Sunol Regional Wilderness
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Sunol Regional Wilderness
City: Sunol
Park: Sunol Regional Wilderness

Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Little Yosemite WaterFalls Loop

A challenging 1700 ft, 7.5 mile hike in EBRPD Sunol Regional Wilderness.

This hike starts at the end of Geary Rd near the new Bridge. We will take Camp Ohlone Road past the waterfalls to Backpack Road, McCorkle Trail, Cerro Este Road, Cave Rocks Road, Indian Joe Creek Trail, Canyon View Trail, McCorkle Trail, and finally back across Alameda Creek on Camp Ohlone Road.

An additional 2 mile, longer hike may be attempted for those who are interested. The Camp Ohlone Road Trailhead is located at 37.50991,-121.82862


PS: Please ignore the following wonderful trail notes as they do not apply to this hike.

Leader: Joel Schantz


Trail Notes:

This 6 mile loop in the 6,858-acre wilderness starts by bridging and paralleling Alameda Creek. Total elevation gain is approximately 1200 feet. The hike will take you up through tranquil wooded canyons, past Indian Joe Cave Rocks, to grassy slopes covered with California poppies, lupine, and wild mustard in spring. The next landmark is Little Yosemite, with misting water cascading over boulders in the gorge, especially heavy in early spring and wet years. If you compare it to the real Yosemite, you'll be disappointed. But the falls are still picturesque and a wonderful discovery along your hike. You then traverse a ridge and head down a canyon with weathered green serpentine and sandstone outcrops, back through oak woodland, and finish by crossing the creek again.

Note: Dog fee: $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free.


Directions to Trailhead:

Take 680 South and exit at Calveras Road. Stay on Calveras, past the nursery and San Francisco Water Department area, to Geary Road. Turn left on Geary Road which leads directly to the park (Sign will read SUNOL - OHLONE REGIONAL PARK) There is plenty of parking.

TrailHead Parking Fee: $5
Other Fees: $2/dog - $2/map


The trailhead information on this page was last updated Saturday, March 29, 2008.