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

walking
2 days ago

This “trail” is practically in our backyard, and we use it frequently. I wouldn’t call it a trail though. It is paved and great for our young children to ride their bikes without worrying about busy city streets. We see lots of wildlife, and the scenery varies, depending on where you go.

hiking
10 days ago

Quiet trail that meanders past homes and then into a pastoral and shaded setting. An out and back trail to do with kids. Very pretty but not a long hike at all.

nice trail, very easy

This is a really good trail. I hiked it with my wife, 2 daughters (5 yr old & 11 month old) and our dog. It is pretty easy for the first mile or so until you reach the gate. This is when it became a real challenge. We hike with a backpack carrier so the baby's just chillin'. The 5 year old likes to go out there and explore but it was making me nervous since you're walking single file on a 2.5 foot ledge and a gnarly 50 ft drop on the side plus our dog pulls so one wrong move can be a disaster. We decided to turn around 1.35 miles as we thought it may not be safe. Its only 5 mis away from me, we'll defintely have to come back without the kids or dog.

Average trail in June and throughout the summer I feel.
No shade whatsoever. Fairly easy hike as you dodge cow patties.
Another star in spring green hills for sure.

road biking
1 month ago

Great condition, out and back for car free training ride; access to stores for drinks and snacks and restrooms; area favorite for cycling, families, runners walkers dog walkers.

road biking
1 month ago

Yesterday, I rode south through the Dublin BART Station toward the south end of the trail. I missed the trail signs and went about half a mile before I could get back on the trail. There is a mixture of asphalt and concrete trail sections in this area, making it hard to stay on the trail. The trail signs are small and you switch sides of the street.

road biking
1 month ago

My vehicle of choice was a Trikke Freedom (which was not one of the options). The trail relatively smooth, level and is asphalt paved. There are areas where tree roots have pushed up the road bed. There are other areas that have long cracks (mostly parallel to the direction of travel).

Nice, easy rolling out-and-back trail. The trail offers excellent 360 degree views. The trail is a service road/fire trail but it winds through grazing land, so watch out for numerous cow patties. The trail can be muddy after rain and become ruddy when dry.

Definitely a hidden treasure. I was a bit hesitant to go all the way to the top after the mountain lion/rattlesnake warning sign, but glad I braved it solo with the pup. The views and the heavy breezes up top were amazing.

I am glad to have discovered this trail through the app! There are parts that are easy but once you get through the gate, it becomes challenging. The trail is narrow and was a bit slippery when I hiked the first time. Going through the trail feels like you’re in the middle of the forest. The trail connects to the Donlon Loop, which provides breathtaking views of Dublin and Pleasanton.

Simply awesome!!

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent walking trail with beautiful views of the local foothills. The trails are very accessible and the trail system is well marked and easy to navigate. I walked the Donolon Loop Trail on 4/20/2018; beware that parts of the "loop" portion of the trail are overgrown. Until maintenance has been done, some bushwacking is required so where long pants.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little trail right by my house. Gorgeous views and can get your heart rate going on the uphill portions. I enjoy doing this hike once a month or so. Always something new to see.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail for the most part but trail narrows quite a bit and the grass overgrowth makes certain areas of the trail hard to distinguish in the loop portion of the hike. Also in same area very tall with grass about 4-5’ high, pay attention to your downloaded map or you could mid a turn. Overall nice very nice, just look down a lot when you walk or you will be ankle high in cow patties. Satellite and phone reception worked the entire trail.

Beautiful!

Such a beautiful hike! Definitely recommended

road biking
5 months ago

Great trail for a quick close to town excursion.

Nice and easy trail. Good views from the top. We stayed on Calaveras Ridge Trail the whole time. Recommend!

Nice trek and views

A good hike to return to for wonderful sunrises. The ever mercurial marine layer creates new pallets of color from daybreak to dawn, especially in late Autumn and early Winter.

Great trail! Starts off easy on the gravel and then gets more fun when you get through the gate. I wouldn’t call this portion easy though. It’s mostly uphill and you’re walking on a single file ledge. The wooded view is beautiful! Quiet and peaceful! Once you get out of the woods, you’re in the rolling hills with more trails to choose from. I walked up the tallest peak and was rewarded with another amazing view! Definitely recommend this trail!

Nice trail with shade and a gorgeous view from the top. The afternoon I went the winds were blowing 40-50 mph at the summit.

I think of this trail as two distinctly different trails. The first is wide and easy. The second, after the gate, is a narrow single track moderate trail with elevation gains your calves will notice. Especially if carrying a 10 lbs hydration pack. I highly recommend trekking poles for this half.

I gave it four stars for late October. I bet it’s a five after the winter rains.

This one is going to be a favorite.

LOVE THE VIEW OVERALL!

a great trail. pretty cool view from the tippity top

walking
10 months ago

A really nice mostly flat trail. Went on a warm day but had a decent amount of shade especially the further into the trail you go. Only downside was that someone had busted open a watermelon and crushed a bunch of eggs right in the middle of the trail so i had to go around it.

Creek is dry and trail is infested with lizards and other similar creatures ( possibly due to excessive heat).

There is log of shades on both sides.

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