Really pretty ravine, and may be an easy hike, but this loop involves some single track that isn’t “easy”... didn’t make it off the main fire road with the kids.

A lot of bicycles so stick to the right.
A lot of dog owners, some leave their dogs with no leash so pick up your child when one comes.
Muddy after rains so bring decent shoes or boots but fine after a few hours as it slopes a lot.
The lake in the middle "water dog lake" is lame.

Pretty easy trail, middle of the city, 5 minutes from home so can't complain.
It goes either up or down so not a flat route.

Feel good:)

We hiked this trail on Sunday, 9/17/17 with our teen sons and our dog. It's ideal for kids who find hiking "boring" as well as easy. It makes for an easy family outing and picnic.

I used to hike part of this trail to get to and from school each day, a nice break from busy city life.

6 months ago

I would say this is a moderate to hard trail. A lot of up and downs, and through every little crevice in the canyon. It kicked my butt and was dripping sweat the entire time. Can't wait to do it again! Such a great work out. Plus it's a nice mix of shade and sun on the trail I'd say half and half

Great park. Did the James S Brooks trail, loop around the lake, & the berry trail. Did a good 5miles. Some of the trails are not labeled trails. I think they were made by the mountain bikers. When I went, there we're many mountain bikers. 80% of the trails are shaded. The back entrance is at 2839 Hallmark Drive. Be prepared, people bring their dogs to the lake in the early afternoon & the dogs are running around w/out leashes.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great ride! Loop around the lake is a pretty fun little technical trail. Choose your own adventure style!

Dog friendly you're either ascending or descending

Nice and easy trail. You have a lot of options if you want a short or long hike. A lot of mosquitoes when I went.

Great local trail--only issue is that people don't bother to put their dogs on leashes here. Pretty scary if you're not a dog person.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

clean wide trail, easy access and parking

Thursday, August 25, 2016

nice little loop, but a lot of bikes for my tastes.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Belmont is lucky to have a secluded area tucked-away so close to the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area.

MTB, hike, run, or do all three while walking your dog!

Like any multi-use trails, mountain bikers will encounter hikers. Hikers will encounter dog walkers. Please be courteous. Dog Walkers: Keep your dog(s) on a leash. Belmont PD does do enforcement sporadically.

Beware of rattle snakes! Not kidding...this place has more snakes than hikers by about a 1000.1. Snakes cleverly camouflage themselves! You think?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Easy to find and get away from the Suburbs. Lots of trail options, so watch for mountain bikers (who seem very nice and hiker-aware).

If you prefer shade, hike down Lake Road Trail, go around the dog lake (woof!), up the Berry Trail. Southern trails seem a little more exposed.

Oh, and keep your eyes open for the abandoned cars hidden here and there. Surprise!

mountain biking
Friday, July 15, 2016

It was a nice peaceful trail. Easy enough for me to start my bike adventure (newbie bike rider). Definitely will be coming back.

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I loved it !! Went jogging and hiking with my dog! :) beautiful nature and wild outside !!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

what a great dog friendly place.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It was a little challenging to find a place to park, but once we parked we were able to walk on the first trail. It is a chain of trails that lead to the lake. We hiked around the lake, it was very nice. Our hike was about 2.5 miles, but you can make it longer or shorter depending on the trails you pick. The trails had a good mix of sun and shade.

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