is steep and slippery.

This hike was a great sequence of microclimates and excellent views of the East Bay. I will definitely be adding it to my list of regular hikes. The exposed section near Dwight tests your footing, so watch out there.

Amazing hike! Sun to shade ratio is PREFECT!! Our dog loves every minute!

Great local hike! Th first mile is basically straight up (60ish floors on my health app). Then rolling hills. Great views of the bay. Especially beautiful in spring with loads of wildflowers.

Quick ascent with a great five mile plateau. Some guy was taking a nap up there it was so aces.

trail running
10 months ago

Mostly flat and lots of shade - really great for a run or a casual walk!

I'm 42 and in decent shape but not a fitness fanatic. I thought the first 2 miles of the trail were a challenge and had to walk pretty slowly. But after that it is mostly down hill. About 30% shade on the way uphill that was certainly welcome on a hot day!

There are some STEEP sections! Beautiful views, terrific work out.

It's a tough climb up, but well worth it with the spectacular views. It's not well marked, so I kept looking at the map on the app to follow the track. The trail isn't as shaded as I thought it would be based on the satellite view. I would say it's about 50% shaded, but that might be generous.

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