Looking for a great trail near Pleasanton, California? AllTrails has 30 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running 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 Castle Rock State Park or Mount Diablo State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park or Shadow Cliffs Regional Park. Ready for some activity? There are 21 moderate trails in Pleasanton ranging from 1.3 to 16.3 miles and from 370 to 1,876 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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sub-23min up castleridge

running
5 days ago

Fun trail to find while I was traveling but I got stung three times today. It was just after sunrise. Didn't see what sing me but it hurt bad and left big welts. Maybe I stirred up a nest.

Great trail for a short hike with kids and dogs!

hiking
off trail
rocky
26 days ago

Fast trail, some shade but mostly sunny meadows. Quiet and isolated for such an urban area. Only came across one single female hiker the entire time.

mountain biking
scramble
26 days ago

34/32 5:08 longview

Pretty good trail if looking for quick hike with really good views along the way and from top. Uphill hike most of the part and near the half it flattens out a bit. I finished in 1.5hrs with a short stop at the top.

mountain biking
no shade
1 month ago

35/32 100degF low brakes

Easy walk around the back side of shadow cliffs.

Nice and peaceful trail. Lots of shade and very scenic, especially by the creek. Lots of overlooking points as well.

Beautiful trail! We enjoyed the trail at sunset with our dogs. There were friendly people and pets along the trail. A bit of annoying gnats along the lower trails near water but not enough to impact our experience. It took about one hour to complete the route.

Trail had a good amount of shade, even on a hot August morning. Lots of uphill on the first part of the turn around, and all downhill after the halfway point. Gorgeous views of Mt Diablo and the surrounding hills.

Couple of friends and I went here to mountain bike and it was a little fun but we just started mountain biking so it was a nice start, seems like a great walk though

mountain biking
no shade
1 month ago

mountain biking
no shade
1 month ago

Some errors on the trail map. Great for running or biking.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail after work! Suitable for a single female. Lots of dogs, families and trail runners.

Beautiful trail. Great for trail running and hiking. I saw more bikers on this trail than runners or hikers. Looks like it offers many distance options. I did the 13-miler and made the mistake of starting around 9am in the summer. I would suggest to start earlier as it got up to 95 degrees. There was a good balance of shade and open areas at the beginning but it much shade after the initial climb and as it flattened out.

Great trail with lot of shades. Moderate trail. Stiff climb in the beginning. Once first two miles over, it’s fairly easy and relaxed hiking.

mountain biking
off trail
2 months ago

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail that’s good for a quick hike. Some hills but nothing unmanageable. Some parts are shaded but there is a large portion without shade, so take that into consideration on hot days.

showing scott

It started out great! Nice fire road, but near the second half it became single track trail full of stickers and a steep decline.

This is my exercise trail since I do it 3-4 times a week. It is a moderate trail with about 1000 feet of climb in 1.9 miles. You will get a short steep section to start then some flat and climb sections until you hit the halfway point. There you will have the biggest climb of about 250 feet in a quarter mile. This trail is good for hikers since it has shade on most of the hike. It is not over run with bikes. If you go during the winter especially if it has been raining some sections can be very slippery so be cautious. Once on top you can go for miles in every direction.

Great day hike! Kid and pet friendly.

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