Lake Chabot Loop
9.0 miles     800 ft
22 Aug 2010

Nice loop through varied terrain including forests and trails adjoining Lake Chabot.

Location: Lake Chabot Regional Park

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails. Also see Text section of the map.


Trailhead: Lake Chabot Marina.

Route in brief: West Shore Trail (1.82 miles) → Bass Cove Trail (1.33 + 0.46 miles) → Columbine Trail (0.95 + 1.20 miles) → Honker Bay Trail (1.00 + 0.43 miles) → Live Oak Trail (0.11 + 0.11 miles) → East Shore Trail (1.65 miles).

Notes: West Shore Trail and East Shore Trail are paved. Columbine Trail is through a forest and shaded throughout. The loop does not follow the shoreline at all times.


Location: 17600 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, California . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-880 North, take exit 30 for Hesperian Blvd, turn right onto Hesperian Blvd and drive 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Fairmont Drive and drive for 2.4 miles. Continue onto Lake Chabot Road. Within 0.1 miles, the entrance to Lake Chabot is to the left. Plenty of free parking is available on both sides of Lake Chabot Road. Paid parking inside the park.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $5 per vehicle inside the park. Free parking along Lake Chabot Rd. (last visited: August 2010)

Capacity: Plenty of free parking outside the park, along Lake Chabot Rd. Dozens of cars may be parked inside the park.

Latitude: 37.714592     Longitude: -122.102062

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