Lafayette Ridge Trail

MODERATE 40 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

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

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2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

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3 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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4 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.

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5 months ago

Muddy and uphill on bad trail. Good if you want to off leash your dog, but not worth the hike.

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9 months ago

Good hike that gets a little too much mountain bikes in the mix during high use days. It's much better to do a loop. If you pick up a map it's easily done.

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9 months ago

Love this! Hike it once/week!
Stay away during wet weather. Also, there are cows grazing in here, be mindful!

9 months ago

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9 months ago

Went on a sunny, windy Saturday, saw a fair amount of people with large dogs, plus groups of mountain bikers, but it didn't feel too busy. VERY nice ranger reminded us to keep dog from chasing cattle, especially the calves. I wish there was a way to know where exactly to expect the herds in parks. This route is beautiful, fairly easy, and has shade on and off but no water. Needs more picnic spots, and the bathrooms along the trail were closed.