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Join us from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 9 for a Saturday morning hike at the Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore to get to know other sisters in the community and enjoy sisterhood in the great outdoors.
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 9
  • Time: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Carpool : Meet at MCC women’s side entrance by 6:30 a.m. Carpool will leave from MCC by 6:35 a.m. If you are driving to the trailhead directly we will meet you there by 7 a.m.
  • Location: Del Valle, Livermore. If you are looking for Google Maps search for – Del Valle Arroyo Road Staging Area (EBRPD)
  • Distance: Around 7.6 miles and not stroller friendly unless you have a jogger stroller
  • All Trails: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/east-shore-heron-bay
  • Parking Fee: Free
  • Difficulty: Moderate – hard with some good elevation. Please refer to all trails map to see hike difficulty, If you are first time hiker it might be little difficult.
  • Misc: Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, carry enough water, small snack, hat, sunglasses and hiking poles if you have. Cell network in this area is minimal.
  • RSVP: Message Hike Leader Aparna Khan at  hiking@mcceastbay.org with your name & cell phone number by Friday, October 8 to RSVP.

Please come prepared with water, snack and hiking/running shoes.

On the day of the hike, if you have trouble finding the group, please call or text Hike Leader Sr. Aparna Khan at (408) 480-6584. Please remember that we cannot hold all the group so we request you to please be on time.

For future hikes, please subscribe to the MCC newsletter and/or add your phone number to the Women’s Hiking WhatsUp group.

Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes, carry water bottle, small snack, hat, sunglasses and hiking poles if you have.

Arroyo Rd Staging Area to East Shore and Heron Bay Trails is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

Questions? hiking@mcceastbay.org

Park Features: Deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and sailboards skimming over its waters, Del Valle is like a lakeside resort only 10 miles south of Livermore. 5,000 acre Del Valle Regional Park features two swim beaches, a boat launch, family and group camping (by reservation) and excellent, stocked fishing. Trail Highlights: This hike around the northern part of the lake is removed from the busy swim beaches in the southern part of the lake; enjoy the wilderness feel and explore a part of Del Valle you may not have seen before. The contrast in scenery from the ridge of East Shore Trail and the lakeside Heron Bay Trail provides a diverse recreational experience. This hike features several steep climbs and descents and is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. There is a drinking fountain but no restrooms at the trailhead. Be sure to carry plenty of water on your hike. Trail Directions: Start along the trail from the Arroyo Road Staging Area, going up the large hill. Go left to start the East Shore Trail. Continue on East Shore Trail, avoiding four turnoffs for the Heron Bay Trail; take the fifth turn off, turning right onto Heron Bay Trail. Complete the first Heron Bay loop and take a left to connect back with East Shore Trail. Go left at the next turnoff for Heron Bay Trail and complete a small loop back to East Shore Trail again; take East Shore a very short distance and turn left again for the last section of Heron Bay Trail. Make a left at the last intersection with East Shore Trail and follow it back down the large hill and to the staging area.

Photos from September 4, 2021 hike to Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park