The trails follow the banks of Alameda Creek in southern Alameda County from the mouth of Niles Canyon (in the Niles District of Fremont) westward to San Francisco Bay with a distance of 12 miles. Alameda Creek is Alameda Countys largest, and is home to a host of birds and other wildlife. The north side of the trail is for equestrians as well as hikers and cyclists. For a trail map, please click here
This preserve has a trail that goes straight up from sea level to the 2500 foot Mission Peak and a total of 29 miles of trails. It has no shade but the trail is very wide and you share it with bicycles, hikers, runners and dogs. There are many cattle grazing. The staging area is very crowded on weekends so another option is to use the area on Vineyard for parking and unloading. For a map of the trails, please click here
This park contains four bodies of water: Horseshoe Lake, Rainbow Lake, Willow Slough and Lago Los Osos. There are many paved trails open to equestrians, pedestrians and bicycles that surround the water. There are no specific staging areas.