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A sometimes steep trail offering close up views of Rocky Ridge.


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3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Point to Point

1,999' 609 m

High

963' 294 m

Low

1,098' 335 m

Up

381' 116 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

This hike is on EBMUD watershed land and requires a permit. The permit can be obtained online at: ebmud.com/recreation/buy-tr…

Description

The lower section of this trail is relatively flat and easy. Just after the 1.5 mile mark, the trail turns left and makes a steep climb up to the ridge above. This section of trail is not easy. However the determined hiker will enjoy spectacular views.

The ridge is high enough that it looks clear over the surrounding East Bay hills revealing an unobstructed view of the San Francisco peninsula. On a clear day you can see as far south as Palo Alto and as far north as San Francisco downtown.

At the 2.15 mile mark, the hardest section of the hike is over and there is a well-placed park bench to take a rest and enjoy the view. The top return section of the trail along the ridge is relatively level before reconnecting to the Rocky Ridge Trail.

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Greg Kunit

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#5

in Tri-Valley

#28673

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#5

in Tri-Valley

#3,110

in California

#28,673

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Hawks.
Oct 8, 2017 near Danville, CA
View from half way up the steep section of the Rocky Ridge Loop Trail.
Aug 11, 2020 near Danville, CA
Breakfast time.
Oct 8, 2017 near Danville, CA

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