Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

2500 Stanley Blvd.
Pleasanton, California 94566
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Please Note: Until further notice, the Lake Trail is CLOSED due to storm damage. Blue-green algae is present in the Shadow Cliffs swim beach, but no toxins have been detected. Keep dogs away from the lake.

This 266-acre park includes an 80-acre lake, ample parking, picnic grounds and miles of trails welcoming dogs on leash. Dogs may be unleashed in undeveloped areas at least 100 yards from any posted trails, parking lots, public swim beaches, or playgrounds.

Check out the Shadow Cliffs Dog Beach area.

Fees: $2 dog fee and $6 parking fee

Help us keep this area beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules
• Respect natural marine life and habitats
• Be aware of tides and currents
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

Macaroni exploring Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. <br/>Photo Credit: @pennandpaww
Macaroni exploring Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.
Photo Credit: @pennandpaww
Three valleys and four cities make up the Tri-Valley region, which away from urban areas is characterized by rolling hills studded with gnarly oaks and sprawling vineyards. It’s less than an hour from San Francisco or Sacramento, straddling the line between Alameda and Contra Costa counties on the “sunny side” of the bay. Dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, wineries and craft breweries abound as you explore the three valleys—Livermore, Amador and San Ramon—from which the region takes its name. more »
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