Best trails in Castro Valley

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Looking for a great trail near Castro Valley, California? AllTrails has 31 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Tamalpais State Park or Mount Diablo State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like McNee Ranch or Rancho San Antonio County Park. Ready for some activity? There are 18 moderate trails in Castro Valley ranging from 3.4 to 94.3 km and from 44 to 489 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Castro Valley
Top trails (31)
#1 - Lake Chabot: West Shore, Bass Cove, Columbine, Brandon, Escondido, Brandon, Towhee, Live Oak, East Shore Trails Loop
Lake Chabot Regional Park
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Length: 18.5 km • Est. 5 h 33 m
The trail begins along the flat and paved West Shore Trail, which follows Lake Chabot’s scenic shoreline. From this path you can look out across the lake at boaters who have launched from the Marina. Show more
#2 - Chabot to Garin Regional Trail, Cull Canyon Road, Heyer Road, Service Road, Lake View Trail, Columbia Drive
Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area
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Length: 2.9 km • Est. 51 m
Park Features: Home to shaded trails, shallow creek crossings, ridge-top breezes, and a 1.5-acre white sand swimming lagoon, Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area is an award winning East Bay playgrounShow more
#3 - Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail
Lake Chabot Regional Park
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Length: 5.6 km • Est. 1 h 34 m
A very easy paved path that follows the shoreline of Lake Chabot. It also connects to the West Shore trail for additional length if desired.Show more
#4 - West Shore and Bass Cove Trail
Lake Chabot Regional Park
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Length: 8.4 km • Est. 2 h 33 m
West Shore and Bass Cove Trail is a 8.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Castro Valley, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers aShow more
#5 - East Shore Trail to West Shore Trail Loop
Lake Chabot Regional Park
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Length: 17.1 km • Est. 5 h 13 m
East Shore Trail to West Shore Trail Loop is a 17.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Castro Valley, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a Show more
#6 - Five Canyons to Stonebrae
Five Canyons Open Space
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Length: 11.3 km • Est. 3 h 50 m
An exploration hike of a newer portion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. This hike starts in EBRPD Five Canyons Open Space but is primaraly in what is known as North Garin. The Chabot to Garin portion ofShow more
#7 - Chabot Loop from Golf Course
Anthony Chabot Regional Park
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Length: 6.4 km • Est. 2 h 11 m
Chabot Loop from Golf Course is a 6.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Castro Valley, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primShow more
#8 - Ten Hills and East Shore Loop
Lake Chabot Regional Park
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Length: 5.6 km • Est. 1 h 44 m
As of April 13, 2019, Ten Hills Trail is CLOSED due to storm damage. Please refer to the park page for updates.Show more
#9 - Honker Bay Loop
Anthony Chabot Regional Park
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Length: 3.4 km • Est. 1 h 8 m
Note: Due to COVID-19, the Marciel Gate is currently closed. However, you can still park along the road where Marciel Rd intersects Redwood Rd and walk to the trail from there.Show more
#10 - Skyline, Cascade, Two Rocks, Brandon, Redtail, Grass Valley Loop
Anthony Chabot Regional Park
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Length: 12.9 km • Est. 4 h 14 m
Skyline, Cascade, Two Rocks, Brandon, Redtail, Grass Valley Loop is a 12.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Castro Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and isShow more
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