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Martin Canyon Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dublin, California that features a great forest setting 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.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 554 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

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The Martin Canyon Creek Trail is one of Dublin's little known treasures. This improved trail follows Martin. Canyon Creek for 0.89 miles and offers amazing views of the Tri-Valley and the canyons leading to the west. Large oaks and bay trees line the creek and trail and provide tranquil areas for respite. The trailhead is located at the corner of Silvergate and Bay Laurel drives.

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Recordings (344)
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Angela Montgomery
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Hiking

About 100 yards in, we heard scuffling and grunting off trail within the trees. Sounded too much like wild pigs to stick around!

Nancy Tang
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Hiking

Nice mostly shaded trail. Once you get past the city trail boundaries, the trail can be narrow and steep at parts. We went mid-morning and passed more than a dozen groups along the trail, so bring a mask or face covering for when you can’t distance. We didn’t know how narrow/well traveled some parts are, so apologies to people we saw for not bringing our masks. At the end of the trail you will be rewarded with a very nice panoramic view of the valley.

Vamsy Nukala
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Hiking

Nice hike but be prepared to see lot’s of cows and their s**t.

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Jude S
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HikingBugs

Fun trail! It was narrow at some points, but had plenty of shade and a beautiful view of tri-valley (after the end curve of the trail).

Stephanie M.
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HikingBugs

Beautiful trail with plenty of shade and a nice view from the top.

Sara K
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Hiking

Great trail shaded for most part. Small lookout spots are fun for kids. A great place to introduce kids to hiking.

Cristina Martin
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No much shade pretty kid friendly

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Pita Mariscal
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Lovely trail with plenty of shade. I only wish dog owners would pick up after their furry babies. I got a little nervous after first mile or so due to the trail getting a little narrow. Specially if you’re hiking with young ones or running. Trail can get a bit slippery if you’re not wearing appropriate shoes, specially downhill.

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Samantha Jumamil
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Hiking

Rolling hills and narrow trails make it a great little challenge for a trail run.

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Pam Cunningham
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Hiking

Shade initially

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Melissa Marsh
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HikingBugs

Very pleasant! Sprinkled on and off like we were in a rain forest today. Coyotes are active.

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Jordan Haines
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Mountain biking

We started at the top of the trail to come downhill to Silvergate Dr. The first half of the trail was too steep and narrow at times for beginner mountain bikers. The trail is alongside a steep cliff and makes it dangerous if you miss a corner or fall down. The second half of the trail opens up closer to the houses and made for a pleasant ride. Use caution mountain biking the western half.

Marvin Wiser
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Hiking

Nice easy trail. Hiked with little ones. If you bring four-legged friends, make sure to check them for ticks!

Kim van
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Hiking

Great trail!

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Ganchana T. Nanan
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Hiking

Easy trail. Beautiful view of the hills at the end.

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Kyle Litzenberger
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Hiking

The trail can be split into two sections: the first half which is easy and on a broad path, and a second part which is a little more narrow and steep. The second portion begins when you hit the gate. I highly recommend going until the end, it’s beautiful!

Rachel Ricci
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Hiking

Most of the trail is uphill, but it eases you into it nicely. Views from the top are spectacular!

Mayu Boomer
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Devon Farmer
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Hiking

First portion of trail is easy and very kid friendly. But after about .8 miles, it turns into a narrow trail on the edge of a slope and tricky for little ones.

Maya Tobar
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Hiking

Mountain lion seen on February 4, 2020.

Anna Calvo
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Brady Lucas
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Hiking

My go-to trail near me in the tri-valley. Fun, shady, and exercising trail! Kid friendly.

Malcolm Appelbe
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Hiking

Lovely wooded trail following a pleasant stream. Light incline most of the way. Sheltered from the surrounding homes. Lovely view of the valleys at the top. Very pleasant

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aditi mehra
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Moderate trail, the first half of the trail is shaded and easy. The second half of the trail has more of the uphill climb. Worth it to go all the way to the end as the views on top make it worth it.

Rachel Mundaden
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Hiking

Always love hiking this trail with my trail buddies :)

Akshay Rao
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marty roska
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Hiking

Nice trail for being in the heart of suburbia, but really nothing special. Good views approaching the top.

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