“Explore two East Bay Regional Parks in 6.5 miles.
— Wendy Wheeler
Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildlife
A lake, swim lagoon, variety of birds, eucalyptus trees, and more await along this run. Expect rolling hills with breathtaking views of the Bay Area.
This run starts on the Whispering Creek Trail
and goes through green rolling hills, cow pastures, paved roads, picnic areas, and woods. The end of the run winds past the lagoon and lake where you'll see a variety of birds.
Expect to cross several pedestrian bridges along the run. A short run on the road will get you to Five Canyons. The views of the Bay Area at the top of the ridge are unique. You can see the bay and backyards of beautiful homes. The streams and lake area made this run very pleasant.
It is a great spot to enjoy a swim and picnic after a run. This run is best in the morning before it gets hot.
The downside to this area is the highway noise!
Flora & Fauna
Eucalyptus, bay, wild turkey, cormorant, barn swallows, trout, bass, catfish, and bluegill can all be found here.
History & Background
In 1964, the Alameda Flood Control and Water Conservation District dammed San Lorenzo Creek to create the bodies of water in this area.