Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
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Park: Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
Sunday, January 05, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
A moderate two choice hike, either a 5.5 mile 690-foot elevation out-and-back or a 7.1 mile 900-foot elevation partial loop hike. Both versions begin at Remington Loop trailhead in Danville. Route is Las Trampas Ridge Trail/Calaveras Ridge Trail to the junction with Del Amigo Trail to rest/snack. Short hike will return along the same route. Long hike will continue on making a loop onto the Del Amigo Trail, Sulphur Springs Trail, and back along the Las Trampas Ridge Trail/ Calaveras Ridge Trail. No services on this hike. IGNORE THE TRAIL NOTES BELOW!
Cell Phone: (925) 323-7384
This is a tough hike, with fairly steep uphill grades. It will take about 35 - 60 minutes to reach the ridge (depending on personal speed), then turns into fairly easy rolling up and down grades.
The first part of this hike is the most difficult. For beginner or novice types, it will seem like the steepest dirt trail you've ever experienced, and you might find you only want to go to the first "ridge". That part may well take you 45 minutes to an hour to complete. No matter how difficult, I encourage you to take your time and venture onward until you reach the top. This is a great trail for cardio workouts, whether your goal is to lose weight, or simply get in shape, this is the trail for you!
For the veteran hikers, this first part may slow you down a bit, but I expect you'll reach the very top within 30 - 40 minutes. And we'll continue to the left (south) from there.
We will continue until we reach a barbed wire fence. At that point turn right and proceed along a narrow grass trail until you reach a tree. We'll take a short rest break, then turn back around and proceed back the same way we came.
Bring lots of water along! You may need it! Despite the difficult start, overall, this is a moderate 2 hour hike round trip.
Dogs are permitted on this trail!
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Parking Fee: no charge
Take Hwy 680, exit Sycamore Blvd, head WEST. Cross San Ramon Valley Blvd. Past the 2nd stop sign, this turns into Remington Loop. This is a residential street. Trail head starts opposite 253 Remington Loop (between 252 and 246).
The trailhead information on this page was last updated
Thursday, July 15, 2004.