Las Trampas Ridge Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Las Trampas Ridge Trail is a 15.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San Ramon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3471 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

I started from the end point so your experience may differ from the other end. The first .6 miles was quite steep and a bit muddy, but was passable. About a mile and a half in there is a cow pasture. once you get in that area the grade and slippery trail combine to make it to dangerous for me to continue, so I went back. I went in April, so you may want to try it in a dryer time of the year. It was strikingly beautiful though.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice views of Mt. Diabolo. If you want to avoid the private roads to the trailhead you can do the trail in reverse, start at Elworthy Staging Area, Las Trampas Regional Wilderness https://goo.gl/maps/RfuuDdmQeuH2

3 months ago

getting to the trailhead is a joke - all the roads are private and gated! didn’t even get to do the hike since i was limited on time and couldn’t add an extra 10 miles of walk/run to the trip

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views. A few hills, but easy.

trail running
5 months ago

5 months ago

Used to hike here all the time. Beautiful scenery. Lots of trails.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike but definitely not a moderate trail! It is very steep and not easy at all! I consider myself athletic and in good enough shape to complete a moderate hike but this is not one of them!

Monday, March 20, 2017

very nice trl.

mountain biking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Ok, so if you intend to do this trail, be prepared for a long hike/bike. You can't park at the trail entrance or anywhere along Las Trampas Rd. There are signs posted everywhere. I parked down on Danville Blvd and biked 1.8 miles up the hill to the trail head.

The trail itself was very muddy even though there hasn't been any rain for about a week and a half. The climb up to Las Trampas Peak is pretty rough. It's hard to get traction with all the mud. And I encountered a lot of cows on the trail.

After the peak, you stay on the ridge for a few miles and it's a series of ups and downs. That was a lot of fun. The trail lists mountain biking as an option, but technically you're not supposed to take bikes on Las Trampas Ridge Trail past the Bollinger Creek Loop Trail intersection. There is a sign explicitly telling you this. But people do it anyway. This section of the trail is much more narrow and not wide enough for bikers and hikers to share the space, so there is a valid reason for the sign. Just be careful out there ppl.

If you complete the whole track, the last mile will be a steep, rutted, cow pasture. It was rough for mountain biking as the cows had trampled the trail and there were some deep ruts that could be problematic. I would suggest taking caution on the final descent.

The trail ends at Elworthy Staging Area. You are allowed to park here, so I would suggest leaving your car at this staging area and having someone drop you off at the northern trail entrance (or take Uber). I biked back to Las Trampas Rd. via San Ramon Valley Blvd and Iron Horse Trail. I stopped half-way and took a detour to do the Del Amigo to Eugene O'Neil trail. In total, I biked 19 miles.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Very steep incline to start. Great views of the Bay! Dress in layers, it gets cold and windy at the top on the Bay side.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Beautiful views! Lots of fun with the dogs and kids. We will definitely go again.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

my experience:
http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/2016/06/las-tramps-hiking.html

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Not easy! But I guess that's always relative.

rock climbing
Monday, June 06, 2016

Best trail with most personal space once passing the permit point... there's rocks to climb too.

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