Lafayette Reservoir is a little hilly but it has a beautiful view of the water most of the way around. It's about 3 miles and should take less than an hour. The trail is paved and there are plenty of restrooms.
Parking fees may have increased due to the new construction. Parking is at the meters (cost about $1.50 in quarters) or in the parking lot ($6.00 for all day). There is street parking but you have a bit of a hike up the hill to get to the meeting spot.
There are restrooms next to the parking lot and some port-a-potties along the way.
After the Walk
We usually go to Peet's Coffee at 3518 Mount Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette and meet in the courtyard behind it where there are tables. There are several other choices in that shopping center besides coffee.