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Lake Chabot Inner Loop

Intermediate
 4.2 (13) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A trail looping around the lake, with stunning views of the lake and wildlife.


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Map Key

8.9

Miles

14.4

KM

Loop

524' 160 m

High

230' 70 m

Low

737' 225 m

Up

733' 224 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Looping tightly around the lake, this route offers plenty of shade without compromising great views of the lake. Beginning and ending on a paved path, the dirt trail and singletrack in between makes for some decent climbing among the eucalyptus trees.

Need to Know

Bathrooms are available at several locations along the route.

Description

Start at the marina, heading clockwise around the lake along West Shore Trail. Duck and geese are usually visible here. There are rolling hills over the next 1.75 miles on a paved path. The loop continues over a dam crossing before going onto the Bass Cove Trail. This dirt trail provides the first real hill of the route before continuing onto more rolling hills with continued views of the lake.

Look for a right onto Columbine Trail where you'll need to go over a short, wooden path before starting the few miles of singletrack. This trail is mostly shaded for the next few miles with some obstructed views of the lake and one decent-sized hill. This is a great spot to see deer. At about mile 5.5, there is a bench on the trail overlooking the lake. This is the best place to stop and enjoy the view.

Next comes a quick descent before coming to a fairly flat, dirt trail. Make a right on Live Oak Trail to hike across a narrow wooden bridge and up a flight of stairs. Take a right onto Cameron Loop Trail for the last bit of dirt path before heading straight onto the paved path of East Shore Trail. Continue on this shaded trail with more rolling hills to take you back to the marina.

Flora & Fauna

Deer and wild turkey are seen on occasion. Geese and ducks are always present.

Contacts

Shared By:

Igor Shalar

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 13 votes

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Photos

Pedestrian bridge
May 19, 2018 near Castro…, CA
Blue Heron.
Feb 28, 2016 near Ashland, CA
Singletrack portion of the route.
Feb 28, 2016 near Ashland, CA
View of the lake and the marina from Bass Cove Trail.
Feb 28, 2016 near San Lea…, CA
Honker Bay
May 13, 2018 near Castro…, CA
View of Lake Chabot from the campground
Jun 2, 2018 near Ashland, CA

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Check-Ins

Oct 3, 2020
Alan Jwo
Great lake view, mostly shady trails, free parking (due to COVID-19?). Will try boating next time. 8.9mi — 3h 00m
Jun 26, 2020
Julie Wu
May 11, 2020
Stephen Chou
Apr 28, 2020
Josh Kaplan
Apr 14, 2020
Misael Saldana
Jan 19, 2020
Tez G
Jul 7, 2019
Sn Holium
7mi
May 27, 2019
Drew Brown
9mi — 2h 30m