Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Las Trampas Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful hike, especially during spring time. Lots of wildflowers along the path.

trail running
23 days ago

A great trail, especially running up the first hill. Once you get to the top you get a beautiful scenery.

One of our favorite hikes, We add the Devils hole loop adding 1.8 miles. Once you go over the ridge into Devils hole loop you are completely alone. No city noise, no other hikers - ever, no mountain bikes. Just Retail Hawks, Turkeys, Stellars Jays and views of Castro Valley, Oakland airport, and San Pablo Reservoir Dam. It is single track with switchbacks heading down Sycamore Trail, Fun. The climb out of Devils hole is straight up, a butt kicker. This is one of our go-to hikes. Then come down Elderberry is mostly under canopy so it's kinda doable on a warm day. Just under 8 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

Great walk. The ridge line was fantastic. Took us about 2 hours at a nice clip.

We hiked the loop in reverse starting at Madrone Trail and I think it was even better. Good challenging day hike for semi beginner hikers.

Steep incline to start for roughly a mile but evens out near the top. Beautiful view of Diablo and lots of bird sightings. Mind the cows

Nice hiking out there! It’s nice to see Fresh green hills.

nice people.lots of cows and cow pies. ran across a grumpy cow on the trail and he tries to charge me and my dog. we were fine. no issues

Great trail. Couple of things to note: cows (to avoid) in parts of the trail; very strong winds sometimes in top. Not for beginners.

Very pleasant hike. It’s not too hard I would rate it as moderate.

It's like running on pillows right now

Great reward for the hike up - amazing views

Beautiful hike. A few steep inclines.

Beautiful views from the summit. Be careful not to take Cuesta trail cutoff and no bueno in winter. Massive mud track.

hiking
4 months ago

Wonderful experience. One among the easier hikes I would say, nonetheless the views are amazing. No mud when we hiked today - seeing the trail it’s very clear why people have complained so - a drizzle and it could all turn muddy in no time.

Highly recommended - if it hasn’t rained recently.

It's a nice trail with a nice view! But be warned, there are some steep hills that you have to climb up! But it's definitely doable and after you finish that uphill, you'll be rewarded with a view :) Happy hiking!

could not get in, you have to make reservations

The start of the trail isn’t easy to find. It’s through a fence opening on right before you head up the private drive.

Really nice hike with the dogs. After steep start the hike around the O’Neill property had some great views and colors in the Fall.

Can’t believe this was only 3 miles! It took me an hour and I really enjoyed it. Great views, a nice steep ascent that made me feel I was getting a workout. Some parts are pretty narrow and could do with clearing but generally well marked. Nice shaded parts, pretty trees, crossed a dry creek.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike on a clear day! It was fun to see Diablo get bigger and bigger as we climbed. Also cool to be above the hawks!

Did the hike counter-clockwise. All uphill to Las Trampas Ridge on Chemise(pace yourself for enjoyment) watched the birds of prey soar up an up. The trail marker points for Las Tramps to the South, but you want to go North don't worry the trail is really North too. Take a detour and hike out to Eagle Peak(Zen and good views) on Corduroy Hill its down and up but only 0.4 miles out of the way round-trip. Take the Bollinger Loop trail off Las Trampas which is a single track, but looks much better than the big boring fire-road. On the last leg of the hike on Bollinger Creek Loop trail take the western side for more cover from the sun as you walk in and out through groves(note follow the warning post pointing you upwards or you will be walking on a washed out trail and have to take a mini leap of faith and climb over a fallen tree or two), expect cows on the last part of the trail.

One of Las Trampas easier hikes but even that is tougher than most hikes in the bay.....very enjoyable.

I really enjoyed this trail! It's quite a climb though, so those less experienced should be a bit more careful. There's a few narrower spots as well. The views are beautiful! Great for dogs too. The reviewer who wrote about the aggressive cow was not kidding. There was a heard of cows who saw my small dog and started walking towards us rather aggressively. Everything turned out fine, but be weary if you're walking with dogs or running.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike, some shade and lots of sun and exposed area, bring a hat and sunscreens, amazing views!

We went 2 couples, each with a baby. We took them on baby carriers. The beginning of the hike you ascend very quickly so it can be a challenge, but shortly after ending the paved path the ascent stops and its pretty much little ups and downs from there. It was very windy on top but not cold. Amazing views. Highly recommend.

Great variety of inclines and declines, good mix of shade and sun, gorgeous views of multiple valleys. Wear long pants, sharp plants and some poison oak.

Liked the short hike very much, especially visiting the Eugene O'Neill National Monument, that was special and made this short hike. But you can continue further on two trails, which we did do, to make the hike longer.

It was great! It had some easy parts along with a few moderately challenging hills. We encountered a rattlesnake so just be cautious. The rattlesnake didn't rattle so it wasn't too scary:) great and rewarding hike!

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