Oakland/Berkeley(East Bay), CA

Lake Chabot Regional Park

Further east of Oakland, near Hayward in the Castro Valley, Lake Chabot Regional Park adjoins Redwood Regional Park. There are many options for running, including some 20 miles of trails near the lake and an additional 70 miles of trails in the park.

The best running option near the lake is the 3.5 miles of paved trail, along the east and west shores of the lake. The other trails are hillier and more rugged. A couple of good options:

  • 8.5 mile loop, ~800 foot elevation gain. See this description from Jen’s Running Blog.
  • The Lake Chabot bicycle loop covers 12.42 miles via the Live Oak Trail and 14.41 miles via the Honker Bay Trail.
  • Lake Chabot Trail Challenge. 13 miles, very challenging!

 

 

Essentials
  • Multiple options
  • Many trails are hilly
  • Depends on trail chosen
  • Lake Chabot Marina is a good place to aim for. Off I-580 in Castro Valley

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Essentials
  • Multiple options
  • Many trails are hilly
  • Depends on trail chosen
  • Lake Chabot Marina is a good place to aim for. Off I-580 in Castro Valley