Rocky Ridge Loop - Ramage Peak Trail
12.3 miles     3600 ft
15 Jan 2011
Summary

A great hike over remote rolling hills with panoramic valley views. Best done in spring when hills are green.

Location: Las Trampas Regional WildernessUpper San Leandro Reservoir

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official EBMUD Trail Map: Good map showing various hiking trails. Rimer Creek Trail was unmaintained in May 2012.

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

Route

Route in brief: Rocky Ridge View Trail → Rocky Ridge Loop Trail → Ramage Peak Trail to the bench which offers views of San Leandro Watershed. Return by Ramage Peak Trail → Rocky Ridge Loop Trail → Rocky Ridge View Trail.

Notes:

  1. For this hike, you would need an EBMUD Permit and EBMUD Trail Map. During my last trip, we thought of visiting "Ramage Peak", which is marked on the trail map. However, there is no trail leading to the peak itself. So we continued walking until the first bench that provided views of San Leandro Watershed.
  2. Rocky Ridge View Trail provides great views of San Leandro Watershed managed by EBMUD. A short section of the trail is through a shaded forest.
Trailhead

Location: on Bollinger Canyon Road, Moraga, CA 94556 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-680 North, take exit 36 for Crow Canyon Road, then turn left onto Crow Canyon Road and drive 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Bollinger Canyon Road and drive 4.4 miles to Las Trampas Staging Area.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: January 2011)

Capacity: About 20 cars

Latitude: 37.816590     Longitude: -122.049581

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