Lafayette Reservoir Nature Area Rim Trail

MODERATE 228 reviews

Lafayette Reservoir Nature Area Rim Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lafayette, California that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1085 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

This loop around Lafayette Reservoir on the Rim Trail, with great bird-watching opportunities and several high points affording 360-degree views, is a great introduction to the parklands administered by the EBMUD. NOTE: This route is almost impassable during wet weather due to mud. There is a parking fee. No horses, dogs or skateboarding. Bikes and roller skates are allowed. Open Tues and Thurs,12 P.M. to closing. Sunday mornings, opens at 11 A.M.

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Decided to challenge myself after walking the Reservoir a few times. Gets a little slippery on the really steep parts, but totally doable for a newbie. Great views and easy trail to follow.

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