Hours: January 7:00 am – 5:30 pm February 7:00 am – 6:00 pm March 7:00 am – 6:30 pm (7:30 pm during DST*) April 6:00 am – 8:00 pm May 6:00 am – 8:30 pm June/July 6:00 am – 9:00 pm August 6:00 am – 8:30 pm September 6:00 am – 8:00 pm October 7:00 am – 7:00 pm November 7:00 am – 6:30 pm (5:30 pm after DST*) December 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Did it my friend and were in all wrap coz of little shade. It was a nice area and hilly.

Great for a tough hilly run! The second hill (around 2 miles) is the hardest section, but around that are some great rolling hills

We started from Paseo Grande Trailhead, hiked up to the Jeep Trail, then to the Rim Trail around the Lafeyette Reservoir. The total distance was 5.2 miles but has some very steep climbs. It was a good hike with some pleasant view.

We hiked the Rim Trail here today for our first visit. It was a great workout for me with a few very steep ups and downs. I think it’s best to do this hike before the summer heat since there is not much shade. The green rolling hills and wildflowers were beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

It's a great little oasis in Lafayette. I grew up in the area and always love taking my dogs for walks there (just be aware of other dogs, some owners can be pretty careless). There are plenty of water faucets and bathrooms around the entire trail. Just be aware parking might be difficult at peak times, mid morning and late afternoon.

Great trail for an active workout.

Lots of rolling up and downs. Path is well groomed but some of the hills are pretty intense

A fair number of elevation changes. One killer hill. Great views of Lafayette Reservoir and Mt Diablo. A shorter, paved path directly around the Reservoir is nice for a leisurely stroll.

Muddy in the rainy season so be prepared with the right shoes, but so beautiful and unpredictable in the right amount! It was a good work out too!! Started on the right side facing the reservoir, at 3:20pm and completed just at sunset.

Started on the right side

I love this run esp around sunrise or sunset. Pretty challenging with lovely views.

Dec-2017: This trail is awesome for hill and interval training. It is accurately moderate for the avid runner/hiker. The trail is dry, not too rocky. The views of the reservoir and surrounding hills are refreshing on a brisk sunrise hike. Not too many people early in the morning, especially along the upper rim, you’ll find you have the trail all to yourself. Except of course, the occasional fox will trot by or flock of turkeys making their parade. Definitely a great local trail to regularly visit.

Upper trail is great with options to go to the lower in many places. Lots of people...

Good easy trail to do with kids and a playground at the end!

Great hike with some moderately challenging slopes!

Great hike! Terrific views.

hiking
7 months ago

The paved loop is nice; perfect for walking the dog. And everyone had their dogs on leash. There are lots of water fountains and restrooms on the loop.

Bikes and rollerblades are allowed on the paved loop on Tuesdays and Thursdays and before 11 a.m. on Sundays.

There is hourly parking at $1.50/hr for a maximum of 2 hrs or all day parking for $7. I paid for 2 hours to do the rim trail then another hour for the paved loop. There was an officer going around handing out parking tickets, so make sure you pay.

trail running
9 months ago

Great place to run if you're just starting out. Loop is straightforward and really no way to get lost. The loop is about 2.7 miles. Only downside here is that you have to pay for parking.

Decided to challenge myself after walking the Reservoir a few times. Gets a little slippery on the really steep parts, but totally doable for a newbie. Great views and easy trail to follow.

Easy and under 3 miles, some small hills, lots of shade, loved the lake views!

Great hike, a good combination of sun and shade, some good steep inclines, with flats and downward, pretty views of the reservoir.

Not for Mountain Bikes. Description needs to be updated here.

Some steep hills and not much shade so bring plenty of water. If you've done the reservoir loop and want more of a challenge this is for you. Great views of the reservoir and Mt Diablo.

trail running
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Great for what it's, paved 5k training loop with some moderate hills and plenty of restrooms along the way. I did it back to back both clockwise and counterclockwise and it's pretty similar, you'll just get a big hill at the end going counterclockwise. Also, if you're training for an OCR race there's a jungle gym with a rock climbing Z wall.

I think this is a tough walk; there are 4 serious hills. With that being said, I LOVE that we have this so near us to do.

Great, challenging hike with very steep inclines. Exposed, not much shade around the Rim Trail. Not sure why this says no dogs - dogs are allowed all throughout the Lafayette Reservoir area but just must be on a leash.

trail running
Saturday, May 06, 2017

I run/hike the rim all the time because it's so darn convenient. It backs up to a neighborhoods a majority of the time, so it doesn't feel like a hike proper, but it's my go-to place as it's close to home. The steepest hill is rough from either direction... long with kinder grades (trailhead near parking lot entrance) v. short & *steep* to the peak (trailhead near lot exit). The view of Mt. Diablo & Briones are lovely + there are usually turkey & deer out in the evening :) I run it in about 65-70 min & hike it with 8lb pack in about 95 min. Adding the sunset trail (the 0.4 area not included on trail map) gives you a little more hill. You can also take trails down to the shore trail and back up again, adding miles and a change of scenery... there are five altogether, three of which are marked.

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