Explore the Rocky Ridge View, Sycamore, and Devil's Hole Trail

Rocky Ridge Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

Located in Las Trampas Regional Park, this is a very accessible and enjoyable hike in the East Bay with scenic viewpoints of Mount Diablo and the Oakland Hills.

Turn right on Rocky Ridge Trail for .38 miles and turn left on Elderberry for 1.67 miles mostly through the woods. At the bottom where there are picnic tables, turn left for .37 back to the parking lot.

The trail begins at the end of Bollinger Canyon Road at the Las Trampas Staging Area. Parking is free. 

Start with the Rocky Ridge View Trail for the first .8 miles, this trail is paved. At the top of the ridge, follow the Ridge Trail for ~.80 miles and enjoy the view that your hard work earned! Turn right onto Sycamore Trail and observe some crazy rock formations for 1.2 miles until you get to a creek in the bottom of the canyon. Cross the creek and turn left onto Devil' Hole Trail - the next 1.3 miles is steep as it climbs back up to Rocky Ridge. Take a right on Rocky Ridge trail, and turn left on Elderberry trail for 1.67 miles through a beautiful forest. When you reach the picnic tables, turn left for the final ~.40 miles back to the parking lot. 

Watch for poison oak!

Photos: Rene Rivers and Philip Bouchard


6.3 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

2076 ft Gain




Fitness, Chillin, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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