Take a moderate to leisurely paced day hike through the eucalyptus and oak of Anthony Chabot Regional Park. Highlights include Lake Chabot, Chabot View, and the Cascade Trail. Be prepared for mud and lots of poison oak.
If you are the type of hiker who likes to go fast, take minimal short breaks, and get back really early this is not the hike for you. Mellow hikers are especially welcome.
Distance/Elevation: Feels like 8 miles and a bit over 1100 feet of elevation gain.
Leader: Steve Bakaley
Return to cars: approx 4:30 PM.
Cancellation: Heavy rain cancels. The hike is mostly in forest.
Bring: lunch and liquids.
Meet: 10:30 am at Marciel Gate, Anthony Chabot Regional Park.
Directions: From South, take Hwy 580 to the Redwood Rd exit in Castro Valley and go left several miles past the golf course to the Marciel Gate. From North take Hwy 13 to Redwood Rd exit and go left to Redwood Rd, go south on Redwood Rd to Marciel Gate.
Carpool: Leader at Walnut Creek BART 9:15 am. I recommend you arrange your own carpools where it is more convenient for you.