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Best trails in Lafayette

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Looking for a great trail near Lafayette, California? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, trail 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 Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 22 moderate trails in Lafayette ranging from 1.4 to 13.9 miles and from 200 to 1,482 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 Lafayette
Top trails (28)
#1 - Lafayette Reservoir Nature Area Rim Trail
Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
This loop around Lafayette Reservoir on the Rim Trail, with great bird-watching opportunities and several high points affording 360-degree views, is a great introduction to the parklands administered Show more
#2 - Briones Reservoir Loop: Bear Creek, Oursan, Hampton Trails
East Bay Municipal Utility District Lands (EBMUD)
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 6 h 53 m
This loop, combining the Oursan and Bear Creek trails, is one of the longest in the region around Briones Reservoir. The route passes through a variety of terrain, from dense oak and bay forest near tShow more
#3 - Lafayette Ridge Trail
Briones Regional Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
Located just a short drive from downtown San Francisco, Lafayette Ridge Trail is a moderate to difficult climb up to the summit of Russell Peak offering gorgeous views of Briones Regional Park, Mount Show more
#4 - Lafayette Reservoir Loop
Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Bicyclists and people on roller skates, roller blades and scooters are allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until closing and on Sundays from opening until 11:00 a.m. on the paved Lakeside TraiShow more
#5 - Springhill, Lafayette Ridge, Briones Crest and Sunrise Loop
Briones Regional Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
Springhill, Lafayette Ridge, Briones Crest and Sunrise Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lafayette, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is ratedShow more
#6 - Alhambra Creek Trail
Briones Regional Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
A great hike through nice cool shaded groves. A great choice for a hot day. Briones peak offers views from 1483' Take Alhambra Creek Trail To the Spengler Trail. Take Spengler to the Old Briones RoShow more
#7 - Briones Hills Loop Trail
Briones Regional Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
This loop trail offers great view of Mt. Diablo.Show more
#8 - Abrigo Valley Trail to Mott Peak Trail Loop
Briones Regional Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Abrigo trail is a popular all weather trail used by a variety of park users. Abrigo Valley Trail is a part of a network connecting with Mott Peak Trail and Santos Trail, ending at Briones Crest. Also Show more
#9 - Ivan Dickson Loop
Briones Regional Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 21 m
Fees: $3 per vehicle; $2 dog fee Park Features: With its rolling, grassy hills and secluded, shady canyons, Briones is a secret wilderness surrounded by many towns. Briones’ rolling hills are home toShow more
#10 - Briones Regional Park Loop from Bear Creek Trail Head
Briones Regional Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
East Bay park offers ample solitude, abundant sunshine. Briones Regional Park covers more than 6,000 acres in the rolling East Bay hills between Berkeley and Walnut Creek. Hikers gravitating to TildeShow more
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