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Lake Chabot Regional Park

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City: Castro Valley
Region: EastBay
Park: Lake Chabot Regional Park
Park Map URL: Click Here

Sunday, August 01, 2010 @ 9:00 AM

Event Notes:

This hike is 9 mile loop around the Lake. Most of it is at lake level, but there is a 2 mile section where we go into the hills. Much more shade than sun. We meet and start at the Marina and take the East Shore trail about 2 miles that takes us to a trail junction on our left(Honker Bay). Down a little ravine and across a wooden bridge to the Columbine trail on the left. Keep the Lake on your left and you are going in the correct direction. We eventually come to Bass Cove trail, cross the dam, and return via the West Shore trail to the Marina. Snacks, cold drinks and restrooms there. Parking in the lot is now $5 or $6. You can park in the street for free, but obey the signs.

Contact: Andrew Kincaid
Cell Phone: (925)

Trail Notes:

Lake Chabot Reservoir was built in 1874-75 as a primary source of water for the East Bay. The 315-acre lake was closed to recreation for 91 years. Legislation passed in the 1960s opened the lake for controlled recreational uses. Currently, the lake serves as a standby emergency water supply. For this reason, visitors are asked to observe certain necessary regulations to keep the waters pure.

Trailhead Directions:
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All directions are to get to the Lake Chabot Marina:
From I-580 in San Leandro:
Exit at Fairmont Drive and go east (uphill). (Note that Fairmont Drive becomes Lake Chabot Road.) The Marina entrance will be to the left at the bottom of the hill.

From I-580 westbound in Castro Valley:
Take the Strobridge Ave. exit. Turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Blvd., and left on Lake Chabot Road. The Marina is about two miles ahead on the right.

From I-580 eastbound in Castro Valley:
Take the Redwood Road exit and turn left onto Redwood Road, left at Castro Valley Blvd., right at Lake Chabot Road. The Marina is about two miles ahead on the right.

Meet at the Information Kiosk on the North East side of the parking lot. Additional street parking is available at no cost outside of the park entrance.

Parking Fee: $5 per Vehicle
Other Fees: $2 per Dog

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

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