The Lake Chabot Loop Trail around the entire Lake Chabot has been reopened. For the past 17 months, the segment running from the West Shore Trail to the Bass Cove Trail has been closed to allow EBMUD to seismically retrofit the 142-year-old Lake Chabot Dam.
“The Park District is very happy that the dam retrofit project was completed on schedule and that park visitors can once again bike, hike, and walk around the entirety of Lake Chabot,” said East Bay Regional Park District Public Information Supervisor Dave Mason.
The trail closures, created a small gap in greater 12-mile Lake Chabot Loop Trail, preventing visitors from traveling around the entirety of the lake. Residents can access the newly reopened loop trail through several entry points throughout the Park District’s Anthony Chabot Park and Lake Chabot Park.
The Park District has been working closely with EBMUD to coordinate the reopening of the segment. Fencing has been removed.
Park District staff also performed trail maintenance on the newly reopened segment to ensure visitor safety.
San Leandro’s Chabot Park near the dam remains closed. EBMUD and the City of San Leandro are working on plans to reopen San Leandro’s Chabot Park in 2018. The property is owned by EBMUD but has been operated as a park by the City of San Leandro.
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 121,000 acres in 73 parks including over1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.
Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor