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Diamond View, Deer Canyon, Chabot-Garin Regional Trail, Shady Canyon Trail

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Five Canyons Open Space

Diamond View, Deer Canyon, Chabot-Garin Regional Trail, Shady Canyon Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hayward, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 925 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

city walk

Not so well maintained but doable.

Went on 5/17/20 after rainfall. The hike offers sweeping vistas of the Bay Area and follows the Bay Area Ridge trail for about a mile. Parts of the route takes you through Five Canyon neighborhood. Great hike for Five Canyons neighborhood residents looking for a 1-2 hour workout close to home.

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3 months ago

Lots of cows on one section of trail. Had to walk around them.

Saw a deer carcass watch out for mountain lions!

Sun Jul 07 2019

Some parts of the trails could use some maintenance. Overall an interesting hike with a variety of wilderness (has both shaded and unshaded parts) and civilization (crosses light traffic and residential areas).

Sun Nov 04 2018

I suggested this trail be changed to moderate. The climb up the ridge trail from 5 canyons pkwy up past the water towers is steep. I also noticed that the park district recently updated the Bay Area Ridge Trail markers.

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