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Hike Details for May Road Entrance

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Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park
May Road Entrance
RSVPs - 49 -- YES: 18 NO: 18 MAYBE: 13

May Road Entrance
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Union City
Region: EastBay
Park: Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, June 04, 2017 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

High Ridge Loop Hike

Your choice of a short
6.7 mile, 1300 ft hike or longer
8.6 mile, 1700 ft hike.
Both hikes are moderate+ with 1000 ft of climbing in the first 1.5 mile.

Our route starts from the May Road staging area up May Rd, High Ridge Loop, FD 143, and High Ridge Loop Trails to a quick detour around Gossip Rock Loop. We then continue North on High Ridge Loop Trail entering Garin. At this point the two hikes diverge. The shorter hike continues down the High Ridge Loop Trail to turn left at the meadow and on to Jordan Pond to stop for a rest/snack.

The longer hike will descend the Newt Pond Trail, turn left and follow the creek past the Barn to Jordon Pond to snack.

After the snack, both hikes will follow the shaded Dry Creek Trail along the creek to Meyers Ranch (Road) Trail. The shorter hike will continue down stream on Meyers Ranch Trail until you reach the High Ridge Trail just East of the homes. Turning left follow the trail across the stream back to May Rd to the parking lot.

The longer hike will turn left on Meyers Ranch Trail, then right on Pioneer, and High Ridge Loop Trails back to May Road.

Please use this Google Maps link to find your way to the May Road Staging area.

Leader: Joel Schantz


Trail Notes:

Various loop trail hikes can be made into Dry Creek/Pioneer and Garin Regional Parks from the May Road Staging Area. Drinking water and porta-potty are available at the staging area.


Trailhead Directions:
Click Here for a Map

From Oakland take 880 South to Industrial Pkwy. turn left heading East 2 miles to CA-238 / Mission Blvd. Turn right for 2.2 mi, then turn left onto Whipple Rd/May Rd. From Dublin take I-680 South 5.8 mi to exit 21A, go right on CA-84 through Niles Canyon 7.8 mi and turn right onto CA-238 N / Mission Blvd. Go North 3.5 mi and turn right onto May Rd. Drive 0.1 mi past the Dry Creek apartments to the staging area at the end of the road. The approximate address is 438 May Rd, Union City, CA 94587

Parking Fee: none
Other Fees: none

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, November 30, 2017.

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