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Best trails in Sunol

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Looking for a great trail near Sunol, California? AllTrails has 42 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 Castle Rock State Park or Mount Diablo State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Almaden Quicksilver County Park or Rancho San Antonio County Park. Ready for some activity? There are 31 moderate trails in Sunol ranging from 1.9 to 18.5 miles and from 291 to 3,812 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Sunol
Top trails (42)
#1 - Canyon View Trail to Little Yosemite
Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
A great way to see the East Bay hills; nature abounds just minutes from civilization Sunol Regional Wilderness will make you forget you're just five miles from the nearest Interstate highway. The 6,8Show more
#2 - Thermalito Ridgeline Oak Tree Trail
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park is an often overlooked getaway from the seemingly never-ending suburbs that fringe the San Francisco Bay Area. This hike from the Foothills Staging Area is an excellenShow more
#3 - Sunol Wilderness to Mission Peak
Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
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Length: 10.3 mi • Est. 5 h 38 m
This back-door route to Mission Peak is a wilder, quieter alternative to more popular trails This is one of the longest approaches to the Mission Peak summit and arguably the best. It starts out at tShow more
#4 - Oak Tree - Woodland Loop
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Oak Tree - Woodland Loop is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sunol, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#5 - Indian Joe Nature, Indian Joe Creek, Cave Rocks Road, High Valley Road, Flag Hill Road, Flag Hill Trails
Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Park Features: This stunning park of rugged peaks and beautiful vistas has a remote wilderness feel. Its 6,859 acres of wilderness were once home to the area’s first inhabitants and then became vast Show more
#6 - McCorkle Trail, Indian Joe Creek Trail, Cave Rocks Road, Vista Grande Road, and Cerro Este Road Loop
Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
This trail takes you across rolling hills, through scattered oak woodlands, and through scenic valleys dotted with wildflowers in spring. You’ll pass the giant boulders at Cave Rocks, traverse breathtShow more
#7 - Little Yosemite
Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Little Yosemite is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sunol, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#8 - Camp Ohlone Road to Little Yosemite, Geary Road, Backpack Road, McCorkle
Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
This trail takes you directly to Little Yosemite. Show more
#9 - Rose Peak From Sunol
Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
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Length: 18.6 mi • Est. 9 h 30 m
Note: The Ohlone Wildereness Trail is currently closed at ot19 (Sunol Backpack Camp. There is a $5 permit fee. Rose Peak (3,817 ft.), the highest peak in Alameda county, is remotely located in OhlonShow more
#10 - Little Yosemite via Canyon View Trail
Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Little Yosemite via Canyon View Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Sunol, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
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