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San Ramon Trails

MOTORIZED VEHICLES NOT ALLOWED

Please ensure that you know the allowable activities on the trails within the San Ramon trails system, which can be found below under trail information.  Most trails allow pedestrians and non motorized bicycles.  Some trails also allow equestrian.  Please refrain from riding motorized vehicles on the trails.  

KEEP GATES CLOSED

Please keep any gate that you find along your hike closed after use. Many of our trails have cattle and wildlife that graze the properties.  Gates are designed to keep the animals safe and in their designated grazing areas.   

STAY SAFE ON SAN RAMON TRAILS

It is allowable to engage in outdoor activity as long as individuals participate in social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 shelter in place restrictions in Contra Costa County.  Here are some recommendations on how to stay safe while exploring San Ramon trails.

    • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
    • Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
    • Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
    • Be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.
    • Bring water or drinks so that you are not dependent on  public drinking fountains
    • Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers
  • East Bay Regional Park District Information & Updates regarding current trails conditions related to COVID-19.  

COVID-19

Trail System Rules & Etiquette 

Adherence to the following guidelines will help ensure an enjoyable trail experience for a wide diversity of users.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Rules:

  • Trail Hours: dawn to dusk, year-round
  • No smoking or alcoholic beverages allowed on any trail or in any open space area.
  • Bicycle speed limit: 15 m.p.h. maximum.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way on paved trails. 
  • Horses have the right of way on soft trails. 
  • No horses on paved trails
  • Pets must be under control on a six foot or shorter leash at all times. 
  • Do not disturb the plants or animals. 
  • Pack it in.  Pack it out!
  • No structures (including vendor equipment) allowed within the trail property boundaries. 
  • No camping or camp fires allowed. 

Etiquette:

  • Observe trails rules and signs 
  • Keep on the right, pass on the left, and yield to faster moving users. 
  • Signal slower moving trail users when approaching.
  • Wear a helmet when cycling on in-line skating. 
  • Use caution when trail narrows and at high-use access points. 
  • Bicyclists stay on designated trail, two riders abreast maximum (single file if pedestrians are present)
  • Wheel skiers / in-line skaters do not use sharp tipped poles.
  • Skateboarders stay on paved trail: no jumps or demonstration-type skateboarding.
  • HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE SAN RAMON TRAIL SYSTEM

OUTERSPATIAL

SAN RAMON TRAILS powered by: OuterSpatial

 

 

The City of San Ramon is pleased to announce the transition to the new San Ramon Trails App, powered by OuterSpatial, beginning October 15, 2020. This free, easy-to-use mobile hiking app provides the core features of the Easy2Hike app, along with additional enhancements such as social engagement tools similar to Instagram and Facebook, enhanced trail linking to webpages and social media pages, and featured “communities” which share up-to-date news about local and state hiking communities.

The transition to the new San Ramon Trails App comes to the community at the perfect time, as Easy2Hike is unfortunately going out of business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is very excited to be able to provide an enhanced app to expand our community’s enjoyment of local trails, and look forward to seeing everyone out in the Open Space and Trails utilizing it!

OuterSpatial

We encourage hikers to download the OuterSpatial app in preparation of the San Ramon trails content becoming available on October 15. Until this date, please continue to navigate the trails system on the Easy 2 Hike app. 

If you have any questions, please email srtrails@sanramon.ca.gov. 

Please download the OuterSpatial app in the Apple or Google Play Store:

Apple Store:  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/outerspatial/id1254161962

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trailheadlabs.outerspatial

From your mobile device please use the following link to directly connect to the City of San Ramon trails system within the OuterSpatial app:  https://outerspatial.link/DaWufGHFgab

Please click the image below to view the OuterSpatial How To - FAQ for more helpful tips to get started!

How to Guide Example

San Ramon Open Space

The City of San Ramon is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills that are preserved for the public to enjoy both visually from all over San Ramon as well as spaces to explore. The San Ramon City Council holds open space preservation as one of its key priorities with a stated to goal to create bookends of Open Space along the Eastern and Western Edges of the City. 

If you have Open Space photos you would like to add to our slide show please email them to srtrails@sanramon.ca.gov.

Mt. DiabloPoppiesCowsTassajara RidgePink FlowersHousingWaterGrassy View

 

TRAIL MAPS 


This map shows all of the existing trails in San Ramon open for public use. To use this map, use the (+) feature to zoom in for more detail. Click on the icons (trails in blue lines; blue trees for City parks) to display the trail or park name and street references. To display street names, click on the Basemap Icon in the upper right hand corner and select "Streets".  If you have any questions or suggestions for additional information you would like to see included in this Trails Map, please send an email to  srtrails@sanramon.ca.gov.  
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TRAIL INFORMATION 

It is recommended to view the table below in landscape mode when viewing from a mobile device. 

 Trail Name Description Length Difficulty Activities
Alamo Creek Trail  The Alamo Creek Trail begins behind Dougherty Station Community Center and Diablo Valley College and ends near Piccadilly Square Park. In addition, the trail has multiple trailhead access points throughout the many residential areas this trail weaves through. The majority of the trail is concrete and eventually becomes an earthen trail east of Japonica Way. The Alamo Creek Trail is great for bike rides, walking, and running. 2.84 Miles Moderate Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Annabel Trail  Annabel Trail begins just off of the intersection of Bishop Drive and Sunset Drive. Walk north on this easy trail in the Bishop Ranch Business Park. This relaxing, earthen trail winds along Annabel Lake and affords visitors the opportunity to see unique wildlife and plant life. A storywalk along the west side of the trail highlights the many diverse offerings of the trail and lake.   The elevation stays mostly flat throughout the entire trail. The trail also connects with Trail #1 (TBD).   The Annabel Trail is privately owned and maintained.  Please follow all posted rules and good hiking etiquette while hiking this trail.  
0.76 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Basswood Trail  The Basswood Trail starts on Stoneleaf Road across from the Bark and Ride Park. The trail is a short hike slightly uphill.  The trail ends at Gale Ranch Middle School Park.
0.36 Miles Easy Hiking. Dog Friendly, Biking 
Bent Creek Trail  The Bent Creek Trail starts at the intersection of Bent Creek Road and Beaver Creek Court and heads north following Alamo Creek. The trail starts out in a wooded area, crosses Old Ranch Road, and then along Portillo Valley Drive continuing to follow the creek. The trail ends at the end of the Portillo Valley Drive. This is a great out and back hike.  Trail connections to the Stoney Creek Trail and the Peaceful Valley Trail can be made along the route.  
0.8 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Bollinger Canyon Road Trail  The Bollinger Canyon Trail starts at intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and Dougherty Road next to Diablo Plaza. Trail follows sidewalk along Bollinger Canyon Road and is remains flat throughout.  The trail ends at the intersection of Main Branch Road and Bollinger Canyon Road.
0.92 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
 Coyote Canyon Trail    0.4 Miles  Moderate Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking
 Coyote Creek Trail    0.5 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Cross Valley Trail  The Cross Valley Trail connects Tareyton Avenue and Del Mar Drive. The trail is flat, paved and fully ADA accessible. The trail is accessible from Tareyton Avenue, Broadmoor Drive, the Iron Horse Trail and Del Mar Drive. The San Ramon Cross Valley Trail is a great beginner trail for walking, running or riding bikes. The Del Mar Dog Park is located adjacent to the trail head located on Del Mar Drive.  0.67 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Dougherty Valley Ridge Trail  The Dougherty Valley Ridge Trail begins on Timbercreek Road which is just beyond Summit View Trail Park.  The trail heads North following the ridge line of the Dougherty Hills.  This trail has great views of the valley and of Mt. Diablo.  The trail ascends to 850 feet in elevation and then gradually descends to the end of the trail at Bollinger Canyon Road.     2.71 Miles Hard Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking, Equestrian
East Alamo Creek Trail    0.98 Miles  Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking
Grey Fox to Stream View Trail 

 Welcome to Grey Fox to Stream View Trail

The Grey Fox to Stream View Trail is privately owned and maintained.  Please follow all posted rules and good hiking etiquette when hiking the Grey Fox to Stream View Trail.

 0.2 Miles Moderate  Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking, Equestrian
Grey Fox Trail   Welcome to Grey Fox Trail.  The Grey Fox Trail is privately owned and maintained.  Please follow all posted rules and good hiking etiquette when hiking the Grey Fox Trail.   0.7 Miles Hard Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking, Equestrian
Inverness Park Trail   Inverness Park trail is a swift trail that strolls through the Broadmoor neighborhood.  Starting across the street from Montevideo School Park, the Inverness trail has many trees that provide plenty of shade throughout the trail with a few sunny areas providing a good mix of sun and shade.  Continuing on Dunbarton Circle past Montevideo Elementary School reveals a connecting path to the Iron Horse Trail.  0.6 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Iron Horse Trail  The Iron Horse Trail extends 4.5 miles through the length of San Ramon as part of East Bay Regional Park District's Iron Horse Regional Trail (running from Pleasanton to Concord). The trail is flat, paved and wheelchair accessible. The trail is reachable from many points throughout San Ramon. Overall, the trail corridor connects residential and commercial areas, schools, public transportation, regional trails and community facilities. Opportunities to view the valley ridge line and landscape features like Mt. Diablo create a pleasant trail experience. The Iron Horse Trail is great for walking, running, biking, and open to equestrians and dogs on leash.  The Iron Horse Trail is privately owned and maintained.  Please follow all posted rules and good hiking etiquette while hiking this trail.    4.5 Miles Hard Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking, Equestrian
 Jack Rabbit Ridge Trail    0.1 Miles  Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Live Oak Trail     0.7 Miles Easy  Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Lower Hidden Valley Ridge Trail  The trail begins just west of Hidden Valley Park on Albion Road across the street from Hidden Hills Elementary School. The trail heads west on an earthen trail consisting of a mix of grass and dirt. Hikers will enjoy a nice stroll in the rolling hills with slight to moderate increases and decreases in elevation. At Ivy Hill Way, the trail will head north consisting of a wide gravel path. There are multiple locations to gain access to the trail along Ivy Hill Way. The path will then run along the edge of the neighborhood before meeting up with the Alamo Creek Trail which will lead you to the top of the ridge. Once at the top you can go north (left) and connect with the Tassajara Ridge Trail or go south (right) and see sweeping views of the Dougherty Valley. For a looped hike, continue to the water tower and follow the asphalt road back down to Ivy Hill Way where you can make your way back to the trail head on Albion Road. Parts of the trail are located in the Windemere Ranch Preserve and is a cattle grazing area.  2 Miles Moderate Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
 Lower Hidden Valley Ridge to Alamo Creek to East Alamo Creek Trails Loop  This loop uses multiple trails and pathways to complete the loop.   5.5 Miles  Hard  Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking
Monarch Loop Trail  The trail begins on Japonica Way just east of Waterlily Way heading north on a paved path before turning to an earthen trail consisting of a mix of grass and gravel. Hikers will enjoy a nice stroll in the rolling hills with slight to moderate increases and decreases in elevation. The trail will take you along the edge of Valley View Park before making a significant decent to a paved path running along the edge of the neighborhood. The trail will also take hikers to Monarch Park. Lucky hikers will be treated to jack rabbits along the hillsides, ground squirrels scurrying along the paths and a plethora of birds along the trail.  2.81 Miles Hard Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Monarch Ridge Trail  Monarch Ridge Trail begins just off of the intersection of North Monarch Road and Feathermint Drive will lead you to Hidden Crest Park. Hike north on this easy trail adjacent to a quiet housing development. This meandering, earthen trail winds along the hillside and wildlife including squirrels, jackrabbits, and cows may be seen along the way. Views of the nearby hills, valleys and a few vistas complete the viewable scenery. The elevation changes mostly at the beginning and end of the trail, with a fairly flat trek otherwise. The trail also connects with the Star Jasmine Trail that will take you to Hidden Crest Park. This trail is best for walking, running, cycling.  0.3 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
 Mourning Dove Trail    0.2 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking
Old Dougherty Road Trail  The Old Dougherty Road Trail beings at the intersection of Ivy Leaf Springs and Stoneleaf Roads.  This is also the intersection of the West Alamo Creek Trail and the Mourning Dove Trail.  The trail heads south following the Old Dougherty Road and crosses over the Alamo Creek.  The trail ends at Bollinger Canyon Road. 0.7 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Peaceful Valley Trail  The Peaceful Valley Trail starts on Peaceful Valley Drive and heads south following the creek bank.  The trail continues along Summit View Drive and ends at the intersection of Old Ranch Road.  From here hikers can continue straight to the Bent Creek or Stoney Creek Trails or return to the starting location using Peaceful Valley Trail. 0.5 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
 Quail Run Trail    1.19 Miles Moderate Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Redhawk Trail   The Redhawk Trail starts at Valley View Park off of North Monarch Road.  Walk past the the tennis courts to find a paved path to start the hike.  Hikers will head down hill following Briar Oaks Drive until the trail intersects with the Bollinger Canyon Road Trail.  To continue on the Redhawk Trail hikers will cross Bollinger Canyon Road and continue through the Bark and Ride Park.  The trail follows Stoneleaf Road down hill until it ends upon intersecting the West Alamo Creek Trail.  0.7 Miles Easy  Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
 Redtail Hawk Trail  The Redtail Hawk Trail is privately owned and maintained.  Please follow all posted rules and good hiking etiquette when hiking the Red Tail Hawk Trail. 
1.5 Miles Moderate Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Red Willow Loop Trail  The trail begins at the Red Willow Loop Park parking lot at Coriander Court off of Red Willow Road and heads west on a paved path through the park before turning to an earthen trail consisting of a mix of grass and gravel. Hikers will enjoy a nice stroll in the hills with slight to moderate increases and decreases in elevation. The trail will take you along the edge of West Alamo Creek through a shaded grove of trees before descending to a path running along the edge of the neighborhood. The trail will take hikers back to Red Willow Park. Lucky hikers will be treated to jack rabbits and cows along the hillsides, ground squirrels scurrying along the paths, and a plethora of birds along the trail.  1.2 Miles Easy  Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Rolling Hills Trail  The trail begins on Bollinger Canyon Road behind Windemere Ranch Middle School. Travel south east on this moderate trail with beautiful views behind Six Pillars Park and towards the Tassajara Ridge Trail. Views include the rolling hills of the valley, Camp Parks and various wildlife including jack rabbits. The trail alternates between paved and earthen trail consisting of a mix of grass and dirt with slight to moderate increases and decreases in elevation. There are various access points throughout the trail within the neighborhoods at Stonehenge Way and Holbron Way. The Rolling Hills Trail is suitable for walking, running and cycling. 3.5 Miles Hard Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Souyen Park Bridge Trail    0.2 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Star Jasmine Trail   The trail head is across the street from Hidden Crest Park and is an earthen trail that follows at the base of the hills. The trail connects with Monarch Ridge Trail and is suitable for walking, running and cycling. 0.4 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
 Starkweather Trail  The trail begins on Pine Valley Rd just west of San Ramon Valley Boulevard  heading west on a gravel path before turning to an earthen trail consisting of a mix of grass and gravel. There is a gate located at the start of the trail, the pedestrian gate on the right side is unlocked to allow access to the Starkweather trail.  The Starkweather trail is open to the public. Hikers will notice tractors and equipment located to the side of the trail as the Starkweather family is developing the lane to grow hops and grapes of various varieties.  Hikers will enjoy a nice stroll through the Starkweather family property. The trail will take you along the edge of Forest Home Farms. At the end of the first section of the trail, hikers will find another gate to exit before crossing West Side drive to continue on the trail.  Please keep gates closed after use as there are cattle and goats that graze the property.  The trail will end on Winding Creek Way.  The Starkweather Trail is privately owned and maintained.  Please follow all posted rules and good hiking etiquette while hiking this trail. 
 0.68 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Stoney Creek Trail  The Stoney Creek Trail starts at the corner of Vista Monte Drive and Amberwood Way in San Ramon and heads toward the San Ramon/Dublin border.  The trail connects with Dublin's Alamo Creek trail and then heads north following the creek through a rolling open space field bordered with many large oak trees that are home to Turkey, Deer, and other bird species.  The trail then follows Beaver Creek Court, crosses the creek over a bridge, and follows Stoney Creek Drive along the bank of the creek.  The trail ends at the intersection of Old Ranch Road and Stoney Creek Drive.  From here hikers can continue straight to the Peaceful Valley Trail or Bent Creek Trail or can head back to the starting location using the Bent Creek or Stoney Creek Trails.   0.9 Miles  Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking
Stream View Trail  Welcome to Stream View Trail.  The Stream View Trail is privately owned and maintained.  Please follow all posted rules and good hiking etiquette while hiking this trail.  1.3 Miles Hard Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking, Equestrian
 Summerwood Loop Trail   Summerwood Trail is a hidden tributary branching from the Iron Horse Trail.  Located at the corner of Fallview Street & Fallen Leaf Circle,  Summerwood Trail makes its way through Summerwood Loop Road up to Alcosta Boulevard connecting the Iron Horse Trail with Alcosta Boulevard.  0.5 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Summit View Trail   The Summit View Trail offers 360 degree views of the San Ramon Valley. As you walk in a loop around the top of the Summit you are able to take in many breathtaking views of the valley. This trail connects you to Old Ranch Park which offers a paved walking loop, a large field, a basketball hoop, and a children’s playground. This trail is a complete dirt path that starts with a steep switch back incline and then leads a flat loop at the top.  The trail features picnic benches and seating benches that have beautiful complimentary views. 0.4 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Sycamore Grove Trail    0.6 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Tassajara Ridge Trail  The Tassajara Ridge Trail is an earthen trail beginning at the Tassajara Ridge Staging Area off of Windemere Parkway with an additional trailhead located on Longleaf Circle. The trail features rolling hills and overlooks that provide an excellent view of San Ramon, Dublin, and Danville. On clear days, you can also catch a perfect view of Mt. Diablo. The best time of year to explore this trail is during the spring and early summer when the hills are a luscious green, the wildflowers are in full bloom, and cows can be found grazing along the paths. Hikers may encounter cows, mountain bikers and equestrians.  3.53 Miles  Hard Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking, Equestrian
 Twin Creeks Trail  The Twin Creeks Trail starts at Bollinger Canyon School Park and heads south to Norris Canyon Road.  The trail is a paved path in a greenbelt that winds through residential neihborhoods. The Twin Creeks Trail is privately owned and maintained.  Please follow any posted rules and good hiking ettiquite when hiking the Twin Creeks Trail.</p>
 0.62 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Upper Hidden Valley Ridge Trail  The trail begins just west of Hidden Valley Park on Albion Road across the street from Hidden Hills Elementary School. The trail heads west on an earthen trail consisting of a mix of grass and dirt. Hikers will enjoy a nice stroll in the rolling hills with slight to moderate increases and decreases in elevation. At Ivy Hill Way, the trail will head north consisting of a wide gravel path. There are multiple locations to gain access to the trail along Ivy Hill Way. The path will then run along the edge of the neighborhood before meeting up with the Alamo Creek Trail which will lead you to the top of the ridge. Once at the top you can go north (left) and connect with the Tassajara Ridge Trail or go south (right) and see sweeping views of the Dougherty Valley. For a looped hike, continue to the water tower and follow the asphalt road back down to Ivy Hill Way where you can make your way back to the trail head on Albion Road. Parts of the trail are located in the Windemere Ranch Preserve and is a cattle grazing area.  1.5 Miles  Moderate Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
 Village Center Trail  The Village Center Trail contains a fully paved wide pathway that is great for jogging, biking, or walking with strollers. This mostly sunny walk showcases San Ramon open area and has a newly built bridge with a view of Alamo Creek. The trail leads into a beautiful shady residential area that takes you to two available parks to explore – Amarante Park and Quail Run School & Park. 0.6 Miles Easy  Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
West Alamo Creek Trail  Begins on Stoneleaf Road and Ivy Leaf Springs Road near Quail Run Elementary School and continues along a paved path running parallel to Lucy Lane leading to Bollinger Canyon Road. Hikers will cross Bollinger Canyon Road and head west to the trail marker leading up to Coyote Creek Elementary School. The trail continues along Lilac Ridge Road until turning right just past Laurelspur Loop onto a gravel path heading north towards Crow Canyon Road. The trail is a blend of mostly sidewalks and paved paths meandering through the western edge of Dougherty Valley, consisting of mostly flat ground until crossing Bollinger Canyon Road and proceeding uphill along the edge of Coyote Creek Elementary School. The trail provides an excellent vantage point of viewing the Dougherty Valley. Suitable for walkers, runners, cyclist and strollers.  2.4 Miles Moderate Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
 West Alamo Creek to Redhawk to Basswood to Village Center Trails Loop  This loop uses a combination of trails and pathways to create the loop.   2.2 Miles  Moderate Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking
Windemere Ridge Trail   The Windemere Ridge Trail begins across the street from the Windemere Ranch Middle School on East Branch Parkway near Bollinger Canyon Road. The trail is concrete, and is a cattle grazing area. After an initial steep incline the trail follows along the rolling hills of the Dougherty area with beautiful views of the valley.   1.1 Miles Moderate Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Trail # 1 (Name TBD)    2.2 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking 
Trail # 3 (Name TBD)     1.6 Miles Easy Hiking, Dog Friendly, Biking