Deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and kayaks skimming over its waters, Del Valle is a lakeside heaven on 10 miles south of Livermore. Lake views dominate this easy trail that meanders along the lake. It is a great place to bird watch, especially early in the day. It is also a designated dog trail. There are restrooms and picnic tables along the way. The basic hike follows the lake out and back, but a short moderate loop can easily be added for a little more exercise and nice overlooks.
Distance: 2.2 miles
Time: 1 hour
Altitude Gain: 80 feet
Address: 7000 Del Valle Road, Livermore, CA 94550
Staging/Parking: 7am – sunset
Horses are not permitted in developed areas of the park (if you have questions, call 1-888-EBPARKS)
Entrance Fees: $6 per vehicle, $4 for trailered vehicle, $25 per bus. No drop-offs of any kind.
$2 per dog. Guide/Service dogs are free
Photos: East Bay Regional Park District, ebparks.org