APRIL 28, 2021 – The trail across the Pinole Valley Watershed from Pereira Creek to Sobrante Ridge undulates steeply through mostly shadeless grasslands. Our side trip through Fernandez Ranch included some welcome shade and a picnic area. We were too exhausted to tackle the Sobrante Ridge Trail, as planned, but returned three days later to enjoy the woods and view of San Pablo Bay.
- Pinole Valley Watershed trail map here
- Pinole Valley Watershed West and Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve trail map here
- Fernandez Ranch trail map here
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