Elderberry Trail - (Main PAVED Parking Lot)

Elderberry Trail - (Main PAVED Parking Lot)
City: San Ramon
Park: Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
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Sunday, June 29, 2008 @ 8:00 AM

Event Notes:

We are now into summer, so we must anticipate hot weather. The early start will make the hike more enjoyable. This is not an easy hike. I rate it a moderate plus. There is a 1,000 ft elevation gain in the first mile. That is a 19% slope. This part of the hike is difficult. Once we get to the ridgetop, it is relatively easy and soon is all downhill through forest. Restrooms and water at the parking lot.

Contact: Andrew Kincaid
Cell Phone: (925)


Trail Notes:

The elderberry trail at Las Trampas is a 5.5 mile hike. First mile is strenuous; 1,000' elevation gain. That's an ~20% slope. After that, it's mostly downhill, with the last 2 miles being in the shade of dense forest.


Directions to Trailhead:

From I-580 in Castro Valley, take Crow Canyon Road north to Bollinger Canyon Road. Turn left (north) onto Bollinger Canyon Road and follow the road until you reach the park gate and follow the road THRU the park gate and follow until the end. Turn left into the main parking lot.

From I-680 Southbound in San Ramon, exit and turn right (west) at Crow Canyon Road. Proceed 1 mile and turn Right on Bollinger Canyon (traffic light). Drive to the end of the road ~4.5 miles. The trail head parking lot is on the left.

From 680 Northbound, exit at Crow Canyon Road and turn left (west). Proceed 1 mile and turn Right on Bollinger Canyon (traffic light). Drive to the end of the road ~4.5 miles. The trail head parking lot is on the left.

The lot is paved and there are restrooms. If it is full, park off the road. Turn left into the main parking lot.

TrailHead Parking Fee: no charge

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The trailhead information on this page was last updated Tuesday, November 22, 2011.