The East Bay Regional Park District comprises 73 parks and a system of interpark trails spanning over 125,000 acres in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. These parklands preserve the natural beauty that makes the Bay Area such a desirable place to live. They provide habitat for wildlife, including many rare and endangered species. They also enhance the region's quality of life, resulting in tangible economic benefits as well as aesthetic values. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, nature programs, volunteer activities, or just relaxing in beautiful natural surroundings, there is a park for you.
The tools below will help you locate the parks and activities to begin your outdoor adventure.
Find & Enjoy Activities in Your Regional Parks
Kick off the new year with the 2022 Trails Challenge! Free Trails Challenge 2022 t-shirts and printed guidebooks are now available at most Park District Visitor Centers, while supplies last. Limit of one t-shirt per person who must be present and one guidebook per family. Downloadable guidebooks are also available online.
The Trails Challenge program encourages park visitors to explore new trails by foot, bicycle, horseback, or even in-line skating! Every year more than 10,000 people participate in this FREE self-guided hiking and bicycling program to explore the East Bay Regional Parks and to keep fit outdoors. Trails Challenge is a free program made possible through a partnership between the East Bay Regional Park District, the Regional Parks Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente.