Black Hills Trail to Valley View Trail Loop

EASY 3 reviews

Black Hills Trail to Valley View Trail Loop is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

21 days ago

I went out there today with my dog and was told they will not let you hike with a dog even on a leash. I had to leave and find another trail.

6 months ago

nice valley and lake views.

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

This is a very beautiful trail that is well marked and easy to follow. I hiked it in the spring, so there are many uneven areas along the black hills trail section due to cattle tracks. The views are amazing and well worth the 1000ft ascent. Bring water, a hat, and lots of sunscreen as the trail is completely exposed to the sun as it passes through grasslands. There are lots of cows here, but they are docile and avoid you as you approach. However, they may follow you for a short while after you pass. No problems!
There is a park use fee for the area of $6, cash or credit card.