Looking for a great trail in Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve, California? AllTrails has 32 great hiking trails, running trails, views 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 25 moderate trails in Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve ranging from 2.5 to 18.5 miles and from 403 to 3,812 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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Park Features: This stunning park of rugged peaks and beautiful vistas has a remote wilderness feel. Its 6,859 acres of wilderness were once home to the area’s first inhabitants and then became vast ranchlands. Today it offers hiking, nature study, backpacking, and picnicking; it draws thousands of visitors annually. The Old Green Barn Visitor Center offers naturalist-led programs that bring to life the history of the park or interpret its natural features. At its higher reaches, the park features large outcroppings of rocks that offer a glimpse into its marine origins. These lands have been ranch lands since the early 1800s. Today, camping, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, and equestrian trails attract thousands of visitors every year. Little Yosemite is a scenic gorge on the creek. Cave Rocks provides a challenge to rock climbers. There is little water available in the park beyond the Visitor Center; be sure to bring adequate supplies with you on the trail. Open 8am to sunset (varies seasonally) Fees: Parking: $5/seasonal, weekends and holidays. $4/trailered vehicle. $25/bus. Dogs: $2/dog; guide/service dogs free

Second hike I have done in Sunol. Absolutely love this area and would hike here often if I lived in the area. It's nice and green if you come during the first half of the year. Beautiful rolling hills and lots of water.

1 day ago

When raining you will must likely get extremely dirty

8 days ago

Going counter clockwise gives you uphill the whole beginning part then downhill the second half. you will see cows along the way too.

washed out
9 days ago

Upper trail to the Loop is washed out in places. Muddy and slick in places too.

Great trail especially when green. Great views up throughout the hike. Clocked it at 6.7 miles.

aggressive cows, have been charged the last couple of times I've been here.

One of my favorite hikes anywhere! Hope to get back to the area some day.

A nice, easy stroll. Incredibly beautiful, green pastures for miles. This app helped keep us on track. Thank you!

Great trail! Went a bit ahead of the trail to find a turtle pond :)

Pleasant trail, perfect in the winter - not a lot of shade, air had the lovely crispness. We had a gorgeous, clear day. All the hills around were very green, so definitely got to experience the beautiful views.

no shade
22 days ago

Beautiful hike. This one has limited parking. It’s all fire roads and has very steep sections. We saw a cows, a deer & tule elk (in the distance) during our hike. Lots of very pretty views as well.

23 days ago

Lots of options - short offshoot trails, beautiful oaks ridge lines & geology

This was an awesome hike! It took me just over 4 hours on a solo hike (without taking any breaks). It was so peaceful and I was by myself on the trail for almost the entire hike. As soon as you get close to Mission Peak, the views are just incredible! I totally see why so many people say this is the best way to hike Mission Peak. I will definitely be doing this again. I also saw quite a bit of wildlife - a bobcat, several groups of deer, and tons of cows of course. It's a hard hike but so worth it.

Great hike with amazing views and lots of wildlife.

Awesome hike-except for parts where the trail was quite narrow. Can qualify for a family hike except for those narrow pathways (only briefly though).

no shade
2 months ago

I parked right in front of the trail which was nice. I saw a large group of people and a few pairs of hikers but for the most part it was very quiet. A few cows will cross your path but they are harmless and move over. I started my hike at around 10am and finished at 6:45pm. Walked in the dark for a few miles but packed a headlamp. The weather was incredible and I stayed very comfortable in shorts and a hiking button up. Slipped once but it was because I ventured off trail a bit. I’m coming back to camp!

This is a long time pending review. I took this hike in 2018. Beautiful trail with lush green mountains and breeze. seanic hills all around. Usually less crowded.

no shade
2 months ago

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