Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

It's been almost 10 year but it was one of my old winter hiking areas halfway to the gf's house.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Been a long time ago and forgotten.....almost

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, look forward to going again.

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

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

It was a perfect place for my husband and I to take our dog and 10 month old for a walk

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!

road biking
7 months ago

This is a great pedestrian path - great views of Mt. Diablo and the neighborhoods of Brentwood and Oakley. Plenty of runners, walkers and cyclists on the weekend. Great place to spot bird, turtle and fish wildlife along the creek, especially as you get closer to Oakley. Lots of parks and playgrounds along the way for kids and families.

Great hike. We started at the trailhead at Round Valley and went 5 miles to the lake and then returned 5 miles for a total of 10 miles. The trail is mostly flat with a hill at the beginning and about 3/4 mile before the lake. There is very little to no shade. The temperature was in the 50’s today with a slight breeze. Perfect for the hike today. Got to see lots of wildlife - wild turkeys and coyotes - as well as cows and several people riding horses.

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...

Good trail.... Usually just you and the coyotes. I used to fish for trout at Los Vaqueros a lot and take a hike after i caught a quick limit. One of many trails i did here.

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.

Love this trail. For the first 4 miles of the trail, it is well taken care of and has benches you can take a break on. The rest is a bit more rough but still a nice bike ride. I ride my road bike and well as my mountain bike on this trail. One issue for me is that I have to travel to it from my home in Antioch.

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.

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I did this one at the end of June. From the trail head to the actual lake and back is 10.4 miles with some decent hill climbs spread through out. Going through The Round Valley part is pretty good. Once you get into Los Vaqueros the trail is big dirt fire road, not a hiking trail and the view can be "meh" sometimes and on hot days there is no shade on the trail at all. An enjoyable longer hike though.

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".

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