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Del Valle Regional Park
Del Valle

Del Valle
Click the Staging Area/Trail Name above for park information.
City: Livermore
Region: EastBay
Park: Del Valle Regional Park

Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:00 AM

Event Notes:

This hike will be a total of 6 miles. At the 3 mile mark we can snack and try to spot the eagle's nest on the opposite shore. Almost all sun. We start by climbing a big hill. Gentle ups and downs the rest of the way. A porta potty and picnic table at the parking lot. The parking ticket dispenser hasn't worked in 2 years but bring some singles just in case.


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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