Sunol - Hike at Pleasanton Ridge -- Foothill Staging Area -- approx. 7.5 mi.

Overview: 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 excellent introduction to the park: long enough to get your heart rate up, but not nearly as arduous as some hikes in the nearby hills. 

Trails on this track: Oak Tree Trail > Ridgeline Trail > Thermolito Trail > Ridgeline > Oak Tree.


Driving directions: From I-680 in Pleasanton, take the Castlewood Drive exit and go west. Turn left (south) onto Foothill Road, and go about two miles to the Foothills Staging Area.

See http://www.everytrail.com/guide/ridgeline-trail-hike-at-pleasanton-ridge-park

 

Hike rating: Moderate

 

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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We understand that your "Yes" RSVP to this event means you accept the following:

1. ​I acknowledge that the group organizer and assistant organizers for this group are NOT guides or trip leaders.  We have no training or qualifications as guides or trip leaders. Wag n Trails is a social group for organizing dog hikes.  Every hiker is responsible for themself, their dog(s), their guest(s) and any event that occurs to or because of them.

2. I agree to abide by the rules of the park where the hike is held.  (The rules of the East Bay Parks are listed on the meetup group pages.)

3.​I acknowledge that I and other participants may be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury to me, my dog(s) and/or guests, or someone outside of the group or some other animal, including permanent disability and death.  I understand that these risks may be increased through my own actions, or through the negligent action or inaction of Wag N’ Trails participants, its members or other representatives. If I bring/invite a guest who has not released liability through the meetup group, I agree that I am solely responsible for their and or their dog(s) including their actions and safety. It is highly recommended that each participant sign up for an event through the meetup site.

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  • Ron

    I have scheduled this same hike for next weekend in the afternoon. Mornings work best for me, but since I got some requests for an afternoon start, I'll try it. Thanks for all the feedback and comments! See you on the trails again soon!

    Ron

    December 8, 2013

  • Beatrice C.

    We had a blast! Looking forward to hiking again, what a great group!

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Scott

    It was a great first hike with wag n trails. What a great group of people and dogs. Missy only slept for the ride home and then was ready to go again. Puppies!

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Jeannine

    Ditto great group and hike was perfect

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Kris

    Outstanding hike!

    December 8, 2013

  • Amy H.

    I'm out of town this weekend but want to try this hike... hope it shows up again! Have fun!

    December 4, 2013

  • Beatrice C.

    I'll be joining for about half the hike. My girl needs dog play time...but I can't keep up for 7+ miles! :)

    December 2, 2013

  • Ron

    Yes uphill and off leash. Semi-fast 3 hours

    December 2, 2013

  • Stefanie K.

    Hi. I will be in SF all weekend with my family. See you all soon!

    December 1, 2013

  • Alex

    Would love to go, but a bit too far for me. Happy trails everyone!

    December 1, 2013

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