Blue Oak Canyon Loop and Old Ranch Road

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Blue Oak Canyon Loop and Old Ranch Road is a 1.3 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 134 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching


partially paved


wild flowers


no shade

mountain biking
Friday, August 03, 2018

Typical hot unshaded Livermore trail. Fine for a short trek with the kids or pets. However, the part shown in red is closed to bikes and equestrians contrary to what the map indicates. There is a wide paved trail (dotted black line) which goes to and from the water storage area at the start/end point.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Ok little trail but created another here that was much better... Been doing way too many bike trails lately. GPS fouled up and drug part of another attempted trail into the track of this one.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Not great!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Nice hike - a Livermore gem.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Family friendly. Parking lot doesn't give it justice. Definitely want to take bikes

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Small and easy trail, good for kids as well.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

perfect day for a nice hike.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

It was a nice and clean, and I like the fact you have the options. There was the paved path then some that were of the main strip.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Easy trail with great parking. The park seems to be empty most of the time. My family and I headed out right before sunset and had to run a mile back to the car. The ranger was about to lock our car in the lot overnight. Be sure to make it to your car by sunset and not a moment after!

Monday, February 25, 2013

This is a small park on the edge of a housing development but with the feel of rangeland or farmland. The hillsides are very steep. Right now at the end of February, however, they are covered with blue dicks and buttercups. There is also a lot of yarrow and soap weed along the dirt hiking trail, but they are not blooming yet. Very few hikers were present, along with a trail runner or two. The weather was quite windy with a light mist. A paved recreational trail leads into the park, where a dirt hiking trail can be taken on a short loop hike of about three miles around and through the upper section of the park. The dirt trail is in excellent condition.

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recorded 12/15 Livermore

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recorded holdener

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