Don Castro Loop
2.1 miles     0 ft
27 May 2012
Summary

A short walk around the calm blue Don Castro Lake.

Location: Don Castro Regional Recreation Area

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various hiking trails and their lengths. Also see text section of the map.

Route
From the entry kiosk, walk along a paved trail towards the swim lagoon, which is protected by a fence. Walk along the fence, through lawns and picnic areas to reach Shoreline Trail on the other side of the swim lagoon. Follow Shoreline Trail, then Ridgetop Trail to reach a bridge. Cross the bridge and turn right along Whispering Creek Trail. In May 2012, there were unmarked junctions along Whispering Creek Trail. Staying right at all junctions would keep you next to the lake. Eventually, the trail reaches Woodroe Avenue. Turn right and reach the entrance kiosk.
Don Castro Lake

Two mile loop around a lake in Don Castro

Full photo album — 27 May 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Five Canyons Grand Loop.
Trailhead

Location: 22400 Woodroe Avenue, Hayward, CA 94541 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $5 per vehicle (last visited: May 2012)

Capacity: Dozens of cars may be parked inside.

Latitude: 37.692032     Longitude: -122.054542

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