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Park Info

Address
Foothill Road
Pleasanton, CA
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Phone Numbers
510-544-3030

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Maps
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Transit & Trails

Park/Gate Hours - 2011
Jan. 1 - Feb. 13
  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Feb.14 - March 12
  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
March 13 - Nov. 5
  8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Nov. 6 - Dec. 31
  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 reservable sites

Emergency Number
911

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

Park Update

Grazing Update
Cattle were put on the south end of Pleasanton Ridge around December 1, 2012, and will be removed at the end of May 2013. Cattle have been on the north end since February 1, 2013. These cattle will be removed sometime in May. There is an area in the middle of the park that is typically grazed by sheep but they have not been put on the land as of this date. Other areas of the park have grazing animals but these  are landbank areas and not accessible to the public.

Trail Update
Enjoy great views of the Sunol, Pleasanton, and Livermore valleys from along the along the Ridgeline trail. On hotter days a stroll along the Sinbad Creek Trail offers a nice alternative to the open ridges.

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

 

About The Park

This beautiful 5,271-acre parkland is on the oak-covered ridge overlooking Pleasanton and the Livermore Valley from the west. It is planned as the core of a Ridgelands Regional Park to be acquired over a period of many years. Parkland development has been intentionally limited to preserve the pastoral atmosphere.

The park occupies Pleasanton Ridge and beyond. To the northwest it spills down off Pleasanton Ridge into upper Kilkare Canyon, where it continues up onto Sunol Ridge, finally terminating at its westernmost corner in Stoneybrook Canyon. Inside the park, elevations exceed 1,600 feet. Listen to podcast.

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Park Activities

From the main staging area on Foothill Road you can follow a multi-purpose trail system, which accommodates hikers, equestrians, and bicyclists, provides canyon views and ridgetop vistas, and access to remote, deep-canyon streams.

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Podcast

Pleasanton Ridge Podcast (duration: 4 min 45 sec): Park introduction, then description of 5.8-mile moderate-to-challenging hike: Oak Tree Staging Area to Oak Tree Trail, to Thermalito Trail, to Ridgeline Trail, to Woodland Trail or Oak Tree Trail, to Oak Tree Staging Area.

You can save the podcast to your computer in MP3 format.

Download Podcast (mp3, 4.45 minutes, 4.3 MB)

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ADA accessibility iconPark Accessibility

There are one paved disabled parking and one wheelchair accessible portable toilet in the Foothill staging area. The two old redwood type drinking fountains would allow a wheelchair to get under but there is no smooth surface under these facilities. The park will install an upgraded fountain this summer for wheelchair users in an area by the disabled parking. There is one picnic table that can accommodate two wheelchairs and is also next to the disabled parking. The trails in the park are all multi-use dirt trails so they are more suitable for visitors who use electric wheelchair.

Trail Accessibility Report

Oak Tree Trail: Download PDF format | Download Word format

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To Reach The Park

From I-680 in Pleasanton, exit at Castlewood Drive and go west. Turn left (south) onto Foothill Road, towards the town of Sunol. The Foothill Staging Area is about two miles from Castlewood Drive, on the right.

Click here for public transit information

Transit & Trails: Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park (transit, biking, and walking directions)

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Trail Map

Click the map image below to see an enlarged version.

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park Trail Map

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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.