Great hike! I've started by the playground and I've started off the parking lot by the picnic benches. Either way is awesome. Love that there are restrooms at the start and finish and a water fountain by the water tank halfway through.
During this rainy Sunday we hiked along the Lafayette Reservoir for two laps; each 2.7 miles for a total of 5.4 miles (under 3 hours). We were fortunate and had a break in the rain. So an "umbrella" hike with no umbrella was needed, very enjoyable.