Hike the Pleasanton Ridge Trail

6.4 Miles Round Trip - 1443 ft gain - Loop Trail

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

The Pleasanton Ridge Trail is a great Bay Area day trip, located in Sunol. The trail features wildflowers and scenic views.

Pleasanton Ridge Trail is a 6.4 mile loop. The loop is shared by dog walkers, trail runners, hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. From the ridge your viewpoints will include Mount Diablo and the San Francisco Bay. 

This hike from the Foothills Staging Area is an excellent introduction to the park: long enough to get your heart rate up, but not nearly as arduous as some hikes in the nearby hills.

Water spigots are available to refill your water - but bring extra just in case. The trail also passes through a grove of olive trees from a previous ranch.

Photos: John Kay

Tags

Fitness
Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Details

6.4 Miles
1443 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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