This hike will explore the north western section of Las Trampas park. Beautiful views and sunny wide trails for the most part. We'll pass Las Trampas, Vail, and Eagle Peaks so yes, there is some elevation gain mostly right in the beginning. I didn't see many cows last time and sometimes there are a few horse riders. Creeks and a cow pond along the way. we will stop for a quick "lunch".
Note: if you click on the map it will give you the address for the staging area which says Moraga and the park headquarters location says San Ramon, (listed above). The staging area is a little further down Bollinger Road past the park headquarters. Disregard the discrepancy and follow the map which is correct to the staging area at the end of Bollinger Canyon road. Additional parking is available at a lot on the right before the staging area. Outhouses and water fountain in the lot, no fees.
DIRECTIONS: From I-580 in Castro Valley, take Crow Canyon Road
north to Bollinger Canyon Road. Turn left and follow
Bollinger Canyon Road into the park.
From I-680 in
San Ramon, take Crow Canyon Road west to Bollinger
Canyon Road. Turn right and follow Bollinger Canyon
Road into the park.
Staging area is about 4.4 miles up Bollinger Canyon Road on the left past the park headquarters address above. The Google map is correct.