City: Hayward Park: Don Castro Regional Recreation AreaAlternate URL: Click Here
A moderate 6.5mile, 1,200-foot elevation gain loop hike starting in Don Castro Recreation Area, through Five Canyons Open Space, into Garin Regional Park. Route will be Ridgetop Trail, Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail, stopping to snack/rest after 3.3 miles at the metal corral. Return will be on a No Name Trail, Shady Canyon Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, Ridgetop Trail and Shoreline Trail back to the parking lot. Water/bathrooms at Don Castro trailhead.Contact: Dan
Don Castro Regional Recreation Area, 22400 Woodroe Ave., Hayward, 94541. From San Ramon via Crow Canyon Road which becomes Grove Way as you pass under HWY 580. Take first left onto Center St., left onto Kelly St. (Val's Burgers), left onto Woodroe Ave. Woodroe Ave. ends in the Don Castro parking area. We will meet near the Park Office/bathrooms. From Dublin, HWY 580 West, take the Castro Valley Exit, turn left onto E. Castro Valley Blvd., left onto Grove Way and follow info above. From Oakland HWY 580 East, take the Grove Way/Crow Canyon Exit, right onto Grove Way and follow info above.