Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Del Valle 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.

Perfect for dogs. Great for swimming with dogs. Came on a sunny Saturday in July and there were places where there were no people along the shore and we could swim without having to worry about our dogs disturbing other people and dogs. Excellent

on Ridgeline Loop

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike to test out some new gear, nice views. Paid $6 for parking, forgot it was a charged location but luckily they accept card. Ran into a few park staff very friendly, will be returning.

My favorite place to hike in the East Bay.

I explored so much of this area back in May!
In the end, I enjoyed the best views from a trail that was nestled a little before the park headquarters off the side of the road.
I had an amazing time running up, down, and along the hills.
Gorgeous views!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice loop with not so hard huffing to do. The walk by the lake was nice - that is where you will find a couple of restrooms and benches to look over the water. This trail is a lot easier than the Squirrel Gulch hike. Nothing real steep and the views are stunning. Some wildlife including the same doe I spotted last month.

hiking
5 months ago

It’s a pretty trail, but not a lot of shade, any time of the year but summer. Saw a lot of wild life, deer, huge birds (careful with small dogs) we had two and the bird kept circling us and at one point came so close to the grown it scared us. We picked up our dogs until it went away. We also saw wild turkeys and cows. Spectacular views!

Awesome trail with great views and wild life encounters. Off leash dogs allowed.
Will come back.

Very nice scenic

Excellent for dog adventurers as dogs are allowed off leash! Be aware there are cattle present, as well as HUGE predatory birds (which were AMAZING and took my breath away).
We went with 3 adults and 5 dogs varying in size and it was fantastic! Excellent for wildflower seeing. Go when it's lush and green (I went April 10th), I'd imagine it might not be as fun in August. We went on a Tuesday around morning/afternoon and there were very few people there.
Also, we went off trail by accident and ended up hiking up some hills that were, uh....phew! Not sure if the actual trail is as strenuous, but what we hiked was more of a moderate level for sure.

hiking
7 months ago

hiked it with few friends in the fall with a lot of birds around.

Beautiful views! Have done this several times and it never gets old. Sunset hikes are the best here :)

This place is beautiful, especially if you come during winter / spring when everything is still green. Very peaceful and serene.

There is a trail where dogs are allowed to walk off-leash. Our dogs loved it.

You can also do water activities here like canoeing, rowing, and fishing.

walking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

My friends and I have dubbed this hike "booty blasters" because of the workout your butt gets going up the hill! The view at the top is worth the climb, especially in the Spring. Brought the jogging stroller last time and took the side trail back down the hill. Bad idea! Too narrow!!

hiking
9 months ago

Partly cloudy but perfect MLK day hike. Many trail options. Well maintained with benches on hilltops to take a break and enjoy the scenery.
If you make it all the way you the lakeside, be prepared to hoof it back in a steady uphill climb back to the trial head. It’s worth it. Bring water.

hiking
9 months ago

Ridgeline was a fun a trail to hike, there were plenty of hills and some benches along the way to sit and gaze at the scenic view. Unfortunately while I did enjoy the view the whole area was clearly showing the effects of the drought as a majority of the lake was gone and the rolling green hills had become yellow. Although that might sound disappointing there are some cows along the trail to aw at and the hills are still just as high.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of side trail options. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. Dogs are allowed off leash except in developed parts of the trail (which is only a tiny section along the lake)

hiking
10 months ago

Gets the heart beating right from the start. Once at the top, there are more trails. Dogs are allowed off-leash.

hiking
10 months ago

Very relaxing, peaceful place with amazing views.

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

I Like How For One My Dog Was Allowed Here, Even Though There Was A Small Fee Of $2 In Order For Him To Enter Along With Me . There Are Other Trails . They’re Open To Everything Relating To Go Out On The Water, Boats, Canoes, Nd Others I Don’t Know The Name Of . I Only Walked The Ridgeline Trail&I’m Satisfied With It. I Felt It The Next Day

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

I recommend taking the trails to the left after you enter the cattle gate after crossing the river. They all lead to the top for views of Del Valle and are not as steep of a climb as the road to the top. They are also more scenic and offer shade during hot days.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Can I use my kayak there?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beautiful! Overlooks the lake. First hill is tough!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

If you rely on service for the map, prepare accordingly

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Nice work out hiking on this trail. Many beautiful views of the lake.

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Very pleasant. Graded roads and nice views.

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Great feeling of being in the mountains. Lost of wildlife to be seen. From first rain in Oct till about April it is a pretty spot with steep hills and green slopes. enough trees to add additional interest. It is busy for first couple of miles but thins out after that. There is a water tower about 3.3 miles in at the top of a hill. That is a great spot for lunch and even a good spot to turn around.

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

Did this trail a long time ago with a slower hiker friend. The only difference is we added the loop on the end that you see on the map to make it about 10 miles. We did the hike on a dry, mellow Jan day. There's a lot of wildlife present away from summer. We saw deer, a coyote and a lot of different types of waterfowl and hawks and a golden eagle. It's a good, wide trail and a lot of it is lakeside with nice views. We also saw several fish caught from the rental boats that day.

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