Tolman Peak Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Tolman Peak Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Union City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1092 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The best hike in Dry Creek Pioneer Park provides great scenic views on the east bay and solitude you're looking for. Tolman Peak (997 ft. elevation) is located at the southeast side of Garin / Dry Creek Pioneer Park, which is part of East Bay Regional Park System. This site was also famous for a plane (MD DC-6B) crash in 1951. This hike takes you from the park's Tamarack entrance to the peak and back. It starts with easy uphill hike, several creek crossings until a moderate uphill climb to Tolman Peak. After the peak, it leads you into a well-shaded trail in the oak woods, completes the loop around the hill and then takes the same way back to the trailhead. This is a great hike for people looking for solitude and great scenic views on the east bay. The best season to hike is early summer.

1 day ago

Tough trail. But amazing view at the top.

hiking
19 days ago

22 days ago

Beautiful hike. Definitely do when it's still green but it's beautiful all year round.

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3 months ago

A challenging trail that offers some shaded areas along the way. Wonderful views at the top!

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5 months ago

light rain great hike!

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7 months ago

8 months ago

pretty muddy, and lots of horse poop

walking
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9 months ago

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10 months ago

Gorgeous! A bit muddy. Not many people. Dogs enjoyed off leash.

hiking
10 months ago

It was a good trail, not popular so not that crowded. Loved the view from top !! And little plane crash history was good to know.

10 months ago