The Crockett Hills Regional Park Trail System features over 11 miles of multi-use paths in the 1,939-acre property. On your trek, you'll pass through open grasslands, riparian zones, meadows with eucalyptus trees, and mixed woodland. Depending on your route, you'll be able to see pawmazing views of Carquinez Strait, San Pablo Bay, Mount Diablo, and Mount Tam. The park opens at 8 am, but closing time varies by season, so check the website when planning your visit.
Start your outing at the staging area off Crockett Boulevard. There's a pit toilet and running water here. You can take the Edwards Creek Trail or the Crockett Ranch Trail to the tunnel that goes under Cummings Skyway. In this area, there's a stream and woods. You'll climb through the trees to the passageway under the road. On the other side, join Sky Trail on a ridge that shows signs of heavy grazing. This area has no shade, so you may want to plan your visit for a cooler season or time of day. To reach a furrific loop, take this pathway to Big Valley Trail and connect to the Kestrel Trail. You'll descend into a valley and climb the crest of a hill that offers a scenic view of the ravine below. Then, you'll reconnect with Big Valley to start your trek back to the trailhead.
You and Fido can explore this region freely. Dogs can roam with you off-leash if they're under your full voice control. Bring bags to collect your pet's droppings and carry water with you for your outing.
Hike through woods and open grasslands when you visit Crockett Hills Regional Park. This trail system offers a range of hiking opportunities. Out here, you'll be able to see a variety of wildlife like hawks, golden eagles, gray fox, mule deer, small rodents, and snakes.