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Bollinger Canyon Trail provides a relatively short, moderate hike up to the top of Las Trampas Ridge. Las Trampas Regional Wilderness offers 5,342 acres of wilderness and an expanded trail system that allows hikers and horseback riders to enjoy its remote and rugged areas. The park’s size and terrain allow visitors a feeling of privacy and escape from urban hustle and bustle. Once at the top, you will see beautiful panoramic views of the East Bay. This park is a good place for bird watching. There are many species of hawks, and occasionally, golden eagles are sighted. The trail is soil, so it may be rutted and bumpy from cow traffic.

Distance: 1.3 miles

Time: 1 hour

Altitude Gain: 674 feet

Address: 18012 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon

 

Parking/Staging:

  • Hours: 8am to 5pm unless otherwise posted or permitted (8am to 8pm from April to September)
  • Horses/Trailers: staging area supports vehicles and horse trailers

Tips:

  • Carry plenty of water for yourself, your dog, or your horses while visiting the park. The park has an inconsistent water supply.
  • Bikes and horses are not permitted on trails when they are wet from winter storms
  • Please close all gates to keep cattle grazing within the park

 

Photos: East Bay Regional Park District, ebparks.org