Electricity and cell service? The weather was perfect, too. 8am - 9pm Due to the popularity of the trail, please be courteous to others that you'll see along the way. Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail Hiking Permit (REQUIRED) I think this is all I can think of at the moment. I was hoping to finish in under 9 hours, but ran over a little. A phenomenal training hike for the Sierra Nevada. But then you’ll most likely lose service again in Del Valle itself. Trails can get crowded on weekends at Mission Peak and Sunol, but the rest of time you'll have the trails largely to yourself (and a few grazing cattle.) Lots of good Geocaching along the way and can't wait to return. It also passes through two watershed areas leased from the San Francisco Water Department. There's a lovely stretch close to the Murrietta Falls trail where the path is glittering with quartz. I stayed at Hawk's Nest at Sunol backpacking camp. I know it sounds silly, but just imagine if each hiker took just one rock, it would make a big impact in a negative way. This is a great trail and is close enough to the Bay Area to make it accessible without driving all the way to the Sierras. Most people will backpack the Ohlone Wilderness Trail and everyone I passed out in the backcountry was doing just that. Those campsites were School Camp in Sunol, Joes Horse Camp, and Maggie’s Half Acre. Even after I reached the Rose Peak, the "descent" into Del Valle packed enough uphills to set my tired muscles on fire every step of the way. Its centerpiece is 3,817-foot Rose Peak, just 32 feet lower than Mount Diablo. So if you plan to park there, as we did, expect to wait 15 minutes for a spot to open up. The abundance of wildlife includes golden eagles, mountain lions, and tule elk. Ohlone Wilderness is a 9,737 acres (39.40 km ) regional park in the United States that is part of the East Bay Regional Parks (EBRPD) system. Tons of beautiful scenery and met very nice people along the way. The Ohlone Wilderness Trail at the Ohlone Regional Wilderness is a strenuous 28 mile one-way trail that features stunning mountain vistas and connects the Del Valle Regional Park to Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA. Arguably the premier backpacking route in the East Bay, the 28-mile Ohlone Wilderness Trail connects Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore with Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont. Food? Overnight parking, with a reservation and permit, is allowed in the Del Valle, Sunol, and Mission Peak parking lots. You’ll lose service once you get out of the Mission Peak area going into the trail. Excellent Workout...made it in only 3.5 miles in a total of 7 miles round trip. Ohlone Wilderness Trail: Mission Peak Regional Preserve through Sunol Regional Wilderness, Ohlone Regional Wilderness, and finishing at the Del Valle Regional Park (29 mile thru-hike, 8,000FT elevation gain, approx. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/ohlone-wilderness-trail It's $2 at the Del Valle entrance or $2.50 online or by mail. Great trail but watch the weather, we went up at the end of March and found ourselves in sow and hail storms and woke up under 2” of snow. (510) 544-3246 For this reason, I most likely will not do the trail in its entirety again, since my favorite parts are close to parking areas, and everything in between is hilly pastures with oaks- still pretty, but not my favorite part. For the first time made it to Rose Peak from Del Valle Trailhead. My girlfriend and I went from Del Valle to Mission Peak in three days/two nights. Once you reach the sunol visitor center, you begin your ascent to mission hill. Ohlone Wilderness Trail is one wicked walk: 28 miles in two days with over 7,600 feet of elevation gain. Bring EXTRA water! Along the way, I was greeted with beautiful orange poppies and assorted wildflowers. Literally hundreds of people scrambling up the well worn trail. But when it started raining for 18 hours straight, it made the trail even more challenging! When you start at Del Valle, the first ascent is extremely steep but you basically descend the rest of the way to MP. My legs did get really dirty and I did get the occasional sticker but overall was ok. Next time I’ll bring pants for some of the deeper brush we went through. The trail offers a number of activity options. Backpacking fee is $5 per night per person (fees may have gone up since this was written). And there are several benches where you can rest your weary limbs and soak up the views of the southern San Francisco Bay. The trail takes a few steep dives but it's mostly pleasant ridge walking for the first 10 miles down to the Sunol Wilderness headquarters. Directions to the trailhead, free maps, and more. March is the time to go- I saw so many wildflowers in Sunol!!! Ohlone Wilderness Trail, Ohlone Regional Wilderness, February 2020. But the tent clearing was right next to an opening that allowed strong winds to attack my tent. We went on an overcast and a rainy weekend with full packs. Bring an abundance or bring a stove. This is a steady climb but refreshingly easy compared to your first day. From I580 turn South on N LIVERMORE AVE - go 1.0 mi, continue on S LIVERMORE AVE - go 2.0 mi, S LIVERMORE AVE becomes TESLA RD - go 0.5 mi, Turn right on MINES RD - go 3.5 mi, continue on DEL VALLE RD - go 4.5 mi, arrive at 7000 DEL VALLE RD, LIVERMORE. The first mile is a gentle up-and-down to a sign-in board. Tough trail I took to Murrieta Falls, next goal is Rose Peak than eventually all the way to Sunol Wilderness Area. Enjoy & research Ohlone Regional Wilderness, California with trail guides, topo maps, photos, reviews & GPS routes on Trails.com. This wasn’t clear from their website. Trail was muddy in a few places but not bad. it really made the hike a little bit pleasant than exposed to the sun.Because there aren't much shade along the trail, to make hike more challenging during the summer time. But also ran into LOTS of cows. If under 7 days, you should plan to purchase your Ohlone Permit from one of the locations listed above. We also brought lightweight hammocks, small sleeping bags, and roll up sleeping pads. There are some places to throw trash away, so don’t worry about having to carry it for too long, you’ll eventually run into a campsite or rest stop with a trash can. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/sunol Also, turkeys! I wanted to get this hike in before it got hot and it worked out great! Trail was in a beautiful condition. Rose Peak lies roughly halfway between Sunol headquarters and Del Valle. This trail starts off fairly navigable but gets steep quickly, with the steepest sections pitching up to 25%. We had two teams, one started from Ohline College, and another team was from Del Valle. I've actually never done a marathon, and this was a marathon with a 7500 ft climb, which is pretty insane. In both of these areas I saw red-tailed hawks and groups of beautiful deer. Where: Ohlone Wilderness Trail (Livermore, Ca - Fremont, CA) When: March 22-23 Distance: 26.88 miles Conditions: 42F-62F, cloudy/rainy on Friday, partly cloudy/sunny on Saturday, windy throughout Lighterpack. All in all it was a very challenging hike for my noob knees. I recommend doing it this way, because the Del Valle section is pretty steep, and although my knees were killing me, I preferred to do the "Big Burn" section downhill. Hikers must buy a permit, which is printed on an excellent map of the entire trail. The Del Mar side packs all of the elevation gain into the first day including the dive into William's gulch. I recommend if you don’t want to hike back and repeat to a total of 60 miles park your car on one end and Uber to the other. It got very cold at night, which was to be expected, but still very much worth the trip. If you're into that, I recommend bringing a booklet like that. 15 hours) ~ 6 hours from LA You can see the map shown below here. I tried my best to record the trail as I did it, but like I mentioned the cellular signal was spotty and I was rationing battery life toward the middle of the hike. We encountered an abundance, especially in Sunol. Previous. http://www.tommangan.net/twoheeldrive/index.php/2007/04/16/two-days-on-the-ohlone-wilderness-trail. 8am - 6pm Break camp as early as you can, as 18 miles await. You can easily get one with nature and be away from people. Hiked from Sunol Wilderness to Del Valle as a day hike in preparation for summer hiking season on JMT and Colorado Trail. When? That would be my suggestion to people who don't think they can do the hike in one day. Went through 4liters on the first day On way back hit Murrieta Falls which had pretty good volume. Soon the trail crosses Calaveras Road, where your push to Mission Peak continues along a broad ranch road. Anyone younger I might assume would struggle. The Ohlone Trail traverses 28 miles of mountains and canyons in southern Alameda County and is open to hikers and equestrians. EBRPD page for Del Valle Regional Park This trail is about 29 mi (47 km) in length, excluding the trails that connect to it along the way and each end of the trail. And we may… All of the campsites are unique and beautiful. The trail goes to a shoulder north of a narrow trail about a quarter-mile from the summit. Weather in winter and spring can take brutally cold turns: many backpackers have been snowed upon in March and April. The Ohlone Wilderness (Regional) Trail has been calling my name for half a year. The overcast weather made it a beautiful hike because it wasn't warm out so we were sweating. Nov 2 - Jan 31 (2) BY MAILING your name, address, phone number and a check for $2.00 per permit, PLUS $2.00 mailing fee for the first 5 permits AND $1.00 mailing fee for additional permits above 5 to: Ohlone Wilderness Trail, EBRPD, 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, P.O. Photos. Broken up into two days, sunol to Maggie's 10 miles, 4000 ft ~6hrs. It was very strenuous, and I cannot wait to do this trail again. A backpacker said it’s a 45 minute drive. Mar 9 - May 8 I was afraid of the mud, but there were none. An Ohlone Wilderness Permit is required for each person age 12 years or older. Overall, a great 20-miler, for training or fun, if you are looking for that sort of thing. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/del_valle We started at Mission Peak which means we basically were climbing the entire way. While the elevation profile is a bit more daunting going east … Camping is allowed at designated sites along the Ohlone Trail. Creatures not often seen near metropolitan areas live in these lands, including the endangered bald eagle, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, and a herd of Tule Elk. Every campsite was empty so we explored them all before selecting #1, as it's secluded and elevated offering a nice view. If you’re looking for scenery this trail is not for you. The runoff started filling those little creeks to the point you almost couldn't cross them. Separate reservations may be needed for camping in Del Valle or Sunol. We ran into about three dogs, not bad. It is located in southern Alameda County, near the cities of Fremont, CA and Sunol, CA. This entry was posted in Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Training hike and tagged backpacking, camping, east bay, fremont, hiking, livermore, maggie's half acre camp, ohlone wilderness trail, ohlone wilderness trail 2016, sunol, sunol regional wilderness, sunol wilderness, thru-hike on March 6, 2016 by Claudine. Beautiful shining rocks- some white, some pink! Mid spring would be a better option. We ate our dinner in Sunol, then we had the last push under the darkness till finished at Ohlone college. Amazing experience right here in the Bay Area. Make sure to train for this hike! Watch out for poison oak everywhere especially on the Del Valley side. Don’t underestimate the route, especially if wearing a full pack for three days. It’s great for trail run but beware there not much water source. Sep 12, 2020 - A 29-mile scenic hiking trail located in the Ohlone Regional Wilderness. Fee paid at Sunol or Del Valle entry point. Plenty of water in streams and cisterns this early in the year and were able to cut down on weight by hauling less water. It is located between Mission Peak (to its west) and Sunol Regional Wilderness (to its east). Excellent views of east bay. But I like a challenge, so wth. During mid July, I wore shorts the entire trip and was fine. However, we did not come across any rangers and were not checked for our permits. A few blown down bushes but passable. The trail is honestly pretty difficult, if done in a backpacking trip. Parking: See Del Valle Regional Park, Sunol Regional Wilderness and Mission Peak Regional Preserve This trail starts off fairly navigable but gets steep quickly, with the steepest sections pitching up to 25%. You will cover alot of ground soaking in the best views of this trail. Arrive at the Ohlone Wilderness Trail board near the Sunol Headquarters. It does have its own beauty but not much to see. Feb 1 - Mar 8 It's best to start out from Del Valle Regional Park, where you'll want fresh legs for the meanest climbs. A simple BART ride to the end of the line and a two mile walk through flavorless suburbs brought me to the trailhead of the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, which winds 28 miles through wilderness and grazing land. https://www.relive.cc/view/1511244740, Great hike in the Bay Area. The nights get pretty cold even in the summer, so make sure to layer properly. Duration: This was my first ever backpacking trip! First day out of Lake Del Valle is straight up for miles. From Del Valle, we started climbing constantly until reaching Rose Peak. In the morning we went out at Mission Peak Stanford Staging Area. Depending on where you decided to stop for the night there may or may not be trees convenient for putting up a hammock, or there may not be worthwhile ground for sleeping on. 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Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381. Hopefully you've left a car here, or made transportation arrangements. Completed Dec 17th. Trespassing off-trail into non-leased water department lands may result in citation and may jeopardize future public use of the leased lands. Permits can be purchased at the park kiosk, online, or via phone when making a campsite reservation. Descent down the "Big Burn" is nothing to sneeze at as well. Due to the popularity of the trail, please be courteous to others that you'll see along the way. Water flows in the falls only after several days of rain, so don't bother if the weather's been dry. Today I hiked to Williams Gulch. A right turn takes you over to Murietta Falls, the highest waterfall in the Bay Area. The Ohlone wilderness regional trail extends about 28 miles from Mission Peak on the west, through Sunol regional park to Del Valle near Livermore at the eastern end. The trail sure is hard - very hard. There is a gulch you drop down into briefly, but it's not too bad. From end to end it’s 29 miles or so. It’s a 28 mile point-to-point hike going from the Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA, through Sunol and Ohlone Regional Wildernesses, and ending in Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. Pack in and pack out. I started at Stanford Staging Area and ended at Del Valle in Livermore. Amazing gem in our Bay Area back yard! Found out she likes steak. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-EBPARKS, and pressing #2. Clothing? Be sure to enter your trip on the board so rangers will know you're out there in case of fire or other emergency. Do yourself a favor and stop here to enjoy the views! Separate camping reservations can also be made at Del Valle Regional Park (outside of the Ohlone Wilderness at the north end of the Ohlone Trail). Parking on the Fremont end of the trail is fraught with risk of having your car broken into. The Ohlone Trail passes through the Ohlone Wilderness and three regional parks: Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, Sunol Regional Wilderness near Pleasanton and south of Sunol, and Del Valle Regional Park. Phone Number Day 1-- 9.95 miles (plus 1.2 miles walking from the check-in kiosk to the trailhead). It climbs past two tall-ish peaks with splendid views on clear days (Mission & Rose Peaks), winds through oak forests and rolling hills, and ends at a large reservoir: Lake Del Valle. This entry was posted in Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Training hike and tagged backcountry, backpacking, east bay, fremont, hiking, livermore, ohlone wilderness trail, sf bay area, thru-hike on March 4, 2016 by Claudine. But on a clear/warm day make sure you bring plenty of water. It is very important to stay on the trail corridor in these leased areas and obey directional signs along the way. We started from the Del Mar side as was highly recommend by others. It took us probably twice as long as it should have to get down. The exit on the Del Valle side has a different kind of soil and it just made the mud stick and slippery. All in all, what a workout! It was a cool April day, so I wore a hoodie the whole time (especially at elevation). Who? It's got a great view! This trail traverses 28 miles of mountains and oak canyons in southern Alameda County and is open to hikers and equestrians. This classic and iconic ultramarathon is held along the entirety of the Ohlone Wilderness trail, in the eastern region hills of the San Francisco Bay Area. Post navigation ← Brazen Racing’s Drag-N-Fly Half Marathon Hiking the Ohlone Wilderness Trail Day Two → The Ohlone Wilderness trail runs from Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore to the Stanford Ave Staging Area at Mission Peak in Fremont. We under packed in terms of calories, therefore we were pretty sluggish at some points. Rose Peak had good views and was worth the effort to do at least once. I was hoping to fill up on water in Sunol, but the fountains along the trail weren't working. From the sign-board it's a grueling climb up an old ranch road. If your looking for solitude remember the first day of the hike. It's like, Rocks And Just a Few of Them Are Clear Beach.) Ohlone Wilderness Trail is a hiking, trail running, walking adventure located in or near Ohlone Regional Wilderness, CA. Wildlife? I started at Del Valle and went all the way to Mission Peak. Had an awesome time... beautiful hike, quite challenging - challenging enough that I found myself constantly setting goals instead of letting my mind drift. It would've been flowing strong after this rainy winter, but I just could not muster the strength to do that side trail on top of my 15 miles for the day. It features substantial and challenging elevation gain that totals 7,600 feet. Smoker? The hike was very dynamic and the terrain would change dramatically throughout the length of the trip. Sun screen -- there's very little shade on this trail. But we did it! The Eagle Spring camp is again rather high up. On the other hand, when you go in winter (and like to take in the views like me) bring a head lamp. This stretch is a bit more scenic and worth a try if you're feeling energetic. If the weather cooperates, watch the sunset from atop the peak. Surrounding Rose Peak are grassy ridges, profusely flowered in season. In addition to the misleading water sources also be advised that the water sources are not on the trail and are pretty far off. Very Intense Trail! On clear days you can see farther than you'd have imagined possible from the summit: all the way to San Jose and the Santa Cruz Mountains beyond. We failed to bring a variety of other snacks however. No through hiking to Lake Del Valle Regional Park. If you turn left, you're in for another four miles of gentler climbing till you reach Rose Peak. The Ohlone 50K is a point-to-point race traversing the entire Ohlone Wilderness Trail, a tough 31 mile distance run on trails and fire roads.The trail crosses sections of four East Bay Regional Parklands: Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Ohlone Regional Wilderness, and … While never far from the city, it is remarkably empty and quiet. By the time I hit Rose Peak I was feeling it and can understand why it's suggested to camp out overnight at nearby Maggie's Half Acre. Late winter and early spring are the best times to go because the temperatures are cool, the hills are green and the wildflowers are in bloom. Most hikers drop their packs here and make a dash to the top, take a few pictures at Mission Peak's famous summit post, and head back down. This trail was great besides the constant sounds of jets from the bay area. That said, waking from Stuart’s camp to then peak in forging snow with not another person in sight was magical. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. There is zero cellular service at the park HQ. The trail can be used by backpackers for a two to three day trek, or by day-hikers content to turn around and head back once they reach their limit. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ohlone Can be challenging at times, especially with the heat in the summertime, but an incredible hike in the spring and fall, and if it’s been a dry wintertime (can get very muddy after a rain) great balance of exposed ridges, shaded oak groves, beautiful view on Rose Peak, with some ups and downs guaranteed to work your legs. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/mission My suggestion would be to coordinate your pick-up location and time as precise as possible. It's not only 20 miles long, but with a huge, relentless elevation change, about 6,500 ft up and down. stupid, I know. Ohlone Wilderness Trail - Del Valle is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The Ohlone Trail traverses 28 miles of mountains and canyons in southern Alameda County and is open to hikers and equestrians. Trail bicycles and motor vehicles are not permitted. The Ohlone Wilderness 50K - “Always arduous but strikingly beautiful” The Ohlone Wilderness 50K is recognized as one of toughest 50 Kilometer trail races in the United States. The trails, especially in the back country, are poorly maintained. This climb is no joke, be prepared. Maggie's Half Acre has an outhouse and water, although the water needs to be treated before use. Just follow the red-tagged trail markers, which are numbered in reverse order from the Fremont terminus of the trail. The most remote and beautiful areas of the Ohlone Wilderness are accessible only along the Ohlone Wilderness Trail corridor. Click the map image below to see an enlarged version. It was mid-April, so everything was blooming. I weighed in when I got home and lost 4 lbs during the hike. After that, though, the climbing is again quite intense. Fees, reservations
Trail Permit Fee EBRPD page for Sunol Wilderness Mosquitos and flies were especially abundant. So think about that. I got an early start from Del Valle around 6:30 because I wanted to have the sun at my back for as long as possible. Both trails converge again atop a high ridge overlooking the Diablo Range -- one of many stunning vistas to come. Because it was raining for us all night, it was like hell up there. This portion of the trip has some great views of both backcountry and the East Bay towns (Sunol, Livermore, etc.). For a long time, I’d put off hiking the East Bay’s own Ohlone Wilderness Trail, because it didn’t seem remote or challenging enough, and the point-to-point car shuttle logistics seemed like a pain. Dogs: Dogs are allowed during daytime only. After a few miles the peak begins to dominate the landscape. Park will reopen when declared safe by the Fire Department. The gate opens at 8am; be there ready already. Day 2 down to the falls and finished at del valle... despite leaving from rose peak, still found a way to climb approx 2500 ft in the hike down. https://youtu.be/hXyTGmwYyx4. I would also suggest bringing packets of powder Gatorade or similar, you’ll need the electrolytes. This trail is about 29 mi (47 km) in length, excluding the trails that connect to it along the way and each end of the trail. (For those of you who have been to Glass Beach recently, you know what I'm talking about. I probably should have searched around some more at the Sunol park headquarters, because I ran out of water about half-way up the back side of Mission Peak and there isn't any running water until you reach the Stanford Ave. staging area. The only electricity I was able to find was in Sunol on the backside of the Visitors Center building. After ate lunch,we descended slowly onto Sunol. There was a relatively new sign on the water pipe saying it was untreated water and you must boil before drinking. 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 946051-888-EBPARKS, 1-888-327-2757, (Deaf or Hearing Impaired, use the TRS at 711), Â© 2018 East Bay Regional Park DistrictAll rights reserved, to public access. However, the last day on Mission Peak is another story. Make sure to be as prepared as you can, but still pack light! The trail can be done either east to west, or west to east. The hike between Maggie's Half Acre and Eagle Spring starts out rather easy, going down most of the way until Sunol visitor's center. Nothing compares in the Bay Area. Next comes a plunge down to Williams Gulch (crossing the stream can be tricky after heavy rains) and another wicked push up the infamous Big Burn: 1,400 feet of climb in a mile and a half. There were salamanders galore after dark! We encountered far more severe weather on our last night at Maggie's Half Acre than was predicted by NWS forecast. The most beautiful parts of the trail were between Mission Peak and Sunol Backpacking area, as well as the Del Valle Area. Backpacking the incredible wildflower covered Ohlone Wilderness-see my pics. The last few miles to the Stanford Avenue entrance to Mission Peak Regional Preserve can be crowded with hikers, particularly on weekends, but the downgrade is a welcome change after so much climbing. It is quite an experience. To get backpacking and parking permits, you have to call the park system at least 3 days in advance. This is the best training hiking in the Bay Area. The Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail Hiking Permit/Map (required for day use and camping) is available for $2 per person per year at the Sunol and Del Valle entrance kiosks, at the Coyote Hills Visitor Center in Fremont, at the Park District administration offices at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court in Oakland, and for $2.50 per person per year by mail. If you like a challenge and lots of ups and down this is the trail for you. Call 888-327-2757 and dial option 2. However, we are all human and I’m sure it will be done. Next. Learn about the Ohlone Wilderness 50K Trail Run in Fremont, California. Water filter or purification tablets. There is a latrine toilet/outhouse, and some water may be available, but, backpackers should carry water to this site in the event that the springs are depleted. It says dogs are ok on a leash, but I would say not ok to bring a dog during summer. Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Where? I suggest this trail to all ages over 13. Nothing out of the ordinary, water and a john. 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