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Don Castro Lake, Newt Pond Trail, and Deer Canyon Loop

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Don Castro Regional Recreation Area

Don Castro Lake, Newt Pond Trail, and Deer Canyon Loop is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hayward, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Length 5.5 mi Elevation gain 780 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Wildlife
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Matthew Lent
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Nice trail. Goes through some neighborhoods but no problems.

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Cam Brand
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So we wanted to do the newt pond, Bay Area ridge trails and they were closed so we ended up doing the whispering creek one which is 4 miles shorter. The trail is fairly muddy but doable. My biggest disappointment is how incredibly dirty and littered the place is. Beer bottles, McDonald’s bags, gloves. People need to take care better place fo this place but also management, considering all the fauna in the place. I’m giving it two stars because there are lovely eucalyptus, baby ducks, beautiful flowers. Conclusion: Wouldn’t recommend.

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Josh Harmon
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Dennis Gregg
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Carol N
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Jaycee Shin
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Daniel Ruiz
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Rodrigo Garcia
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Bruce Campbell
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Tam Do
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Erika G
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Giuliana Tomatis
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O T
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Katherine Burgos
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Srinivasa karanth
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Minesh Patel
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Daniel Galvin
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Celina Gonzalez
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Crystal McKenna
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Erika G
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Tammy Tribble
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WūTōR .
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Rahul Somani
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Zoya Zilberman
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Claudette Kolb
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Helen Coleman
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Matt R
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