Pleasanton Ridge Trail

MODERATE 212 reviews

Pleasanton Ridge Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sunol, 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
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is an often overlooked getaway from the seemingly never-ending suburbs that fringe the San Francisco Bay Area. This hike from the Foothills Staging Area is an excellent introduction to the park: long enough to get your heart rate up, but not nearly as arduous as some hikes in the nearby hills. Once you hike up to the ridge, you meander up and down with far-reaching views of the nearby scenery, including Mount Diablo and the San Francisco Bay. Once nice amenity: a smattering of water spigots to refill your water bottle. And a surprise: The hike passes through a grove of olive trees planted when a local rancher owned the land. Note this park is popular with mountain bikers, so keep an eye out.

5 days ago

Awesome trail! :)

18 days ago

1 month ago

Great for kids and dogs!

1 month ago

Good exercise, good views.

1 month ago

Moderate but a Great View!!!

2 months ago

Make sure your iPhone has enough power or you will get lost!!

mountain biking
2 months ago

very good long ride i compled the loop

2 months ago

Lovely views and tough up and downs with a 2 year old on your back!

4 months ago

nice for good hiking workout in nice environment

7 months ago

This trail was awesome with nice company from cows! There are stretches without any shade so come prepared with water and a hat

7 months ago

It's was definitely challenging with kids with all the uphills.. challenging but fun! Very dry and not good for allergies though :/

mountain biking
8 months ago

Good climbing and fun downhills. Single track not allowed which is too bad.

hiking
8 months ago

Steep hill to the top, but the view is worth it. Pretty easy once at the top except for the occasional hill. Great hike overall! Watch out for cow pies!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Many wildflowers and some good hills. Nice hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail in Pleasanton's backyard. Starts off with a bit of uphill climb which opens up on the ridge rewards with sweeping views.

10 months ago

So steep on both sides. That's it.

hiking
10 months ago

It was nice, not shaded most of the way. Got chilly at the top though. 6 miles roundtrip of moderate elevation.

hiking
11 months ago

LEVEL: MODERATE.
A lovely hike, slow incline and decline. a fine hike for kids and families. Clear, wide, easy to walk dirt paths, and GORGEOUS views.
Nowhere near being rated HARD. I have requested that the app developer change the rating as such.

hiking
11 months ago

took the kids and my fur kids too, we did a short hike. it's beautiful hike in the spring time.

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