Golden Eagle Trail, Viewpoint, and Upper Ranch Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Golden Eagle Trail, Viewpoint, and Upper Ranch Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fremont, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
826 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

18 days ago

Nice escape from the east bay heat, with great views all around

hiking
2 months ago

Decent trail, although I tracked it to be only 3.2 miles. Very exposed (all cow pasture) and pretty windy in a few areas. The Upper Ranch Trail is not very well maintained, since most of it is overgrown. Great views. Expect rattlers on warm days.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with nice views! Can get muddy after a rainy day. Free parking with restrooms.

hiking
4 months ago

Views : 5 stars. Beautiful views of the bay and the Vargas Plauteu. Green hills after rains.
Trail : 2 stars. The trail is still in the making. Unmarked, muddy at certain spots.
Misc : 1 star. Cows on the trail. We had to change course/U turn on both trails due to mothers protecting calves.
Crowd: 5 stars. No one on the trails.

5 months ago

Hardly saw anyone else on the trail on a weekend! If you are looking for solitude highly recommend this trail.

Views of Fremont, mission peak, Sunol peak. Trails are not well maintained like other regional parks but it not easy to get lost.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017