Garin and Dry Creek Regional Parks are a couple of adjoining parks that are situated in the rolling hills of southeast Hayward. What were once 19th century ranches are now furrific green spaces that contain a woofderful network of trails. Lace up your boots, grab the leash, and head over for some puptacular hiking!
With over 20 miles of trails, this place is a four legged
hiker’s paradise! For a pawsome walk in the woods, check out the five mile Vista
Loop Trail. It meanders through rolling hills and a wooded canyon. Tolman Peak
Trail is another 5 miler. This trail has open hills, woodlands, and a steep
climb. If your dog wants to see some puptastic views of the Bay Area, this is a
great option. One of the most pupular trails is High Ridge Loop Trail. If you
take this trail, your pup will see some impressive scenery, but they will also
have to battle quite a few steep inclines. There are also plenty of shorter hikes available.
Grab a map at the Visitors Center and plan the route that best suits your furry
Since the trails are located inside the parks, you and
your dog will have access to the restrooms, water, and picnic areas. And one of the
best things about this trail system is that as long as your doggo is under
voice control, they can run free on the trails. They do need to be on leash in
the parking lot, picnic areas, lawns, and play fields. Keep in mind the trails
are multi-use, so if your pup is skittish around bikes or horseback riders, it’s
a good idea to keep them on leash. Also, don’t forget to carry plenty of water
and clean up bags.
For some canine fun in the sun, hike the trails
at Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks!