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

No shade in the area so get 'er done early. Decent views of stuff I've driven by for decades. Done with all the trails here and done with being in the area for medical stuff for my wife. Was here for 5 1/2 weeks. Back to the ocean and the redwoods...

Breezy and busy on a sat. Nicer doing a trail up here early in the day. Don't expect to find much shade...

Typical hot unshaded Livermore trail. Fine for a short trek with the kids or pets. However, the part shown in red is closed to bikes and equestrians contrary to what the map indicates. There is a wide paved trail (dotted black line) which goes to and from the water storage area at the start/end point.

Winter or spring would be much better. All the trails here are fire trails or simply dirt roads. I got a call to do a honey-do and had to cut this one short after doing the other two... Surprised there were 10-15 people doing parts of the 3 trails here. All 3 are full sun hikes.

hiking
19 days ago

Best done anytime but summer. Brownout has occurred. It would be decent views if it wasn't for all the smoke from Ca fires around us. This is the mellowest of the 3 trails I did here today.

Would've been great if it was open....
Closed for construction of some sort.
Don't bother...
Also, if it's open $7 to park.

hiking
21 days ago

Sure it would've been ok if it would have been open.... Closed for some sort of construction.... Drove 60 miles to do it.

Ok little trail but created another here that was much better... Been doing way too many bike trails lately. GPS fouled up and drug part of another attempted trail into the track of this one.

Been hiking the valley on week days for 3 weeks. Came up to Livermore and hiked the best trail I've hiked during that time. Short but a little up and down and much better than the first one I did that was onsite here in the park. Try this one first!

trail running
23 days ago

Started early to avoid the heat (the park opens at 6:00). Great run with tough uphills that turn into technical downhills. Closer to 21km according to my watch. Also some non cooperative cows and dry falls :-)

Hot. Dusty and amazing in July Will try again on an early morning

nice hike but, very steep on places.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked to Murietta Falls this past Saturday and it was 97 degrees. Very hot and we took the Ohlone Wilderness trail all the way there and didn't realize it was 18 miles round trip. Ran out of water last 4 miles coming back. It was a very hard hike especially with the heat. We started at 8:30 am and finished at 2:30 pm. No place to filter water either so carry a lot of water.

Not enough shade to do this when the temperatures are high. Laughlin loop was recently plowed, so there are dirt clods. Enough people are walking in the same path to tamp them down but not in all areas.

The beaten down paths are slippery in some areas, take caution and wear hiking shoes/boots or something that has a good grip on the tread.

Going to save this one for a winter hike when everything is green and the weather is cooler.

hiking
2 months ago

Had a fun time, 11yr old was able to do it just make sure you have water. Nice views.

Great breezy hike with nice views. I'll definitely do it again soon.

Very difficult hike with some parts fire roads and some very narrow, over grown single tracks. 11.8 miles took us 4.5 hours so you need to leave early in the morning to avoid the hot sun.

A nice wide trail all the way around. I saw raptors, baby snakes, a deer, ground squirrels, and mallards in one of the ponds.

Like others have said, this trail has it's steep parts. I found Squirrel Gulch to be the most heart pounding. The rest of the trails even out pretty much, but be wary, it does have some steep parts past Squirrel Gulch Trail. This loop gave me a good workout, and I will be back to try it again to see how my fitness gains/losses go this summer.

While most of the human activity is in the water down below, I did see a fair amount of mt bikers and other hikers. But, I had the trail mainly to myself and I enjoyed the scenery very much. The top of the hills to the west still had a little green on them.

There is some shade throughout, so you aren't walking in the sun the whole time. Thankfully I was able to stand in shade and let a nice breeze cool me down. Take plenty of water as I did not see anything potable on the trails. Since it is warming up, I highly suggest doing this very early in the morning, as it gets hot quickly.

There was no phone signal, so I was unable to do a alltrails recording.

Busy trail with lots of people, bikes, kids, and dogs. A couple that was ahead of me allowed their large dogs to poop on the trail and didn't pick it up. Lots of dog poop on the trail. Yes, it may be in a cow pasture with all the other cow patties, but it's unsanitary to leave dog poop. One family was walking a pit bull off leash.

The trail itself is nice, but I suspect the lot of people are here because there is no charge to use the park. If you want solitude, this is not the place to come.

mountain biking
2 months ago

MTbiking today with my cousin over here 11+ miles if you do the whole loop east to west ..great and quiet, too many snakes on summer but still good ride MODERATE ...it's the closest mountain to the Valley so,Definitely coming back...

hiking
2 months ago

5-22-18 I started around 0830 and was back at my car around 1430.
This hike is very tough. I was the only one on the trail, I did not see anyone else. lots of great scenery. but the falls were dried up but i figured that going into the hike. i would recommend hiking poles to help. I took 3 liters of water and i had it finished by the last mile or so. There is a lake and after my hike it was nice to relax and dip my feet in. Overall I would recommend this hike.

5-12-18. Hiked as part of a longer hike to catch the county highpoint of Alameda. I paid the $6 parking fee, and the $2 wilderness permit and parked at the campground with permission. I feared that the hills would turn brown, but they hadn't yet. It was amazing to see all the variety of flowers. Climbed to the top of rocky ridget, and enjoyed seeing that as a reference point along the Big Burn. Schleper Rock was fun to scramble on. The falls however were all dried up, leaving only a trickle. The hills are challenge, but a fit or determined person would be fine for the hike. The Ohlone Wilderness is special.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Difficult bike ride. Beautiful views.

I went out there today with my dog and was told they will not let you hike with a dog even on a leash. I had to leave and find another trail.

it's a brutal hike but totally loved it!! I will definitely recommend !! best workout ever for the lungs, heart and legs and mind those brutal hills won't let you think

introduced to this amazing trail by my brother and uncle,and came right back for it! Several trails at this location. Not much shade,so bring a hat! it’s peaceful.

mountain biking
3 months ago

A nice 9.3 mike route starting at the Sycamore Park lot and threading 3 trails to end at the DelValle dam. A few inclines on the route makes it exciting.
Lots of wildlife, so be on the watch as you could run into them...like we almost did. Just allow them to pass and you’re all good. Well maintained trails and amenities with Rangers on patrol.
Would definitely do it again!

hiking
4 months ago

Came here for the elevation gain as part of our Mt Whitney training. The falls was a side trip and as expected, it’s nothing grand but just a nice place to take a break and eat lunch. Otherwise, this is an awesome incline hike with endless rolling hills. Trekking poles recommended but not required. The skies were blue and no clouds in sight yet the weather was perfect on this April day and there was enough wind to cool us off for the killer ascents. I brought 4 liter of water but only consumed 1.25. I’ll give it 4 stars for the terrain and 1 star for the falls.

Amazing views of the mountains and canyons.Its’s a very challenging hike with an elevation gain of 4200+ feet.Make sure to start super early .Trekking poles highly recommend.Bring plenty of water and sunblock..Although not a lot of water flowing in the falls it still looks so beautiful.Excellent teaming ground and the view is well worth it.

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