Hiked the Volvon Loop, around Bob Walker Ridge, eating lunch at the top. Saw cows, turkey vultures and markings from boar digging, along moist areas. Some moss, lichen and mistletoe, amongst the Oaks and Manzanita. It was an overcast day, with periods of sunlight. Grand vista from the top. there were open bathrooms at the trailhead and along the trail. Many bicyclists were seen along the bike path, leading to the park, from Livermore, and a couple bicyclists were seen, resting at the trailhead. No poison oak was noticed and trails were well maintained, the width of a car. Hiked with a group leisurely, Sunday, 2/4/1018, about 3.5 hours, up Coyote, Stone Corral, to the top on Volvon Loop, and down Valley View, Blue Oak, Volvon, Prairie Falcon and Condor Trails. there were several other hikers and a few dogs. Large parking lot had many cars but even more spaces available than used. No ticks but I made a point to follow the posted advice at the trailhead, to not sit under the Oaks, since it was a temperate, mostly overcast day.

Good hike above and through the fog on a Winter day. Got 2 ticks on arms, may have been from my off-leash dog.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice easy trail

2 months ago

Did this one a few times...

Great trail...

Great hike to let the dog run, best in the cooler seasons. Easiest if done clockwise. If done CCW, it will be a moderate to difficult climb out of the creek at the end.

It was a Beautiful place for a Sunday hike.

11 months ago

Very wet still -- some trails damaged but passable. Small waterfalls in the creeks are lovely.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

I really enjoyed this hike. Starting off in a beautiful wooded area and then moving into an open hilly scene was lovely. Very dog and horse friendly; my canine might've enjoyed it more than we did. More than half of the hike was in direct sunlight, so bring extra sunscreen. Make sure you go off onto the side trail on the way back to get a great view of Mount Diablo!

Monday, November 14, 2016

nice easy hike with views, oaks and birds

Monday, October 24, 2016

Very nice trail that doesn't get that much use because of location and next to far more used Mount Diablo. Only did this one twice with a few friends. Again, like so many hikes in the bay area, you can combine it with others. The trails from here lead into Mount Diablo as well.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Did this path backwards and loved it. A little rutted in places where equestrian traffic is heavy, and more cow poop than dirt in other spots, but overall really nice. The Condor trail at the end adds a little challenge right when it gets repetitive. Quiet and lovely views.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pretty simple hike that doesn't get that much use. Spring would be best for wildflowers. Uneventful enough so that I never did it a second time.

on Bob Walker Ridge Trail

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Nice hike... I like that I could bring my dog. I'd definitely do this hike again. It says 4.7 miles but my GPS said it was a little over 5 miles....

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


mountain biking
Friday, August 22, 2014

Biked this yesterday with a buddy for his first MTB ride mainly because its relatively easy. As Tariq states, there are areas that can be dangerous. Meaning, due to the dry climate and lack of rain it is quite parched. A lot of sand on the trails which can cause a serious fall. Take it easy and get familiar and once you do you will find this a great moderate MTB ride good for beginners. There are few hard climbs but lots of flats and areas to rest your legs without stoping your bike. It is open grazing range so be prepared to come face to face with harmless docile cattle. Take lots of water and maybe a few snacks and enjoy!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Did a 5 mile loop in 2 hours 28 minutes. Gentle slopes, wide trails, fantastic views and panoramas. Walked the Volvon trail to Blue Oak to Stone Corral to Coyote Trail. The Coyote trail became narrow and steep and there was plenty of poison oak on both sides. Perfect hike for a 70 degree day, since lots of the trail is exposed.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Didn't do the Bob Walker Ridge Trail but ended up here at noon on a whim to hike. My friend and I didn't plan a route and decided to walk in with map in hand and play it by ear.

We ended up taking the Coyote Trail from the Morgan Territory Rd staging area. Starts off through a wooded area and the trail becomes steep and narrow as you go further. Trail was sort of wet so we had to be cautious about foot placement especially during steep descents. We then went left on Stone Corral Trail and left on Highland Ridge until it junctioned with Clyma Trail. My friend and I ate lunch on a rock watching the cows and decided to back track on the trail.

There were not many people hiking for a weekend and it is quiet & peaceful as other reviewers have said. Wish we had seen some vistas but were satisfied with the hiking workout for the day. We will definitely be back to explore the other trails...

Sunday, February 02, 2014

This place is easy to find and there is a lot of parking. The trails are well marked and there are a few toilets on the paths also. There isn't much shade and I would recommend doing this hike during the cooler months as it would be too hot in the summer. Some beautiful views along the way so take a camera.

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