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San Francisco, CA: Pleasanton Ridgeline Loop

Just minutes from downtown Pleasanton, this 5.2-mile loop treks through shaded olive groves past panoramic vistas of rolling hillsides.

Rating

This Pleasanton Valley loop climbs to a scenic bluff that offers panoramic views of the Bay Area. Starting on the Oak Tree Trail, the hike gains 1,000 feet of elevation (over 2.5 miles) on the way up to a trail network that wanders through century-old olive groves and sprawling grassland. In the summer, temperatures can easily push 100 degrees; shade is limited on this trail, so drinking water is the key to a safe, enjoyable hike. It’s not uncommon to see deer ducking in and out of the landscape. Mountain lions, though present, are rarely spotted here.
-Mapped by Dave Miller

To Trailhead

From Bernal Ave. and Sunol Blvd. head S on Sunol Blvd. towards CA 680. In 1.4 mi. bear R onto Castlewood Dr. and in .3 mi. turn L onto Foothill Rd. Trailhead will be on your R in 1.7 mi.

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