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Best trails in Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area

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Explore the most popular trails in Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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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

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#1 - Lafayette Reservoir Nature Area Rim Trail
Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
This loop around Lafayette Reservoir on the Rim Trail, with great bird-watching opportunities and several high points affording 360-degree views, is a great introduction to the parklands administered by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. There is a parking fee. The park is open every day including holidays. Park hours vary month to month: January: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM February: 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM March: 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM 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: 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM October: 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM November: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM December: 6:30 AM - 5:30 PMShow more
#2 - Lafayette Reservoir Loop
Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(540)
Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
This family-friendly trail encircles Lafayette Reservoir. Bicyclists and people on roller skates, rollerblades and scooters are only allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until closing and on Sundays from opening until 11:00 a.m. on the paved Lakeside Trail and roads. Accessibility: Although this trail is paved and typically over five feet wide, there are a few steep sections where the grade is estimated between 7% and 12% (at 1.2 miles, 2.0 miles, and 2.7 miles). The grade is under 5% for most of the trail. This trail may be too steep for some wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users without assistance.Show more
#3 - Lafayette Reservoir and Rim Trail Loop
Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(70)
Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m