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Del Valle Regional Park
Arroyo Staging Area
RSVPs - 52 -- YES: 14 NO: 31 MAYBE: 7

Arroyo Staging Area
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City: Livermore
Region: EastBay
Park: Del Valle Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

Event Notes:

Del Valle - Winter Hike

A two-for-one hike along the East shore of Lake Del Valle. We'll enjoy the green hills on this moderate+ 7.7 mile, 1500 ft or challenging 10.9 mile, 2000 ft hike from the Arroyo Road Staging Area.

Both hikes start from below the dam at the Arroyo Road Staging Area onto the East Shore Trail. At the top of the hill, by the tree, we turn right descending on the single-track Heron Bay Trail. After 1 mile our trail meets the East Shore Trail, where we turn right, then another right back onto the Heron Bay Trail. After .35 mile, we turn right onto the East Shore Trail, following it for another 1+ mile to the top of the hill.

At this point the two hikes split up, with the the longer hike continuing along the East Shore Trail. The shorter hike turns right onto Heron Bay Trail, taking it .3 mile to the snack spot overlooking the reservoir.

The long hike continues along the East Shore Trail for 1 mile to a right turn onto the single-track Swallow Bay Trail. After .25 mile rejoining the East Shore Trail for a bit, where we again turn right onto the Swallow Bay Trail. Another .3 mile brings back up to the East Shore Trail above Badger Cove. We now turn left on East Shore Trail, following it back to the short hike split point, where we turn left on Heron Bay Trail, taking it .3 mile to the snack spot overlooking the reservoir.

After the snack both hikes continue along Heron Bay Trail, turning left onto East Shore Trail, following it all the way back to the parking lot.

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

Arroyo Road Staging Area, Livermore, provides access to trails in the northern part of Del Valle Regional Park.

Trailhead Directions:
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Arroyo Road Staging Area, Del Valle Regional Park. Use 5229 Arroyo Road, Livermore for GPS. HWY 580 East, HWY 84/Isabel Avenue South, Left on Concannon Blvd., Right on Arroyo Road. Parking lot is at the end of Arroyo Road. Parking is free but this lot fills quickly on weekends.

Parking Fee: None

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

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