Lake Del Valle Trail

MODERATE 64 reviews
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Lake Del Valle Trail is a 14.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
14.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,280 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

Explore Lake Del Valle. From the north side of the lake, hike around for great views of the lake. Bring plenty of water, it is often hot and exposed. East Shore Trail connects to the Heron Bay Trail. NOTE: Dogs allowed off leash except in developed areas.

1 month ago

My favorite place to hike in the East Bay.

1 month ago

I explored so much of this area back in May!
In the end, I enjoyed the best views from a trail that was nestled a little before the park headquarters off the side of the road.
I had an amazing time running up, down, and along the hills.
Gorgeous views!

4 months ago

Very nice scenic

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

My friends and I have dubbed this hike "booty blasters" because of the workout your butt gets going up the hill! The view at the top is worth the climb, especially in the Spring. Brought the jogging stroller last time and took the side trail back down the hill. Bad idea! Too narrow!!

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

Gets the heart beating right from the start. Once at the top, there are more trails. Dogs are allowed off-leash.

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8 months ago

11 months ago

I recommend taking the trails to the left after you enter the cattle gate after crossing the river. They all lead to the top for views of Del Valle and are not as steep of a climb as the road to the top. They are also more scenic and offer shade during hot days.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beautiful! Overlooks the lake. First hill is tough!

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Beautiful day today. Love this trail for its intense grade and beautiful scenery.

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Friday, July 03, 2015

Mainly open sun trail. Beautiful view of lake at top. Option to extend the trail route over 3 miles if chose.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Best time is in Winter or Spring when everything is green and not in summer when it's blazing hot and hills are brown. Was initially going to take East Shore trail to Hetch Hetchy, but trail was closed due to trail conditions. So we decided to take the Ridgeline Trail across from parking area and took a left to connect with Squirrel Gulch trail for a loop back down to parking lot. It's a little over 2 miles. Nice,short workout with a couple inclines to get to the ridgeline for a nice view of lake. Not crowded for a Sunday..mostly fishermen, families picnicking, and mountain bikers.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I like it nice long hills

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