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

Very pretty walk, little shade def need sunblock!

on Monument Peak Loop

2 months ago

Hard but worth it!

3 months ago

Love this for a casual walk on the weekends!! A lot of people and its fun :)

Very beautiful place to hike

mountain biking
3 months ago

Beautiful lake and easy accessibility to the Alameda creek trail.

hiking
4 months ago

TRAIL: It is mostly open with no shade areas. You will be under the sun 95% of the time. Bring plenty of water. On sunny days, it would get brutal. I personally experienced a couple of people asking for water on the highest point of the trail (half way). The terrain is well maintained (packed dirt-or-gravel terrain), you probably won't need trail shoes. I saw many people wearing sneakers in this trail. The top of the Mission peak is rocky (loose big rocks) and it was the only section where i felt that a good pair of shoes were necessary. Most of the trail is wide to allow for vehicles, but I only saw the Ranger's Truck going around.

NATURE: There is not much nature, the whole zone is mostly grass fields to feed cattle which makes it a bit boring in my opinion. There were plenty of cattle in the zone, many of which had no problem sitting in the middle of the trail. We had to go around of some cows that were sitting on the trail.

TRAFFIC: The traffic is very high. If you go to this trail to escape from people, this is not a trail for you. The only parts of the trail where we were relative alone were a small section of the loop of the middle of the trail, and the section between mission peak and monument peak. A lot of people (~50 people) at the top of mission peak. Bikers also use parts of this trail.

DIFFICULTY: if you do the ~1500 meters elevation in the 21 km, it would get hard. I consider myself in a good shape and the trail was a fair work out. If you are looking for a good trail to go running, this could be an acceptable place to train. If you go for a hike, it would take 5-6 hours of good training-like hike. I saw many people with big backpacks using this trail as training camp.

VIEWS: because of the lack of trees and the altitude, you will have beautiful views of San Jose and the bay for 50% of the trail. I took nice pics.

DOGS: too exposed and warm to dogs, they will get overheated (does not apply for cold days). The cattle can be also a problem if your dog is not used to it.

FINAL VERDICT: I won't come any time soon. The lack of nature, the high traffic and the kind of trail (vehicle-type trail) does not make up for the nice views. It does not feel like a trail, it feels more like a touristic point.

hiking
5 months ago

Went along the right path from the parking lot, and found a lot of mud and steep ascent. That's when I realized that everyone took the left path for a more gradual climb. Got a decent hike out of it, however got lost as the trails criss-crossed, and had to double back when I found out what happened. (Found another hiker that got lost like me) After that, was a quick trip to complete the loop.

Would definitely recommend the hike, good view and the weather was great.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, easy trail where you can just enjoy the nature.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice enjoyable trail that is paved all the way.

hiking
5 months ago

Cool view, and muddy trails at random

on Lake Elizabeth

trail running
5 months ago

Easy flat concreted 2 mile run. Completed full circle around the lake in just under 30 mins at an easy steady pace. Good family location, lots of play areas for children along the way as well as simple workout stations.

walking
5 months ago

Nice easy trail. Great views of the hills to the east surrounding by quarries. Great for bird watching.

Nice trail viewing the lake

hiking
5 months ago

Training hike for OWT.

https://www.relive.cc/view/1436774181

I would only hike this in Winter or Spring when the weather is cooler. Easy to find and navigate, good inclines. More people than I would prefer, but overall had a good hike with my dog. Bring water!

This was nice for an easy family (dog, baby, grandma, and myself) walk.

on Red Hill Loop Trail

hiking
7 months ago

nice view.

So many options for connecting trails. Lots of quiet spots to enjoy the amazing views. Great for children.

hiking
7 months ago

It's moderate hiking distance with nice bay view. Parking at the Don Edward San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge visitor center area. At the end of no name trail (intersection with end of Alameda Creek trail, it is good place to see the 92 (San Mateo) bridge and 84 (Dumbarton) bridge, and it is very beautiful looking back to coyote hills.

Serene paved (until the end) trail that ends in a lookout over 680. At this time the pine street trailhead (indicated on this map) is fenced off due to recent paving but the path is still accessible at other trailheads that can be found on the trail map sign board on pine street. Perfect for a relatively easy family hike.

9 months ago

running. many ducks. nice.

Beautiful trail.

trail running
11 months ago

Very nice park for jogging around. Lake is beautiful.

not much shade, but Im still very happy with it.

hiking
Friday, August 18, 2017

Great for long distance running. It's beautiful, doesn't smell like shit & Isn't crowded.

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

A longer version of the Bayview trail.
the part on No-name trail is full of birds and is rather long, so biking is a good options. (I hiked this time, but I did bike this trail once).
Very nice sights and wildlife on the trail

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/bayview-trail-and-no-name-trail

Monday, May 01, 2017

Went today! Made it to the top but it was difficult & hot. Definitely bring water! Some rocks at top not stable so be careful.

mountain biking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Brilliant all the way!

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Adding on Monument Peak added 3 miles to the hike without too much elevation gain. Much of this part of the hike is actually on roads to the TV Antenna towers on Mt Allison and Monument peak. The one that was on Monument Peak has been removed.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Easy to vary your route. Lots of side trails. Very beautiful views of the Bay

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