May Road Entrance
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May Road Entrance
City: Union City
Park: Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park
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Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Tolman Peak Hike

Another two-for-one hike of EBRPD Dry Creek/Pioneer and Garin Regional Parks. Your choice of a
8 mile, 1300 ft or
8.8 mile, 1600 ft hikes.

Starting from the May Road Staging area we head up May Road, right on High Ridge Loop, Tolman Peak, and South Fork Trails to Tolman Peak, the site of the 1951 United Airlines Flight 615 crash that killed 50 people. We continue back down on Tolman Peak Trail, turning right to retrace our steps to the High Ridge Trail junction.

The two hikes split at this point with the shorter, easier hike staying left then right past May Road Trail on High Ridge Loop Trail. After crossing Dry Creek the shorter hike turns right onto Meyers Ranch Trail, following it to a left on Dry Creek Trail up to Jordan Pond.

The longer hike turns right at the High Ridge Loop Trail junction ascending to a left on Pioneer Trail, that eventually descends onto Meyers Ranch Trail. Heading West on Meyers Ranch Trail, we turn right on Dry Creek Trail, following it up to Jordan Pond as the shorter hike did.

After both hikes ascend the Jordan Pond Dam, we turn right around the pond to stop near the fishing pier for our snack break.

We return to our cars by circling the pond in a counter-clockwise direction where we pick up the High Ridge Loop Trail back to a right on May Road Trail.

Hike Map

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

Various loop trail hikes can be made into Dry Creek/Pioneer and Garin Regional Parks from the May Road Staging Area. Drinking water and porta-potty are available at the staging area.

Directions to Trailhead:

From Oakland take 880 South to Industrial Pkwy. turn left heading East 2 miles to CA-238 / Mission Blvd. Turn right for 2.2 mi, then turn left onto Whipple Rd/May Rd. From Dublin take I-680 South 5.8 mi to exit 21A, go right on CA-84 through Niles Canyon 7.8 mi and turn right onto CA-238 N / Mission Blvd. Go North 3.5 mi and turn right onto May Rd. Drive 0.1 mi past the Dry Creek apartments to the staging area at the end of the road. The approximate address is 438 May Rd, Union City, CA 94587

TrailHead Parking Fee: none
Other Fees: none

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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Thursday, November 30, 2017.