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Best trails in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

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Looking for a great trail in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, California? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 24 moderate trails in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park ranging from 1.9 to 16.3 miles and from 291 to 1,627 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This beautiful park, with its striking, oak-covered ridge, features hiking, biking, and equestrian trails with very limited development to keep its wild nature intact. On a clear day, the ridgeline offers stunning views of the Tri-Valley area, and the canyon provides a lush and scenic hideaway not too far from the heart of Pleasanton. Park Hours: 8am to sunset (varies seasonally) Fees: No fee Website: www.ebparks.org/parks/pleasanton

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Map of trails in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
Park information
Acreage:
9,090 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Top trails (28)
#1 - Oak Tree - Woodland Loop
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Oak Tree - Woodland Loop is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sunol, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#2 - Thermalito Ridgeline Oak Tree Trail
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is an often overlooked getaway from the seemingly never-ending suburbs that fringe the San Francisco Bay Area. This hike from the Foothills Staging Area is an excellenShow more
#3 - Courdet, Ridgeline, Shady Creek, North Ridge, Cowing, Sinbad Creek, Ridgeline, Courdet Trails Loop
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 6 h 27 m
Trail Highlights: The Castleridge Trailhead opened in March, 2018, greatly increasing accessibility to the northern end of the park. This route utilizes this convenient, new access point, however it dShow more
#4 - Courdet Trail from Castleridge Trailhead
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
A very scenic trail up the Pleasanton Ridge. Well developed trail predominately through trees after early open grasslands. Many additional trails at top of ridge to explore. No water.Show more
#5 - Woodland, Oak, Grove, Meadow, Ridgeline, Thermalito Trails
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
Park Features: This 5,271-acre Regional Park is well known for its panoramic views of the Tri-Valley area. The extensive trail system provides access for hikers, cyclists, dog owners, and equestrians Show more
#6 - Olive and Thermalito Trail Loop
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
Olive and Thermalito Trail Loop is a 4 mile loop trail located near Sunol, California and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are alsShow more
#7 - Courdet Trail and Schuhart Trail
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
Courdet Trail and Schuhart Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pleasanton, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offersShow more
#8 - Valley View Trail to Blue Oak Trail Loop
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Valley View Trail to Blue Oak Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pleasanton, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offShow more
#9 - Pleasanton Ridge to Shady Creek to Bay Leaf Trail
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 14 mi • Est. 7 h 18 m
The area is multi-use, so you will be sharing the trails with mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, equestrians, and cows. Most people start at the parking lot at the base of Pleasanton Ridge RegionShow more
#10 - Chaparral Trail via Golden Eagle Trail
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Chaparral Trail via Golden Eagle Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Pleasanton, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of Show more
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