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

Most of the trail is alongside of roads and there are tons of bugs that you are walking through.

I walked this trail. Rating this trail MODERATE . For eager, energetic well seasoned hikers looking for a challenge who will enjoy the steep up and down hill trails; very narrow to non-existent on more than a few occasions. Sure footed hikers will experience pot holes from gophers, rain and erosion. Watch out for the ground is unevenly pocked in many areas.
Great respiratory workout. Sunny and shadowed areas. Be aware of the vicious barking dog: luckily fenced.

love this park especially if you take it from Estudillo entrance it has many beautiful shaded trails.

I walked this trail with a jogging stroller and it was quite challenging. Trail would not work for a regular stroller and I recommend a stroller with a handbrake as well as a wrist strap. Trail is uneven from water damage and quite steep at times. However the entire trail was wide enough to accommodate the stroller and this is now a new favorite of ours.

To avoid the crazy steep hill that is not stroller friendly I start my walk on the trail at Winifred. As such I have l to walk up Center, but that is worth it!

Nice Sunday wake up

Good trail. Nice hike - a little elevation change, but great hike.

I went on this hike today. It was a great way to spend the day. It was peaceful and beautiful.

Late summer the lake gets a little stagnant and can smell a little.

This is a very easy trail although marked easy. Usually, easy as marked by AllTrails is moderate and moderate is hard.
It is a paved trail for about 1.5 miles and there's a spectacular view of the lake around for a mile. Then the view turns into marshland for a half mile and through woods the next half mile as you loop around the hill. As we had planned a shorter hike today, we just hiked back out to complete a 4 mile hike. There are trails cutting across to the other side of the hill and we plan to take up those trails on our next visit.

Easy hike

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The starting point was not very convenient to get to. It would have been better to start at the Grass Valley Road end. Not very scenic compared to other trails in the area.

This is a nice place to take a picnic. When you get to the meadow there are picnic tables and a beautiful open space full of green grass and beautiful wild flowers. Go in the spring. Its the best time to see it. Diring the summer they allow campers with horses to camp in the meadow. Very horse and dog friendly. But keep your dog on a leash so it doesnt roll around in cow patties which there are a lot of.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nice little trail with some good connectors away from Chabot's asphalt walkway.

Some nice spots but not the most scenic. It's a fire trail. Convenient but Redwood is nicer. Definitely gets hot! Bring water.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

We hiked along the lake shore for 9 miles, starting from east shore trail and finishing in west shore. Most part is nicely shaded. The elevation gain is minimum and the length is OK.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Not worth the time if you plan to hike, especially in the summer when everything's extremely dry. There's no scenery, only worth hiking if you want a workout. I did see some people biking part of the trail, might be interesting if you want an easy beginner MTB trail.

mountain biking
3 months ago

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