Dog-Friendly Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

Foothill Rd.
Pleasanton, California
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Local Phone: (925) 931-1335

East Bay Regional Park District 80 years logoThis 5,271-acre open space is centered on an oak-covered ridge overlooking Pleasanton and the Livermore Valley from the west.

It is planned as the core of a Ridgelands Regional Park to be acquired over a period of many years. Parkland development has been intentionally limited to preserve the pastoral atmosphere.

To the northwest, the park land spills down off Pleasanton Ridge into upper Kilkare Canyon, where it continues up onto Sunol Ridge, finally terminating at its westernmost corner in Stoneybrook Canyon.

Inside the park, elevations exceed 1,600 feet. From the main staging area on Foothill Road, you can access a trail system accommodating hikers, equestrians and bicyclists, and providing  canyon views and ridge-top vistas. 

Enjoy great views of the Sunol, Pleasanton, and Livermore valleys from along the along the Ridgeline Trail.

On hotter days, a stroll along the Sinbad Creek Trail offers a nice alternative to the open ridges.

Dog Policy: As in most East Bay Regional Park District lands, dogs must be leashed in developed areas but may accompany you leash-free if under voice control in remote areas. Please collar your dog when near horses, and always pick up after your pet. 

Getting there: From Interstate 680 in Pleasanton, exit at Castlewood Drive and go west. Turn left (south) onto Foothill Road, towards the town of Sunol. The Foothill Staging Area is about two miles from Castlewood Drive, on the right., dog friendly, trails, regional park, open space, Kilkare Canyon, Sunol Ridge, Stoneybrook Canyon

Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve <br/> Photo Credit: @mr_wigglebutt
Sycamore Valley Open Space Preserve
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The story behind why the Tri-Valley region has more open space than urban sprawl is long and complex, but there’s no arguing with the results! All four towns in the region are situated in close proximity to parcels within the vast East Bay Regional Park system, where dogs can hike with their people off-leash in many open-space and undeveloped areas, provided they are under strict voice control at all times. more »
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The Bay Area’s Tri-Valley region, just 45 minutes east of San Francisco, is a sunny paradise for hiking dogs and their people, rewarding both with lots of wide open spaces and scenic vistas.

The four cities that make up the Tri-Valley region, PleasantonDanvilleDublin and Livermore, each have something special to offer DogTrekkers. more »
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