Wildflower lovers will love the springtime scenery of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, but when the blooms have faded this East Bay... more » park still has plenty to marvel at. Eagle-eyed hikers in autumn and winter will spot birds of prey amongst the gliding turkey vultures, and there's also the chance of a golden eagle sighting.
• 1,100ft (from 1,050 - 1,950ft)
• Binoculars recommended if you want to get closer to the wildlife - particularly the birds of prey which frequent the park.
• The heat of the summer months in East Bay parks is often not kind on hikers. Las Trampas is no exception since the majority of this trail is in exposed locations, so remember to pack the sunscreen and plenty of water.
• The Eastern slope of Bollinger Canyon offers more opportunities for hikers with appetites for either longer or shorter hikes. We've provided a link to the East Bay Parks website which provides a great topo map of the whole park.
• Permits are required to hike in the San Leandro watershed West of the Ridge Trail. Permits can be obtained by calling (510)287-0459.