Magazine article Sunset

Over Peak and Range on the East Bay's Ohlone Wilderness Trail

Magazine article Sunset

Over Peak and Range on the East Bay's Ohlone Wilderness Trail

Article excerpt

The wait is over: East Bay Regional Park District's 28-mile Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail is finished and officially open.

The trail links the back country of four large and fairly wild East Bay parks. It's challenging and often steep.

You can't backpack-camp here yet, but with a permit you can hike or ride day-use sections now.

The first segment, 8 miles long, begins at Mission Peak Regional Preserve and climbs steadily, switchbacking up to the 2,517-foot summit for great views of the south bay. Winds can be brutal up here, so bring a jacket. The trail then dips into Sunol Regional Wilderness. Consider setting up a car shuttle to avoid the return.

The next section, 20 miles, goes from Sunol through Ohlone Regional Wilderness to Del Valle Regional Park. Try a hike from either end:

From Sunol's main parking lot, the trail follows Canyon View Trail, climbs up McCorkle Trail, and heads out to Ohlone Wilderness (newly opened; no road access); turn back at the signed entrance for a round trip of 16 miles. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.