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East Shore, Ridgeline, East Ridge Loop [CLOSED]

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Del Valle Regional Park

East Shore, Ridgeline, East Ridge Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 725 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Camping

Fishing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Running

Beach

Lake

Wild flowers

Closed

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Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19. Hike alongside the East Shore of Lake Del Valle. Enjoy beautiful views of the lake. The trail follows the contour of the shoreline. Stay in the campground, and enjoy the regional park overnight

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Paola Hernandez
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Hiking

It’s closed covid 9

Gelateria Americana
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AllTrails User
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Great for an easier mount bike trip or a gravel/ packed dirt road bike trip for a cross-trail type of bike.

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Selena Wang
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HikingOff trailWashed out
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JASON HEKL
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HikingNo shadeScramble

No magpies, but still a great hike. Mix of lakeside and ridge. Perfect weather.

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alisha cardenas
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Hiking

Not 5.2miles was 6.7

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Cindi F.
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Easy, pleasant hike. Would not recommend hiking in the summer; no shade.

Anna Liisa
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Walking

Perfect for dogs. Great for swimming with dogs. Came on a sunny Saturday in July and there were places where there were no people along the shore and we could swim without having to worry about our dogs disturbing other people and dogs. Excellent

Anel M Abreu
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Awesome trail with great views and wild life encounters. Off leash dogs allowed. Will come back.

Cari Swegles
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Excellent for dog adventurers as dogs are allowed off leash! Be aware there are cattle present, as well as HUGE predatory birds (which were AMAZING and took my breath away). We went with 3 adults and 5 dogs varying in size and it was fantastic! Excellent for wildflower seeing. Go when it's lush and green (I went April 10th), I'd imagine it might not be as fun in August. We went on a Tuesday around morning/afternoon and there were very few people there. Also, we went off trail by accident and ended up hiking up some hills that were, uh....phew! Not sure if the actual trail is as strenuous, but what we hiked was more of a moderate level for sure.

Kristin Peckham
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Beautiful views! Have done this several times and it never gets old. Sunset hikes are the best here :)

Florence Chen
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Hiking

This place is beautiful, especially if you come during winter / spring when everything is still green. Very peaceful and serene. There is a trail where dogs are allowed to walk off-leash. Our dogs loved it. You can also do water activities here like canoeing, rowing, and fishing.

Marcos A.
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Very relaxing, peaceful place with amazing views.

Bill Crain
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Hiking

Nice views of the lake and a good spring and fall hike that's pretty easy for most.

Angelica B.
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Camping

Pros: Restrooms with flushing toilets & showers that were surprisingly clean. Hiking trails close by. Good camp grounds for large groups. Dogs are allowed. Cons: No cell phone service what so ever. Not ideal if an emergency were to occur or if you are expecting additional people to meet you at the campsite. No electric outlets if you want to pump air into an air mattress. You have to come equipped with your own power inverter that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter. No in & out parking privileges, although I know my friends were able to get back in without having to pay again.

Anita Villaseñor
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Hiking

It was a beautiful hike. Little shade at times so wear your 45. It has great views as you hike up to the hill which takes you very close to the water. I had lunch in front of the water and enjoyed every second. I would do it again. PS. There is a fee at entrance. I paid $6. #hikingjunkie

Susie Dickert
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Hiking

Pretty dry this time of year.

Natalie Sturgeon
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Hiking

This was a great hike! We will definitely go again! It took about three hours with two adults and two kids 10 and 13 (we stopped for about thirty minutes to eat lunch by the lake). We went mid May and saw a lot of wild flowers (cattle too). There is shade in the middle part of the hike (the closer you are to the lake). Take water - we each used about four bottles and it was only mid 70s. There are no bathrooms until about halfway through the hike, so plan accordingly.

Athena Boyd
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Hiking

Lovely scenery. Feels like the shire when you take the path to the left up the hill

Andrea Jeuck
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Camping

We went camping there over a weekend with our puppy. It was nice because it was local enough to come after work on a Friday. The campgrounds are typical. I would do some research ahead of time, some camp sites do not have shade. Locally, we did some fishing and some hiking. The trails are marked well and challenging with the rolling hills.

Jen D.
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Not the best trail. The scenery is dry and highlights the luster of the California brown rolling hills. Not exactly the epitome of California beauty highlighted. The trail was suitable for a hike when camping but I would never suggest pursuing it as a day hike destination.

Carolite M
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Hiking

East Ridge Trailhead is outside the park at the top of the ridge just passed Mendenhall Rd. There is no fee to park and hike. Several smaller loops can be taken that connect to this trailhead and provide views of Mt Diablo and the lake. This area is good for hiking, mountain biking and young children. The fire road style trial is easy to walk, but has little shade. There is also no water until you reach camping areas near the lake. Local nature includes live oak trees with mistletoe and red galls, tar weed and other local wildflowers, birds of various types, and deer (if you are lucky). This trail had several vistas with benches to rest and enjoy the view. Very good for the casual hiker or families with smaller children. If you want more of a challenge, just take the single track trails off the main fire road trails.

Julian Garcia
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Hiking

Went this past weekend and took my girls for a hike. It was an enjoyable outing. We had fun and may return for camping and mor hiking.

John T.
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Hiking

It was perfect day. We went off the trail making our own trail. Then came back into the original trail further up. It a nice view up here over looking the lake.

Gary B.
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Hiking

Not bad if you're already there camping, don't think I'll go back though

Joe Pemberton
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Hiking

There are multiple hikes to do from Del Valle. Ours was the 3 mile hike to Hetch Hetchy Campground, starting from the East Shore, near the boat marina. The trail was wide and mostly flat. Easygoing. Dogs are allowed off leash, and there was plenty of evidence of dogs. On our return trip we took a dip in the lake - a man made reservoir. It was hot, but a steady breeze kept us cool. There's running water and pit toilets at the 2 campsites we passed. We had hoped to continue on further around the lake and do 5 miles but found the trail washed out (literally had eroded into the lake) after about 1.6 miles -- immediately after we reached the Hetch Hetchy camp.

Larry Suter
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Teresa Ramirez
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