Just outside downtown Pleasanton, Shadow Cliffs features an 80-­‐ acre lake, trails, and a seasonal swimming beach complete with refreshment stand and lifeguards. The park is a popular fishing spot. The District plants trout and catfish weekly and there is a fish cleaning station on site. Visitors can launch their own boat onto the lake for a fee. Boats, kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent at the marina as well. Ample parking and numerous picnic areas round out the impressive features this park has to offer. Park/Gate Hours: Varies monthly (check website for times) Fees: $6 per vehicle, $5 per trailered vehicle $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free. Website: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/shadow_cliffs

Great New Years hike. Not too crowded, not too hard.

Out of the 4 trails I did here today this was the most enjoyable. I walked both sides of the ponds. There were geese, doves and quail to be seen along with a few other hikers and their dogs. Took a couple good pics of geese here. Easily the best trail here for me. Too bad it doesn't loop around the ponds.

Enjoyable trail with a little shade especially down off the levee. Met some nice people along the trail. Had one join me for a mile or so and had a good conversation. This was the 1st of the day. I managed to cover most of the possible trails here.

mountain biking
3 months ago