Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks

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Trail Distance: 20 miles
Time Estimate: 20 min+
Elevation Gain: 750 feet
Leash Rule: On & Off Leash
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: $5
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: Yes
Description

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 friend.

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!

Trail Features
Steep Inclines, Forest, River, Diverse Landscape
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Please note there is a fee of $2.00 per dog. Also, the parks have different hours for each season. Double check open times with the parks before visiting.
Address
1320 Garin Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Address
1320 Garin Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM