Tolman Peak - Jordan Lake
9.8 miles     1800 ft
24 Dec 2010

A pleasant walk through green rolling hills offering panoramic valley views.

Location: Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park

Elevation Profile

Location: along May Road, Union City, CA 94587 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-880 North, take exit 21 for Decoto Rd / CA-84 West toward Dumbarton Bridge. After the exit, turn right on Decoto Road and continue for 2.9 miles. Turn left on Mission Blvd and drive 0.4 miles. Take the first right onto May Road. Within 0.2 miles, there is a large parking lot on the right.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: December 2010)

Capacity: Almost 40 cars.

Latitude: 37.607643     Longitude: -122.018178

Trip Planning

Trail Maps

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


Trailhead: "Dry Creek Garden" at the end of May Road.

Route: Dry Creek Trail (0.2 miles) → High Ridge Loop Trail → Tolman Peak Trail (0.88 miles) → South Fork Trail (1.29 miles) → Tolman Peak Trail (0.82 + 0.88 miles) → High Ridge Loop Trail → Pioneer Trail (1.19 miles) → Dry Creek Trail (0.12 + 0.70 miles) → loop around the lake to reach Entry Kiosk. Continue along Ridge View Trail (0.61 miles) → Ridge Loop Trail(1.01 miles).

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