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

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, look forward to going again.

Good hike, some pretty steep parts. Lots of poison oak but the trail is wide. Saw 2 deer, no cows on trail. Pretty windy, only ~70 F. No biting bugs, tons of dragonflies, a couple velvet ants.

best done in spring when the creeks are flowing freely

I love this trail! Would be a five star except it has a lot of people on it. Lots of trail runners that come right up on from behind you without any warning. Lots of fitness types on the trail. I expected it would be crowded because it is free to park and nearby Brentwood. Wouldn't mind the people so much, but there were some really loud talkers!

The trail is nice and wide in most spots. I saw lots of turkeys both Toms roosting, and hens with the babies. They should rename it to Turkey Hill as there are a lot of them here! Very beautiful scenery to soak up.

Take water with you - there is some shade, but not in a lot of places.. Hold your nose in the toilet. I like the trail and will be back in the winter when the hills are green again.

I went counterclockwise so the ascent was really that abrupt than the clockwise path. It was my first time but I'll do it again someday.

Meh. Nothing really noteworthy to report. Fairly easy, kid and dog friendly, trail. No jaw dropping scenery, but just enough time keep you from falling asleep. A decent trail to get some miles in, nothing more. When I was there (May) it was super duper windy. Like hurricane winds. It got better in some areas where we were protected from on the sides by hills, but wasn’t pleasant in other areas.

Did this hike in mid May. Wildflowers in full bloom, the initial descent along the single track coyote trail is very shady, watch out for poison oak crowding the trail. The trail soon turns into a shady stroll along the upper reaches of Marsh Creek, just enough water to occasionally hear it speaking to you. As you turn onto the Stone Corral portion of the trail the landscape changes dramatically to wide open grass covered hills to start the ascent back to the ridge. Best to do this stretch in the morning as there is little shade as you make a gentle climb with a couple steeper sections. It levels off when you hit the Volvon trail with some nice vistas of the Central Valley and Mt. Diablo. A lovely peaceful hike.

Nice hike with lots of intermittent shade for a reprieve from the sun. Lots of gradual up and down as opposed to straight up. Pretty views. Great hike for a beginner like me.

great for some easy mountain biking

Beautiful views, definitely good to bring lots of water and trekking poles for the hike back up the mountain. Another good thing to know is that this trail is highly trafficked. Be prepared for people running at you when there is nowhere to go

Hike is a beast - disregard my recording (GPS wasnt working). Plenty of parking, Signs say trail damage but didn't see any. 70% trail is exposed - First 3.5 miles are great as you go down - Raven is tough going up but has some amazing views. A little buggy but not too bad

mountain biking
4 months ago

Great views! Plan to go when it’s nice and green out(During winter and spring).

no dogs on nature trail will always get a low rating for me...its outside people

Not for Mt Biking as the park has posted signs on parts of this trail. We were following the all trails map and found this out when going in a counter clockwise direction. Easy at first with wide trails then single track with lots of obstacles and poison oak, and climbing several hundred feet in the last mile over tough terrain.

6 months ago

Nice rolling hills

I love this trail. It's challenging enough but overall not too bad. I've hiked it alone and with friends and my kids. Great views of the surrounding preserve from the midway point at the top. If you do the trail reverse starting on Hardy Canyon it definitely makes it more challenging. Muddy after rain but you can still do it. Enjoy!

Hiked this trail yesterday afternoon. Was very nice, only crossed path with one other person the entire hike. Will come back again.

hiking
8 months ago

Did this one a few times...

Great hike to let the dog run, best in the cooler seasons. Easiest if done clockwise. If done CCW, it will be a moderate to difficult climb out of the creek at the end.

Great hike for cooler weather. Avoid going on hot summer days. Little shade and will be hot.

Not too crowded on Sunday. Very dry in October, half shade. Miwok trail is wide and pretty flat, the Hardy Canyon Trail is narrower and gets you up to the peak of the hill with good views, and around back to the beginning for a loop. Free. About 3 hours with young kids.

Beautiful scenery! I went around clockwise up the Hardy Canyon Trail and back down via the Miwok Trail and that is how I would do it again if I ever went back. I'm from SoCal but I was in Brentwood on business and decided to go on a hike before getting in the car and driving 6 hours home. The Miwok Loop was perfect.

I did this trail as a side trek while doing the Murphy Meadow Trail in the same EBRP. It was a nice trail, fun to walk. There are several errors however in this app that I feel should be clarified for other hikers. First the map I see to the right says 0.4 miles from the trail head. That is WAY off. Today, using my GPS hike tracker The trail head to the point where the Miwok Trail splits with the Murphy Meadow trail is actually closer to 1.25 miles. You take the Murphy Meadow trail about .25 miles to where the Foxtail Trail splits from it. By the way...it is not the "Fox Trail" it is called the "Foxtail Trail".

I had an absolutely great time this morning hiking this trail. Enough elevation change to make it challenging yet not over whelming. Great views and a nice variety of terrain from oak woodland to grassy hills. Wonderful hike.

Enjoyed this trail today. A good sized hill, doable but still a little challenging.

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

This trail is very muddy. There are a few spots that you will definitely have to step in water to get across. The green hills are very pretty to look at. Overall it was good family hike. I would not recommend it for kids under age 10 due to the mud & water.

It's a nice trail to spend some time on. I got over 9 miles on the trails at Round Valley.

walking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cool trail! Awesome stream that runs along side for 1/3 the loop. Trail was a bit rough at times due to the recent heavy rain so be careful. Perfect 2-hour walk to start the morning ;)

hiking
Monday, February 13, 2017

Wow really cool trail. There's multiple creeks that run into Marsh Creek and there all flowing! Mid February is the best time to see this park! 5 Stars!

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