Sycamore Creek Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 85 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

running

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

This is a big loop for a 10 year old. It has a small elevation gain. 6 miles of walking and benches and views on the way.

hiking
fee
no shade
14 days ago

This was a nice easy walk, with a good portion of the trail paved. There were other trails within the park with clearly labeled signs and arrows marking the trails (not paved) as several of them intersected several times. We saw a sign warning is early on the trail that we were on a “mountain lion habitat” but we didn’t see any mountain lions. We did however, see a rattlesnake about 20 feet in front of us, crossing the path we were on! We also saw turkeys, ducks, a few different types of birds, squirrels, gophers, and deer. The trail and park were very open, surrounded by hills in the distance so it was a peaceful setting. A lot of dry grass, but some trees, a creek, and in a couple areas the trail went along some vineyards and what looked like olive trees. Parts of the trail had some large trees so there are some shaded spots of you need to rest, even some benches, just be mindful that there are rattlesnakes. Also there was a lot of animal feces (“scat”). But it honestly looked too big to be a mountain lion or dog, and was directly on the trail, in the path... huge piles which we had to constantly avoid. I think it was probably from horses. While there is an equestrian trail there, I’m almost positive horses have been on the trail we walked. We ended up doing part of the Arroyo del Valle trail, part of the Wine Trail Loop and part of the Sycamore Trail.

19 days ago

I love this trail because of the rangers that watched over their property. A lot of walking space. The only thing was you have to pay $5 for parking. Overall this is a nice walking trail.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
27 days ago

mountain biking
fee
1 month ago

over grown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Such a lovely place to walk. Many off-shoot trails you can take also. This trail is mostly flat so quite easy. Go all the way to the end at Veteran's park. The creek is so pretty. Also more parking there and other trails leading to Del Valle it says. Beautiful and peaceful.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

The first 1/4 part of the trail was kind of overgrown but the rest was great. A perfect flat trail for run plus hike, a lot of different birds. Need to pay $5 parking fee but was worth it.

Awesome hike with the family. Seen a links bobcat pass by on the trail!

hiking
1 month ago

My husband myself and 3 kids decided to go to this place for a hike. It was so wonderful and enjoyable. The ranchers are nice and they love telling you about the animals out there. We saw turkeys, owl, squirrels, and so much more. We did have to pay $5 for parking but it was so worth it. My 5 yr old lasted the whole 6 miles. They do have trails off the paved trail that will make your hike longer

hiking
2 months ago

I recommend this trail for anyone wanting something brisk, and not too challenging. Absolutely beautiful. Can be used for running and is dog friendly

hiking
bugs
fee
muddy
no shade
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

fee
no shade
2 months ago

It’s an awesome trail for a leisurely stroll. There’s pavement trails for strollers. There are paths for bikers and for equestrians. Dogs are allowed on leashes. There is a $5 fee for parking which is worth it. If you’re into photography, there are branches low enough for poses.

hiking
4 months ago

Great starting point to get out from the city streets and appreciate what Livermore has to offer. All trails easily intersect and allow for any challenge. Nice area

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
fee
5 months ago

Great fall hike. Go on a sunny day after rain has passed. It really brings out the trails features. A flat trail, small incline but nothing crazy. The beginning captures your eyes because of all the trees. Then you hit a section of really creepy trees. Pretty sure there’s an abandoned mansion over yonder that you can see from the trail. Then it gets pretty desolate. Hit a creek then back to trees. So half pretty and half a snooze. Would do again but with a friend next time. There’s a fee I think about $6. Or less than that.

hiking
fee
no shade
6 months ago

Gravel and dirt road with a easy to moderate elevation and very limited shade. Not a hot day hike. Likely nicer view in the winter with the green hills.

mountain biking
Sat Jun 01 2019

Good with the little ones with nice view. Wish it was a longer loop.

hiking
Sun May 12 2019

Easy walk. Best done on a cool cloudy day since no shade. Crowded later in the morning on weekends

hiking
Fri Apr 26 2019

A nice clean sunny trail with just a few shady areas. No elevations just a basic hike.

recorded Sycamore Creek Trail

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
Mon Feb 18 2019

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