Cull Canyon to Proctor Staging Area
8.8 miles     1700 ft
15 May 2011
Summary

Pleasant hike through varied terrain, best visited in spring or winter.

Location: Cull Canyon Regional Recreation AreaAnthony Chabot Regional Preserve

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map of Anthony Chabot Regional Preserve: Good map showing various hiking trails. Also check out Part II and Text section of the map. A part of the hike goes through Anthony Chabot, so this map is helpful.

» Official EBRPD Map: Good map showing various trails with contours. Also check out text section of the map.

Route

Route in brief: From the parking lot on Cull Canyon Road, walk towards Columbia Drive and cross over to the other side. Look for signs for 'Chabot to Garin Regional Trail'. Follow this trail for 6.1 miles to reach intersection with Ramage Peak Trail. Continue along Chabot to Garin Regional Trail for 1.0 miles to reach EBMUD Chabot Staging Area. Exit the staging area and follow signs for entering Anthony Chabot Regional Park. Then follow Willow View Trail → Brandon Trail all the way to Proctor Staging Area.

Notes:

  1. There were two creek crossings along Chabot-to-Garin Regional Trail without bridges. We were able to hop over stones without getting wet.
  2. Finding the trail across Columbia Drive next to the "Tunnel" was a bit tricky despite signs.
Trailhead

Start Location

Location: Intersection of Cull Canyon Road & Columbia Drive, Castro Valley, CA 94552 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-580 East, take exit 37 for Grove Way toward Crow Canyon Rd. Turn left onto Grove Way. In 0.2 miles, continue onto Crow Canyon Road. In 0.5 miles, turn left onto Cull Canyon Road. In 0.7 miles, there is a parking lot for Cull Canyon on the left.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: May 2011)

Capacity: Over 30 cars may be parked here

Latitude: 37.711707     Longitude: -122.055091

End Location

Location: (Proctor Staging Area) along Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-580 East, take exit 36A for Redwood Rd toward Castro Valley. In 0.3 miles, turn left onto Redwood Road. In 2.2 miles, Proctor Staging Area is on the left.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: May 2011)

Capacity: About 10 to 15 cars

Latitude: 37.721642     Longitude: -122.076379

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