Every year more than 10,000 people participate in this FREE self-guided hiking and bicycling program to explore our regional parks and to keep fit outdoors. The 27th annual Trails Challenge is sponsored by the Regional Parks Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and East Bay Regional Park District.
Starting Wednesday, January 9, 2021, Trails Challenge T-Shirts and Guidebooks will be available for pick up at Visitor Centers on Saturdays and/or Sundays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Items will be on tables in front of the Visitor Centers for you to collect. One T-Shirt per person and one Guidebook per family while supplies last. Contact your local Visitor Center prior to your visit to verify days and pick-up times, and to plan your visit.
The Guidebook includes 20 detailed trail descriptions, available for all levels of fitness, from easy to challenging. There are trails open to hikers, bicyclists, dogs, and equestrians, and many are wheelchair accessible. To complete the challenge, hike five of the 20 trails – or 26.2 miles of trails within East Bay Regional Park District. You can also submit your log, online or by mail, by December 1, 2020 and receive a commemorative pin, while supplies last. The pins will not be available until late June.
All 20 featured trails are now available on the AllTrails app. First download the free app, sign-up and log in, then go to https://www.alltrails.com/lists/ebrpd-trails-challenge-2021 and click on “Copy to my lists”, followed by “Continue in App”. The featured trails will show under ‘Lists’ in ‘Plan’. The app indicates where you are on the trail, enabling easy return to the trail if you stray from it. You can also record your hikes, and share your photos, comments etc. with others.
Download: 2021 Trails Challenge Guidebook [PDF]
Download: Individual Trails Challenge Trail Maps
Download: Trails Challenge Log Form – Keep track of all of your hikes [PDF]
Submit Online: Trails Challenge Log Form
2021 Individual Trails Challenge Trail Maps
- Anthony Chabot Regional Park: Woolridge Staging Area to Goldenrod/Jalquin/Goldenrod
- Brushy Peak Regional Preserve: Brushy Peak Loop
- Hayward Regional Shoreline: Cogswell Marsh Loop
- Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area: Laurel Loop/Kennedy Creek/Upper Sea Foam/Lower Sea Foam/Laurel Loop
- Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline: Marsh
- Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline: Ferry Point Path/SF Bay Trail/Ferry Point Loop
- Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline: Killdeer/Pickleweed/Grangers’ Wharf
- Coyote Hills Regional Park: Bayview/Red Hill/Soaproot/Bayview
- Huckleberry Botanic and Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserves: Huckleberry Path/Bay Area Ridge-Skyline National Recreation/Round Top Loop and Back
- Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail: Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail
- Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park: Stream/Tres Sendas/French/Orchard/Bridle/Stream
- Vargas Plateau Regional Park: Golden Eagle/Upper Ranch/Golden Eagle
- Wildcat Canyon Regional Park: Wildcat Creek/Mezue/San Pablo Ridge/Green Ridge/Belgum/Wildcat Creek
- Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve: Railroad/Stewartville/Ridge/Acorn/Old Homestead/Lark/Riverview Loop
- Briones Regional Park: Briones Crest/Old Briones Road/Briones Crest/Table Top/Briones Crest/Crescent Ridge/Seaborg/Old Briones Road
- Diablo Foothills Regional Park: Castle Rock/Little Yosemite/Briones to Mt. Diablo Regional/ Hanging Valley/Stonegate/Mokelumne Coast to Crest/Fairy Lantern/Shell Ridge/Diablo Scenic/Castle Rock
- Las Trampas Wilderness Regional Preserve: Elderberry/Rocky Ridge View/Devil’s Hole/ Sycamore/Rocky Ridge View
- Marsh Creek Regional Trail Tilden Regional Park: Marsh Creek from East Cypress Road Staging Area (Oakley) to Concord Avenue (Brentwood) and Back
- Tilden Regional Park: Meadows Canyon/Curran/Seaview, Arroyo/Quarry/Lower Big Springs/Seaview/Curran/Wildcat Gorge