Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol

4.8
#4 of 9 in Parks in Tri-Valley
The East Bay Regional Park District's Sunol Regional Wilderness offers camping, hiking, back-packing and equestrian opportunities. Naturalists offer programs through the visitor center. Park hours change throughout the year; check park webpage for current hours.
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  • Didn't originally plan to go here on a recent vacation trip; but I needed to get the kids out of the hotel for a few hours. Quiet getaway with lots of trails to hike. Wild turkeys near the entrance an...  more »
  • 3 1/2 hours hiking up Flag Hill and further trails in glorious sunshine, clear visibility for miles, and did not see another person. Well worn trails so easy to follow. Highly recommend a visit  more »
  • Yes, worth the walk/hike. We went to Little Yosemite. Park in the over flow parking at the far end of the park. The easy hike is to take the road "hike" to Little Yosemite and then back via the Canyon...  more »
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  • Quicker than making the trek to Yosemite. There was a nice little creek the kids enjoyed putting their feet in. Parking might be an issue if it gets busy. Visitor Center had a few little things to look and touch. The Wildflower tour was very interesting. Cost $5 for entrance
  • A peaceful place to explore. Lots of wildlife, trees, and a fair number of grazing cows. There are many trails to choose from; some are wide open old roads, some are tiny spider-like trails, some are steep, some are almost flat. There are some areas with nice shade and others completely exposed. It's kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure hike.
  • This park is in my top 3 for the SF Bay area. Beautiful vistas and wildflowers in the spring. But be warned that it is very steep and can be very hot - you probably don't want to plan big hikes in the summer or fall.
  • Sunol and Del Valle are some of the best regional parks in the bay area. Some pretty sweet camp sites at both parks; great place to have little ones try their first camping experience. Overnight backpacking permits are available. Fun little trek is going from one park to the other (Sunol to Del Valle or visa-versa). NOTE: For overnight backpacking permits you need apply ~one week in advance.
  • Gorgeous park in the East Bay offers both easy hikes and picnic opportunities as well as camping and more serious hikes. Best time to visit is spring where the scenery is unparalleled lush green and the river is full of water. On good days beware of potential parking competition and arrive early.
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