The hike from Del Valle to Maggie's Half Acre was quite intense with elevation. Be sure to enter your trip on the board so rangers will know you're out there in case of fire or other emergency. Trails can get crowded on weekends at Mission Peak and Sunol, but the rest of time you'll have the trails largely to yourself (and a few grazing cattle.) I started at Stanford Staging Area and ended at Del Valle in Livermore. March is the time to go- I saw so many wildflowers in Sunol!!! It says dogs are ok on a leash, but I would say not ok to bring a dog during summer. Bring EXTRA water! Your goal: 10 miles to the Maggie's Half Acre campsite near Rose Peak. We brought freeze dried meals that we bought from REI, boiled water with out propane camp stove, and enjoyed. You can easily get one with nature and be away from people. It does have its own beauty but not much to see. You have to hike or ride horseback to see this magnificent 9,737-acre parkland, accessible only by way of the Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Had an awesome time... beautiful hike, quite challenging - challenging enough that I found myself constantly setting goals instead of letting my mind drift. I have a "Wildflowers of Mount Diablo" booklet that is great for identifying the flowers. I would also suggest bringing packets of powder Gatorade or similar, you’ll need the electrolytes. The Ohlone 50K is a point-to-point race traversing the entire Ohlone Wilderness Trail, a tough 31 mile distance run on trails and fire roads.The trail crosses sections of four East Bay Regional Parklands: Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Ohlone Regional Wilderness, and … Don’t underestimate the route, especially if wearing a full pack for three days. There are some places to throw trash away, so don’t worry about having to carry it for too long, you’ll eventually run into a campsite or rest stop with a trash can. Feb 1 - Mar 8 It’s strictly prohibited in all the parks anyway. That said, waking from Stuart’s camp to then peak in forging snow with not another person in sight was magical. The second day was way worse because it rained nearly the entire way to Eagle Spring. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. East Bay Regional Parks page for Ohlone Trail EBRPD page for Del Valle Regional Park Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4547, Park/Gate Hours Mosquitos and flies were especially abundant. We spent the night at Maggie's half acre, it was pretty nice. Soon the trail crosses Calaveras Road, where your push to Mission Peak continues along a broad ranch road. Overall it was quite nice. It’s a 28 mile point-to-point hike going from the Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA, through Sunol and Ohlone Regional Wildernesses, and ending in Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. 8am - 8pm Hopefully you've left a car here, or made transportation arrangements. It's better to call somebody to pick you up. We took a hike first part of August in the Ohlone Wilderness Area, This is a beautiful place for a hike. If you turn left, you're in for another four miles of gentler climbing till you reach Rose Peak. The runoff started filling those little creeks to the point you almost couldn't cross them. Video recapping from sunol to del valle - may 2017, temps ~85-95 degrees The landscape includes oak and bay woodlands, grassy uplands carpeted with springtime wildflowers, and wilderness ridges and peaks. The less you carry, the less you'll suffer, so take only what you know you'll need. Watch out for raccoons trying to steal your food at Sunol Headquarters! I weighed in when I got home and lost 4 lbs during the hike. It climbs past two tall-ish peaks with splendid views on clear days (Mission & Rose Peaks), winds through oak forests and rolling hills, and ends at a large reservoir: Lake Del Valle. If you're hiking in the heat make sure to bring and treat water. The Ohlone Trail traverses 28 miles of mountains and canyons in southern Alameda County and is open to hikers and equestrians. But there will be absolutely no where to get food unless you get an Uber Eats to the MP trailhead. In addition to the misleading water sources also be advised that the water sources are not on the trail and are pretty far off. Very Intense Trail! Ohlone Wilderness Trail, Livermore: See 5 reviews, articles, and 10 photos of Ohlone Wilderness Trail, ranked No.38 on Tripadvisor among 74 attractions in Livermore. Found out she likes steak. If the weather cooperates, watch the sunset from atop the peak. More of an amble than a hike. Lucky for us this time of year is not too hot. Make sure to be as prepared as you can, but still pack light! Trail was muddy in a few places but not bad. Get race details, runner reviews, race reports, photos, videos and more! This trail is about 29 mi (47 km) in length, excluding the trails that connect to it along the way and each end of the trail. Creatures not often seen near metropolitan areas live in these lands, including the endangered bald eagle, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, and a herd of Tule Elk. Horses are also able to use this trail. Download file: Ohlone_Wilderness_Trail.gpx Permits and Fees: The East Bay Regional Park District website is the best resource for information on permits and fees, but here is a short summary: Permits (one per hiker) are required for almost all portions of the Ohlone trail. And we may… I trained, but should have trained more! Water filter or purification tablets. 8am - 6pm The trail passes Rose Peak, the highest accessible point in Alameda County, and traverses Sunol Regional Wilderness, one of the East BAy's premiere hiking destinations. The Ohlone Wilderness 50K - “Always arduous but strikingly beautiful” The Ohlone Wilderness 50K is recognized as one of toughest 50 Kilometer trail races in the United States. No through hiking to Lake Del Valle Regional Park. This wasn’t clear from their website. The trail takes a few steep dives but it's mostly pleasant ridge walking for the first 10 miles down to the Sunol Wilderness headquarters. bl3ssthism3ss February 21, 2016 January 3, 2017 Backpacking. Late winter and early spring are the best times to go because the temperatures are cool, the hills are green and the wildflowers are in bloom. We did this hike yesterday (mid July), it was extremely hot and taxing. Day 1-- 9.95 miles (plus 1.2 miles walking from the check-in kiosk to the trailhead). The region is home to very few people, but it shelters abundant wildlife. It was pretty difficult especially around mile 21. Where: Ohlone Wilderness Trail (Livermore, Ca - Fremont, CA) When: March 22-23 Distance: 26.88 miles Conditions: 42F-62F, cloudy/rainy on Friday, partly cloudy/sunny on Saturday, windy throughout Lighterpack. But I didn't see it. Weather would change every 30 minutes from shining sun to torrential rain and everything in between. 8am - 9pm This portion of the trip has some great views of both backcountry and the East Bay towns (Sunol, Livermore, etc.). Dogs: Dogs are allowed during daytime only. Freezing, extremely windy, and raining beyond belief. The most beautiful parts of the trail were between Mission Peak and Sunol Backpacking area, as well as the Del Valle Area. The whole trail is really exposed with no shade whatsoever. But what comes up, must come down, and after Rose Peak, it's pretty much all downhill until you reach Sunol. This entry was posted in Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Training hike and tagged backcountry, backpacking, east bay, fremont, hiking, livermore, ohlone wilderness trail, sf bay area, thru-hike on March 4, 2016 by Claudine. In both of these areas I saw red-tailed hawks and groups of beautiful deer. Ohlone Wilderness Trail. So that was unfortunate and slowed me down near the end. The Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail Hiking Permit/Map is required for both day use and camping/backpacking for each person, ages 12 and over. The trail can be done either east to west, or west to east. It took us probably twice as long as it should have to get down. Camping is allowed at designated sites along the Ohlone Trail. We ran out. Very challenging, but an enjoyable local adventure. I hear the waterfalls are worth it, though, so I recommend spending the night at Stuart's Camp and doing the 1 mile side trip to see it (if it's been raining, of course- the falls are usually dried up)! Hikers must buy a permit, which is printed on an excellent map of the entire trail. The Ohlone Regional Wilderness Trail traces a meandering line across one of the largest and most secluded swaths of publicly owned oak woodland left in the East Bay. It begins at the southern end of Del Valle Regional Park south of Livermore, California, and ends near Mission Peak at Fremont.Most of the trail goes through Ohlone Regional Wilderness. Ohlone Wilderness Trail - Del Valle is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. We ran into about three dogs, not bad. On the other hand, when you go in winter (and like to take in the views like me) bring a head lamp. We took a Boy Scout troop over the Memorial Day weekend and completed the trail west to east. This is the best training hiking in the Bay Area. But when it started raining for 18 hours straight, it made the trail even more challenging! It also passes through two watershed areas leased from the San Francisco Water Department. Beautiful shining rocks- some white, some pink! Sep 12, 2020 - A 29-mile scenic hiking trail located in the Ohlone Regional Wilderness. Park will reopen when declared safe by the Fire Department. We ate our dinner in Sunol, then we had the last push under the darkness till finished at Ohlone college. It's like, Rocks And Just a Few of Them Are Clear Beach.) The trails, especially in the back country, are poorly maintained. Hiked and ran over 25 miles today and that is a good day. https://youtu.be/hXyTGmwYyx4. Please be a friendly hiker and leave the rocks for future hikers to see. Ohlone Wilderness Trail is one wicked walk: 28 miles in two days with over 7,600 feet of elevation gain. It is quite an experience. We had two teams, one started from Ohline College, and another team was from Del Valle. Backpacking fee is $5 per night per person (fees may have gone up since this was written). Day 2 down to the falls and finished at del valle... despite leaving from rose peak, still found a way to climb approx 2500 ft in the hike down. Amazing gem in our Bay Area back yard! EBRPD page for Mission Peak Regional Preserve There's a lovely stretch close to the Murrietta Falls trail where the path is glittering with quartz. So think about that. https://www.relive.cc/view/1511244740, Great hike in the Bay Area. In the morning we went out at Mission Peak Stanford Staging Area. It's best to start out from Del Valle Regional Park, where you'll want fresh legs for the meanest climbs. 15 hours) ~ 6 hours from LA You can see the map shown below here. Pack in and pack out. The trail is wide and quite popular with day hikers, and those looking to watch the sunset. Ohlone Wilderness Trail is a hiking, trail running, walking adventure located in or near Ohlone Regional Wilderness, CA. Even after I reached the Rose Peak, the "descent" into Del Valle packed enough uphills to set my tired muscles on fire every step of the way. They are also down very steep hills. I was afraid of the mud, but there were none. I would suggest starting from Del Valle. Parks form the trailheads at both ends of the trail: Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont on the west and Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore on the east. Post navigation The last few miles to the Stanford Avenue entrance to Mission Peak Regional Preserve can be crowded with hikers, particularly on weekends, but the downgrade is a welcome change after so much climbing. Hiking Murietta Falls - Ohlone Wilderness Regional Park Total Distance : 12 miles Elevation Gain: 4,176ft Everage Grade: 16.8% Trailheads: 11001 Del Valle Rd. Suggestions: Enjoy & research Ohlone Regional Wilderness, California with trail guides, topo maps, photos, reviews & GPS routes on Trails.com. Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381. The Ohlone Wilderness (Regional) Trail has been calling my name for half a year. For this reason, I most likely will not do the trail in its entirety again, since my favorite parts are close to parking areas, and everything in between is hilly pastures with oaks- still pretty, but not my favorite part. Where? 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 946051-888-EBPARKS, 1-888-327-2757, (Deaf or Hearing Impaired, use the TRS at 711), © 2018 East Bay Regional Park DistrictAll rights reserved, to public access. You won’t have any service the entire way until you hit the Del Valle trail systems. Fee paid at Sunol or Del Valle entry point. Anyone younger I might assume would struggle. $2/person/year Be prepared. Trespassing off-trail into non-leased water department lands may result in citation and may jeopardize future public use of the leased lands. I was hoping to fill up on water in Sunol, but the fountains along the trail weren't working. It was so special to come upon the glitter trail after a long grumpy day of hiking up and down over and over again. I didn't see any other people until about 8 miles in where I passed 4 backpackers. Coyotes, raccoons, deer, vultures, Hawks, eagles, rabbits, rattle snakes, ground squirrels, free range cattle. On clear days you can see farther than you'd have imagined possible from the summit: all the way to San Jose and the Santa Cruz Mountains beyond. Its centerpiece is 3,817-foot Rose Peak, just 32 feet lower than Mount Diablo. Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail Hiking Permit (REQUIRED) While never far from the city, it is remarkably empty and quiet. The Del Mar side packs all of the elevation gain into the first day including the dive into William's gulch. It's not only 20 miles long, but with a huge, relentless elevation change, about 6,500 ft up and down. But on a clear/warm day make sure you bring plenty of water. Post navigation. This entry was posted in Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Training hike and tagged backpacking, camping, east bay, fremont, hiking, livermore, maggie's half acre camp, ohlone wilderness trail, ohlone wilderness trail 2016, sunol, sunol regional wilderness, sunol wilderness, thru-hike on March 6, 2016 by Claudine. Excellent Workout...made it in only 3.5 miles in a total of 7 miles round trip. Watch out while walking around at night, don't wanna step on one of those little guys! From I580 turn South on N LIVERMORE AVE - go 1.0 mi, continue on S LIVERMORE AVE - go 2.0 mi, S LIVERMORE AVE becomes TESLA RD - go 0.5 mi, Turn right on MINES RD - go 3.5 mi, continue on DEL VALLE RD - go 4.5 mi, arrive at 7000 DEL VALLE RD, LIVERMORE. A day’s trip from Sunol to Rose Peak and back. Amazing experience right here in the Bay Area. This hike is not for rookies, though conditioned day hikers looking to try backpacking should be able to do it over three days. My girlfriend and I went from Del Valle to Mission Peak in three days/two nights. If you know it's gonna rain, I would recommend avoiding this campsite as it is very exposed. But then you’ll most likely lose service again in Del Valle itself. Click the map image below to see an enlarged version. Make sure to hit Rose peak and Murietta falls. Who? On way back hit Murrieta Falls which had pretty good volume. A phenomenal training hike for the Sierra Nevada. Rose Peak lies roughly halfway between Sunol headquarters and Del Valle. After that, though, the climbing is again quite intense. I don’t recommend summer due to its pretty dry, hot, and exposed. Very beautiful falls and not a sole around. First day out of Lake Del Valle is straight up for miles. Ohlone Wilderness Trail Hikers who cross into the San Francisco Water Department lands that connect Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness and Del Valle Regional Park, must carry the Ohlone Wilderness Trail map/permit. Parking: See Del Valle Regional Park, Sunol Regional Wilderness and Mission Peak Regional Preserve Lots of good Geocaching along the way and can't wait to return. The Ohlone Trail passes through the Ohlone Wilderness and three regional parks: Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, Sunol Regional Wilderness near Pleasanton and south of Sunol, and Del Valle Regional Park. From end to end it’s 29 miles or so. Smoker? Explore 28.0 miles over 1 trail in Ohlone Regional Wilderness, Livermore, California. It is located between Mission Peak (to its west) and Sunol Regional Wilderness (to its east). From Del Valle, we started climbing constantly until reaching Rose Peak. Along the way, I was greeted with beautiful orange poppies and assorted wildflowers. We under packed in terms of calories, therefore we were pretty sluggish at some points. We failed to bring a variety of other snacks however. I am pretty sure I heard a golden eagle, too! I did this hike almost a year ago on February 18,2018. I probably should have searched around some more at the Sunol park headquarters, because I ran out of water about half-way up the back side of Mission Peak and there isn't any running water until you reach the Stanford Ave. staging area. You may purchase your permit in one of the following ways: If purchasing by phone, online or by mail, the Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail Hiking Permit/Map should be purchased at least 7 days in advance of your planned trip to allow time for mailing. Very dry. When you start at Del Valle, the first ascent is extremely steep but you basically descend the rest of the way to MP. Went here with my recently adopted dog on a spring Monday, with hopes of not running into other dogs and avoiding her triggers. We encountered far more severe weather on our last night at Maggie's Half Acre than was predicted by NWS forecast. Sign in at the Ohlone Wilderness Trail board near the Sunol HQ; the trail resumes nearby, passing a corral and climbing along on a narrow single-track. I got back at about 5.30 or 6 and it was complete dark already. It is located in southern Alameda County, near the cities of Fremont, CA and Sunol, CA. All in all, what a workout! Mind your water supply: Water troughs are at strategic locations from Del Valle to Sunol, but there is no water between Sunol and the Stanford Avenue terminus of the trail. The Ohlone Wilderness is breathtaking and seems very remote, though it is difficult to reach except by experienced hikers. Separate reservations may be needed for camping in Del Valle or Sunol. The trail is named after the Ohlone (or Costanoan) pe… It was a great hike, although I wouldn’t recommend doing this one in summer. There is a picnic table at the peak in the event you want to have a meal with a view. It was very strenuous, and I cannot wait to do this trail again. This is a great trail and is close enough to the Bay Area to make it accessible without driving all the way to the Sierras. The trail can be used by backpackers for a two to three day trek, or by day-hikers content to turn around and head back once they reach their limit. Rose Peak had good views and was worth the effort to do at least once. Water? The Ohlone Wilderness Trail at the Ohlone Regional Wilderness is a strenuous 28 mile one-way trail that features stunning mountain vistas and connects the Del Valle Regional Park to Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA. I was hoping to finish in under 9 hours, but ran over a little. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/mission http://www.tommangan.net/twoheeldrive/index.php/2007/04/16/two-days-on-the-ohlone-wilderness-trail. Descent down the "Big Burn" is nothing to sneeze at as well. Even though it's not Mount Diablo, this area shares similar ecosystems because it's all part of the Diablo Range. You will cover alot of ground soaking in the best views of this trail. I carried a full 30 lb backpack and finished in 11 hours and 15 min. The abundance of wildlife includes golden eagles, mountain lions, and tule elk. All of the campsites are unique and beautiful. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ohlone You’ll lose service once you get out of the Mission Peak area going into the trail. The trail goes to a shoulder north of a narrow trail about a quarter-mile from the summit. The weather was perfect, too. After about two-thirds of a mile (it'll seem much longer), you'll hit a T where you've got two choices: another very steep half-mile to the left or a gentler but longer route to the right along the Rocky Ridge section of the trail. I'm not a backpacker, so I just went for it, with an option to bail at the 20 mile mark when I reached Sunol. Trail bicycles and motor vehicles are not permitted. Previous. The only electricity I was able to find was in Sunol on the backside of the Visitors Center building. Permits can be purchased at the park kiosk, online, or via phone when making a campsite reservation. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-EBPARKS, and pressing #2. Ohlone Wilderness is a 9,737 acres (39.40 km ) regional park in the United States that is part of the East Bay Regional Parks (EBRPD) system. My suggestion would be to coordinate your pick-up location and time as precise as possible. The trail sure is hard - very hard. My third hike on the Ohlone Trail this year. Next. Trail was in a beautiful condition. There is a gulch you drop down into briefly, but it's not too bad. Staging areas and vehicle parking lots that give access to the Ohlone Wilderness are located at Del Valle Regional Park outside Livermore, Sunol Wilderness Regional Preserve near Pleasanton, and Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont. If you’re looking for scenery this trail is not for you. Definitely get an early start if you want to finish the trail in 2 day/1 night. I recommend doing it this way, because the Del Valle section is pretty steep, and although my knees were killing me, I preferred to do the "Big Burn" section downhill. It also has a garbage can for you to unload some trash. We camped first night at Maggie's Half Acre and second night at Eagle Spring. Today I hiked to Williams Gulch. Weather in winter and spring can take brutally cold turns: many backpackers have been snowed upon in March and April. A backpacker said it’s a 45 minute drive. But we did it! stupid, I know. Two-Heel Drive write-up on this hike Six miles round trip with 2000 plus feet of elevation gain. Hiked from Sunol Wilderness to Del Valle as a day hike in preparation for summer hiking season on JMT and Colorado Trail. Fee for in-person purchase is $2/person/year; by mail/phone/online $4/person/year for first five permits and $3/person/year for each additional permit after five. We went on an overcast and a rainy weekend with full packs. This trail traverses 28 miles of mountains and oak canyons in southern Alameda County and is open to hikers and equestrians. After Rose peak you come into a very gradual downhill scenic trail heading into the sunol wilderness area. This trail starts off fairly navigable but gets steep quickly, with the steepest sections pitching up to 25%. The permit is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Unless there’s a trash or a toilet, take your butt or roach with you. We did encounter heavy rain on the last day. It's $2 at the Del Valle entrance or $2.50 online or by mail. A right turn takes you over to Murietta Falls, the highest waterfall in the Bay Area. The gate opens at 8am; be there ready already. East Ridge to Ridgeline, East Shore, and Hetch Hetchy Trail Loop, East Shore and Heron Bay Trail to Venadas Group Camp, Squirrel Gulch Trail to Eagle Crest Trail to Ridgeline Trail Loop, East Shore, Ridgeline, and Hetch Hetchy Loop, Del Valley East Lasso to West Beach via East Shore Trail, Oak Grove, Black Sage, and Cedar Mountain Loop, Arroyo Rd Staging Area to East Shore and Heron Bay Trails, Winery Loop via Arroyo del Valle Regional Trail, http://www.tommangan.net/twoheeldrive/index.php/2007/04/16/two-days-on-the-ohlone-wilderness-trail. Most hikers drop their packs here and make a dash to the top, take a few pictures at Mission Peak's famous summit post, and head back down. Tough trail I took to Murrieta Falls, next goal is Rose Peak than eventually all the way to Sunol Wilderness Area. Bring an abundance or bring a stove. I've actually never done a marathon, and this was a marathon with a 7500 ft climb, which is pretty insane. For a long time, I’d put off hiking the East Bay’s own Ohlone Wilderness Trail, because it didn’t seem remote or challenging enough, and the point-to-point car shuttle logistics seemed like a pain. Post navigation ← Brazen Racing’s Drag-N-Fly Half Marathon Hiking the Ohlone Wilderness Trail Day Two → So if you plan to park there, as we did, expect to wait 15 minutes for a spot to open up. An Ohlone Wilderness Permit is required for each person age 12 years or older. Plenty of water in streams and cisterns this early in the year and were able to cut down on weight by hauling less water. But the tent clearing was right next to an opening that allowed strong winds to attack my tent. The Ohlone Trail traverses 28 miles of mountains and canyons in southern Alameda County and is open to hikers and equestrians. This stretch is a bit more scenic and worth a try if you're feeling energetic. Can be challenging at times, especially with the heat in the summertime, but an incredible hike in the spring and fall, and if it’s been a dry wintertime (can get very muddy after a rain) great balance of exposed ridges, shaded oak groves, beautiful view on Rose Peak, with some ups and downs guaranteed to work your legs. May 9 -Nov 1 I wanted to get this hike in before it got hot and it worked out great! Replenish water at Murietta Falls a couple of miles off the Ohlone Trail. Those campsites were School Camp in Sunol, Joes Horse Camp, and Maggie’s Half Acre. Excellent views of east bay. We encountered an abundance, especially in Sunol. If you like a challenge and lots of ups and down this is the trail for you. To get backpacking and parking permits, you have to call the park system at least 3 days in advance. 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