Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Alamo with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It is hard to find so don’t give up! Park on the street and make ur way to the trail GPS spot. You will see the post and know ur in the right spot. Enter to the left of a corner driveway.

The trail is pretty open. I missed a turn or two and took a longer path back to the start. It was good thou. Those trails are more covered and were more fun than an open path. All in all....pretty good.

good trail, mostly covered by trees which was a huge plus when hiking in summer. the trail has some character to it, mix of hard bush, open grassland, Rocky scrambles and some scenic outlooks. the view from top of cordorouy hills was great. overall it's a moderate climb with no section particularly straining you. started early at 7 and finished before 11. there are areas with cattle but mostly it's isolated. good number of local hikers too. overall I would look towards coming back sometime in winter

simple pastoral trail typical of the East Bay hills. nothing particularly impressive. the day was beautiful and clear skies made for a picturesque hike.

Simple straightforward trail hike and easily manageable. Had an 830am start and ended in time for lunch in downtown Danville. Beautiful view and weather was sunny 75F.

Overall, really fun hike with amazing vistas and cool landscape changes. Highly recommend going counter clockwise in the loop as there are some parts of the trail that require you to climb up/over some rocks. I would not want to climb down these parts. I think the rocky parts and some very narrow paths with a steep drop-off to one side warrant the 'hard' rating. The elevation change is intense but well spread out. The first 2 miles were the toughest for us, but the views after mille 3 were well worth it. We saw a deer, lots of quail, squirrels, cows, and a gopher snake. Near the rocks, my husband swears he heard a rattlesnake rattle but we didn't stick around to see it. We were cutting it close to sunset so we took a ~0.5 mile shortcut on the very last leg. Excited to come back and do the full loop.

Beautiful vistas!

Easy until you hit Corduroy Trail. I highly suggest to follow the route as written. I doubt that I would have gotten down the rocky parts and up the "stairs" as those were pretty tall. I was able to enjoy Corduroy Trail by going counter clockwise as the directions state. I enjoyed the trails very much, lots of views and the trails were in okay shape. It has enough shade up to the last part as you descend. Take lots of water. I saw more people than animals. A few cows, but they didn't bother me nor I them.

The trails are not marked as well as others that I've been on. I totally missed my turn for Ringtail Cat trail and ended up south of the Ringtail trail head and ended up on Camille. I had to walk down Camille, take the Iron Horse trail back to Hemme. There are a lot of unmarked single tracks and I had taken one up to the top when I first started out, but couldn't find it on the loop back. My fault, so it added a little bit more to the hike.

I would think this would be a very pretty trail after some rains to get the water in the creeks again.

Training for the Tahoe Rim Trail. Good workout with the packs. Nice views of the East Bay.

Would have been an easier hike had I not forgotten my water

Great trail especially in the spring. Good winter hike. Not too many people in the off season. one of the tougher hikes in the bay and the hardest hike I ever got my wife to do...

This should not be rated as hard. I've done moderate rated trails that were harder than this. Fire roads mostly, but once you get to Little Yosemite, then you have some single track. The huffer and puffer was Buckeye Ravine Trail - if you follow the written directions. That will get your heart pumping for sure.
I saw some turkeys and deer very early on in my hike. You are in the sun for a lot of this trail, so plan accordingly.

There were way too many bicycles and horses on this trail for my liking. I'd do it again when the hills are green, but only during the work week, not on a holiday or weekend. Between the cow and horse poop, all you do is keep your eyes glued to the trail to step over it. Perhaps that is why the trail is rated hard.

We hiked this trail mid June and it was beautiful. The up hills were a challenge but the view once you get up into the trees and can see the skyline is great. Definitely a great workout!

Great hike. Good for medium or heavy cardio. Needs a little path clearing but still a great viewpoint

Great trail to do with kids. There were a lot of little creeks in the middle.

Did this hike both in winter and spring when I lived close...

We hiked the loop in reverse starting at Madrone Trail and I think it was even better. Good challenging day hike for semi beginner hikers.

Very pleasant hike. It’s not too hard I would rate it as moderate.

It's like running on pillows right now

could not get in, you have to make reservations

The start of the trail isn’t easy to find. It’s through a fence opening on right before you head up the private drive.

Really nice hike with the dogs. After steep start the hike around the O’Neill property had some great views and colors in the Fall.

From a view standpoint starts off slow. Then when you get to the wooded area it opens up nicely.

Hiked it in Oct and while a nice hike, it'll be much better in spring and early summer when the creeks are flowing. They are dry now. Saw a fox so that was cool.

Lots of shade to cool off in. Avoid during prime sun. Good 2 1/2 hour hike.

Liked the short hike very much, especially visiting the Eugene O'Neill National Monument, that was special and made this short hike. But you can continue further on two trails, which we did do, to make the hike longer.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Hiked the first week of April- the sunny day after the rains. Very muddy, lots of cow pies, and multiple stream crossings. Shoes may get wet if you fail to jump over the streams or hop on rocks to cross. Bring extra shoes to change into if you are driving back home from the hike, as your shoes will be caked in mud! However the scenery was beautiful! Butterflies, blooming flowers, ground squirrels, cows, turkeys, earth worms, water falls, rivers/streams, and green everything! You get to see a couple elevated rock faces halfway through the loop. I recommend hiking here in the summer or after a week or more of sunny weather. I do not recommend this trail if it has recently rained (because of muddy terrain).

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