Every year more than 10,000 people use this FREE self-guided program to explore our regional parks and to keep fit outdoors. Trails Challenge is brought to you by a partnership between the East Bay Regional Park District, Kaiser Permanente, and the Regional Parks Foundation.
The free printed Guide Book and T-Shirt are available at participating Visitor Centers while supplies last.
No Registration is needed to participate. Simply pick-up or download the Guidebook and get started! The Guidebook includes detailed trail descriptions for hikes in 20 Regional Parks or Trails. Hikes range from easy to challenging. There are trails open to hikers, bicyclists, dogs, and equestrians, and many are wheelchair accessible. To complete the challenge, hike five of the trails – or 26.2 miles of trails.
NEW! All 20 featured trails are now available on the AllTrails app. First download the free app, sign-up and log in, then go to https://www.alltrails.com/explore/list/east-bay-regional-parks-trails-challenge-2019 and click on “Copy to my lists”, followed by "Continue in App". The featured trails will show under 'Lists' in 'Plan'.
The app indicates where you are on the trail, enabling easy return to the trail if you stray from it. You can also record your hikes, and share your photos, comments etc. with others.
Download: 2019 Trails Challenge Guidebook [PDF]
Download: Individual Trails Challenge Trail Maps
Download: Trails Challenge Log Form - Keep track of all of your hikes [PDF]
Submit Online: Trails Challenge Log Form
Bay Point Regional Shoreline: Harrier Loop
Big Break Regional Shoreline: Visitor Center/Delta Discovery Experience/Big Break Regional Loop/Levee Top
Coyote Hill Regional Park: Fremont Quail/Bayview Loop
Quarry Lakes: Fremont Californio/Old Creek/Western Pacific/Isla Tres Rancheros Loop/Wood Duck
Shadow Cliffs: Water Slide Trail/Levee/South Arroyo Trail/North Arroyo/Levee Trail/Water Slide
Sycamore Valley Regional Open Space Preserve: Sand Hill/Shady Slope/Short Ridge
Temescal Regional: Oakland Dam/East Shore/Oak Bay Loop
Brushy Peak Regional Preserve: Brushy Peak Loop/West Side Loop
Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline: Bull Valley/Carquinez Overlook Loop/Bull Valley
Don Castro Regional Recreation Area/Five Canyons Open Space & Trail System: Hayward Whispering Creek/Bay Area Ridge/Chabot-Garin/Shady Canyon/Ridgetop
Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks: Hayward High Ridge/Newt Pond/Old Homestead/Vista Peak Loop/Ziele Creek/Vista Peak Loop
Hayward Regional Shoreline: Hayward San Lorenzo Creek/San Francisco Bay Trail
Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline: San Francisco Bay/Marine View/Crest/West Ridge
Round Valley Regional Preserve: Miwok/Murphy Meadow
Crockett Hills Regional Park: Edwards Loop/Soaring Eagle/Big Valley/Tree Frog Loop/Crockett Ranch
Lake Chabot Regional Park/Anthony Chabot Regional Park: West Shore/East Shore/Live Oak/Towhee/Brandon/Goldenrod/Bass Cove
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve: Clyma/Highland Ridge/Eagle/Volvon Loop/Valley View/Volvon/Blue Oak/Hummingbird/Volvon/Condor Trails Loop
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park: Courdet/Ridgeline/North Ridge/Sinbad Creek
Redwood Regional Park: Dunn/Golden Spike/Tate/Orchard/Bridle/Stream/Tres Sendas/Starflower/Madrone/Graham
Sunol Regional Wilderness: Camp Ohlone Rd/McCorkle Trail/Canyon View Trail/Indian Joe Creek Trail/Cave Rocks Road/High Valley/Vista Grande Trail/Eagle View Trail/Cave Rocks Road/Cerro Este Road/Camp Ohlone Road