Ok trail. Fairly steep to the top. Would not classify this as "easy." Nice views of the bay. Lots of poison oak, be mindful.

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2 months ago

From the dog park parking lot, the trail starts to the right of the picnic tables. Bring your phone since there are a lot of false residential trails and other side trails so it's easy to get lost.

Feels more like a moderate hike with a good bit of elevation constantly for ~30mins.The trail is very narrow with a lot of growth until you finally reach the actual ridge trail at the top and then it finally opens up with some nice views.

It's nice for dogs as well but they have a lot of poison oak in some areas so be aware.

Love this trail! Perfect for an easy morning hike with my five-year-old.

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7 months ago

We started at the Pinole Valley Park (3705 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole, CA), and hiked to a steep trail called Downer Trail that connects with Sobrante Ridge Trail in adjacent Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve. We hiked 6 miles under cloudy sky. The trails were still in good condition despite heavy rain few days ago. We all got a good workout.

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11 months ago

I had trouble finding the trail when I was at the trailhead which also served as a picnic area. Some parts of trails weren't well marked as they were closed to the residential area. Overall I rated it as moderate to hard.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Beautiful. Well maintained up until the end where the trail was closed to the back side of the Ricky Ridge Trail.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

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Saturday, July 20, 2013