The Bay Area Ridge Trail at Anthony Chabot Regional Park features a wide path winding through grassy meadows and eucalyptus groves, with views of San Francisco Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west. The final mile narrows to a single track as it winds down a hillside and into a canyon before paralleling Redwood Road. Find a trail map here.
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DATE HIKED: June 30, 2021.
Goldilocks would have appreciated our hike on the Ridge Trail through Chabot Park. The trail was not too long; the grade was not to steep; and the 70-degree weather was just right.
I could hear the buzz of the East Bay freeways from an overlook or two, but on most of the trail I felt like I was walking down a wide and winding country lane in the fall. The leaves from the ever-shedding eucalyptus trees found under foot and the early-summer red tones of the poison oak found in the brush accentuated the effect.
The hike through Chabot Park also connected the dots on weeks of Ridge Trail trekking in the East Bay. After beginning with a scattershot approach to our adventure, we now have completed all the segments from the north shore of the Carquinez Strait to Castro Valley.
We had a lovely walk on a country road. Enough said.
Miles we hiked0
(with returns and connectors)
Our Progress Hiking the Bay Area Ridge Trail – 75.6 out of 390 miles19.2%