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Del Valle Regional Park
West Beach Parking
RSVPs - 46 -- YES: 17 NO: 27 MAYBE: 2

West Beach Parking
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Livermore
Region: EastBay
Park: Del Valle Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Event Notes:

Del Valle Runaround Hike

Your choice of two hikes in EBRPD Del Valle Regional Park
a Moderate+ 6.8 mile, 1400 ft. ele. or
a Challenging 9.5 mile, 2200 ft. ele.

Starting from the West side of the lake near the Lichen Bark Picnic area, we'll head along West Shore, cross the bridge, then East Shore up to Cedar Camp, back around to Black Sage up to Cedar Mtn to stop for a rest/snack stop at the picnic table. Then down Cedar Mtn, crossing Arroyo Valle Creek into the Family Camp ground. Then over to and up Vallecitos, and back down Sailor Camp, with a quick loop on Oak Hills Self Guided Trail.

On returning to the picnic area the short hike will return to the parking lot to complete the hike.

The long hike will turn left and do an out-and-back hike to the end of Deer Jaw Trail.

Please download and print the route map linked here.

Leader: Joel Schantz

Trail Notes:

One of the entrances to the Ohlone Wilderness.

If going into the Ohlone Wilderness, a $2 map/trail permit will be required. The permit can be purchased at the park entry kiosk. Also a $2 fee per Dog (Service and Guide dogs are free).

Notes from the Mountineers book "Get delightfully stranded in highly isolated Ohlone Wilderness, the land known for its wondrous oak trees and the Bay Area's longest waterfall and second tallest peak. The ancient oak trees here seem to boast more twisted than normal trunks and extra crooked main branches. They embellish the virtually constant superb views of perfect mosaics of densely wooded canyon bottoms, oak dotted slopes, and impenetrable chaparral patches. Come on a clear day (most likely in fall) and discover numerous vantage points for amazing views of Mount Whitney and the Sierras, Mount Hamilton, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and San Francisco Bay and its city. Sometimes in winter, grassy green clusters of ridges and peaks are lightly dusted with mellow snow. Murietta Falls, named after the legendary 1800s outlaw Joaquin Murietta, are usually in full roar from January to April (depending on recent and heavy rainfall). Soon after that they become a trickle and finally vanish sometime in summer. Horseback riders use area trails and dogs are allowed on day trips only."

Trailhead Directions:
Click Here for a Map

Give yourself at least an hour from Walnut Creek. The last stretch of the road is windy.

Take the I-580 Eastbound exit towards Livermore/Stockton. Take the North Livermore Avenue exit. Make a right after the exit and head South for approx 3.7 miles. (North Livermore Avenue soon turns into South Livermore Avenue and then into Tesla Road). You will drive thru downtown Livermore, residential areas and a couple vineyards. Turn right onto Mines Road. Drive for 3.6 miles and make a slight right onto Del Valle Road. Drive the final 3 miles to the park entrance.

From the entrance kiosk make a left and follow the road to the other side of the park. After crossing the bridge make a right and continue on the road to the last parking lot. The group will meet at the end of this parking lot.

Parking Fee: $6 per vehicle
Other Fees: $2 trail fee/hiker; $2/dog

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

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