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Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
Main Staging Area
RSVPs - 57 -- YES: 10 NO: 43 MAYBE: 4

Main Staging Area
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City: Hayward
Region: EastBay
Park: Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
Park Map URL: Click Here

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Moderate 6 mile 800-foot elevation gain loop hike around Don Castro Reservoir into Five Canyons Open Space. Route will be Whispering Creek Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, Deer Canyon Trail, out-and-back on Sandstone Trail, up the fire road to access Diamond View Trail to Five Canyons Park stopping behind home plate to rest/snack/enjoy the view? Return on Five Canyons Parkway, Shady Canyon Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, and Ridgetop Trail (with an option to use Shoreline Trail and climb over a tree) back to the parking area. Water & bathrooms at Don Castro trailhead and also Five Canyons Park.

Contact: Dan   
Cell Phone: (925) 323-7384

Trail Notes:

Don Castro is a relatively small park which provides easy hiking access to Five Canyons Open Space and Cull Canyon Recreation Area.

Trailhead Directions:
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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.

Parking Fee: None
Other Fees: None

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

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