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Upper Seafoam Trail Loop is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near El Sobrante, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 557 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views Wild flowers Fee
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There is a $5 parking fee at the main entrance off San Pablo Dam Road.

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Simon Williams
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steep!

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Lela Huguley
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jennifer Easton
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Tony Fawkes
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This was a pretty nice trail with some interesting climbs and switchbacks going up to a peak near the middle of the 1.9 mile loop There are two sides-- one facing the reservoir and one in a shady grove of trees. The shady grove side had a lot of patches of bug swarms, just something to be aware of. The grove is beautiful, though.

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Taylor Smart
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Great hike along Laurel loop through Kennedy Grove, lower seafoam and upper seafoam. Views of the lake are astounding when you get up to upper seafoam trail. About 40% shade, mostly early on and during upper seafoam. Save for low uv hours

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Carlos Carbajal
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Half shaded, great views of the reservoir.

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Katherine Barry
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Very hard uphill for a short 2 miles hike Still loved it!!

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Kara Guerrero
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Good trail, great views of the dam. I wanted to go on another trail but it was blocked. So I kept to this trail. Shady more inland. I would do this again and go on the other trails when they open up.

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Alice Baldridge
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Extended this one by adding the Black Oak Loop. Good quick walk with moderate elevation change to get your heart going.

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Laura Kocourek
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Partially/mostly shaded. Nice challenging short loop.

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Amariah Fuller
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Went when it was muddy and foggy

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Carlos A
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Trail was better than expected. Gets really nice views of the San Pablo reservoir at the top of Upper Seafoam trail.

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Sara Martin
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very beautiful. A great short hike all the signs were clearly marked. I will be doing this again.

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Jenn Keohane
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I did this as part of a larger loop but ended up eventually crossing the street and going all the way up to Tilden. The part of Kennedy Grove was surprisingly nice with many mature oaks and quite a bit of shade. Good heart pounding way to start a hike!

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Monica Slaton
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I loved this! Though I will admit that the park signs here are a bit confusing on which trail is which, particularly with the Upper Seafoam Trail and the Lower Seafoam Trail.

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Spencer Hino
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It’s a nice and peaceful trail. Good for hikers and horses. Great view of the San Pablo reservoir. Not particularly hard but does have a few steep parts.

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Jole Simmons
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This is my favorite little hike. The incline really gets the heart going, but once you get to the magical bench, you can really rest and take it all in. After that it's pretty much downhill through a nice quiet forest section.

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Colleen Johnson
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Did this lovely trail with my baby in a backpack and my two dogs. Nice incline that makes for a perfect little workout. Beautiful views of the reservoir and a shady wooded path the second half of the trail. You will likely have the trail to yourself most of the time. Dogs are actually allowed off leash.

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Joleen Fraga
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Great short hike took my 3 year old and 12 year old there’s a bench with a great view to take a short water snack break.

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Beth Campana
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This was pretty fun. The walk up is pretty steep and strenuous, but once you get to the highest point it's all easy from there. It may be a little hard for kids, with the steep hills. I wish once you got to the top there was more trails to see more of the dam, but it is better than nothing. We had a great time. seen some small lizards and thankfully no rattlesnakes, although there are many signs for them.

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Nathan Tsang
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I started on the Kennedy Creek Trail, continued onto the Black Oak Trail loop, on the way back I climbed the Upper Seafoam Trail and went down on the Lower Seafoam Trail and then I took the Laurel Loop Trail. For a total distance of 3.3 miles with elevation of 833 feet. It was short but intense. There was few muddy spots on the trails. It was a good workout and some scenery on the top with the view of the San Pablo Reservoir. At this time of year the parking was free. From April to October there is a parking fee for $5.

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Paul Hostelley
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Emily Allen-Worrell
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Steven Sheffield
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Grant Scavello
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Izzy Lafountain
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Segal Boaz
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Oakland Crawford
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David May
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