Lafayette Ridge Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Lafayette Ridge Trail is a 6.4 mile out and back trail located near Lafayette, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1558 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Hike following Lafayeete Ridge Trail up to gorgeous views on Russel Peak at 1357'

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2 months ago

TH easy to find and and a lot parking. No need for long pants but bring lots of water bc most of trail is exposed. I was alone on the trail for most of the morning - it then got pretty busy, ton of (friendly) people with dog. Really great work out but not much to see.

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6 months ago

Nice wide trail, easy parking, views. Lots of cows!

7 months ago

We have been hiking this trail for 35 years. It is home. Enjoy.

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7 months ago

super muddy, 2 days of sun isn't nearly enough to dry out the trails. mudslides all over too... love the views can't wait for it to dry out a bit more!

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8 months ago

We had a alternate hike today. Instead of going west to the ridge, we went east and through the Acalanes Open Space to Larkey Park in Walnut Creek. The hike was 4.3 miles with elevation of 866 feet.

8 months ago