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Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
Main Staging Area
RSVPs - 41 -- YES: 11 NO: 29 MAYBE: 1

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

Thursday, November 01, 2018 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Choose a 7.5 mile 1,100 foot or a 6 mile 900 foot elevation gain figure 8 hike starting from Hayward's Don Castro Regional Recreation Area. Route will be Twilight Trail, cross a small creek onto Whispering Creek Trail which then parallels the shoreline, continue straight onto Chabot-to-Garin/Bay Area Ridge Trail. Short hike will do an out-and-back from the Shady Canyon/Chabot-to-Garin Trail junction. Long hike will continue on to the green metal corral stopping to rest/snack then circle back on No Name Trail to the junction. Both hikes return down Shady Canyon Trail, Chabot-to-Garin/Bay Area Ridge Trail, turning right across the bridge, then left on Ridgetop Trail, Shoreline Trail, and Fenceline Trail back to the parking area. Water/bathrooms at Don Castro trailhead.

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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