Sunol Regional Wilderness

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Trail Distance: 12.3 miles
Time Estimate: 40 min +
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: $0 -$5
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Unknown
Description

If you are looking for a place to take your pawtastic pup for a hike, look no further than the trails in the Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, California. You will both love the multitude of trails in this one location, which has something for everyone and every pup!

There are 7 trails to choose from in this area. Pick up the trailheads at the main park entrance or at the visitor’s center. If you are in search of a short, but scenic hike, check out the Indian Joe Creek Trail which runs for 1.41 miles and is easy on the paws. Perfect for any pup-ability, this trail leads you through a wooded canyon to the Indian Joe Rock. It is the park’s official self-guided nature trail.

Or why not hop on the Canyon View Trail. This hike will take you 1.39 miles on an ever-rising slope, best accessed by a bit more seasoned hiker. You can expect to wind through the Jacob’s Valley area which offers grasslands, rock outcroppings, and wooded areas until you get to Little Yosemite. 

And for a bit more of a workout, the Maguire Peaks Loop Trail will treat you to almost a 4-mile journey with scenic views of Mt. Diablo and the San Antonio Reservoir. See rare plants along this adventurous extended hike. 

You will find plenty of information and trail maps at each trailhead. Be sure to keep your pup on leash throughout. There is an additional $2 fee charged per pup when you pay your parking fee, and there is no water available here, so plan accordingly. 

One of the park’s trails is undoubtedly suitable for a great outing with your fur-ever friend. There are over 6900 acres of land here which makes for a close-in, but far-away getaway at the Sunol Regional Wilderness Trails.

Trail Features
Steep Inclines, Rocky, Easy Incline, Loose Terrain
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Some steeper inclines can have loose rocks which can make it hard to navigate. The hikes are best started early in the summer months to avoid potentially high temperatures.
Address
1895 Geary Rd.
Sunol, CA 94586
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset
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Address
1895 Geary Rd.
Sunol, CA 94586
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 8:00 AM - Sunset