addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1linklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Midweek Sunset Hike In The Hills Above Alamo - 5 + mile Loop - Rated Moderate

       Midweek After work Sunset hikes now forming in Alamo - The Discovery Hikers have found a little Shade and some challenge with this hike for the group .

        The proposed route is a 5 + mile Half Urban (street - neighborhoods ) and Half wide dirt fire trail and Awesome Valley views - plenty of challenge, even for our regular conditioned Hikers. The path is up through the neighborhoods of the Prestigious west side Alamo hillside and on to the Las Trampas  Regional Park Trails, for about 2 miles on the Madrone Trail and back down through the surface streets to the famous Iron Horse Trail and return to Hap Magee Park for a 5 mile - 2  1/2 hour Moderate difficulty half Urban / half wide fire trail loop !

  HIKERS PLEASE NOTE  -  THIS HIKE IS RATED MODERATE :           Depending on the groups pace for this hike , it is not especially difficult , but could be considered somewhat challenging if a fast pace is kept up . The group as a whole sets the speed of the hike -we do wait for the group to catch up at trail intersections - if all attendees want to walk fast then we walk the speed of the group as a whole group effort .

     TO FINISH THIS HIKE IN THE DISCRIBED TIME ALLOWED (  by dark  ) IT IS NOT OUR INTENTION TO HIKE / WALK THE PACE OF THE SLOWEST HIKER .  PLEASE understand your physical hiking ability and hike within your means !

        This hike is not recommended for beginning hikers, please check our calendar of events for more suitable hikes - and out of respect for the other hikers, please remember to hike with in your own ability !

    This is a DOG Friendly hike and we welcome well behaved dogs on this one .

 Restrooms and drinking water are available at the start of this 2 1/2 hour hike .

         Organizers notes : If you like hiking on Nature trails with awesome Valley Views and seeing some of the most beautiful Homes in the Bay Area Architecture and Front Yard Landscape close up then this might just be your cup of tea ! 

Join or login to comment.

  • Barbara M

    I also enjoyed the hike and also the ones on Sunday and Monday! Great group of people, great organizers, awesome to have an avid photographer as part of the group. Thank you to all. So glad I found this group.

    September 5, 2014

  • Lane

    Late comment! I had great time & really enjoyed this hike. It is exactly what I needed and I cannot wait to join the group again. Thank you Chris & Anna.

    September 5, 2014

  • Anna

    What a beautiful evening! It's so nice to get out and enjoy these amazing evenings and get a break from work. It's also always nice to get to see everyone - this is a wonderful group of people. Thanks, Chris, for all you do in leading this group!

    September 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We're Lucky to have such a talented photographer that also enjoys hiking with us ...... Thank you for capturing the memories !

      1 · September 4, 2014

    • Anna

      Thanks Chris!

      September 4, 2014

  • Kathleen H.

    Such beautiful views of rose-colored Mt. Diablo!

    September 4, 2014

  • Kathleen H.

    Such beautiful views of rose-colored Mt. Diablo!

    September 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ended up being a partial night hike , and on a warm summer evening with a friendly group . Nice to see hikers looking out for each other after the sun went down . We have found a group of caring folks to share this little weekly hike with . One more week at Hap Magee , then on to Lafayette Ridge for the next series of Midweek Sunset hikes . Hike safe my friends !

    September 4, 2014

  • Dee P.

    Another beautiful sunset hike! Always fun to share these hiking adventures with a wonderful group of people! It was nice to see more new members join us this evening. Great view of Mt. Diablo from the top of the ridge. I enjoyed seeing all the cattle grazing on the hillsides as we passed them on the trail. It just added to all the beautiful scenery in this area. Very pleasant weather on this Summer evening, with the Fall season just around the corner! Thank you to our organizer and leader, Chris!

    September 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cute picture. Think I'm going to do the same.
    Very nice walk tonight and it was good to see everybody. Thanks to Chris and his assistants. See you all next week.

    September 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe include a flashlight just in case we get caught out after dark ( like last time ) !

    September 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Now a "maybe" since I have a meeting in Orinda until 5:45. Hope the traffic gods will be on my side. If not tomorrow, then the next one! Lisa

    September 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Only 2 more Sunset hikes on Wednesdays at this location ( Hap Magee Park ). Moving to Lafayette Ridge for a continuation of these midweek hikes and a chance to hike with the Discovery Hikers .......

    August 28, 2014

  • Francene S.

    This hike is challenging but fun.

    August 20, 2014

22 went

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy