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Ridgeline Trail

Intermediate

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3.5 mile 5.6 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 493' 150 m
Descent: -487' -148 m
High: 1,142' 348 m
Low: 758' 231 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Tilman Giese

A run on top of the mountain ridges at the heart of Del Valle Regional Park.

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Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Description

The trail starts on the east shore next to Venados Group Camp and immediately ascends steeply to the top of the hill. Great views of Lake Del Valle make the ascent very worthwhile. At 0.4 miles, East Shore Trail descends to the left. Keep right to stay on Ridgeline Trail. Most of the ascent for the next mile is fairly gentle. Views to the left and right across the hills and across Lake Del Valle are very rewarding. At 0.75 miles, stay left as the Hetch Hetchy Trail continues to the right. At 1.4 miles, Eagle Crest Trail joins from the right, and the Ridgeline Trail makes a sharp left turn. Keep right shortly thereafter as East Ridge Trail continue to the left.

Ridgeline Trail hugs the hills and gently ascends and descends with Eagle Crest Trail and Squirrel Gulch Trail joining from the right. There is a steep descent at 2.5 miles. The Lake View Trail is to the left at 2.8 miles. The remainder of the trail is a gentle descent down to Lake Del Valle.

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Photos

Badger Cove through the trees on Ridgeline Trail
Nov 12, 2017 near Livermore, CA
Ridgeline trail in the winter
Dec 16, 2018 near Livermore, CA
Looking down at the Hidden Valley Trail from the Ridgeline Loop in December.
Dec 16, 2018 near Livermore, CA
Lake Del Valle and Hetch Hetchy Group Camp
Oct 1, 2017 near Livermore, CA
View across Del Valle Regional Park on a sunny fall afternoon
Nov 12, 2017 near Livermore, CA
Looking north from Ridgeline Trail on a sunny fall afternoon
Nov 12, 2017 near Livermore, CA

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