Hidden beneath, above, and around a residential area of Castro Valley are gems of tree-lined trails, babbling brooks, wildflower covered hills, and vistas of the S.F. Bay. Part of the San Francisco Bay Ridge Trail, we will cover a lovely but lesser-known section at a leisurely pace. Well mannered hiking dogs welcome. Please do not bring your dog unless he/she can handle horses. Part of the trail is narrow, and sometimes used by horses. Limit 2 dogs/person--8 total. Please register on meetup and indicate number of dogs (if applicable), or e-mail leader with this info.
Cancellation:Any rain cancels.
Bring: Lunch or snacks; leashes; poop bags. Dress in layers.
Meet: Ridge Trail Park on corner of Boulder Canyon Drive and Rancho Palomares Drive in the Five Canyons development in Castro Valley. Directions: From Oakland: 580 east to Grove Way/Crow Canyon Rd. exit. Left at exit on Grove Way. Pass under freeway and turn right onto East Castro Valley Blvd. Pass the strip mall with Safeway and make first right at light onto Five Canyons Parkway. Right on Boulder Canyon Drive. Park is two blocks down on right.
Leader: Julie Greenfield, juliegreenfield at gmail dot com.