hiking
2 months ago

If you like gravel trails, dead grass, and a view of Suburbia the entire time, then this is the trail for you.
The point is nice, but not enough that would have me coming back again. Cut the hike short because It left more to be desired.

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great downhill sections. No trees which can make it hot.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Nice 5 mile hike and view of the tri valley area from the Donlan bench. Had just rain and saw what look like mountain lion tracks in mud.

trail running
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Muddy. Disappointing.

There were some heavy rains 4-5 days before I hiked this trail, but it was still very muddy at parts. I had hoped all the sun that these hills had received in the few days prior would have dried them out more. I wouldn't suggest hiking this trail unless the area has not seen rain for at least a week. There was a spot about two miles in where a small mud slide had wiped out the path and I had to go on a detour to higher ground to get around it.

I had prepared for a 7 mile hike according to the track, but unfortunately 2.5 miles in the trail ends at the electric line tower at the top of the hill. You will see marker 10 at the bottom of the hill and a sign that the trail ends in 1/4 mile. In order to follow the track and do the entire 7 miles, you would need to hop the fence and hike through a private cow pasture. I wouldn't recommend it.

The views are nice, but I spent too much time looking down where I was walking so I didn't step in a cow patty. Out of the 70 trails that I have completed in the Bay Area, this was one of my least favorite. The Donlan Loop is nicer if you are hiking in this area.

This is a local fav of mine!!