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Lake Chabot Loop 2B Hike


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.

Cost: Free

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, go north 6.1 miles on Redwood Road and go left at 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: Arrange your own carpools where it is convenient for you.

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  • claire b. c.

    Sorry wasn't able to do the whole trail, but I did want to
    thank all the volunteers who make these hikes possible.

    it never fails to amaze me that despite living in the bay area for almost 30 years, there are so many surprising wonderful places hidden away I've never known about.

    4 days ago

    • Clara

      Claire - no apologies needed. It was great meeting you and Margaret and hope to see you both on the next one!

      2 days ago

  • Fariba

    Thank you Steve for the great hike! Beautiful day, with awsome people!

    3 days ago

  • Marie

    Thanks Steve for organizing the hike. I had a fun time discovering this gem of the Bay Area.

    4 days ago

  • claire b. c.

    Beautiful day, beautiful trail, the volunteers who lead the hikes are really great.
    A friendly bunch of people

    4 days ago

  • Kathleen

    That was just about a perfect experience. The distance and pacing were good. The lunch spot a delicious view.
    Thank you Steve, great hike!

    4 days ago

  • Steve B.

    In 31 years of leading this hike, it was the best weather ever. And the group was fantastic. I received feedback to that effect from newcomers. I really enjoy getting that kind of feedback. And wonder of wonders, for the first time in 31 years I found a decent restaurant in Castro Valley. If you like Indian food, try Aroma Indian Cuisine in the Village Shopping Center.

    2 · 4 days ago

  • Huda

    Beautiful hike

    4 days ago

  • Carol

    Thanks, Steve, Clara, and others! Great hike, great people

    1 · 6 days ago

  • heidi

    Thanks Steve...fabulous hike and scenery.

    2 · 6 days ago

  • Kathleen

    I can pick you up at North Berkeley Bartt at 9:30? Its around a 40 minute drive. Any other takers?

    November 30

  • Laurie

    Is anyone able to give me a ride from any Berkeley or Oakland BART station? thx

    November 30

  • Lisa B.

    May I bring my dog? I know they're allowed here

    November 21

    • Steve B.

      Lisa, please click on the "about us ..." link in the upper right hand corner of this page. It contains the rules for all Sierra Club hikes. Short answer is No they are not permitted on this hike per those rules.

      November 21

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