Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area offers a comfortable setting for either small or large group picnics (some by reservation) or informal gatherings of friends and families.
I started on the Kennedy Creek Trail, continued onto the Black Oak Trail loop, on the way back I climbed the Upper Seafoam Trail and went down on the Lower Seafoam Trail and then I took the Laurel Loop Trail. For a total distance of 3.3 miles with elevation of 833 feet. It was short but intense. There was few muddy spots on the trails. It was a good workout and some scenery on the top with the view of the San Pablo Reservoir. At this time of year the parking was free. From April to October there is a parking fee for $5.
S Y. on Laurel Loop Trail
Great beginner hike. Good elevation and descents to keep you interested. Nice views - good mix on sun / shade.
Parking is $5.
For increased distance and challenge I started the Laurel Loop Trail from the Bay Area Ridge Trail; then onto the Kennedy Creek Trail, the Upper Sea Foam Trail, and then headed back to the Laurel Loop Trail. The view to the San Pablo Reservoir was breathtaking.