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Don Castro Regional Recreation Area
Main Staging Area

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

Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 9:30 AM


Event Notes:

Dan will lead a moderate, approximately 5.5 mile, 800-foot elevation gain loop hike around Don Castro Reservoir into Five Canyons Open Space. Route will be Whispering Creek Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, Deer Canyon Trail, Sandstone Trail, Diamond View Trail to Five Canyons Park to rest/snack/enjoy the view. Return on the Shady Canyon Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail, Ridgetop Trail, and Shoreline Trail back to the parking lot. Water/bathrooms at Don Castro trailhead and Five Canyons Park.

Contact: Howard   
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: (925) 548-8783


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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