Short Loop around Lafayette Reservoir
2.9 miles     500 ft
6 Jun 2010

Short hike along a paved road encircling Lafayette Reservoir.

Location: Lafayette Recreation Area

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Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails.


Route in brief: Follow Lakeside Trail, a paved road around the lake.

Notes: There are several restrooms along the way. Water is available at multiple places along the route. See trail map for details. Gentle grade all along, no steep sections.


Location: 3849 Mount Diablo Blvd Lafayette, CA 94549 . Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From CA-24 East, take exit 11 for Acalanes Rd/Mt Diablo Blvd toward Upper Happy Valley Rd. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Acalanes Road / Mount Diablo Boulevard and merge onto Mt Diablo Blvd. Within 1.1 miles, Lafayette Recreation Area is on the right.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: $6 per vehicle (last visited: June 2010)

Capacity: Dozens of cars may be parked inside the park.

Latitude: 37.888015     Longitude: -122.139875

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