City: Livermore Park: Del Valle Regional Park
Please join me for a hike where I run. Ups and downs and beautiful views of the lake. There is a porta potty at the start. That's it. Bring plenty of water. We will do either 6 or 10 miles. The hikers will decide. We can split the group. Welcome to my world. This is where I live and I love it. Parking fee is 5 or 6 dollars. Carpool with someone who has a parking permit.Contact: Andrew Kincaid
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: 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.