Del Valle Regional Park
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Mission Peak Regional Preserve
Toll Free: 888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 3, extension 4547
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Feb. 1 - March. 8
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March 9 - May 8
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
May 9 - Nov. 1
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Nov. 2 - Jan. 31
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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See Del Valle Regional Park, Sunol Regional Wilderness and Mission Peak Regional Preserve
Dogs are allowed during daytime only. Fee paid at Sunol or Del Valle entry point.
Grazing in the Parks
Trail Permit Fee
$2.50/person/year by mail
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2
No reservable sites
1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757
Be mindful of changing weather conditions and be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and precipitation. Mud is a concern when using the trails after any rain event. The mud on the trails will build up on shoes and boots making hiking more difficult. On colder days snow is a possibility in the higher elevations so be prepared. For any trail related issues or reports please call the Park Office at 1-888-327-3757, option 3, ext. 4559.
You may encounter cows and calves year round in the park, although calves are generally removed by mid-spring. Be mindful of cattle and exercise caution when near them. There are signs on all entrances to grazed areas of the park with information on how to act around cattle and report incidents or problems. For information on the Park District's grazing program click on the Stewardship/Resources link on the left side of this page. For any grazing related issues or reports please call the Park Office at (925) 862-2218.
Ohlone Regional Wilderness
Campground water status as of July 21, 2015:
> Boyd/Stromer Spring; Water is available
> Stewarts Camp; Water is available
> Maggies Half Acre; Carry in water as the supply is unreliable
> Doe Camp; Carry in water as the supply is unreliable
> Sunol Back Pack Area; Carry in water as the supply is unreliable
About The Park
You have to hike or ride horseback to see this magnificent 9,737-acre parkland, accessible only by way of the Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Its centerpiece is 3,817-foot Rose Peak, just 32 feet lower than Mount Diablo. Surrounding Rose Peak are grassy ridges, profusely flowered in season. The abundance of wildlife includes golden eagles, mountain lions, and tule elk.
Wildflower Photo Guide
> Ohlone (3 Mb, 11 x 8.5, 22 pages )
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The region is home to very few people, but it shelters abundant wildlife. Creatures not often seen near metropolitan areas live in these lands, including the endangered bald eagle, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, and a herd of Tule Elk.
The landscape includes oak and bay woodlands, grassy uplands carpeted with springtime wildflowers, and wilderness ridges and peaks.
Hiking and Horseback Riding
The remote and beautiful wilderness areas of the Ohlone Wilderness are accessible only through the Ohlone Wilderness Trail. The Ohlone Trail traverses 28 miles of mountains and canyons in southern Alameda County and is open to hikers and equestrians. Trail bicycles and motor vehicles are not permitted.
The Ohlone Trail passes through the Ohlone Wilderness and three regional parks: Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, Sunol Regional Wilderness near Pleasanton and south of Sunol, and Del Valle Regional Park. It also passes through two watershed areas leased from the San Francisco Water Department.
It is very important to stay on the trail corridor in these leased areas and obey directional signs along the way. Trespassing off-trail into non-leased water department lands may result in citation and may jeopardize future public use of the leased lands.
Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail Hiking Permit
The Ohlone Wilderness Regional Trail Hiking Permit/Map is required for day use and camping. You may purchase your permit in one of the following ways:
• In–person Locations: Sunol and Del Valle Park entrance kiosks, the Coyote Hills Visitor Center in Fremont, at the Park District administration offices at 2950 Peralta Oaks Court in Oakland during business hours.
• Online: EBParks.org/Register
• By Phone: call the Reservations Department at 888-327-2757, option 2.
• By Mail: Send your name, address, phone number and check payable to EBRPD to The Reservations Department, EBRPD, 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, P.O. Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381.
Fee for in-person purchase is $2/person/year; by mail/phone/online $4/person/year for first five permits and $3/person/year for each additional permit after five.
Overnight camping at designated campsites along the Ohlone Wilderness Trail is allowed by reservation only, and separate arrangements should be made by phoning 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2. For general information about the Ohlone Wilderness, phone Sunol Regional Wilderness at (925) 862-2244.
Separate arrangements may be made for overnight camping at Del Valle Regional Park (outside the Ohlone Wilderness at the north end of the Ohlone Trail) and at Sunol Regional Wilderness (midway along the Ohlone Trail) by calling 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2. Staging areas and vehicle parking lots near the trail are located at Del Valle, Sunol, and Mission Peak.
Staging areas and vehicle parking lots that give access to the Ohlone Wilderness are located at Del Valle Regional Park outside Livermore, Sunol Regional Wilderness near Pleasanton, and Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont.
Transit & Trails: Ohlone Regional Wilderness
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