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Best trails in Orinda

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Looking for a great trail near Orinda, California? AllTrails has 30 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 Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Orinda ranging from 1.5 to 11 miles and from 462 to 1,850 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Round Top, Volcanic and Skyline Trail Loop
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Park Features: Not many Bay Area residents know that they have a volcano nearby but Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve is home to one! This volcano, Round Top, dates to about 10 million years ago and is the source of all the volcanic rock in the park. The unstaffed visitor center provides a thorough geological history of the park through display panels and specimens. Trails Highlights: The trail starts out in a forested understory, then opens into rolling grassland hills, and nally concludes on the shaded Skyline Trail, bringing you back to the staging area. Round Top Trail offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills, valleys, and cities far below. The Volcanic Trail is lined with different types of volcanic rock that help tell the story of the formation of the landscape and how it has changed over time. Pick up a park brochure before you begin your hike to learn more. Trail Directions: Park at the Sibley Staging Area and walk up towards the visitor center. Start on the paved Overlook Trail to the left of the visitor center and continue past the interpretive panels. Go past the trail post to the Backpack Camp, and at the next trail post, make a left and immediately at the next trail post bear left on the Round Top Loop Trail. Follow the directions for Volcanic Trail, staying on the gravel trail and continuing through the gate. In .4 miles, make a left at the fork onto Volcanic Trail. You will immediately pass a lookout bench and trail post #3. At the next fork, make a right on the trail that heads uphill; here there is a trail post marked #5-11. Stay to the left at the next fork and follow the Volcanic Trail until it meets with the paved Quarry Road; turn left onto Quarry Road. Stay on Quarry Road as it descends nearly .6 miles to the gate. Stay left and immediately make another left through another gate to access Skyline Trail. Skyline Trail will take you back to the Sibley Staging Area, climbing somewhat steeply along the creek as you cover .87 miles. Park Hours: 7am to 6pm Nov-Feb; 7am to 10pm Mar-Oct Fees: No feesShow more
#2 - Seaview Trail
Tilden Regional Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
#3 - Oursan Trail to Briones Dam
East Bay Municipal Utility District Lands (EBMUD)
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 5 m
The Oursan Trail is one of few EBMUD trails where dogs on leash are allowed. (Oursan Trail, Hampton Trail and Kings Canyon Loop). You will need a permit to hike this trail, which can be purchased here: https://www.ebmud.com/recreation/buy-trail-permit/Show more
#4 - Briones Crest Trail Loop
Briones Regional Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
#5 - Bay Area Ridge and Nature Path Loop
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 54 m
#6 - De La Veaga Trail
Siesta Valley Recreation Area
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
The partially graveled De La Veaga Loop Trail is moderately difficult hike that rewards visitors with incredible and expansive views of the bay. It’s the perfect destination for a morning run or a hike through the eastern side of the hills. Show more
#7 - Briones Overlook via Bear Creek Trail
East Bay Municipal Utility District Lands (EBMUD)
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
A pleasant out-and-back using the Bear Creek Trail skirting the south and east shores of Briones Reservoir and ending near Briones Overlook staging area. A wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowers make this an ideal nature-study hike. NOTE: Trail use permit required. No bicycles or dogs allowed on trails. If you are going to do this as a shuttle trip, leave a car at the EBMUD Briones Overlook staging area, 1.4 miles northeast of Camino Pablo on Bear Creek Road. Then continue to the Bear Creek staging area. Check in is at trailhead for EBMUD permit info.Show more
#8 - Abrigo Valley Trail
Briones Regional Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
#9 - Bay Area Ridge, Round Top Loop, and Volcanic Trail Loop
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
#10 - Seaborg and Mariposa Loop Trail
Briones Regional Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
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