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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.
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Grazing in the Parks
No reservable campgrounds
No reservable sites
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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.
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
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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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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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.
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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.
Transit & Trails: Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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