East Bay Regional Park District

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East Bay Regional Park District

The East Bay Regional Park District, 90 years young this year, spans Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco with more than 125,000 acres in 73 parks and 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, nature study—and, of course, dog walking/hiking.

EBRP Trails

Sunol Regional Wilderness

Sunol Regional Wilderness

Bedrock mortars used by Native Americans for pounding acorns that were found in the area are reminders of Sunol's first ...
Hayward Regional Shoreline

Hayward Regional Park

Hayward Regional Shoreline, part of the East Bay Regional Park District, consists of 1,811 acres of salt, fresh, and brackish ...
Dog and people in Tilden Park.

Tilden Regional Park

One of the East Bay Regional Park District's three oldest parks, Charles Lee Tilden Regional Park has been called the ...
Happy senior dog and his owner out for a walk

Briones Regional Park

Although Briones Regional Park is close to Pleasant Hill, Concord, Martinez, Lafayette and Walnut Creek, there are peaks within it ...
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

The journey is as scenic as the destination at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, a 2,315-acre parkland right next to densely ...
woman hikes with dog on leash at Del Valle Regional Park.

Del Valle Regional Park

Del Valle Regional Park, part of the East Bay Regional Park District, is a 5,000-acre park set amid oak-studded hills ...
Contra Loma Regional Park

Contra Loma Regional Park

Contra Loma's 780 acres include an 80-acre reservoir for year-round fishing and a life guarded swim lagoon for summertime swimming ...
Woman and dog walking on a trail

Iron Horse Regional Trail

The dog-friendly Iron Horse Regional trail is a multi-use, whole-access trail between the cities of Concord and Pleasanton follows the ...
PLEASANTON RIDGE REGIONAL PARK

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

The Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park 5,271-acre open space is centered on an oak-covered ridge overlooking Pleasanton and the Livermore Valley ...
Alameda Creek Regional Trail

Alameda Creek Regional Trail

As part of the East Bay Regional Park District, dogs must be on leash in parking lots, developed areas and ...
Ohlone Wilderness Regional Preserve

Ohlone Wilderness Regional Preserve

You have to hike or ride horseback to see the Ohlone Wilderness Regional Preserve magnificent 9,737-acre parkland, accessible only by ...
Sibley Volcanic park

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

East Bay residents have a volcano in their backyard at Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. Dogs are welcome to join you ...
MORGAN TERRITORY REGIONAL PRESERV

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Most of the Morgan Territory Regional Preserve's 4,708-acre park trails are named to commemorate indigenous peoples  (Coyote, Fox and Eagle ...
View of Mission Peak, Fremont Central Park

Mission Peak Regional Preserve

Rising steeply to the east behind the city of Fremont, Mission and Monument peaks form a dramatic backdrop to the ...
Miller Knox Regional Shoreline

Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline

The 307-acre Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline in Richmond, part of the East Bay Regional Park District, offers a beautifully landscaped shoreline ...
Lake Chabot Regional Park

Lake Chabot Regional Park

The Lake Chabot Regional Park, reservoir, part of the East Bay Regional Park District, was built in 1874-75 as a ...
Delight in the sight of two energetic dogs engaging in a lively game at the park on a bright, sunny day. Marvel as one dog exhibits its agility and strength by effortlessly leaping over its playmate, invigorating an afternoon filled with fun and frolic for your furry friend. - Dogtrekker

Point Isabel Regional Park

There are beautiful views of the Golden Gate and Marin County from this landscaped, 23-acre dog park at the west ...
Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

Camping and a wealth of other outdoor activities are available only 20 minutes from downtown Oakland at the East Bay ...
Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

Wildcat Canyon Regional Park

Wildcat Canyon Regional Park encompasses 2,430 acres along the Wildcat Creek watershed and the surrounding hills and ridges. It is ...
OYSTER BAY REGIONAL SHORELINE

Oyster Bay Regional Park

Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline waterfront parkland is on the site of a former landfill is a work in progress popular ...
Big Break Regional Shoreline

Big Break Regional Park

Big Break Regional Shoreline, part of the so-called “Inland Coast” at the mouth of the massive San Francisco/San Joaquin river ...
Photo by East Bay Regional Park District.

Carquinez Strait Regional Park

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline comprises 1,415 acres of bluffs and shoreline along Carquinez Scenic Drive between the town of Crockett ...
Woman walking with her beagle.

Diablo Foothills Regional Park

Diablo Foothills Regional Park is the gateway to the parklands of Mount Diablo State Park and Walnut Creek Open Space ...
Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve

Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve

As part of the East Bay Regional Park District, one of the most dog-friendly park districts in California, dogs at ...
Brushy Peak Regional Preserve

Brushy Peak Regional Preserve

Brushy Peak Regional Preserve is part of the East Bay Regional Park District, one of the most dog-friendly park districts ...
Claremont Canyon_Fred Rowe

Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve

Dog-friendly Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve is a part of the dog-friendly East Bay Regional Park District ...
Coyote Hills Regional Park

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Coyote Hills Regional Park, dedicated in 1967 and covering 1,266 acres along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, offers ...
Briones to Mount Diablo Trail

Briones to Mount Diablo Regional Trail

The Briones to Mount Diablo Regional Trail connects Briones Regional Park and Mt. Diablo State Park, serving the communities of ...
Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area is a 266-acre park that includes an 80-acre lake, ample parking, picnic grounds and miles ...
Sobrante Ridge Botanic Regional Preserve

Sobrante Ridge Botanic Regional Preserve

The Sobrante Ridge Botanic Regional Preserve's 277-acre oak/bay parkland preserves the habitat of the extremely rare Alameda manzanita as well ...

The Park District offers lakes, shorelines, campgrounds, visitor centers, interpretive and recreation programs, picnic areas, indoor/outdoor rental facilities and much more. The regional parks are ideal for healthful recreation and environmental education as well. And, for dogs and the humans who follow, the EBRPD is one of the most dog-friendly entities in the state of California.

Here are a few of our DogTrekker favorites for hiking with your dog. Our thanks to our partner, Stay Pleasant Hill, for supporting our coverage of this rich natural and cultural resource of outdoor wellness.

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

Round Top, one of the tallest peaks in the area, is composed of ancient lava and volcanic debris from a volcano that existed 10 million years ago. Over time, the Hayward and Moraga earthquake faults lifted the Berkeley hills and tilted the Round Top volcano complex to its side. Quarrying part of the preserve exposed layers of bedrock and is now an outdoor laboratory for the study of volcanism in the Central Coast ranges.

Briones Regional Park

Nestled within central Contra Costa County, Briones Regional Park is a hidden gem characterized by its undulating grassy hills and serene, shaded canyons, providing a stark contrast to the surrounding urban areas. From Briones Peak, hikers are treated to panoramic views of Mount Diablo to the east, Mt. Tamalpais (Marin County) to the west and Sacramento River and its delta to the north.

Charles Lee Tilden Regional Park

So much to do at Tilden Park in Berkeley, a lot of which is dog-friendly. Kids (and dogs) of all ages are love riding the Tilden/Redwood Valley Railway, a miniature train that has been looping around the park since 1952. Rides cover 1.25 miles of track on a scenic route that offers the occasional ocean view.

For the safety of everyone who uses the park (including dogs and horses), the East Bay Regional Parks District has guidelines for bringing your dog. Please check it them out before you go and Leave Only Paw Prints® so that dogs continue to be welcome at the parks.

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