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Park Info

Park office located at Don Castro
22400 Woodroe Avenue
Hayward, CA 94541

Phone Number
(510) 544-3073

Local Weather

Panorama Panorama

Park Hours
  8:00am to dusk

Park Events
Click HERE for upcoming events

Parking Fee
No fee

Dog Fee
No fee

Grazing Information
Grazing in the Parks

Camping Reservations
No reservable campgrounds

Picnic Reservations
No facilities

Emergency Number

EBRPD Headquarters
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757

Park Update

Grazing Update
There are currently about 20 animals in the pasture.

Five Canyons Open Space

Five Canyons Open Space

About The Park

Five Canyons Open Space in Castro Valley has more than 300 acres of open space and five miles of trails, including a vital segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, a nine-county ridgeline trail circling the San Francisco Bay Region. This multi-use trail segment makes connections to the north through Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area and beyond, and to the west to Don Castro Regional Recreation Area, providing connections to two local schools. In the future, this trail will link adjacent parklands and trails to the south, including Garin and Dry Creek Regional Parks and Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Wildflower Photo Guide

> Five Canyons (1 Mb, 11 x 8.5, 10 pages Acrobat PDF)

Submit Your Photos to the EBRPD Photo Pool

Park Features

Several miles of internal "loop trails" offer opportunities to appreciate natural open space complete with shady canyons, scenic ridgelines, and wildlife, while providing a connection to Hayward Area Recreation District parks and Don Castro Regional Park.

Park Activities

Hiking and biking are common activities in the park.

ADA accessibility iconPark Accessibility

The park has no wheelchair accessible facilities at this time.

To Reach The Park

The Five Canyons trail system is accessible via the Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail crossing just north of the intersection of Five Canyons Parkway and Boulder Canyon Drive in Castro Valley.  There is parking on Boulder Canyon Drive west of Five Canyon Parkway near Hayward Area Recreation and Park District's (HARD) Ridge Trail Park. Parking is also available at HARD's Five Canyons Park.

Click HERE for public transit information.

Trail Map

Click the map image below to see an enlarged version.

Trail Map

Directions for navigating the enlarged map:
When the enlarged version of the map opens click on the 'Full Expand' icon in the lower right hand corner of the map to see the 'Actual Size' map.

'Full Expand' icon > Full Expand

When the 'Actual Size' map is viewable, you can 'Click-Hold and Drag' the mouse button (left on a PC) to reposition the map, as desired.

'Single-Click' on the 'Enlarged' or 'Actual Size' map to return to the park page.