Bon Tempe Lake Loop

EASY 10 reviews
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Bon Tempe Lake Loop is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Greenbrae, California that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

Easy Hike in Fairfax, CA Bon Tempe Lake provides a wide variety of activities. The north side offers an open area, while the other sides offers trails that travel through wooded areas. The dam has a great view of both Bon Tempe Lake and Alpine lake as well as the surrounding mountains including Mt. Tam.

hiking
28 days ago

Pretty flat trail looping around the lake. The trail was pretty rocky and had lots of roots sticking up in places. Well maintained and definitely quite beautiful. A few port-a-potties available along the route. Half the trail was in the shade and the other half in the sun with a nice breeze blowing. Went with two 5-year-olds, and somehow it took 6 hours! We did stop for lunch for an hour and little pit stops at some of the "beaches." It felt much longer than 4 miles. We saw wild turkeys, deer, ducks, herons, buzzards, and lizards, most with babies in tow, which were adorable. I am worn out, but I would come back again. Parked on Rocky Ridge Rd near the dam between Alpine and Bon Tempe lakes. There was a machine on the way in that took cash or credit cards for the $8 parking fee and spit out a receipt to display on your dash. Easy.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great, easy hike. Very beautiful. As a warning - they are very strict on leash law!! Only downfall is all this beautiful water that you can't swim in. $8 to park.

1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

fishing
4 months ago

5 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

Nice run or walk. Fairly flat so I wouldn't call it a hike. Over half is in the shade. $8 to park. Very scenic lake.

8 months ago

Great hike. Partially shaded.

hiking
9 months ago