Chamise Trail and Bollinger Creek Loop Trail

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Chamise Trail and Bollinger Creek Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Danville, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

2.6 miles
698 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness offers 5,342 acres of wilderness and an expanded trail system that allows hikers and horseback riders to enjoy its remote and rugged areas. The park's size and terrain allow visitors a feeling of privacy and escape from urban hustle and bustle. Carry plenty of drinking water. Two major Bay Area faults--the Las Trampas and Bollinger faults--account for the uplift and exposure of four well-defined geological formations. The Orinda formation holds remnants of ancient beach and shoreline. The El Sobrante formation consists of several fossil-bearing compressed rock layers. The Pinole Tuff is of volcanic origin.

5 months ago

Nice hiking out there! It’s nice to see Fresh green hills.

5 months ago

nice people.lots of cows and cow pies. ran across a grumpy cow on the trail and he tries to charge me and my dog. we were fine. no issues

6 months ago

Beautiful hike. A few steep inclines.

6 months ago

It's a nice trail with a nice view! But be warned, there are some steep hills that you have to climb up! But it's definitely doable and after you finish that uphill, you'll be rewarded with a view :) Happy hiking!

8 months ago

Can’t believe this was only 3 miles! It took me an hour and I really enjoyed it. Great views, a nice steep ascent that made me feel I was getting a workout. Some parts are pretty narrow and could do with clearing but generally well marked. Nice shaded parts, pretty trees, crossed a dry creek.

9 months ago

Did the hike counter-clockwise. All uphill to Las Trampas Ridge on Chemise(pace yourself for enjoyment) watched the birds of prey soar up an up. The trail marker points for Las Tramps to the South, but you want to go North don't worry the trail is really North too. Take a detour and hike out to Eagle Peak(Zen and good views) on Corduroy Hill its down and up but only 0.4 miles out of the way round-trip. Take the Bollinger Loop trail off Las Trampas which is a single track, but looks much better than the big boring fire-road. On the last leg of the hike on Bollinger Creek Loop trail take the western side for more cover from the sun as you walk in and out through groves(note follow the warning post pointing you upwards or you will be walking on a washed out trail and have to take a mini leap of faith and climb over a fallen tree or two), expect cows on the last part of the trail.

9 months ago

One of Las Trampas easier hikes but even that is tougher than most hikes in the bay.....very enjoyable.

10 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail! It's quite a climb though, so those less experienced should be a bit more careful. There's a few narrower spots as well. The views are beautiful! Great for dogs too. The reviewer who wrote about the aggressive cow was not kidding. There was a heard of cows who saw my small dog and started walking towards us rather aggressively. Everything turned out fine, but be weary if you're walking with dogs or running.

11 months ago

Great variety of inclines and declines, good mix of shade and sun, gorgeous views of multiple valleys. Wear long pants, sharp plants and some poison oak.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

It was great! It had some easy parts along with a few moderately challenging hills. We encountered a rattlesnake so just be cautious. The rattlesnake didn't rattle so it wasn't too scary:) great and rewarding hike!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

I hiked the Bollinger Creek Loop Trail late morning today. Starting at the Bollinger Creek Loop Trail. I continued onto the Las Trampas Ridge Trail, then turned left onto the Calaveras Ridge Trail, went down at the Trapline Trail and Mahogany Trail and back to the parking lot. Total distance was 3.3 miles with 719 feet elevation. The few parts of trail were muddy but it was manageable. It was a great hike and I totally enjoyed.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Good trail, did it around noon, partially shaded. Nice views. You can peek at Mt Diablo from few spots.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Nice trail with some hills and views. I did this one and Rocky Ridge Loop back to back in mid December. The trail was muddy at parts as it had rained two days before I went hiking here.

Sunday, October 02, 2016


Sunday, June 12, 2016

It was nice. There are several trails here. We got turned around because of the cows but found a nice shady trail. Beautiful.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Great hike with beautiful views on a fall evening.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Good hike. Nice views of SF and the bay. The trails are in good shape. Very nice place.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Great hike and nice views.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

This was the first park that got me into hiking. I went to the elderberry to rocky ridge trail and it's really nice up there. windy yes but to scale the hills was worth the sight. the elderberry has a lot of tree then dry dirt then trees . make sure to have a flash light if it's getting dark. but the rocky ridge trail is my all time favorite. take me about 2hrs to complete if I wasn't stopping and sitting on the rocks looking out in the view. you'll see all the 3 bridges( Dumbarton, San Mateo bridge, and bay bridge) and then on the other side you'll see some of the windmills from the trivalley.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Recommend on a nice cool day, take lots of water. Snakes roam the streets at times. Very windy in top. Steep incline, scene changes as you walk from, trees with miss to plain view of mountain top. Overall a good hike on the rim. Bay leaf trees on the picnic area.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Beautiful. This Wilderness is exactly the place I want to be to escape suburbia. In all seasons, there's magic here: wide open vistas, Mt. Diablo to the East, mesmerizing green hills, pops of CA poppies, running creeks, grazing cattle, and the best of all: the magical mighty oak trees.

On any Ridge trail (Las Trampas, Calaveras, Rocky) you will be in awe of the view. Of course, you'll have to work for it-- but that's the fun! There's many choices to enter this Wilderness: At the end of Bollinger Canyon Rd in San Ramon, OR off Remington Loop in Danville, OR at the end of Camille OR Hemme in Alamo. Each will provide a different experience! Grab a map and explore-- I promise you won't be disappointed.

Living in Danville I can be submerged in this beauty in just 10 minutes. For proximity, seasonal beauty and multitude of trails, this is my favorite hiking area.

Monday, July 14, 2014

There are all sorts of trails you can hit at this park. One is along the creek that flows in Winter and Spring and is fairly shady. I like to pick my Bay Leaves from all the Bay Laurel trees along this trail. From the parking lot, go through the green cattle gate on the far right of the lot and make an immediate right turn up the hill and through another cattle gate.

There is also a killer paved trail that is a real climb! Once you get at the top, there are other trail options on dirt paths. There's picnic areas here too along with good views.

To get to the parking lot, take Bollinger Canyon Road all the way till it ends,

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nice workout, front right side of loop is simi-intense! Dusty trial in some parts don't go during peak heat.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Be prepared for hills! Dogs are allowed off leash though deer are plentiful and the area is also a grazing land so cows are around as well.

1 month ago

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