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Las Trampas Regional Wilderness -- 7 Miles Hike -- Off Leash

Trailhead location in Alamo, south of Walnut Creek, west of I-680.
This 7-mile loop to the top of Las Trampas Peak has a 1400' elevation gain, but most of the trail is gradual. It should take 3 hours. We'll start at the trailhead at the end of Hemme Ave; off Danville Blvd. The parking is limited to 8 spaces, yet there's parking along the street in front of residences too.

Dogs are allowed off leash once we're out of the parking lot.

The feeder trail starts along a shaded creek, then gains 600 feet fairly quickly. From there it joins up with the Madrone Trail which takes you to the peak. This trail is wide, fairly gradual and wooded, with many majestic madrone trees, oaks and buckeye. The view from the 1827' peak is worth it. From the peak, the trail rambles along the ridge for a ways before it drops back down through the Corduroy Hills (some interesting rock formations to scramble through). This part of the loop is "single track," and meanders tightly between some bushes. Further down we join back up with the Madrone Trail again, and work our way back to our starting point along the creek. At certain points along here you can see the historic property/ ranch of writer Eugene O'Neill.


Hike rating: Moderately Challenging


Hiking pace: Semi-fast


We will wait 5 minutes after the posted start for latecomers.


Efforts will be made to keep the group together. or Each person will be responsible for themself - if you are unable to keep up with the group pace, the organizer will not be on the lookout for you. It is recommeded that you obtain a map at the begining of the hike in case the group is seperated.


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  • diane p.

    It was a good hike. Lots of uphill and some rock climbing.

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Mary

    A hike with a little of everything. Thanks for a great hike!

    November 23, 2013

  • Kris

    Excellent hike and one I do 2-3 times a week!

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Ron

    Ok, the hike was a little longer. about 8 miles. And it took us a little over 3 hours. Great great group (of dogs and people)! Very nice pace. Oh, and the incline was just over 1700 feet. Thanks everyone. See you next time! Ron

    1 · November 23, 2013

    • Chris S.

      My GPS said 2149 ft elevation gain. We rocked it! I got my peanut butter m'ood in San Ramon afterwards too.

      1 · November 23, 2013

  • Ron

    Here is the route we took. Let's do this again!

    November 23, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Great hike! Ron is an excellent leader and the hikers and doggies were fun. Thanks for posting this one!

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like our kind of hike! I will be moving to Livermore, CA mid-January, hopefully you all do this hike again soon after then!

    1 · November 22, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      If Ron doesn't, I will. It's one of my favorite hikes.

      1 · November 23, 2013

  • diane p.

    Myself, my husband and Ruby and Trouble will be there.

    November 22, 2013

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