Dry Creek Trail Loop

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Dry Creek Trail Loop is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Hayward, California that offers scenic views 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.

3.3 miles
370 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



A pleasant loop trail that up to Garin peak at 948 ft. Enjoy scenic vistas and hike through a variety of ecological zones. Don't forget to take the kids to the Garin Barn Visitor Center which has a working blacksmith shop

1 month ago

We enjoyed this hike on Father’s day. It’s very maintained and a good portion was in the shade. We had two eight year old girls who didn’t complain once. I think the hike was about an hour and my Apple Watch clocked it as 2.5 miles.

2 months ago

charming loop trail. this was a good time to see wildflowers. some small wooden bridges and small lake. great short hike.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Did a 10 mile hike at this place. It is pretty amazing at this time of the year

6 months ago

Love this trail. Easy enough for all levels. Great views, and the trail is maintained and easy to follow.

8 months ago

1st time on this trail, really like how the variations of different hills to get a workout, also seeing the cows along the way help my kid walk alittle faster.

8 months ago

We really enjoyed the hike with our dog. The trail was in good condition (although we took a wrong turn ones). Very nice

9 months ago

This one was a little harder than I expected but I liked the challenge.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Pretty good trail; just enough elevation. Was hoping that it loops back around but you just have to follow the same trail back. The photos I uploaded pretty much tells you why it's called Dry Creek trail.

Monday, June 19, 2017


Friday, April 21, 2017

Fun hike. Very easy with little elevation change. As the name implies, a creek ran through a lot of the trail There was even a section where you had to cross it to continue.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Great views from the tops of the hills. The only issue would be cow pies. Lots of cow pies.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Pretty nice trail, the road is unpaved, so you shoes will get really dirty and heavy by stick with wet clay. And for me, I don't think it is moderate, pretty easy to finished.

Monday, November 07, 2016

The area was really pretty and green after all the recent rain. It was quiet and had lots of different views. There wasn't a lot of signage or maps to the entrance of the trail.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

great uphill hiking trails and beautiful scenery

Friday, September 16, 2016

Nice loop with a lot of other connecting opportunities to make a much longer hike. Very dog friendly.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nice views on the 6 mile High Ridge trail. Decent climb. Ran into some cows. $5 parking but so many trails you can spend the whole day there. Dog friendly.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Nice views

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Beautiful views and gradual grades. Nice and easy hike.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

A great trail for views and dogs. Half along a wooded creek half along a ridge top with views. dogs can be off leash away from the developed areas.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

nice place. suitable for family hiking.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

This place is wonderful and so close to home! There are beautiful views and it feels like you are on an adventure once you get deep into the heart of this trail with different ways in and out of this park. Every time I come it's never too crowded and there is plenty of parking.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Very isolated place with many snakes. We saw two different snakes on our walk. Very hot in summer.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Beautiful and lush...

Friday, January 01, 2016

It was great. A little muddy in a few spots from the rains

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Wednesday, November 04, 2015


cross country skiing
Monday, September 07, 2015


Thursday, August 28, 2014

This is a diverse trail! Fairly easy to hike in most parts. Lots of shade in the bottom trails, as you begin to climb the hills there are less trees & cool patches. There are bathrooms and picnic areas near the parking area. LOVE THIS TRAIL, would definitely trek it again & often!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

One of my favorite and regular hikes since I live in Union City. I enjoy doing the High Ridge Loop trail because it provides a mix of ascent and descent. Make sure to bring lots of water!

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