Del Valle

Del Valle
City: Livermore
Park: Del Valle Regional Park

Sunday, January 20, 2008 @ 8:00 AM

Event Notes:

Hey guys, parking is only $2. Bring exact amount. One porta potty and water at the staging area which is at the left end of Arroyo Rd. Start time is at 8:00 because we have time constraints. Not all of us enjoys Andrew's 7 day weekend. I love that phrase, given to me by a hiker. If we have a sunny day (yes) the views are astounding! I know it's a long drive, but you won't be disapointed. Yes, it's dog friendly for a $1 fee. We cross a pond that they will not be able to resist. The hike is in the country. And it's beautiful country. I know so many of these beautiful places that I would like to share with the hikers.

Contact: Andrew Kincaid
Cell Phone: (925)

Trail Notes:

We'll do the East Shore Trail off of Arroyo Road Staging Area. It goes along a ridge above Heron Bay and Swallow Bay at the huge lake at Del Valle Regional Park. We can do the full 10 mile round trip to Badger Cove, or turn around earlier depending on the groups ambition. Overall, should take 4 to 5 hours. Bring snacks/lunch!

UPDATE! A friend of mine who is familiar with the Del Valle route we are doing has added these comments. Apparently the parking fee will only be $2 instead of $6. My mistake. Her comments below..…

The parking fee at the Arroyo entrance is only $2.00, the other entrance is the $6 one. It's better to park in the lot than down the street. You'll probably not get very good cell coverage out there, so I'd let people know the road basically dead ends at this entrance, the dam entrance. They're going in the right direction if they see signs for the VA and Taylor Family camp and drive past the Wente Winery, restaurant and golf course.

Directions to Trailhead:

Directions: 580 towards Livermore. Take Portola Ave exit. Drive SE on Portola Ave and turn right on North L Street. After crossing First St., North L St. becomes South L St. and then Arroyo Road. Continue on Arroyo Road past Sycamore Grove and the US Veterans Admin Hospital, all the way to the end. The staging area is on the left. It is $6 to park in the staging area, but you can park in other areas up the road if you are willing to walk a bit. Apparently there is no parking on Arroyo Road.

TrailHead Parking Fee: $2

The trailhead information on this page was last updated Monday, October 18, 2004.