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Arroyo Rd Staging Area to East Shore and Heron Bay Trails

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Del Valle Regional Park

Arroyo Rd Staging Area to East Shore and Heron Bay Trails is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

Length 7.6 mi Elevation gain 1,430 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Running Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife No shade
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Park Features: Deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and sailboards skimming over its waters, Del Valle is like a lakeside resort only 10 miles south of Livermore. 5,000 acre Del Valle Regional Park features two swim beaches, a boat launch, family and group camping (by reservation) and excellent, stocked fishing. Trail Highlights: This hike around the northern part of the lake is removed from the busy swim beaches in the southern part of the lake; enjoy the wilderness feel and explore a part of Del Valle you may not have seen before. The contrast in scenery from the ridge of East Shore Trail and the lakeside Heron Bay Trail provides a diverse recreational experience. This hike features several steep climbs and descents and is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. There is a drinking fountain but no restrooms at the trailhead. Be sure to carry plenty of water on your hike. Trail Directions: Start along the trail from the Arroyo Road Staging Area, going up the large hill. Go left to start the East Shore Trail. Continue on East Shore Trail, avoiding four turnoffs for the Heron Bay Trail; take the fifth turn off, turning right onto Heron Bay Trail. Complete the first Heron Bay loop and take a left to connect back with East Shore Trail. Go left at the next turnoff for Heron Bay Trail and complete a small loop back to East Shore Trail again; take East Shore a very short distance and turn left again for the last section of Heron Bay Trail. Make a left at the last intersection with East Shore Trail and follow it back down the large hill and to the staging area.

Driving Directions: From I-580 in Livermore, exit at North Livermore Avenue. Drive south on North Livermore Avenue. Turn right at Portola Avenue, then left on North L Street. North L Street becomes South L Street, then Arroyo Road. Continue on Arroyo Road past the entrance to the US Veterans Administration Hospital and Sycamore Grove Park. The staging area is on the left at the end of Arroyo Road.

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Ramin Moslemi
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sungae hong
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Ayush Upadhyay
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Benjamin Ka
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Beautiful hike! Amazing view at the top. We saw wildlife all over and was the closest I’ve ever been to a cow Strenuous, but highly recommended hike.

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Rahul Somani
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Beautiful hike

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Adriana Bazan
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Make sure you read the markers and stick to the right trail. After about five miles our East Shore trail turned into several different trails. We got lost and went out too far instead of a loop. Our 7 mile hike turned into a 16 mile hike. Since we weren’t planning on hiking that long we didn’t have enough water. The lake was beautiful and we saw a lot of deer. We even saw a fox.

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Marissa Kirwan
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On Tuesday May 19 the park was closed with rangers at the main entrance. We ended up choosing a different location. I wanted to do this hike because I believe part of this trail was part of a trail run course I did a few years back.

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Gracey Nunez
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No shade and some parts are steep. Beautiful view of the lake.

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Praveen Suggala
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Have been doing 10 mile hike a day since May 1 st and this is my 12 th hike and by far this is the most beautiful hike by all means specially the weather is too good today. We went and touched waters and meditated and also to our adventure we found rattle snake resting at main staging area when u go up which is kind of scary but it’s was sleeping peacefully. Over all it was 12 miles back and forth with 25000 steps and every step was worth even though we were tired but worth the beauty we witnessed.

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Ralu Ciobanu
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Great trail. I recommend going early in the morning as it gets very hot and there isn’t much shade. The views are amazing.

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Justin McCombs
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Not a summer trail as there is not enough shade. Otherwise it’s a standard del valle hike with a couple of nice views

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Grace Zhang
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Cyndi E
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Beautiful and green with plenty of room to keep social distance

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Mike Owen
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Perfect day for this hike, breezy and partly cloudy. Great views of the lake. Lots of elevation. First 4 miles are gravel roadway, then you head into the trees on cow paths. Nice combination of trails by the shoreline and up on the ridges. Didn’t see any cows but their sign was everywhere.

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Matt R
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1/30/2020 Trail Run Did this hike as part of the EBRPD 2020 Trails Challenge. There’s not much shade on these trails, so I prefer to come during the winter months. There’s also a lower chance of encountering a rattlesnake when the temps are cooler. I still saw a lot of wildlife though - a whole herd of deer and a bobcat. The initial climb up to the lake view is always a challenge.

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Niko Kingi
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Stacy Wyciff
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Very nice for conditioning you body.

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Carolyn Redeker
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Anurag Tayade
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Markus Huber
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Thuy Do
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Zbigniew Zborowski
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Katie Rose M
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Jym Murry
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Beth Tomlin
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Dana Honnen
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Krina Wei
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