Address: 37°42'15.8"N 121°56'46.7"W (Entrance off of Bay Laurel Street; park on Silvergate Drive) OR 37°42'28.2"N 121°57'22.1"W (Entrance off of Dry Creek Drive) Parking: Free parking in the surrounding neighborhoods. Please be respectful of residents. Hours: Sunrise to sunset Type: Hike (easy) Regulations: Dogs allowed on-leash Best time to visit: Anytime of year, except a very hot day
Description: This is a rare, shady hike in the heart of Dublin. It starts out on a paved trail behind some houses, but snakes down along the creek and through the forest for nearly a mile. There are a few short stretches of the trail that are in exposed sunlight, but the majority of it is shaded. You will cross several bridges over the creek, which is unfortunately mostly dry during summer, but it's still a scenic walk with only gradual elevation changes. There are a few splits in the trail which will lead you down to the creek. You will notice that the trail ends at a gate, where it merges with Dublin Hills Regional Park. You can continue your shady hike up through the park for almost another mile until it emerges on the sunny hillside. The section of the trail in Dublin Hills Regional Park is steeper, but not strenuous. Overall, you can hike nearly 4 miles round trip in the shade. You can easily extend this hike if it's not too hot by continuing your hike in Dublin Hills Regional Park.
This park has a trash can at the trailhead and more along the trail. No restrooms or running water. Bring plenty of water.