There are more than 5,200 acres of land to explore in the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. Over the years, additional parkland has been acquired with even more plans to grow in the future, but development has been intentionally limited to protect the park's natural features. To explore these features, the park has an extensive trail system with more than 25 miles of trails, including trails appropriate for cycling, electric wheelchairs, and equestrians.
Dogs are permitted to join you in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park as long as they remain on a leash. You and your doggo can choose from several hikes, including the 9.7-mile Turtle Pond Trail, the 3.8-mile Thermalito Trail, the 1.3-mile Oak Tree Trail, and the 0.5-mile Olive Grove Connector Trail.
If you begin at the Foothills Staging Area, you and your dog can enjoy the 6.2-mile moderately difficult Pleasanton Ridge Trail Hike. This trek will take you at least three hours to complete, and along the way, you'll get incredible views of the San Francisco Bay and Mount Diablo. Conveniently, there are water spigots located along the trail so you can fill up your bottle and your dog's bowl as you go. You'll be sharing this trail with mountain bikers, so be sure to keep an eye out for them.
For a quicker hike, you have several trail options. The Cameron Loop Trail is just over a mile long, and it can be completed in less than half an hour. You can also hike the North Ridge Trail which is a 2.4-mile journey with well-maintained pathways and gently rolling hills.Be sure to pack plenty of doggie bags for your trip, and clean up after your pet along the way. You'll find several picnic areas in the park, including accessible tables, and if you pack a lunch, you and your dog can make even more of your incredible adventure at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.