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

Dog park. On a clear day though you can have the best views of SF. Golden Gate Bridge, SF skyline, Bay Bridge.

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29 days ago

One of my favorite hikes in the Bay. It has it all, climbs, scenery, two parks, views for days, turkeys, turtles, cows, hawks, a lake...you get it. Go early on a hot day, bring water, layer and be prepared to take lots of pictures.

This is a beautiful hike with thigh burning climbs that bring you to hands-down, the best panoramic views in the Bay Area. Bring water because there is limited shade and layers because the wind can be gusty at the top.

Great trail with beautiful views of the cities!

Dramatic views; and some good, steep, little inclines. Made it without too many skids, even tho it was pretty dry. Tho I have to say, paved Wildcat Creek Trail is an anti-climactic ending. An otherwise great hike.

A good alternative to Belgum

It was a great hike! Like the previous comment said- go clockwise so you’ll hit the hardest part first. The views and breeze were amazing!

Visited Point Isabel on NYD. Great morning walk with my dogs.

Awesome views with Panoramic look into the bay.

Super fun to see all the dogos.

Beautiful views

Can’t wait to hike this again. Dogs ok and most of trail is off leash.

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5 months ago

Great hike and beautiful view. the only bad thing is that there's a lot of cow pup

Perfect

Nice views in the second half. Saw couple of foxes :))

Great way to start 2018.

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8 months ago

nice full moon hike

Lots of hills and amazing views!

This is my pups favorite spot! There's tons of other dogs there all the time so it's really great for socialization. They provide dog waste bags and have ample trash cans as well.

We completed a nearly identical 7 mile loop from the main staging area for this preserve - Alvarado Area in Richmond. The loop comprised of Wildcat Creek Trail -> Havey Canyon Trail -> Nimitz Way -> San Pablo Ridge Trail -> Belgum Trail -> Wildcat Creek Trail. A moderately difficult hike with 1200 feet elev gain.

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Bring water, and avoid going on a really hot day! For much of the hike, you're exposed to the sun on top of the hills with no shade. If you pick the right day - it's perfect. Go clockwise and start with the difficult part, leaving the mostly flat and shady area for last!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Great hike for beginners..

Monday, June 12, 2017

This trail is very nice if your up to walking up hills. Also love the cows

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Trail switches back and forth between paved fire road to dirt trails.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

this trail as defined is NOT in its totality 'dog friendly' the trail crosses 'tilden nature area' where dogs are not allowed. A small modification and you skip that nature area which bring you in top of the hill with astonishing views. totally worthy!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

great hiking. beautiful scenery. lots of options. one of my new favorites

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Friday, March 03, 2017

I started at the Alvarado Park parking lot, hiked up to the Wildcat Creek Trail, turned left onto the Havey Canyon Trail, continued up to the San Pablo Ridge Trail, Bel Gum Trail and completed the loop at the Wildcat Creek Trail where I started. Total distance was 6.7 miles with elevation of 1,125 feet. There was quite muddy at the Havey Canyon Trail but I had a good workout.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

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