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Hike Details for Del Valle

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Del Valle Regional Park
Del Valle

Del Valle
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City: Livermore
Region: EastBay
Park: Del Valle Regional Park

Saturday, April 07, 2007 @ 10:00 AM

Event Notes:

This hike is from the north end of Lake Del Valle. It's a bit far from Concord/W.C., but it's mostly highway. Planning ~7 miles total, with about 1,000' of elevation gain. 600' comes in the first half mile, but it rolling hills after that. We will rest and snack at the top of the hill and enjoy the views of the Lake. This hike is doggie friendly and 99% sun. Dogs are allowed in the Lake. It is an

Contact: Andrew Kincaid
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Trail Notes:

We'll do the East Shore Trail off of Arroyo Road Staging Area. It goes along a ridge above Heron Bay and Swallow Bay at the huge lake at Del Valle Regional Park. We can do the full 10 mile round trip to Badger Cove, or turn around earlier depending on the groups ambition. Overall, should take 4 to 5 hours. Bring snacks/lunch!

UPDATE! A friend of mine who is familiar with the Del Valle route we are doing has added these comments. Apparently the parking fee will only be $2 instead of $6. My mistake. Her comments below..…

The parking fee at the Arroyo entrance is only $2.00, the other entrance is the $6 one. It's better to park in the lot than down the street. You'll probably not get very good cell coverage out there, so I'd let people know the road basically dead ends at this entrance, the dam entrance. They're going in the right direction if they see signs for the VA and Taylor Family camp and drive past the Wente Winery, restaurant and golf course.

Trailhead Directions:

Directions: 580 towards Livermore. Take Portola Ave exit. Drive SE on Portola Ave and turn right on North L Street. After crossing First St., North L St. becomes South L St. and then Arroyo Road. Continue on Arroyo Road past Sycamore Grove and the US Veterans Admin Hospital, all the way to the end. The staging area is on the left. It is $6 to park in the staging area, but you can park in other areas up the road if you are willing to walk a bit. Apparently there is no parking on Arroyo Road.

Parking Fee: $2

The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Monday, October 18, 2004.

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