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Best trails in Dublin

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Looking for a great trail near Dublin, California? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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 Diablo State Park or San Bruno Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Huddart Park or Rancho San Antonio County Park. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Dublin ranging from 2.2 to 5 miles and from 377 to 1,135 feet 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 Dublin
Top trails (8)
#1 - Martin Canyon Creek Trail
Dublin Hills Regional Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
As of August 2020, this park is currently closed due to wildfire until further notice. See here for more info: https://www.ebparks.org/ The Martin Canyon Creek Trail is one of Dublin's little known treasures. This improved trail follows Martin. Canyon Creek for 0.89 miles and offers amazing views of the Tri-Valley and the canyons leading to the west. Large oaks and bay trees line the creek and trail and provide tranquil areas for respite. The trailhead is located at the corner of Silvergate and Bay Laurel drives.Show more
#2 - Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail
Dublin Hills Regional Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
The park features rolling, grassy hills with oak and bay woodlands along the small drainages. The ridgeback trail meanders to its terminus at the small peak of the Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail. This completely exposed trail doesn’t provide any shade, dress accordingly. There is a drinking fountain at the Donlon Point Staging Area parking lot; make sure to ll your water containers before starting the hike. Park at the Donlon Point Staging Area. Pass through the gate behind the restrooms to access the Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail. You will follow this trail the whole way. The trail winds up the hill. Continue straight through the next cattle gate, and straight again past the next trail post, remaining on Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail. At the fork, take the trail closest to the fence line and continue straight past trail post #5. Keep heading uphill and at the fork stay on the trail to the slight left, passing trail post # 9. Keep going straight passing large water trough and follow the trail for just under 1 mile all the way up to the top of the hill. At the top of the hill, enjoy the view, and retrace your steps to return to the staging area. Park Hours: 8am - varies seasonallyShow more
#3 - Donlan Loop Trail
Dublin Hills Regional Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
#4 - Calaveras Ridge Regional, Donlon Loop, and Calaveras Ridge Trails
Dublin Hills Regional Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Park Features: With open valleys and steep slopes, Dublin Hills Regional Park offers an invigorating hike with spectacular views. Seasonal streams and springs provide habitat to animals such as Cooper’s hawks, great horned owls, coyotes, deer, and frogs. Keep an eye out for the golden eagle, a protected species, which uses the area for hunting. The park has ample parking and restrooms available on site. The hike affords many views of the growing, surrounding community. Trail Highlights: The Calaveras Ridge Trail begins near the Schaefer Ranch development and brings you to grassland areas grazed by cattle since the 1800s. The trail is completely exposed and doesn’t provide any shade, so dress accordingly. Though short, the trail is very steep in sections. Be sure to carry plenty of water. There are restrooms and a drinking fountain in the Donlon Point staging area parking lot. Trail Directions: From Donlon Point staging area, walk through the cattle gate onto Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail. Pass the #2 marker and veer right up the trail. Continue through the cattle gate and pass marker #3. At marker #4 for Donlon Point, stay left to continue on Calaveras Ridge. At marker #5, take a sharp right onto Donlon Loop Trail. Pass the pond on the right and veer left to reach marker #6. Continue on the trail. After .15 miles, turn right at marker #12 so the tree line is to your left. Walk until you see a sign facing away from you that reads “hikers only beyond this point.” Turn right at the sign and start down the single-track trail. Note there is no trail name or marker. At the bottom, the trail approaches residences. Watch for a gate. Go through the gate, turn right on McBride Lane, and continue to the end of the street. Pick up the fire road on your right for a steep ascent back to marker #6 to complete the Donlon Loop. You will pass through a gate, then pass marker #7 and turn right at the top of the trail. After completing the 1.45-mile loop, turn left at marker #6 and follow Calaveras Ridge back to the parking lot. Park Curfew: 5am - 10pmShow more
#5 - Donlan Point via Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail
Dublin Hills Regional Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 44 m
#6 - Alamo Creek Park Trail
Alamo Creek Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 53 m
#7 - Dougherty Hills Open Space Trail
Dougherty Hills Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#8 - Martin Canyon Creek and Donlon Canyon Loop
Dublin, California
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h