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Exploring Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Near Castro Valley
Published On November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017

Castro Valley is an unincorporated area in The East Bay. This area of rolling hills and valleys offers natural vistas dotted with trees, which make up the watershed for Lake Chabot. An extension of this watershed is the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness located just north of Castro Valley. Las Trampas is a great place to explore, comprised of two long ridges that reach up to an elevation of over 2,000 feet. Las Trampas offers a pleasant environment and cozy atmosphere to unwind within just minutes of Castro Valley—a peaceful oasis from the hustle and bustle of The Bay Area.

Exploring Las Trampas Regional Wilderness near Castro Valley

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness is one of the major nature preserves in The East Bay. Las Trampas occupies about 5,342 acres of wilderness with a trail system where hikers and horse riders can enjoy a great time exploring its remote and rugged areas. There are two long, hilly ridges namely – Las Trampas Ridge on the east and Rocky Ridge on the west. These ridges are nearby a narrow valley. The park’s size and territory allow visitors a feeling of privacy and an escape from all the hustle and bustle of an urban setting. It is located at 18012 Bollinger Canyon Road with five entrances, which includes- Bollinger Staging Area, Ringtail Cat Staging Area, Elderberry Trailhead, Bollinger Canyon Rd Equestrian Parking, and Chamise Trailhead.

Fun experiences at Las Trampas include the viewing of an abundance of nature and wildlife. The park’s abundant wildlife includes raccoons, skunks, foxes, opossums, bobcats, squirrels and a variety of birds. During the evening hours, with binoculars, the park is a good place for bird watching. There are many species including hawks, ravens and golden eagles that can be seen occasionally. Las Trampas Regional Wilderness is also a great place for picnicking. These picnic areas are located close to the parking lot, where there are steel-head and Shady picnic areas. With lots of space, you can also enjoy a great deal of hiking and horseback riding and get lost in the wilderness.

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