nature trips


wild flowers


mountain biking

mountain biking
2 days ago

Rode here on 2/19/18 and had a blast! The trails were in great shape. Dry but not dusty, everything was green and super lush, and the wildflowers were just starting to bloom. And as is usually the case here, had almost the entire area to ourselves.

If you're in the East Bay and looking for a fun, challenging place to ride, check this place out.

on Edwards Loop Sky Trail

1 month 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.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Good combination of fun downhill (fast, flowy, jumps) and moderate climbing. Can be stretched out to a roughly 18 mile out and back. If you are in the area definitely check it out!

Nice to look back and catch the trails i did before being onsite.

5 months ago

Very nice trail overall you get too see many different areas up from the hills. Including some water views of the San Pablo and Carquinaz Strait in the direction of Benicia and Vallejo.

The trails is about 95% exposed to the sun so early am or late pm is best. Signage is a little confusing so make sure to have a map with you. Single usage in some areas so watch out for mountain bikers.

From the main parking lot gate if you take the right side trailhead it will be a steep incline some 1100 feet but at least it will be on fresh legs. The return is a little more paced as it descends slowly.
A few benches here and there but best spot is under a few trees.

trail running
8 months ago

Very nice trails for running, however in summer it's infested with ticks. Got five on me and 4 in my dog in the span of one hour

In bad shape as of May 25, 2017. Needs a lot of weed wacking. Ripped up legs on thorns, slow, and couldn't see trail in some areas. Also, poison oak creeping into trail, not too much and almost all avoidable, but I'd rather keep eyes on the trail, not looking at leaves.

I usually really like the flow section.

9 months ago

very quiet trail with beautiful wild flowers at this time of year. the beginning and end felt very secluded. Note that the paths very narrow at some points so wear long socks to prevent ticks.

10 months ago

Great Hike - Some of the best views in the East Bay. If you are like me you have been looking at all of these great green hills and you want to hike -this is the one. Easy to find Trailhead, although gate doesnt open until 8 AM, hike goes up right away and then pretty flat, MOST of trail was in good shape after 3 days of rain and 1 day of sun. Surprised there isnt moore road noise. I would stay away from the Kestrell Loop which I added for additional miles. Ton of Mud - wet and deep but loved the hike

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Great place! Beautiful views

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Great trail, beginning climb is a good way to get blood flowing. Then you are treated to great views of the bay.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

I returned to these trails again but this time was with a Meetup Group Hike. We started from the Edwards Loop trail, went through the tunnel and right onto the Soaring Eagle Trail all the way to the trail's end. We returned on the Soaring Eagle trail, passed through the tunnel, and then continued on to the Woodrat trail to Edwards Creek trail returned to the parking lot. The weather was perfect for hiking. It was on the mid 70s partial cloudy with cool winds. It was nice easy hide for the last day of July.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

After the initial steep climbing, you are rewarded with the scenic views of the Bay and the Straight. Free range cattle grazing around therefore lots of dungs on the trail. The weather was cool on the day I hiked otherwise could be hot up on the hills.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Awesome views, perfect weather. My boyfriend and I named it the "Poop Loop" because there is so much cow and horse poop! Definitely bring sunscreen, not a lot of tree cover.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

This is an easy trail. It's a bit unmaintained so there were a lot of weeds growing everywhere, lots of poison oak and also lots of cat shit at the beginning of the trail. I guess there are a few stray cats out there. There are a ton of ticks on this trail so if you do have your dog with you, make sure you check them. I ended up pulling a bunch off of my dog. The trail has an awesome view of the bay area, you can see the bridges and also the sugar cane factory. There are cows that freely graze around, so that was cool. There's not much shade so I'd definitely recommend going on a cooler day and bringing lots of water. I'm not sure if I'd do this trail again though, too many weeds and ticks, the scenery wasn't really worth walking through all of the weeds and stuff.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Low use and great views but beware the poison ivy is blowing up!

mountain biking
Friday, April 08, 2016

Flow trail is amazing

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

This is simply the best singletrack riding in the East Bay.

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