Looking for a great trail in Garin Regional Park, California? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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 5 moderate trails in Garin Regional Park ranging from 3.3 to 7.1 miles and from 114 to 1,174 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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The parks rolling hills and narrow valleys were home to years of farming and ranching. Explore the history at the Garin Barn Visitor Center, open weekends in summer. Today the park also features kite flying, hiking, birdwatching, and horseback riding, and picnicking. In fall the park hosts an annual apple festival. At the south end of the park, the Dry Creek Garden is a beautiful spot. Park Hours: 8am to sunset (varies seasonally) Fees: $5/vehicle; $2/dog.

There was no trail on the north side of the pond to connect but otherwise great hike. Dog loved it and not to many people

I love this trail but have never managed to complete it (starting at 5 canyons water tower) when I make my way towards garin, I make it usually to the shaded area before you begin the climb towards the radio tower and out of the shaded canyon before I am stopped by usually 20-30 cattle on the trail. I have tried many times to just casually walk through them making sure not to get close to babys. I have been charged at by a bull more than once and am really hesitant to complete this trail. I don’t have problems like this with cattle in other areas. Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with this?

hiking
bugs
closed
no shade
1 month ago

The regional park this trail leads into was closed today, at least the route I took. I ended up doubling back and walking on the paved golf course, which was at the fork. Great views of the San Francisco Bay and San Francisco in the distance. Easy walk. Notas much shade as I was hoping for. I liked that the trail wasn’t filled with people, as other people mentioned, and the view, other than that, I’m going to have to try it one more time when the trail is actually open or go on another path to really have a sense if I like it or not.

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect combination of shaded and exposed areas. There is a nice challenging incline. Nice short hike to squeeze into a busy day.

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked trail. Not far from civilIzation. Dog could go free. Just one bench to sit down on.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

The first half of the loop is lovely. Shade, streams, easy. I often had to reference the map because there were a lot of off shoots, but limited signage. The second half of the loop was much more challenging for me. It was a significant amount of up hill with no shade. Thank god for the breeze. I’m sure if I was in better shape I would feel different. I burned 800 calories though so that is a plus!

If you like cows and cow pies this is the hike for you! Going clockwise the first half of the trail is open rolling grassland. Go on an overcast day in early to mid spring. I imagine there would be tons of colorful wildflowers and I bet it gets very hot during the summer months. The second half dips into greenery and then onto more rolling grassy hills. I went just after a period of rain so everything was green.

Good hike... about 7.5 miles long... about 30% of Trail is shady in the mid part of the loop..Good for beginners to moderate hikers .. about 1200 feet total cumulative elevation gain.. not too bad .. pretty scenic with great views of bay

hiking
3 months ago

A really pleasant and quick hike. Lots of shade along with some ridge line with beautiful views of the city and the canyon behind. Lots of wild flowers and cows!

Very pretty, some shade. Lovely picnic areas.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

I absolutely loved this trail!! It was so peaceful and the views we're breathtaking. It's easy but some good hills will give you a workout. A nice afternoon hike. It was really muddy in some areas due to all the recent rain but a little mid never hurt nobody

Things were wet and it was threatening to rain so we did not follow the original path. Instead we meandered along the creek and then up into the hills overlooking the bay. Views of both were amazing! Things are muddy and there was some slip and slide, but it was great fun.

hiking
6 months ago

awsome trail although i come up from the bottom from garin park up through the valley then up the 700 foot hill to the TREE awesome history , great veiws serene must do to get to the monument and down the the "cave" rock formation !!!!!

hiking
6 months ago

Great daily trail. Took my dog and I about and hour to do the whole loop, considering we stopped to take some pictures and enjoy the views. Mostly open plains. if you come during spring everything is very green! It gets dry and yellow during summer time when it's hot. Lots of big and baby moos!

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

Very interesting trail. You’ll experience a housing development, old at rest rusted out vehicle, cemetery, vista view for miles and cow pies along with greeting black cows. Fun work out.

trail running
10 months ago

Cow pies galore, but such a lovely short jont. The view is amazing at the top and the cows and calves I stumbled upon a long the way were adorable.

10 months ago

Nice, quiet trail!

Nice hike during April-May when the wild flowers bloom all over the mountain. A very moderate hike with good camping and barbecue area.

hiking
11 months ago

This hike was really nice. Trails weren’t marked very well so I often would have to track back to make sure I was going in the right direction while following this app. I went mid morning and it was a bit hot so I suggest to go once the gate opens at 8am, not at 10am like I did. I went all the way to union city and back to Hayward in this trail which was pretty cool!!

11 months ago

A nice trail, there wasn’t a lot of people on the trail when we were there.

hiking
Saturday, August 11, 2018

What a beautiful trail!! What makes this trail special is the history about the trail which I’ll leave you in suspense so you’ve got to hike to see it. Great views. There is a herd of cows so just be on the lookout. I walked past 3 on the trail and lived to write this review so no biggie.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Nice and easy early morning time with a little bit of history to learn on the trail.

hiking
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

We enjoyed this hike on Father’s day. It’s very maintained and a good portion was in the shade. We had two eight year old girls who didn’t complain once. I think the hike was about an hour and my Apple Watch clocked it as 2.5 miles.

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