Top 3 Hiking Trails in Hayward, CA

Handpicked 3 Best Hiking Trails in Hayward, CA. How do we actually find the most highly rated hiking trail? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

GARIN/DRY CREEK PIONEER REGIONAL PARKS TRAIL

1320 Garin Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544

Since 1880

Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair Friendly, Kid Friendly, Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Nature Trips, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking, Beach, Lake, Wild Flowers & Wildlife

20 miles of trails give you the opportunity to explore the 4,794 acres that comprise these parkland

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Mon - Sun : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

I love this park so much and can not believe I just found it. I usually go on weekdays so parking is free and there is hardly any people around so my pup and I have the place to our-self. We usually hike up the giant hill (whew, quite a workout!) and then continue the loop. The view is AMAZING. There are so many more trails we still need to discover! My FAVORITE part is they allow dogs off leash once you are a certain distance away from the main trails. This is perfect so my pup can run free and
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DON CASTRO REGIONAL RECREATION AREA

22400 Woodroe Avenue, Hayward, CA 94541

Since 1964

Dogs on Leash, Birding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking, Forest Lake, Nature Trips, Beach, Wild Flowers, Picnicking, Boating, Swimming & Fishing

101-acre urban oasis on the boundary between Hayward and Castro Valley - The clear blue waters of the swim lagoon are a favorite with central Alameda County residents

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Mon - Sun : 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Mon - Sun : 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (Winter Months)

Absolutely love this park. Great place for hiking and running! People are friendly and there's always a crowd in the mornings. I often see people fishing or renting boats to take out on the lake, which are reasonably priced. Park on the street for free parking and a short walk to the lake. I often run here when I was training for my half marathon and felt very safe as long as there's light outside. Awesome views of the lake and overall very relaxing.
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HAYWARD REGIONAL SHORELINE

3050 West Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545

Since 1980

Accessible, Bicycling, Birding, Camping, Fishing, Hiking and Nature Trail, Horse/Equestrian Trail, Picnic, Playground, Restroom Facilities, Snorkeling, Swimming, Wildlife, Jogging, Bird Watching & Picnicking

250-acre tidal marsh restoration & five miles of graveled public trails along the shoreline

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Mon - Sun : 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

This is an awesome piece of serenity among over crowded hiking trails and other shorelines that look like tourist traps. This is another place I've been coming to for MANY moons now. I've been here at its most windy, I just got scorched, cherubs crying, water/waves blowing over the trails season...yeah, all the seasons and types of weather except snow...but there is a lot of salt in some areas that could fool you sometimes :) This is a pretty cool shoreline that runs from the San Mateo
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