Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Super fun to see all the dogos.

Beautiful views

Beautiful views, lots of shorebirds.

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

hiking
3 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.

hiking
5 months ago

nice full moon hike

Flat and esy.... Did it with my wife.

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!

Great hike for beginners..

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.

hiking
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!

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

trail running
Saturday, April 01, 2017

Perfect for a short hike or trail run. A lot of paths to choose from, so it can be easy to strenuous. Gorgeous views of the bridges and the city.

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

walking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

The best "dog park!!" You can have your dogs unleashed here as most dogs here are friendly and mind their own business. Dogs can also swim here.

road biking
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Great place for waking, running, biking - whatever you're into. There were a lot of people out enjoying a short break from all the rain we've been having.

hiking
Saturday, January 07, 2017

Great trail but very challenging with the rain.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

nice stroll through the park

Monday, December 05, 2016

Wow, superseded my expectations! We missed the trail we had planned so took a longer one - Wildcat Canyon, Belgum, Nimitz, Curran, Wildcat George, Curran, slight deviation to Lake Anza, back to Wildcat George, and took Lone Oak back to Wildcat Canyon. It was a 15 mile loop with few hills and beautiful with creeks, reservoir, views of East Bay, cows, and wild turkeys. Best trails of them all were Curran and Wildcat George. Not crowded with many parking lots. Cell phone also works the entire time :). I would return and explore many other routes.

walking
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Easy parking and quick access to trails. Epic views of the San Francisco Bay and a wonderful place to bring dogs to run, swim and chase balls. This is one of my favorite dog parks. Definitely gets muddy after it rains but lots of grass to walk on if you prefer not to stay on the trails. Cafe, dog groomer, water and bathrooms available.

A nice trail that I did with 4 friends. It goes in and out of trees and mostly wide open spaces with some pretty good views. Most of the trail is old roads with a small mix of single track connectors. We were there at the wrong time watching a couple of bulls going at each other until one decided to chase us..... Fortunately there are some huge power lines there and we were close and jumped up on the cement supports and got out of harms way.

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