This post was written by Madeleine Holloway.
A healthy lifestyle includes movement we enjoy. You’ll catch our dietitian Madeleine breaking a sweat outside after work and on the weekends. Here is a list of our favorite East Bay Area hikes from Pleasanton to Lafayette.
Remember to always be prepared hiking. Pack plenty of water (1 Liter/hour/person) and snacks. Check out our nutritionist approved hiking snacks here.
Martin Canyon Creek Trail (3 miles, 1.5 hours roundtrip)
Shady, moderately hilly hike in a great forest setting. The trail is accessible year-round. Dog friendly. Free parking.
San Ramon, CA
Bollinger Creek Loop Trail in Las Trampas Regional (3.5 miles +, 2.5 hours+ roundtrip)
Lots of trails make Las Trampas a great hiking spot. Expect to gain elevation with steep inclines. Spectacular views across the Bay. Dog friendly. Free parking.
Rock City to Wall Point Summit in Mount Diablo State Park (3.5 miles, 1.5 hours roundtrip)
If you’re a kid or a kid at heart, this hike is filled with climbing and summiting. Wall Point Road is 3 miles on a wide fire road. Wall Point is considered to be one of the best bird watching spots on Mount Diablo. Free parking.
Lafayette & Walnut Creek Area, CA
Offers a paved trail (2.7 miles) and an unpaved trail (4.7 miles) around the reservoir. The paved trail provides more shade and coverage (year-round a great walk), while the rim trail is mainly exposed (better on cloudy, cooler days). Dog friendly. Paid parking. After walking or hiking, I love heading to Pizza Antica or Vitality Bowls for post-hike meal. Check out our favorite healthy Bay Area restaurants.
Pleasanton & Fremont Area, CA
Canyon View Trail at Little Yosemite in Sunol Regional Wilderness (4 miles, 2 hours roundtrip)
Pick up a map and head over the wooden bridge. There are a few benches to stop, take a break and eat a snack. Head down to the creek, explore Little Yosemite after your hike and take the fire trail back to the parking lot. Dog friendly. Free parking M-F, $5 paid parking on weekends.
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