Coyote, Stone Corral, Volvon Trail Loop

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Coyote, Stone Corral, Volvon Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brentwood, 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
721 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

An excellent mountain biking location, Morgan Regional Preserve offers scenic views and rolling golden hills. Some sections of the trail can be sandy. There is a backpack campsite in the Regional Preserve. Reservation is required to use the campsite.

hiking
22 days ago

This is a great hike to start with if you want to delve further into hiking. There is a feeling of being in a forest at the beginning of the trail and then arriving into an open "meadow". Nice hills, trees, some views and cows!

6 months ago

Meh. Nothing really noteworthy to report. Fairly easy, kid and dog friendly, trail. No jaw dropping scenery, but just enough time keep you from falling asleep. A decent trail to get some miles in, nothing more. When I was there (May) it was super duper windy. Like hurricane winds. It got better in some areas where we were protected from on the sides by hills, but wasn’t pleasant in other areas.

6 months ago

Did this hike in mid May. Wildflowers in full bloom, the initial descent along the single track coyote trail is very shady, watch out for poison oak crowding the trail. The trail soon turns into a shady stroll along the upper reaches of Marsh Creek, just enough water to occasionally hear it speaking to you. As you turn onto the Stone Corral portion of the trail the landscape changes dramatically to wide open grass covered hills to start the ascent back to the ridge. Best to do this stretch in the morning as there is little shade as you make a gentle climb with a couple steeper sections. It levels off when you hit the Volvon trail with some nice vistas of the Central Valley and Mt. Diablo. A lovely peaceful hike.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Not for Mt Biking as the park has posted signs on parts of this trail. We were following the all trails map and found this out when going in a counter clockwise direction. Easy at first with wide trails then single track with lots of obstacles and poison oak, and climbing several hundred feet in the last mile over tough terrain.

hiking
Sunday, December 03, 2017

Great hike to let the dog run, best in the cooler seasons. Easiest if done clockwise. If done CCW, it will be a moderate to difficult climb out of the creek at the end.

hiking
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

I really enjoyed this hike. Starting off in a beautiful wooded area and then moving into an open hilly scene was lovely. Very dog and horse friendly; my canine might've enjoyed it more than we did. More than half of the hike was in direct sunlight, so bring extra sunscreen. Make sure you go off onto the side trail on the way back to get a great view of Mount Diablo!

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pretty simple hike that doesn't get that much use. Spring would be best for wildflowers. Uneventful enough so that I never did it a second time.

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Nice hike... I like that I could bring my dog. I'd definitely do this hike again. It says 4.7 miles but my GPS said it was a little over 5 miles....

mountain biking
Friday, August 22, 2014

Biked this yesterday with a buddy for his first MTB ride mainly because its relatively easy. As Tariq states, there are areas that can be dangerous. Meaning, due to the dry climate and lack of rain it is quite parched. A lot of sand on the trails which can cause a serious fall. Take it easy and get familiar and once you do you will find this a great moderate MTB ride good for beginners. There are few hard climbs but lots of flats and areas to rest your legs without stoping your bike. It is open grazing range so be prepared to come face to face with harmless docile cattle. Take lots of water and maybe a few snacks and enjoy!
-Steve

hiking
Friday, October 05, 2012

Went for a 10'ish mile hike around the entire perimiter with a friend on a 90-degree day. While not real difficult, there is an illusion of always going uphill. I think this stems from the fact that the downhills are gentle slopers and the uphills are fairly steep (but not real bad). All in all, you feel like you're always going uphill. Keep in mind that this is just the perimeter trail. I have never hiked any of the internal trails (yet). A bit of a yawner except that it was 10 miles so gave me and a buddy a good workout!

There are some very nice views out towards the delta valley and sacramento valley(?). You can also view Mt. Diablo which is pretty close to here.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 17, 2012

This is a good network of trails for mountain bikers of all levels.

It's fast, but has periodic climbs that can get challenging. Out in Livermore it does get hot in the summer but there's plenty of shaded areas from trees.

The scenery is quite nice as you're able to see for vast distances. So we periodically stopped just to enjoy the view.

When going downhill the trail eggs you on to go fast - but be careful as the terrain suddenly gets treacherous in a few spots. So ride the trail a few times to familiarize yourself as to what the safe speeds are.

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