Holdener Park is part of the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District, located in the Bay Area. Here, you’ll find a fun series of trails that you can explore with Fido. There is a farm on the entrance, and you’ll likely spot animals throughout the park, as well. As per LARPD regulations, and to keep your four-legged friends safe from any native wildlife, you’ll have to keep them on a leash no longer than six feet. The park itself spans over 55 acres of land, with five marked trails and a connector. You may also find some unmarked trails scattered throughout.
Start at the small parking lot, then make your way down one of the first marked trails, Old Ranch Road. This trail has access to the Blue Oak Canyon Loop, which is the longest of all the paths in the park. Strolling down this trail, you’ll see plenty of wildflowers and grassy hills surrounding you. Since Holdener Park is somewhat secluded, you’ll be able to soak in the sounds of scenery and surround yourself with nature here. Toward the bottom of the Blue Oak Canyon Loop, you’ll have the option of continuing along this path or detouring to the South Spur.
If you choose to continue along Blue Oak, you’ll come across a bend before it links to the Buttercup Hill Trail. Again, you’ll have the option to continue along the original trail or branch off onto a new path, stretching another 1.2 miles into the park.
No matter what path you chose, you are sure to enjoy your time on the Holdener Park Trails. Unfortunately, the park doesn’t have water fountains or restrooms, so you’ll have to bring water bottles for you and Fido. There are two entrance points you can use to enter the trail system with the park; you can start at one and end at the other by following along the pathways.