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Soaring Hawk Trail

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A trail with amazing views along a ridgeline east of Redwood Road.


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1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Point to Point

1,016' 310 m

High

676' 206 m

Low

458' 140 m

Up

216' 66 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Description

This little-known trail follows a ridgeline on the "wrong side"—the east side—of Redwood Road in Anthony Chabot Regional Park. If you start at its north end, you can use the free parking area at Bort Meadow Staging Area on Redwood Road. Use care as you cross Redwood Road at the entrance to the staging area, because the sight lines are short and vehicles routinely violate the posted 25 mph speed limit by large amounts.

Hike up the trail at the far side, which lies in a gully. Continue south as the trail becomes an obvious dirt road. At any junction, stay to the east (to your right as you travel south). Soon the trail climbs toward high points on the ridge. As it does so, be sure to look north to get amazing views of two northern bays of Upper San Leandro Reservoir and of far northern Anthony Chabot Regional Park. The trail continues to a dead end at a wide shoulder on Redwood Road, where there is room to park a vehicle or two.

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Shared By:

John Rabold

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View of Upper San Leandro Reservoir from Soaring Hawk Trail
May 26, 2018 near Ashland, CA
Upper San Leandro Reservoir (center) and northern Anthony Chabot Regional Park (far left) glimmer in the distance from the Soaring Hawk Trail.
Jan 15, 2017 near Moraga, CA

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