Donlan Loop Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dublin, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 918 feet Route Type: Loop

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no shade
5 days ago

Nice trail, beautiful views, no shade. East weekend morning loop.

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no shade
10 days ago

It’s close to home and simple. Nice short hike without a ton of people around. Found a Geocache I wasn’t even looking for! So I’ll have to come back to sign it and leave a token. At one point you have to walk in a neighborhood through some townhouses to come around back onto the loop which was kinda weird.

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16 days ago

Lot of cows and poop

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25 days ago

I love this trail. It has a little bit of incline, pretty views, cows to admire while you hike, and lots of exploring. The trail reminds me of a mini mission peak without the day dedication. Just be careful of the cow poop.

hiking
1 month ago

not really moderate. wear long hiking pants. you'll have to wade thru talk grass. I got lost several times.

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no shade
1 month ago

We had to walk through an area with lots of cows (and poop) before getting onto the trail. The hike is moderate with some good inclines, almost no shade. You will walk through a residential neighborhood about halfway if you do the loop. Overall, a good hike in the Spring where you can see lots of wildflowers and beautiful views of the cities from the top

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over grown
1 month ago

Easy trail. Took me through really high grass so I basically ran through that part. Lots of cow at the beginning. A group of were staring at me walking I was scared.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and easy trail with beautiful views, especially in Spring

Heavily trafficked along the calaveras ridge trail, but almost no one on the loop trail. Spring is definitely the best time to do it, has some serene views of rolling green hills and wildflowers. Take heed on the heavily shaded portions though- there’s poison oak dotted on the sides of the trail.

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Wide open space, beautiful landscapes, peace and quite, no foot traffic and a breath of fresh air. My dog and I got the soul medicine that we needed! #greattrail

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2 months ago

kids friendly trail.

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muddy
4 months ago

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4 months ago

very foggy day, lots of cows, overall a good hike.

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6 months ago

Loved the trail. No shade except for a small patch. Love the ups and downs which is good cardio exercise Do early to avoid sun/heat.

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7 months ago

Amazing trail with lots of branches, great views

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9 months ago

Awesome trail with great scenery and a wonderful bay breeze. Nice hills and a great work out. Would recommend.

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10 months ago

Easy trail. sunscreen and hat recommended during summer time. No shade areas. Lots of cows and lizards.

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no shade
over grown
Sat May 25 2019

Sun May 19 2019

Great hike! There’s a section that has very high grass you have to push through but it’s worth it to complete the loop. Check for ticks! We found a few.

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muddy
Sun Apr 07 2019

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Mon Mar 18 2019

Beautiful spot, I will be back to do this one again.

Great winter hike, only small spot with shade so in summer would be hot. Not very rocky.

Mon Sep 03 2018

For slackers like us this was a good wake up call to get back in shape. Try to go early enough to miss the heat because there is almost no shade!

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Sat Apr 21 2018

Excellent walking trail with beautiful views of the local foothills. The trails are very accessible and the trail system is well marked and easy to navigate. I walked the Donolon Loop Trail on 4/20/2018; beware that parts of the "loop" portion of the trail are overgrown. Until maintenance has been done, some bushwacking is required so where long pants.

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Mon Apr 16 2018

Nice little trail right by my house. Gorgeous views and can get your heart rate going on the uphill portions. I enjoy doing this hike once a month or so. Always something new to see.

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Sun Apr 01 2018

Nice trail for the most part but trail narrows quite a bit and the grass overgrowth makes certain areas of the trail hard to distinguish in the loop portion of the hike. Also in same area very tall with grass about 4-5’ high, pay attention to your downloaded map or you could mid a turn. Overall nice very nice, just look down a lot when you walk or you will be ankle high in cow patties. Satellite and phone reception worked the entire trail.

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