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green Old San Pablo Trail

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5.4 mile 8.7 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 246' 75 m
Descent: -356' -109 m
High: 435' 133 m
Low: 210' 64 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by John Rabold

Follows the southwest shore of San Pablo Reservoir providing access to water recreation facilities and other trails.

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Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly This trail is quiet and flat, with good views of the reservoir and good access to recreation facilities.

Trail users must have a trail permit; see the East Bay trails website. for more information. Bicycles and dogs are prohibited on this trail.

Description

This trail follows the southwest shore of San Pablo Reservoir, providing access to water recreation facilities and other trails. The trail is mostly unpaved road, but with paved sections. South of the junction with Inspiration Trail, this trail is dirt singletrack.

From this trail's south end, at Orinda Connector, the trail travels between San Pablo Dam Road on the left and the reservoir on the right. It passes EBMUD watershed headquarters (no visitor services) and continues past the foot of Inspiration Trail to a marina (picnic tables and restrooms; no public boating).

This trail continues along a dirt road (Old San Pablo Dam Road) past the foot of Eagles Nest Trail (Bay Area Ridge Trail) and into San Pablo Recreation Area. See San Pablo Reservoir's website for information about visitor services here, including boat launch, boat rental, fishing, and picnicking. No swimming. Dogs are permitted, on leash, in the west side parking lots, picnic areas, and paved roads, but not on the trail, in boats, or in the water.

This trail continues past San Pablo Dam to a gate at the border of Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, where it meets Kennedy Grove Connector leading to additional trails including the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

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