Martin Canyon Creek Trail

EASY 115 reviews

Martin Canyon Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dublin, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

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.

Definitely a hidden treasure. I was a bit hesitant to go all the way to the top after the mountain lion/rattlesnake warning sign, but glad I braved it solo with the pup. The views and the heavy breezes up top were amazing.

hiking
28 days ago

I am glad to have discovered this trail through the app! There are parts that are easy but once you get through the gate, it becomes challenging. The trail is narrow and was a bit slippery when I hiked the first time. Going through the trail feels like you’re in the middle of the forest. The trail connects to the Donlon Loop, which provides breathtaking views of Dublin and Pleasanton.

hiking
29 days ago

Simply awesome!!

3 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

Such a beautiful hike! Definitely recommended

3 months ago

Great trail for a quick close to town excursion.

5 months ago

A good hike to return to for wonderful sunrises. The ever mercurial marine layer creates new pallets of color from daybreak to dawn, especially in late Autumn and early Winter.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail! Starts off easy on the gravel and then gets more fun when you get through the gate. I wouldn’t call this portion easy though. It’s mostly uphill and you’re walking on a single file ledge. The wooded view is beautiful! Quiet and peaceful! Once you get out of the woods, you’re in the rolling hills with more trails to choose from. I walked up the tallest peak and was rewarded with another amazing view! Definitely recommend this trail!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail with shade and a gorgeous view from the top. The afternoon I went the winds were blowing 40-50 mph at the summit.

I think of this trail as two distinctly different trails. The first is wide and easy. The second, after the gate, is a narrow single track moderate trail with elevation gains your calves will notice. Especially if carrying a 10 lbs hydration pack. I highly recommend trekking poles for this half.

I gave it four stars for late October. I bet it’s a five after the winter rains.

This one is going to be a favorite.

8 months ago

a great trail. pretty cool view from the tippity top

walking
8 months ago

A really nice mostly flat trail. Went on a warm day but had a decent amount of shade especially the further into the trail you go. Only downside was that someone had busted open a watermelon and crushed a bunch of eggs right in the middle of the trail so i had to go around it.

8 months ago

Creek is dry and trail is infested with lizards and other similar creatures ( possibly due to excessive heat).

There is log of shades on both sides.

hiking
9 months ago

Should be rated as 'moderate'

hiking
9 months ago

Way way steeper than expected. But great being out of the hot sun. I wouldn't rate this easy.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little local trail for me. Wide path at first, then narrows to a small trail. a little steep at times but easy to manage. Lots of shade and the creek lends for a wilderness feeling experience even in the sub-urban environment. Will do again.

hiking
10 months ago

A wide, gravel trail that is well shaded by trees. The trail continues on after a gate and connects to other trails in Dublin Hills Regional Park.

walking
10 months ago

Enjoyable walk, makes you feel like your deep in the woods. Went on Saturday and only passed a few people.

10 months ago

Easy, and nice. Cute little Creek lots of shade and patches of sun. Perfect for an after meal walk

hiking
10 months ago

Highly underrated trial. Lots of ferns, cool in the trees, and the winter and spring are stunning with a flowing creek and green hills.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

great hike beautiful day in the rain

walking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Good flat trails with some incline. Shaded. Good for young kids

hiking
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

great hike with the kids, easy trail

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Small trail ... good for a short walk with kids .. will be muddy during rain

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Trailhead in a residential neighborhood but immediately you feel like you're far out of town. Trail connects with a Pleasanton Ridge trail if you have time to explore more!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Great little trail for a short walk. Go after the rain to see the creek at full flow!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Fun hike w the kids and pup. Will definitely do it again.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great hike with kids. Amazing view

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Not hard and very pleasant. This trail might be good in the summer too because a lot of it is shaded. A rare find around here!

birding
Friday, December 30, 2016

Nice relaxing easy trail for me and wife to just chill on.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Great trial for families and little ones

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