Rocky Ridge View and Elderberry Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Alamo, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length4.7 miElevation gain1,112 ftRoute typeLoop
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Take a stroll around the tall rolling grassy hills east of San Francisco in the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. You climb almost 1000 feet in the first mile, but then it’s an easy amble along the ridge with stunning views in every direction. Wildflower lovers will love the springtime scenery of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, but when the blooms have faded this East Bay park still has plenty to marvel at. Eagle-eyed hikers in autumn and winter will spot birds of prey amongst the gliding turkey vultures, and there's also the chance of a golden eagle sighting.

East Bay Parks Site: Las Trampas Regional Wilderness http://www.ebparks.org/parks/las_trampas

- Binoculars recommended if you want to get closer to the wildlife - particularly the birds of prey which frequent the park. - The heat of the summer months in East Bay parks is often not kind on hikers. Las Trampas is no exception since the majority of this trail is in exposed locations, so remember to pack the sunscreen and plenty of water.

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Xuan Zhu
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Very healing and rewarding at the top. A must go in the Bay Area.

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Sandra P
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Beautiful views, great marked clean trail and a nice elevation

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Zoe Hsi
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Adonis Ioannou
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Moderate hard but worth it once you get to the top of the Ridge

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Bob G
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As many hikers have mentioned, in my opinion, the best way to do this hike is clockwise to avoid that first strenuous long mile 1000 foot climb. Great eyepopping views on the ridge with views of the peninsula and Marin on a clear day. The only downside is if it is a windy day where sustained winds can be 30 MPH or more as you go northwest on the tops.

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Stephanie Dark
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HikingGreat!

The sweeping views from the ridge trail are amazing on a clear day. Be prepared to share the trail with cows at times.

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Hudson Wid
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Shayan Saeed
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Did this in both late April and mid Feb. I'd do it in april when the flowers are at their peak.it's really windy so pack appropriately.

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Larissa Kelloway
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Stunning views

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Saeed M
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Great hike and views

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Wladyslaw Olesinski
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George Kraft
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Stephen Lam
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Beautiful trail on a beautiful day

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Ritika Sibal
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It was beautiful!

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Jayraj Ganesh
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Steep in the first mile, a stroll along the ridge in the middle & steep declines towards the end. A nice workout!

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kayshee shree
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good work out .

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Priya Sundaram
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Good workout and beautiful views.

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Danica Mae Lacap
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Great workout with amazing views. Once you get over the steep incline at the initial mile, it’s gorgeous views ALL throughout. No shade and can get very muddy esp in the winter but amazing trail

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Kashif Ali
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Karunaker Molugu
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One of our favorite hikes when it’s wet. Steep uphill to start with

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Kashif Ali
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awesome views, did counter clockwise.

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Matthew Chatham
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Jon Cannon
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Cassandra H
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Epic views, cute cows.

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Jennifer Barecky
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Great trail, though definitely intense on the muscles. My calves were screaming going up, thighs screaming on the way down. Lol! But the view was totally worth it. Moderately trafficked while we were there, but plenty of room to socially distance.

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Bob Davis
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Rahul Somani
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Marie P
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unpredictable, after going up the steep! hill I had hope for a flats, NOPE more hills to come. it was excellent workout.

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