Hayward Plunge Trail
ElevationAscent: 805' 245 m
Descent: -19' -6 m
High: 909' 277 m
Low: 123' 38 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“This trail runs along side Ward Creek from Mission Blvd up to Campus Drive, ending at Durham Way.”— Jim Town
As you continue on the ups and downs of the second half of the trail there are several creek crossings. Unless you are crossing after a big rain, these will be easy to cross without getting wet.
When you reach Campus Blvd, continue on, and you'll notice the that the trail picks up right across the road and continues to the east. The route continues as the same enjoyable path, though this portion will have a significant uphill.
If you haven't had enough when you come to the end of the trail you can cross Oakes Drive to find a trail marker for the Greenbelt Hiking/Riding Trail Loop.
Land Manager: Hayward Area Recreation and Park District