Runs through the cities of Lafayette and Moraga
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Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail
As of January 21, 2016, and until further notice, a portion of the Lafayette Moraga Trail is closed due to a mudslide. The closure is between Westchester and Canyon in Moraga.
The Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail, a 7.65-mile linear park, parallels St. Mary's Road through Lafayette and Moraga. It is intended for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian use.
Coursing through the Moraga Valley, connecting Las Trampas Ridge to the Oakland Hills, and the cities of Lafayette and Moraga, this trail corridor has a rich and varied history. This trail was once used by mule trains to carry redwood from Oakland to Sacramento. Later, when the mule trails had passed into history, the lumber was carried by steam trains, including the Oakland-Antioch and Eastern Railroad, the San Francisco-Sacramento, and the Sacramento Northern, for which the easement was historically named. With the abandonment of the railroads the corridor became a utility easement, and, ultimately, with the cooperation of local communities, utility districts and the East Bay Regional Park District, a paved multi-use recreational trail was established serving hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians.
The north end of the trail begins at A staging area at Olympic Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road in Lafayette, south of Highway 24, and ends at EBMUD's Valle Vista staging area at the outskirts of Moraga, bordering San Leandro Reservoir and Redwood Regional Park. (A permit is required to hike in EBMUD lands; call 287-0469.) The trail makes connections to a variety of schools (including St. Mary's College), regional trails (Briones-to-Las Trampas), local parks (Moraga Commons), and commercial areas in downtown Moraga. One of the first rail-trails in California, this 60-foot-wide recreational trail offers residential access, regional connections, scenic areas, and convenience to local facilities. It is accessible to persons in wheelchairs.
The trail is maintained and operated by the East Bay Regional Park District. It was established largely along utility right-of-way in cooperation with the cities of Lafayette and Moraga, the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), and Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Trail Mileage Guide
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Section 1: 4.77 miles
Extending from Pleasant Hill Road and Olympic Boulevard west and south to Rheem Boulevard at St. Mary's Road.
Section 2: 1.16 miles
Extending from Rheem Boulevard at St. Mary's Road to Moraga Commons at Moraga Road. This section includes a par course. Drinking water and restrooms are available at Moraga Commons in Moraga and at Lafayette Community Center on St. Mary's Road (restrooms from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. only).
Section 3: 1.72 miles
Extending through downtown Moraga to EBMUD's Valle Vista Staging Area on Canyon Road. EBMUD trails lead from Valle Vista through watershed lands to Las Trampas Regional Wilderness and Redwood Regional Park. An annual permit from EBMUD is required to use these trails; call EBMUD at (510) 287-0469 for permit information.
Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail is wheelchair accessible.
Safe multiple use of this and other multiple use trails requires everyone's cooperation. Each trail user is asked to exercise common courtesy. BICYCLES YIELD to horses and hikers. HIKERS YIELD to horses. Stay to the right of the trail except when passing. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES are permitted on the trail, wheelchairs excepted.
Violations of any of the following may result in citation.
All Trail Users:
- Be safe, considerate and aware of your impact on the trail and other trail users.
- For everyone's safety, keep to the right. Proceed single file around blind curves.
- For your safety, headphones are not advised.
- Safety helmets are required by law for bicyclists under age 18, and are strongly recommended for all bicyclists and equestrians.
- Dogs must be on leash where posted, and under full verbal control elsewhere. Please clean up after your dog.
- Bicycles are not permitted, either walked, ridden or carried, on trails marked "No Bicycles."
- Bicycles shall not be ridden at an unsafe speed, or greater than the posted speed limit. Be aware of how you are perceived by other trail users.
- Bells are required on bicycles on Park District trails.
- Bicycles always yield to pedestrians. Before passing, SLOW DOWN, ring bell and establish verbal contact.
- When approaching equestrians, call out, ring bell and STOP, whether you are seen or not. Ask for instructions on how to pass safely.
- On blind turns, SLOW DOWN, call out, ring bell and ride single file.
- Keep to the right when approached by others.
- Always yield to equestrians.
- Look behind and to both sides before changing course.
- Keep your horse to the right or where safe when encountering other trail users.
- Communicate. Let other trail users know how to pass your horse safely.
- Please clean up after your horse on paved trails.
Trail conflicts or violations should be reported to the Trail Hotline at (510) 733-6991. For an immediate response, call (510) 881-1833. In case of emergency dial 9-1-1.
County Connection lines 106 and 206 connect to the Lafayette BART station.
Line 106 serves Moraga Way and St. Mary's Road in Moraga. Line 206 serves St. Mary's Road in Lafayette. There is no bus service on Sundays. Call (925) 676-7500 for schedule information.
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