A Trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness

Alamo Parks

Andrew H. Young Park

Livorna Park
Livorna Park Reservations Policy

Hemme Station Park

Rancho Romero Sports Field and Park.pdf

Alamo School Sports Field.pdf

Hap Magee Ranch Park

Alamo Trails

Alamo residents are fortunate to have a number of excellent hiking and bicycling trails in our area. These trails are administered by the East Bay Regional Park District. Here is some information about them.
  • Iron Horse Regional Trail is our most prominent trail. It follows the old Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way and is designated as a multi-use trail. This means that it allows a variety of users including hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. With so many different users, everyone needs to be aware of safety concerns. Cooperation and courtesy are essential for safe trail use.

    Iron Horse Trail Mileage Chart (mileages are approximate)

    From Stone Valley Road north to:

    From Stone Valley Road south to:
    Hillgrade Ave1.5 Miles Camille Ave1.1 Miles
    Rudgear Rd2.5 Miles Prospect Ave2.7 Miles
    Newell Ave3.5 Miles Sycamore Valley Rd3.5 Miles
    Ygnacio Valley Rd4.5 Miles Crow Canyon Rd6.0 Miles
    Pleasant Hill BART6.0 Miles Bollinger Canyon Rd7.5 Miles
    Monument Blvd7.5 Miles Dublin BART12.5 Miles
    Willow Pass Rd9.0 Miles    
    Marsh Dr11.5 Miles    

  • Las Trampas Regional Wilderness offers almost 3800 acres of recreational trails. Terrain ranges from gentle trails alongside creeks to arduous hikes to ridgetops that have spectacular views. Alamo has several trailheads to the park:
    • Camille Avenue trailhead at the west end of Camille Avenue has limited street parking, but allows easy access. Do not park on Camille Lane, a private road. Be sure to look for the heron nests high up in the trees just before you enter the grove of eucalyptus trees.

    • Hemme Avenue trailhead at the west end of Hemme Avenue offers a peaceful and scenic entry to the park. This trail follows a babbling brook (in season) for about a quarter mile until it meets South Avenue trail. Turn left at this junction to hike up into the park. There is a small parking lot. Equestrian parking is prohibited.

    • South Avenue trailhead is more difficult to find and the trail requires a short but steep ascent before it meets Hemme Trail. Go west on South Avenue almost to the end. The trailhead is on the left and is on a narrow section of South Avenue that has no space for parking. Park lower down on South Avenue.
  • Las Trampas to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail trailhead is located near Hap Magee Ranch Park. Go under the I-680 overpass and the trailhead is on the right. This trail winds through a residential area and comes out on Stone Valley Road. Walk east on Stone Valley Road for about a half mile and the trail continues on the left. Hap Magee Ranch Park is accessible from the Iron Horse Trail to pedestrians and bicyclists. Cross Danville Blvd. at Camille and go over the bridge.

  • Green Valley Trail begins at Macedo Ranch Staging Area (part of Mt. Diablo State Park). It goes south along Green Valley Road for over a half mile and then turns east. The trail goes through a residential area and then continues on to enter Mt. Diablo State Park.

  • Diablo Foothills Regional Park trailhead is at the eastern end of Livorna Road on the left just before the gated area. There is equestrian parking. This trailhead offers access not only to Diablo Foothills Regional Park but also to Walnut Creek Open Space. Trails from this area lead into hilly terrain with limited tree cover. Recommended for ACTIVE hikers.

If you know of other trails in the Alamo area, please contact me.
I'll be happy to add them to this listing.