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Willow View and Brandon Trail [CLOSED] is a 3.7 mile out and back trail located near Castro Valley, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 538 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Closed
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Due to fire activity, this area is CLOSED to public access as of August 2020. See park page for more info. This trail winds uphill through a tree shaded area above the Redwood Canyon Public Golf Course Golf Course.

Proctor Staging Area parking lot

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Matt R
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Willow View is probably the least trafficked trail in Chabot Park. The trail is well defined, but overgrown at parts. Be prepared to eat a few spiderwebs on your way up to Brandon. I grabbed a stick and held it out in front of me to clear out the webs and then it was smooth sailing on my way back down. I like that Willow View is a cool, shady alternative to going up Brandon from the golf course. It gets you off the beaten path. It also serves as a connector trail to those who are hiking the Bay Area ridge trail from Chabot to Garin.

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Harshil Jhaveri
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Steve Hurd
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Daniel Galvin
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Michael Sweeney
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Jon Van Lew
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Alexander Purlats
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Richard Bennett
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Daniel Galvin
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Sun Bee
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Anthony H
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Debbie Oliver
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Megan Stohler
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Conrad Lowry
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Stephen Stephen Scheiman
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Robby Garcia
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Amy Chinn
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Lori Kent
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Valerie Turck
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Heath Albritton
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Amy Chinn
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David May
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Erik Forstreuter
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Helene M.
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Bill King
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