Sycamore Creek Trail

EASY 53 reviews

Sycamore Creek Trail is a 5 mile loop trail located near Livermore, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

14 days ago

Good, easy hike during cooler months. Plenty of birds. Saw a cottontail Rabbit & ground squirrels

trail running
1 month ago

Great for beginners in trail running. There are many breakaway trails. Dogs on leash only.

walking
1 month ago

Did the loop that runs along the vineyards, to the second bridge and back on the paved trail. A young buck and doe were visible in the brush. Great little hike for the family

walking
2 months ago

Ok I’d like to go
Back when it’s green in the spring

3 months ago

Nice and safe trail, beautiful views.

trail running
7 months ago

There is a large parking lot. Says parking is $7 but no attendant day I was there and they do not take credit cards so bring cash and put it in an envelope. As for the trail, I ran from the entrance I followed Arroyo Valle Trail. Mainly concrete and open area. Very little to no shade. Ran past the footbridge all the way to a nearby regional park before running back on the Dry Creek trail which hugged the outside of the park. Some wine grape fields. Overall the Dry Creek trail was dirt with some stones. Perfect for a flat fast trail run.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice for families: great trail, beautiful views and plenty of wildlife.
We parked in the Wetmore lot ($7 parking fee) and had the kids hit the restroom facilities (flush toilets, well maintained) before hitting the paved, flat trail. The kids enjoyed the little "learning garden" where they could identify animal tracks and see native plant markers.
There are information stations at various points on the trail showing native species and animals, encouraging the kids to look for these along the path.
The trail had plenty of benches, some trash receptacles and distance markers on the pavement every quarter mile (starting at .25, then .5, .75, etc.) the kids enjoyed seeing how far we had gone.
There were more trails that went off the paved path, but we didn't explore them.
Overall, this is an easy, moderately populated trail. We passed bikers, runners, and hikers with their dogs during our visit. I would recommend this for people of all ages, and families with young kids.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Parking is ca$h only. Pleasant hiking, definitely will do it again!

hiking
Friday, November 25, 2016

Great easy walk

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Great hike for the whole family. Kids (age 3 and 7) loved it. Lots of animals from deer to turkeys. Even saw a bobcat.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Very easy hike for young children and bikers. We saw turkeys, squirrels, blue jays, cows, eagles and many more! We even saw a woodpecker!!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

easy and nice

hiking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

It was easy and the scenery was beautiful! Robins, blue birds, scrub jays, Hawks, deer, flicker, woodpeckers, rabbits, squirrels galore!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I love it!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Wonderful and scenic trails in the middle of wine country: I loved running here very pretty.

hiking
Monday, February 24, 2014

Great walking and hiking park! You may take either a paved recreational trail that goes from the north entrance on Wetmore Rd. to the south entrance about 5 miles one-way, or nature trails around and along the creek, or hike up into the hills to a picturesque pond or a look-out point above Livermore Valley. Animals sighted are deer, tule elk, bobcats, coyotes, ground squirrels, rabbits, and many birds, including turkeys, red tail hawks, kites, vultures, woodpeckers, hummers, etc. Wildflowers are just starting to bloom. We found the first buttercups this morning on a 3 mile loop hike from the Wetmore entrance up into the hills to the pond. Take the recreational trail over the bridge, then turn right onto an old gravel road. Hike past the ranger residence. Then take another old gravel road on the right up a short steep hill. Follow the road around and past the pond and an old homestead, then back down a gentle decline to return.

hiking
9 days ago

walking
12 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

walking
1 month ago

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