Sycamore Grove Park

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Trail Distance: 3.2 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr 30 min+
Elevation Gain: 450 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: $7
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description
The Sycamore Grove Park Trail is a casual, easy hike to complete with your canine. The trail sits within the larger Sycamore Grove Park, which features over 770+ acres of land. Being only two miles from downtown Livermore, the Sycamore Grove Park is a convenient outdoor destination to walk the doggie! Although this trail isn't within a wilderness area, you and your pup will no doubt see plenty of wildlife such as deer, lizards, red-tail hawks, butterflies, and more! 


When you arrive at the Sycamore Grove Park parking lot, you will begin your stroll on the main trail which is a mixture a paved asphalt and dirt terrain that crosses through preserved grasslands. The landscape varies drastically in the summer versus in the cooler seasons, when wildflowers blossom and when the ground is less dry, and the heat less oppressive. Nevertheless, expect little to no shade, apart from the random patches of sycamore and walnut trees. As you'll see, the trail meanders evenly throughout the grasslands, without much distraction. All amenities, such as picnic table and restrooms, are located at the entrance of the park. 

The Sycamore Grove Park Trail is just one of the many trails which you can enjoy. While on your hike, you'll see oppawtunities to diverge from the main path to explore many of the other more rugged trails that wind through the valley; feel free to do so, but beware this will lengthen the mileage of your trip. Bikes and horses often make use of this trail, among others, but signs will indicate hike-only, or bike and equestrian trails.

Since there is a risk of wildfire, in addition to abundant wildlife, please keep your dog on a leash at all times. Also, remember to remove any dog waste from the park as you leave. No potty bags are available along the trail so it's wise to bring a couple of your own. Most of all, enjoy your walk, run, or stroll on the Sycamore Grove Park Trail with your explorer pup!

Trail Features
Easy Incline
Abundant Wildlife
Cautions & Considerations
This park may be closed at times due to high fire danger. Please call the local park ranger to check about trail availability beforehand. There is very little to no shade on this trail, so bring plenty of water. This trail is best enjoyed during the spring, autumn, or winter seasons. The parking kiosks do not make coin change, so come prepared with $1 or $5 bills. Annual parking permits are available for the frequent hiker!
Address
1051 Wetmore Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 7:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 7:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 7:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 7:00 AM - Sunset
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Address
1051 Wetmore Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
Hours
Mon 7:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 7:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 7:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 7:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 7:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 7:00 AM - Sunset