Elderberry Trail - (Main PAVED Parking Lot)

Elderberry Trail - (Main PAVED Parking Lot)
City: San Ramon
Park: Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
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Thursday, November 05, 2009 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

This is a 5 mile hike and I rate it moderate plus because there is a 1,000 ft elevation gain in the first mile. That is about a 20% slope. Not easy, and we will rest often. Once we are to the top it is relatively easy. We hike Rocky Ridge to Elderberry and back to the parking lot. We do the work early and then enjoy the scenery the rest of the way. It can get windy up there. Hiking poles are helpful. If you have an EBMUD hiking permit, please bring it (not required). Hike is dog friendly and safe. Also friendly for horses.

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.